Performance: News and Events
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1307
Wednesday, November 7, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Presented as part of his Penultimate Review toward Tenure in the Department of Performance.
Mark Jeffery will discuss his near 20-year history as a solo andcollaborative artist addressing disappearing working classiconographies, choreographic image making and the sited use ofmaterials. He will examine recent projects that engage the weight andexpanse of the monument/memorial, the miniaturized scale of forensics,and the lightness of dance as a quivering hand or a trembling featherin the mouth. Jeffery will discuss the impact of technology, socialnetworks, and new modes of collaboration on our conception of bodies,events and duration(s) and will emphasize the importance of creatingadaptive and sustainable performance communities through curatorial,pedagogical, and participatory frameworks. Q & A to follow.
Mark Jeffery (B. 1973 Doveridge, UK) is a Chicago based Performanceand Installation artist, as well as a curator and teacher. Since 1993,he has been creating large scale multi–disciplinary works encompassingcontexts of the live body, sited installation, and the networkedscreen, using inventive modes of collaboration and communityparticipation. He presents his work locally, nationally, andinternationally with venues including Edinburgh College of Art, ASUArt Museum, Arizona, the Cathedral Quarter in the city of Lincoln, UK,Hyde Park Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago,Ontological–Hysteric Theater (NYC), Teatar &TD (Zagreb), BergenKunsthall, Centre of Contemporary Culture Barcelona, PS 122, (NYC),House of World Cultures (Berlin), the Venice Theater Biennale, andNational Review of Live Art (UK). School of the Art Institute ofChicago and was a member of the seminal international performancecollective Goat Island for 13 years.
All faculty, staff, and students are invited.