Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Co-MISSION Residency WIP Showing

Charley Guptil and Izah Ransohoff, Courtney Mackedanz, Charlotte Long, May Makki

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
LINKS HALL’s mission is to encourage artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts.

To realizes it's mission Links Hall founded its Co-MISSION programs that partners directly with artists through commissioning residencies and artist-conceived programs in order to achieve outcomes greater than either organization or individual could accomplish alone. Through the CoMISSION programs Links Hall provided, space, production support, artistic and administrative supports, as well at straight up cash to awarded artist so that they create new works and launch new projects.

Co-MISSION Residency receive three month studio residencies to continue the development of a project they are in the process of researching. These residency include modest monthly stipends, the support of the Art of Rehearsal Workshop series, paid mentorship, works in progress opportunities, and the opportunity to perform in the Co-MISSION Festival of New Works.
Charley Guptil and Izah Ransohoff
Charley Guptil and Izah Ransohoff
"The Best Medicine"... Laughter, and friendship, and soaking your ears for five minutes, and wearing yourself inside out when it’s safe to do so of course. The best because comfort and safety and communication are key. Running with yourself is key. And taking delight is key. And laughing at strangeness is something too. To exist alongside one another, anger and sadness are best paired with friendship and speaking. Encourage ourselves to encourage you. It’s all right. It’s all alright. It’s alright. *Thank you to Sam Prestigiacomo for our documentation and Bri D for costume photography.*

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
COURTNEY MACKEDANZ | AIN'T NO SWALLOW BACK GIRL
Friday and Sunday @ 7pm

AINT NO SWALLOW BACK GIRL is a performative interrogation of the manners in which the physical body is instrumentalized to reinforce and perpetuation structural violence. Through the collision of text and gesture, AINT NO SWALLOW BACK GIRL confronts the aching similarities between the ways in which the body is exploited for its wage labor as well as its sexual use value. With a tender rage and strenuous yielding toward confusion, AINT NO SWALLOW BACK GIRL struggles to negotiate the (im)possibility of bodily autonomy in the wake of infiltration by such systems of oppression.

Courtney Mackedanz is a movement based performance artist living and working in Chicago. Her performances & installations employ tension, slippage, and wobble to insinuate realities which may appear absurd or distant, though are based in actuality. Mackedanz’s choreography rehearses the legibility of meaning contained in physical gesture while her text works against the stability of language—all in an effort to create/occupy space differently. Mackedanz eared a BFA in Performance and Visual Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, and has since shared her work in Chicago, New York, Montreal, & Shanghai.
Charlotte Long
Charlotte Long is a mover, puppeteer and actor from Chicago. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, after studying literature, performance and dance. She has worked with storefront theaters around Chicago and for the last four years, has toured internationally with cinematic shadow performance company Manual Cinema, including in last year's Under the Radar Festival with The Public Theater in New York playing the titular character of Lula del Ray.
May Makki
May Makki is an independent curator interested in alternative modes of presentation. Her own artistic practice is grounded in movement, and she experiments with potential convergences between performance and video. Makki is currently working on her thesis in partial fulfillment of a Bachelors of Art in Art History at the University of Chicago. May Makki is an independent curator interested in alternative modes of presentation. Her own artistic practice is grounded in movement, and she experiments with potential convergences between performance and video. Makki is currently working on her thesis in partial fulfillment of a Bachelors of Art in Art History at the University of Chicago.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/