TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE

TRADE ROUTES: A FESTIVAL OF ARTISTIC EXCHANGE

ATOM-r, Upended Teacups

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.
Venue Information:
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60618
http://www.linkshall.org/