three programs exploring the place between movement and video
十一月十六日 - 十二月十六日
Opening: 7 - 10 pm, 十一月十六日
Defibrillator Gallery + SITE/less + Pivot Arts proudly present
VIDEO CORPO three programs exploring the place between movement and video
featuring video installations by: Marianne Kim | Danièle Wilmouth | Michal Samama | Laura Corcuera
opening | FRI 16 NOV | 7-10PM
gallery hours | MON 19 NOV – FRI 07 DEC | MON>FRI | 10A-5P
[closed THU 22 + FRI 23 NOV]
FRI 30 NOV | 7:30-9PM | A one-night-only screening featuring: Sarah C. Prinz + Danny Rosenberg + Amy Wilkinson | Austin Forbord + Amy Dowling | Tommy Pascal | Sara Zalek. Post-show discussion moderated by Pivot Arts director Julieanne Ehre [more info below]
Three presenters of experimental performance are collaborating in three Chicago neighborhoods to present Video Corpo, a festival of video work celebrating movement-based artists who offer an alternative corporeal perspective by embracing video as an extension of their practice. Curated by the directors of the three presenters—Michelle Kranicke (Zephyr and SITE/less in Noble Square), Joseph Ravens (Defibrillator Gallery at Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport), and Julieanne Ehre (Pivot Arts in Edgewater at Chicago Filmmakers)—Video Corpo focuses on broadening the audience for experimental time-based artists by creating a platform for viewing their work beyond traditional live performance. “We are inviting audiences to leave their comfort zones— geographically and aesthetically—to discover new neighborhoods, new art venues, and ways that artists are showcasing the body in a two-dimensional format,” said Kranicke.
Marianne Kim [www.mariannekim.com] is a Korean American interdisciplinary artist working in screendance, multimedia installation, choreography, and performance art. Her areas of research include the disorienting effects of technologized labor, cultural identity, consumerism, and most recently the forces within industrial food production and promotion that mediate race, gender, and bodies. Her most recent presentations include Athens Video Dance Project, Dance Film Association/Film Society of Lincoln Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, International Screendance Festival at ADF, MIVSC São Carlos Videodance Festival, Agite y Sirva Festival Itinerante de Videodanza, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Ciné-Corps Festival de Films Sur La Danse in France, The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, The Feldman Gallery + Project Space in Portland, de la Cruz Collection in Miami, and the Poznan Biennial in Poland. Kim’s short film Martiality, Not Fighting was awarded a Dioraphte Jury Award at Cinedans 2016 in Amsterdam, Best Performance Award at the Voarte – InShadow International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies in 2014, and Best Short Film at Dance Camera West 2015 in Los Angeles. In the past Kim has been supported with grants and fellowships from EMPAC-Dance MOViE Commission, Jacob K. Javits Foundation, MacDowell Colony Fellowship, NEA/Dance USA, Meet the Composer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Scottsdale Public Arts Fund, and the Illinois Arts Council.
Danièle Wilmouth [www.hairlessfilms.org] is fascinated by the unconscious choreography of everyday life, and cinema’s power to reveal the miraculous spectacle of the ordinary. She creates hybrid forms of film, video, installation and live art, which explore ritual, pattern, monotony, and impermanence. Her work investigates mediation of the choreographed body – constructing performances exclusively for the camera, as well as experimental approaches to social issue documentary. Wilmouth’s works have been shown on television, in film festivals and museums. A collection of her performance films was included in the 2016 BODY+ACT exhibition at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. In 2013, she was featured in Dance Films Association’s ‘Meet the Artist’ series with a solo show at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Retrospectives of her work have been held in Russia (2004) and South Korea (2012). She teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College.
Michal Samama [www.michalsamama.com] works in the intersection of performance, dance, and the visual arts, moving between the theater, the gallery and the public space. She recently presented a solo show at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art in Israel. Her work was commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater in New York, Diver Festival, Intimal-Dance Festival and Curtain Up Festival in Tel-Aviv. In Chicago, she presented her work at Aspect Ratio, Defibrillator, Rapid Pulse, Julius Caesar, EXPO CHICAGO 2014, 6018 North, Sector 2337, Out of Site, Links Hall, among others. In New York her work was exhibited at New York Live Arts, Movement Research at Judson Church, Performance Mix Festival, Dixon Place, CPR, 92nd Y and more. Samama received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2015).
Laura Corcuera [lcorcuera.tumblr.com] has a degree in Journalism from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a master’s degree in Semiotics of mass communication. Press Officer at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (Spain) between 2005 and 2007, Corcuera founded the Periódico del MNCN, and also the science news agency SINC (FECYT), working as coordinator and chief editor from 2007 to 2010. Corcuera is a founder and member of the newspaper DIAGONAL, writing about science, sexual and gender diversity, LGBTQ movements, and performing arts. Corcuera has collaborated with the theater magazines Primer Acto and Artez, and with the international magazine Punto y Coma. Corcuera combines militant communication with feminist activism and performance and has studied with great teachers like Jango Edwars, Phillipe Gaulier, Eric de Bont, Esther Ferrer, Antonia Baehr and el Odin Teatret, and, La Pocha Nostra