High Concept Labs Announces 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM Preview

High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
JESSICA ASZODI WITH DAVID ROBERTSON AND THE SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PHOTO BY KEITH SAUNDERS 2016
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Chicago Balinese Gamelan PHOTO BY ALEX YOFFE, 2015
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Zafa Collective BRITTANY FAITH PHOTOGRAPHY, 2016
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Erin Kilmurray: DANCERS STEPHANIE PAUL AND CASSANDRA PORTER PHOTO BY MATTHEW GREGORY HOLLIS, 2017

High Concept Labs announces its Fall 2017 lineup

High Concept Labs (HCL) announces the Fall 2017 lineup of its Sponsored Artist Program. Eight artists and collaboratives will develop, rehearse, and present new work for Chicago audiences this season. In conjunction with rehearsal and performance space, HCL provides Sponsored Artists with administrative, marketing, production, documentation, and development assistance. 2017 marks the seventh year of the Sponsored Artist Program.

For two seasons each year, artists are selected by HCL’s staff and Artistic Advisory Council to incubate, workshop, perform, or exhibit new work. “HCL aims to support each artist by allowing them the space and time to experiment, and catalyze the creative process,” says HCL Artistic Planning Manager, Billie Howard.

This season’s Sponsored Artists are a diverse group of emerging and established artists working across a range of disciplines, from film and writing to music and movement. As part of their Sponsorship, artists will participate in Artist Critiques, and present Works-In-Progress showings, Workshops, and other public offerings for Chicago audiences, including the Fall Open House.

High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Jessica Aszodi; 'I hear your tongue when I talk…': Jessica Aszodi researches the relationship between the body and singing. She creates an immersive experience, interviewing participants on ‘what their body knows how to do.’ Then using this research to develop a new solo piece exploring themes of bodily echoes and sensory limit points. Photo by: Yonatan Aljadeff, 2016
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Hot Kitchen; 'Florida': This performance art and film piece centers on the idea of their hometowns. With the collective group hailing from Florida, they focus on the romanticizing of beach towns. As an ode to their roots, they explore their own experiences growing up in Florida. “How We Wake Up” Still from a short film by Drew Angle and Katelyn Douglass, 2016
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Erin Kilmurray; 'Searching Party': An immersive contemporary dance work exploring femme-identified bodies as they both set and test their own limits. The piece exists in a space between a sports arena and the dance floor of a nightclub, imagining what happens when art is treated like a spectator sport. Photo by: Matthew Gregory Hollis
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Kevin Sparrow; 'Full Filling': The Museum of Unnatural history Chicago (MUnCh) invites you to an exploration of colonial botany through a series of lectures, interventions, and prepared objects. Full Filling examines different fruits across their cultural histories. Photo by: Ji Yang
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Chicago Balinese Gamelan; 'At The Count of Gong': Balinese gamelan music draws from the influence classical and jazz using gongs, bronze metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes. Chicago Balinese Gamelan’s 15-member ensemble will host weekly rehearsals devoted to learning gamelan music and workshops open to the public. Photo of Claire Fassnacht, Chicago Balinese Gamelan
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Anthony Janas; 'Playing the Room': Playing The Room works with the concept that the artist performing in a performance space should interact, improvise, and work with the space as another instrument. Janas creates a unique room for live musical performances with architectural characteristics that create extreme reverberations that can come into conflict with in a traditional performance setting. Photo by: Megan Taylor Noe, 2016
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
A.J. McClenon; 'Black Water': Using video and sound performances, McClenon explores an unreported, long term (approx. 1989-2001) gasoline spill that occurred in his childhood neighborhood in Washington D.C. Exploring how a predominantly black neighborhood had to prove the negative effects of the spill with biological evidence when resources were unavailable. Photo by: Ally Almore
High Concept Labs 2017 SPONSORED ARTISTS PROGRAM
Zafa Collective; '2017-2018 Season': The Zafa Collective will workshop pieces from three major performances on the Collective’s 2017-2018 season calendar: a performance of all Chinese and Chinese-American composers, a performance of all female composers, and a performance of all Mexican and Mexican-American composers. Zafa Collective

High Concept Labs will host an open house loft art party showcasing works-in progress, performances, installations, and music by artists from the organization's past and present.

When:

Thursday, October 19th 2017
7:30 p.m.

Where:

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago, IL 60618

Note: This is now added to the Picture this Post round up of 2017 2018 SEASON PREVIEWS.  To find out more about other exciting programming coming to Chicago’s stages this upcoming season, click here to read — 

2017-2018 SEASON PREVIEWS– Guide to Upcoming Shows in Chicago

Tickets: 

15$+

For tickets and more information visit the HCL website.

 

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