IN>TIME Puts Performance Art In the Spotlight
“Is performance art having a moment?” asks Claudine Ise of the Chicago Tribune. The answer is decidedly yes (in Chicago at least) as the IN>TIME performance festival remains comfortably positioned in the media spotlight. In an article published on February 1, Ise says festival creator and SAIC faculty member Mark Jeffrey “relied on a decentralized ‘smart model’ of organization,” seeking out collaborating venues at cultural organizations across Chicago. “Most places said yes,” she notes, “and IN>Time became a collaborative, citywide festival that, while not nearly as large or widely publicized as its New York and Austin counterparts, makes up through quality and intimacy what it lacks in promotional reach.” In an article published by the Los Angeles Times on January 25, Jeffery states “There are examples of festivals like this in Europe, in New York, in Portland, in Austin, and I just feel that we need one here in Chicago. I mean, we don't need one—we have one now, it's here."