Performance: News and Events
Tuesday, November 13, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 2M
Laurence Harvey "Making (Not Making) It"
Laurence Harvey comes from a background in performance art and holds a Master's degree in Art & Performance Theory. Acting professionally since the early nineties, he is perhaps best known as the star of the controversial The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). Prior to this feature film his screen work has been in comedic roles and in children’s television, and he is also a founding member of disabled film-makers’ co-operative 15mm Films. Throughout his career he has maintained a parallel involvement in the performance art world, performing with Brian Catling, Gary Stevens, Bock and Vincenzi, and Robin Deacon amongst others. Most recently he performed at artist-run space LUPA, London, and was an invited artist working as part of ‘Hotel des inmigrantes’, at Manifesta 9, Belgium. As well as those mentioned above, he has also had the good fortune to work with Gekidan Kaitaisha, Tony Grisoni, Norman Wisdom, Frank Sidebottom, and Kermit the Frog.
Kestusis Nakas "Your Program of Programs and the East Village 80's"
Since 1982 Kestusis Nakas has presented original works of live performance. His live Manhattan Cable TV show, Your Program of Programs, showcased a new generation of downtown New York performers. His work has been presented at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Yale Rep, La Mama, Dixon Place, P.S. 122, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, 8BC, The Kitchen, Anthology Film Archives, Two Boots Theatre, Theatre 80 St. Mark’s, Highways, Prop Theatre, and numerous other venues. Performance works and plays include Railroad Backward, Remembrance of Things Pontiac, My Heart, My President, Hunger and Lightning, The Andrew Carnegie Story, and the tragi-comic cycle: When Lithuania Ruled The World, Parts I, II, III. & IV. In 1986, his Gates of Dawn venue, in the basement of Our Lady Of Vilnius church on Broome Street, presented Holly Hughes, They Might Be Giants, Yoshiko Chuma, Steve and Mark, David Cale, Deb Margolin, Jo Andres, and many other notable performers. His latest work, No Bees for Bridgeport, was created at MacDowell Colony in March 2009, and presented in October 2011 at Theatre 80 St. Marks as part of the HOWL Festival. The Chicago premiere of the final version was performed at Holly Hughes’ Standing Heat series at Links Hall in May 2012. Kestutis Nakas has taught at NYU, UCLA, CUNY, and the University of New Mexico. Currently he is Associate Professor at Roosevelt University in Chicago.