Intermissions: Gordon Hall Brothers and Sisters

Saturday, February 03, 6:00 p.m.Sunday, February 04, 6:00 p.m.
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave, Cobb Hall 4th Floor
Chicago, IL
United States
Free and open to the public
As the next of its Intermissions series of live events on February 3 and 4, the Renaissance Society presents a new work by artist Gordon Hall. Brothers and Sisters is both an exhibition and a performance: a family of sculptures displayed in the gallery which are then put to use for the audience on two evenings at dusk.
Made from a variety of materials, including cast concrete, colored pencil, and carved brick, Hall’s sculptures form a set of precisely designed objects of ambiguous purpose. The artist imagines sculptures such as these as dances or performances, seeking in this confusion of categories the potential for intimacy among objects and bodies. In activating the sculptures through movement and sound, Hall considers how these terms shift: from objects being on display, to objects putting people on display, to people putting objects on display.