Zephyr, Defibrillator, Pivot Arts present VIDEO CORPO Preview

Zephyr, Defibrillator, Pivot Arts VIDEO CORPO
Meredith Monk Photo by Kenneth van Sickle

Three presenters of experimental performance art are collaborating in three Chicago neighborhoods to present Video Corpo, a festival of video work celebrating movement-based artists who have used video as an extension of their practice and/or as an alternative corporeal perspective. Video Corpo focuses on broadening the audience for experimental time-based artists by creating a platform for viewing their work beyond traditional live performance.

Defibrillator Gallery in Bridgeport presents work by Marianne Kim, Daniele Wilmouth, Michal Samama and Laura Corcuera. SITE/less in Noble Square presents work by Meredith Monk, Zephyr Dance and Nadia Oussenko. Pivot Arts presents work by Amy Wilkinson, Danny Rosenberg, Sara Zalek and more artists, along with  a panel discussion, at Chicago Filmmakers in Edgewater.

Zephyr, Defibrillator, Pivot Arts VIDEO CORPO
Martiality, Not Fighting by Marianne Kim

Opening: Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Defibrillator Gallery, 1029 W. 35th St.
Gallery hours:
November 19–December 7
Monday–Friday 10am–5pm
(closed November 22 and 23)

Opening: November 17, 7 p.m.
SITE/less, 1250 W. Augusta Boulevard
Gallery hours:  
November 21–December 7
Wednesday–Saturday 1–5pm
(or by appt.)
(closed November 22)

One night only: November 30, 7:30 p.m.
Pivot Arts at Chicago Filmmakers,
5720 N. Ridge Avenue

Says Zephyr Dance Artistic Director Michelle Kranicke, "As a choreographer, many of my conceptual ideas and much of my inspiration for imagery for my live movement works come from film. I knew that other choreographers have also experimented with film, and I was interested in creating an opportunity to present other voices, and my own experimentation, with media." Read an interview with Kranicke, Defibrillator's Joseph Ravens and Pivot Arts's Julieanne Ehre here.

Zephyr, Defibrillator, Pivot Arts VIDEO CORPO
All by Sarah C. Prinz, Danny Rosenberg, and Amy Wilkinson.
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