Performance: News and Events
280 S. Columbus Dr.
November 17 and 18
SAIC's sixth annual festival of student performance.
Program I: An Evening of Presentational Works
Saturday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
Columbus Drive Building, 280 S. Columbus Dr., 012 Performance Space
Limited seating. Please arrive early!
Featuring: Brendan Albano and Kate Barbaria, Alessandra Gomez and Courtney Mackedanz, Bora Kim, Cruz Nowell, Dirty Devlin and Mister Junior, Lindsey Barlag Thornton, and Fabiënne Zuijdwijk.
Transfusions: New Blood Discourse and Creative Responses
Sunday November 18, 2:30–4:30 pm
SAIC Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
Featuring guest responders from the SAIC community and special presentations by:
- Peter Carpenter, Associate Professor of Dance, Columbia College Chicago
- Robin Deacon, Assistant Professor, Department of Performance, SAIC
- Sue Frame, Assistant Director Instructional Fabrication SAIC and Co-Director Jakmel Ekspresyon Community Art Center
- Mark Jeffery, Assistant Professor, Department of Performance, SAIC
Program II: An Evening of Durational Works
Sunday, November 18, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Performances sited throughout the Columbus Drive Building
Featuring: Brendan Albano and Kate Barbaria, Collective Cleaners, Laurel Foglia, Justus Harris, Autumn Hays, No One is Anywhere (Stephanie M. Acosta and Rory Murphy), Kaitlyn Helene Sass, Maya Shaffer, Sanaz Sohrabi, Monica Moki Tantoco, and Keijaun R. Thomas.
New Blood VI is curated into two evenings of presentational and durational work around the theme of "Labor." These live performances, created by more than 30 artists, ask "Why is performance art obsessed with manual labor? Can examining labor as a category of activities lead us to methods of embodied and interdisciplinary research? How can we use theories of labor to examine the power dynamics and economic structures of performance? What is the work?"
To further this dialogue, we invite the public to Transfusions, a program of discourse and creative response on Sunday, November 18, 2:30–4:30 p.m. Embedded between the two programs of performance, Transfusions presents live discourse including performative lectures, presentations, and creative responses from SAIC faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Transfusions seeks to extend the ideas and conversation of the festival and reflect on the context in which these works are presented.
New Blood VI is presented by the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at Sullivan Galleries in collaboration with the SAIC Department of Performance.
For more information call 312.629.6635