Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Charley Guptil and Izah Ransohoff, Courtney Mackedanz

Mon, January 29, 2018

7:30 pm (event ends at 8:30 pm)

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$5-$8

Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing
Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing
Last fall Links Hall restructured LinkUP, our primary commissioning program, and incorporating our Artists Residencies into Links Hall's new programmatic vision Co-MISSIONS. Under the umbrella of Co-MISSIONS Links Hall offers Intensives, Residencies, and Fellowships expanding our commissioning support to 14-16 artistic projects annually. These programs incorporate a flexible range of resources, designed to meet the needs of artistic experimentation at different points in an artist's career, and different points in a project's development.
Charley Guptil and Izah Ransohoff
Charley Guptil moved to Chicago from California for the layering that winter allows. A housewife at heart, he loves his bok choy plant, his sewing machine, and grocery shopping as equally as he loves his boyfriend. Charley's primary artistic interests are variety, abstraction, whiteness, and salad. He is also one half of S h l i p S h l o p s, a collaborative performance duo, with his dear friend Izah Ransohoff. He's grateful for this city's geography, without which he could not flourish. Find his collaging, photos, and clothing on Instagram at charfee .

Izah Ransohoff is a person who performs, explores, and choreographs in Chicago. They enjoy working with their own and other bodies and exploring the relationship and the space between bodies; as performers, audience members, and the everyday. Izah performs around Chicago in various galleries and spaces and is a part of a collaborative performance duo, S h l i p S h l o p s , with their friend Charley. They relish mystery and ambiguity and pull inspiration from animals, dance, friendship, and wrestling, to meld human and animal, and celebrate existing while formless.
Courtney Mackedanz
Courtney Mackedanz
is a movement-based performance artist whose material playfully builds and critically disassembles itself, all at once. Her choreography examines bodily meaning, circumvents unchecked momentum, and approaches the mitigation of potential damage through an embrace of uncertainty. Mackedanz earned her BFA in Performance & Visual Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, and has since presented work in Chicago, Montreal, New York, and Shanghai.

Recently, Mackedanz has been mining archival footage of female American pole vaulters in Olympic competition.This watching is less for an interest in sport-but rather a curiosity for the poetic friction between the absurd task of pole vaulting and the precarity of this American reality. During her Co-MISSION Residency at Links Hall, Mackedanz will create a performance that problematizes hyper-verticality while measuring the incongruence between time spent in ascent and time salvaged before collapse. Mackedanz will examine these questions while also envisioning ways in which to choreograph care into an imminent fall.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/