1084 N MILWAUKEE CHICAGO IL 60642
Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival is pleased to present video programming at the Nightingale, a microcinema in Chicago dedicated to presenting avant-garde film and video work.
From June 3-10, the Nightingale will feature several evenings of performance art-based videos, many made primarily for the camera. Performance is both the catalyzing influence and essential medium from which the works in this series are derived. Although the performing body can be understood as the impetus for expression and production, the camera becomes an integral component that functions as partner, forging a conduit between live art actions and the audience.
Rapid Pulse aims to showcase a vast range of styles and forms of performance art, especially those that are innovative and experimental; the video series component of the festival does just this. The inclusion of performance work made for the camera expands the boundaries between what is or can be considered performance art. The series questions notions of presence, liveness and mediation with works from established as well as emerging performance and video artists, whose practices integrate and reinvigorate both mediums.
Curated by Giana Gambino, Joseph Ravens, Steven L. Bridges and Julie Laffin.
Rapid Pulse video programming features works by artists: Regina Jose Galindo, Guy Ben-Ner, Narcissister, Verónica Peña, Márcio Carvalho, Synchrodogs, Marta Ivanova, Li Wei, Bradley Tsalyuk, Jeremiah Barber, Nabi Nara, Tales Frey, Michael & Alan Fleming, SUKA Off, Lionel Cruet, Cristiane Bouger, Casey Smallwood, Liat Berdugo, Dana Sederowsky, and Kent Anderson Butler.
On Wednesday, June 5th, RAPID PULSE has partnered with NURTUREart in Brooklyn, NY to present Videorover: Season 6. This series was curated by Giana Gambino and Rachel Steinberg.
Videorover: Season 6 features work by Bridget Batch + Kevin Cooley, Heather Delaney, Kerry Downey in collaboration with Jen Rosenblit and Joanna Seitz, Michael H Hall, Constantin Hartenstein, Gabriel Hosovsky, Lindsay Packer, Daniel Seiple, Alina Tenser, Jacob Tonski, and Roland Wegerer.
MON 06.03: EROTIC/AUTOEROTIC includes performance videos that explore sexuality through several lenses. With another person, by oneself, or with the aid of objects, the artists in this series pose questions regarding humor, uncomfortability, and aesthetics of the nude body within art, especially as it encroaches on seductive territory. Erotic/Autoerotic features works by Narcissister, Marta Ivanova, Casey Smallwood, and Cristiane Bouger.
TUE 06.04: FACING the LENS consists of videos that attempt to deconstruct the fourth wall by directly engaging with a screen, either through physical contact or dialog. This series explores the humanistic qualities of technology as a subject, directly and indirectly. Facing the Lens features works by Liat Berdugo, Dana Sederowsky, Guy Ben-Ner and Kent Anderson Butler.
WED 06.05: VIDEOROVER Season 6 features work by Bridget Batch + Kevin Cooley, Heather Delaney, Kerry Downey in collaboration with Jen Rosenblit and Joanna Seitz, Michael H Hall, Constantin Hartenstein, Gabriel Hosovsky, Lindsay Packer, Daniel Seiple, Alina Tenser, Jacob Tonski, and Roland Wegerer.
THU 06.06: CORPOREAL DISCOMFORTS features work that explores the body in an unnatural state. Whether artificially engineered, materially transformed, or physically distressed, the limits and malleability of the body is put to test in this series. Corporeal Discomforts includes works by Verónica Peña, Suka Off, Jeremiah Barber, and Bradley Tsalyuk.
FRI 06.07: PUBLIC INFRINGEMENTS includes performance work made in the streets for both the public as well as the camera. This series investigates performative interventions that touch on themes of collectivity, illusion, transgression, and emotion. Public Infringements includes work by Regina Jose Galindo, Márcio Carvalho, Tales Frey, and Li Wei.
MON 06.10: SPATIAL BODY includes work that explores the relationship between the body and environment, both natural and constructed. The performance videos can be seen as a direct response to the artists’ surroundings; the site ignites an action that creates an instant dialog between the body and space. Spatial Body features work by Michael & Alan Fleming, Synchrodogs, Nabi Nara, and Lionel Cruet.
JEREMIAH BARBER (US) | GUY BEN-NER (ISRAEL) | LIAT BERDUGO (US) | KENT ANDERSON BUTLER (US) | CRISTIANE BOUGER (BRAZIL/US) | MÁRCIO CARVALHO (PORTUGAL/GERMANY) | LIONEL CRUET (PUERTO RICO/US) | MICHAEL & ALAN FLEMING (US) | TALES FREY (BRAZIL/PORTUGAL) | REGINA JOSE GALINDO (GUATEMALA) | MARTA IVANOVA (RUSSIA/LITHUANIA) | NABI NARA (SOUTH KOREA/GERMANY) | NARCISSISTER (US) | SUKA OFF (POLAND) | VERÓNICA PEÑA (SPAIN/US) | DANA SEDEROWSKY (SWEDEN/GERMANY) | CASEY SMALLWOOD (US) | SYNCHRODOGS (UKRAINE) | BRADLEY TSALYUK (US) | VIDEOROVER | LI WEI (CHINA)