Photo by Hsinyen Wei
ILLUSIVE WAVES: BREATHING UNDERWATER IS AN EXHIBITION ABOUT ‘INCHEON' THAT MIMI CREATED BASED ON THE ACTUAL HISTORY OF THE INCHEON PORT. THEY SPECULATE ON THIS PAST TO INVENT AN UNDERWATER MATRIARCHAL TRADING SOCIETY. DISPLAYED ARE ARTIFACTS LIKE FOSSILS, DESIGN BLUEPRINTS, AND MAPS THAT REVEAL THE HISTORY OF AN IMAGINARY COLONY BELOW ILLUSIVE WAVES
June 2nd at 7pm
Links Hall 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago,
Triple Heartbeat is an evening of three solo interdisciplinary performance works exploring nature, ritual and family. The works blend storytelling, dance, text, and voice and are shared as an exchange between Chicago and Minneapolis.
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Descriptions of each of the works are below:
Songs of Private & Everyday Life by Laryssa Husiak is an exploration of traditional Ukrainian folk songs, sung in a contemporary context. Husiak, who is of Ukrainian descent, reflects on the lyrics of these songs and harmonizes with recordings of Ukrainian elders in an effort to connect the past to present and find shared meaning today.
Trance in Botany is a performative lecture by Mitsu Salmon about the work of her great-grandfather, Ryozo Kanehira. He was a well-known botanist from Japan, who did extensive work in Taiwan during the Japanese occupation. The piece plays with the form of the lecture with fracture narrative, voice, and movement. The piece investigates the study of trees as connected to family, the body, and the complexities of imperialism.
Re-wind Cycle is a performance solo of energetic expressions as they are carried by the air.
Created and performed by Chicago-based artist Christine Shallenberg, Re-wind Cycle describes a current of breath using original songs, a copper pipe, and an infinity symbol pathway washed onto the floor. With each inhale and exhale, the cycle repeats. Wind and weather patterns, flight, and the search for a voice all dance together in this playful ritual of elements embodied.