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.
Opening: Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Defibrillator Gallery, 1029 W. 35th St.
November 19–December 7
(closed November 22 and 23)
Opening: November 17, 7 p.m.
SITE/less, 1250 W. Augusta Boulevard
November 21–December 7
(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.