TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE

TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE

ATOM-r, Upended Teacups, Mark Jeffery, Judd Morrissey, Justin Deschamps, Christopher Knowlton

Fri, December 8, 2017

9:00 pm

Links Hall

Chicago, IL

$10 student/senior - $12 online - $15 door - $40 festival pass

Atom-r | Kjell Theøry

Kjell Theøry is an Augmented Reality performance juxtaposing the writings of Alan Turing—a gay twentieth century computing pioneer—about pattern and shape in the natural world with algorithmic mutations of Guillaume Apollinaire’s 1917 play The Breasts of Tiresias, a gender fluid spectacle for which the playwright invented the word “surrealism.”

Upended Teacups | The Call

The Call asks: How do we navigate our spiritual landscape, where is God to be found, and how does geography affect our spiritual condition? The performance excerpts and weaves together movement, action, text, and sculpture inspired by the works of John Coltrane, Feminist theology, William James, Adam Rudolph and personal responses to the questions “What is a spiritual experience?” And “Where is the sacred?”

TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE
Five Chicago-based artists/companies have been selected to participate in TRADE ROUTES, a festival of artistic exchange. Each local artist has selected an out of town partner they would like to host in Chicago and split a bill with during our festival, and each exchange project is given a travel stipend so that the Chicago artist can finance touring to their partnering artist’s hometown.
ATOM-r
ATOM-r
Judd Morrissey and Mark Jeffery formerly of Goat Island Performance Group co – founded Chicago based ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality) in 2012. ATOM-r is a provisional collective exploring forensics, anatomy, and 21st century embodiment through performance, language, and emerging technologies. The work is interdisciplinary and evolves through large-scale projects with long durations of research and practice that generate outputs across a range of platforms including Internet art, augmented reality, site specific installation, choreographed movement, books, films and objects. ATOM-r was conceived in response to the historical architecture of early modern anatomical theaters, spaces designed for viewing human dissections and early surgical procedures. This physical and conceptual arrangement is used as a symbol throughout their work to explore histories and experiences of the body, sexuality, and prosthesis. ATOM-r core members: Mark Jeffery (choreography), Judd Morrissey (text and technology), Justin Deschamps, and Christopher Knowlton (collaborators/performers).
Upended Teacups
Upended Teacups
Upended Teacups is the collaborative identity of artists Stefanie Cohen and Corey Gearhart. Since 2010, they have presented their performance works and site-specific installations —exploring the inner lives and fantasy worlds of everyday objects and activities — at SITE:Lab, Grand Rapids; The Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, Porous Borders, Spread Art and Theatro Chico, Detroit; SOMAFest, NYC; Links Hall and The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, and in movement-based performance festivals in Chicago, Michigan and Wisconsin. They teach workshops in movement and generative artistic process in private studios, festivals and academic institutions; and curate performance through our space, Light Box in Detroit.
Mark Jeffery
Mark Jeffery
Mark Jeffery is a Chicago based performance/installation artist, curator and educator at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1993 Mark Jeffery has developed unconventional collaborations with visual artists, scholars, video artists, sound artists, new media and code artists, dancers, choreographers, curators, and writers. His works often involve public participation. 

He is curator of the IN>TIME performance series hosted by multiple venues in Chicago. Mark was a former member of the internationally renowned Goat Island Performance Group from 1996 – 2009. He collaborated and performed in 5 of Goat Island’s works, touring and teaching extensively across North America and Europe.
Judd Morrissey
Judd Morrissey
Judd Morrissey is an electronic writer and interdisciplinary artist whose multimodal projects encompass elements of internet art, live performance, site-responsive installation, and structured public participation. He is the author of digital literary works including The Precession (2011), The Last Performance [dot org] (2009), The Jew’s Daughter (2006, 2000), and My Name is Captain, Captain (2002). Judd teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway.
Justin Deschamps
Justin Deschamps
Justin Deschamps was born in Portland Maine, and grew up in the Boston area. As a Physics, Psychology and Spirituality student he has been searching for truth all his life, looking to make sense of all the insanity in this world. In that time, I have developed a holistic body of knowledge linking science, philosophy and spirituality into a single framework of ever expanding understanding.
Christopher Knowlton
Christopher Knowlton
Christopher Knowlton is a Ph.D. student in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and researches joint replacements at Rush University Medical Center. This is Chris’s third year working with Atom-r. Chris has also performed for RTG Dance, Erica Mott Productions, Synapse Arts, Jessie Young, Silvita Diaz Brown and many other independent movement artists. His own choreographic work has been featured throughout Chicago as well as internationally. Chris’s dance film was a finalist in Science Magazine’s international online Dance Your Ph.D. contest. Chris was invited create a performance for TEDxWindyCity, the 2013 independently organized TED talks in Chicago, as well as Illinois One State Together in the Arts, a biennial arts conference hosted by the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Alliance Illinois. Chris is currently artistic director of The Dance Team.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/