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Black Light and Make Room: Closing Performances

Performance

Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Join us for the final day of Black Light and Make Room with performances by artists Rhonda Wheatley and Adrienne Deeble and AJ McClenon.
4–5pm | Excavating Myself and Eavesdropping on Your Future ...

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Ghost Pattern Waves Performance Series

2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 3

Performance

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 11:00AM until Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00PM

Coinciding with the MFA thesis exhibition Ghost Pattern Waves artists Alexander DeGraaf and Caleb Foss present a series of in-gallery performances.

About Caleb Foss: Caleb Foss combines a spectr...

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Trio A: A Baker’s Dozen

Performance by Elliot Gordon Mercer

Performance

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Trio A consists of a 5-minute sequence of movement that was initially presented as The Mind Is a Muscle, Part I at Judson Church on January 10, 1966. There it was performed by Rainer, David Gordon,...

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Vanessa Viruet and Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press

Performance

Thursday, July 14, 2016 – 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Within the Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia exhibition, artists Vanessa Viruet and Julia Arredondo of Vice Versa Press open their Botanica Dinero storefront for business. At this on...

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Rise by Darling Shear

Performance

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Portraying the story of Eisha Love, Rise shares the tragic and often too real persecution of how transgender individuals are treated by hetero-normative society and the court system. Rise is a quar...

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Performance and Conversation: Candela with Bomba con Buya

Performance

Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 2:30PM to 5:00PM

Join us for a performance of Candela by Bomba con Buya, followed by a conversation with Candela co-producers Brenda Torres-Figueroa and Arif Smith, moderated by Aislinn Borsini chapter coordinator ...

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Not Normal

A Little Bit Not Normal

by Arlene Malinowski

Performance

Friday, February 5, 2016 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM

A Little Bit Not Normal is a one-woman play written and performed by Arlene Malinowski. Q & A to follow.
The autobiographical solo show A Little Bit Not Normal revolves around a secret that ha...

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Performance: Meg Leary

Performance

Friday, October 23, 2015 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

For this performance, Meg Leary will perform in her DivaDome costume currently on view in the Making Chances exhibition. The performance is modeled on the traditional concert performance style...

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Honey Pot Performance

Ma(s)king Her

Performance

Monday, October 19, 2015 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Ma(s)king Her (2016) is a dance theater work of speculative fiction.Aligned with AfroSurrealism and black feminist thought, Ma(s)king Her is a moving modern folktale. The work emphasizes the urgenc...

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A$$Mutation X GLITTER BEACH

Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero in collaboration with Sofia Moreno and Molly Hewitt

Performance

Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for a special performance by Jacquelyn Carmen "CQQCHIFRUIT" Guerrero and Sofia Moreno in A$$Mutation X Glitter Beach, a collaborative installation featuring a sequin ocean tapestry a...

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Po'Chop

Performance

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Hell bent on creating a burlesque repertoire that sparked conversations about notions of gender, sexual prowess and race. Po'Chop debuted as a performance artist in 2010. Po’Chop’s Eat Me! was crea...

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WITCH HAZEL

Performance

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:00PM until Saturday September 26, 2015 12:00AM

WITCH HAZEL presents a DJ set of original work from 2015, a collection of past live music performances—from their EPs Godzilla and Fish, as well as 2015 performances Hulu Plus, Pop Star Girl Group,...

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Anne Elizabeth Moore

Performance

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Anne Elizabeth Moore gives a short performance narrating her work as a writer, history as a queer, and experiences as someone who suddenly finds herself living with a disability. The text read conc...

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Colin Self and Aaron Dicks

Search Results

Performance

Friday, September 11, 2015 – 7:00PM to 8:00PM

In conjunction with the opening reception of Making Chances, Colin Self and Aaron Dicks reanimate their collaborative musical relationship for the first time in six years under the moniker of Searc...

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NIC Kay

lil BLK

Performance

Friday, September 11, 2015 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

In conjunction with the opening reception of Making Chances, NIC Kay presents lil BLK, an experimental solo performance. Influenced by New York city gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk shows, but...

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FULTONIA Mycelia Performance by Anna Martine Whitehead

Performance

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

As we settle into our contemporary era of black horror, where Black death is hypervisible and overwrought, how do we take stock of the actions surrounding death? What do we know about a body b...

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The Imaginary Center of Perception

A collaborative performance by Kirsten Leenaars

Performance

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – 6:00PM to 7:00PM

Albeit highly mediated in TV and the Internet, artist Kirsten Leenaars responds to the witnessing of the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, to name a few. Leenaars’ performance res...

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Requiem for Alvenia

FULTONIA Mycelia Performance by Sojourner Zenobia Wright

Performance

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 1:30PM to 2:30PM

As part of the installation FULTONIA: Mycelia, Sojourner Zenobia Wright brings forth embodied memories of Dr. Alvenia Fulton as told to her by relatives and residents of the neighborhood where...

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A Feminist Perspective on Gun Violence

Screening and Performance

Performance and Screening

Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 4:00PM to 6:00PM

In conjunction with Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse, Gallery 400 presents “A Feminist Perspective on Gun Violence in Chicago: Screening and P...

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Performance of The Mother by My Barbarian

Performance

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:00PM until Saturday September 20, 2014 5:00PM

Performance times:

Friday, September 19, 7-9pm
Saturday, September 20, 3-5pm 
On two occasions, My Barbarian performs a live staging of their adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s 1932 play, "Th...

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Malik Gaines Sings Communist Songs From My Barbarian's "The Mother" and Other Propaganda

Performance

Friday, September 5, 2014 – 6:30PM to 7:00PM

In conjunction with the opening reception of Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse, Malik Gaines of My Barbarian will perform "Malik Gaines Si...

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Reception and Performances: This is Where it Felt Like

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition 05

Performance

Friday, April 18, 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception for This is Where it Felt Like on Friday, April 18 from 5-8pm. A presentation of captivating performances by exhibiting...

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Reception and Performance: Midway

2014 MFA Thesis Exhibition 03

Performance

Friday, April 4, 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception for Midway
on Friday, April 4 from 5-8pm. There will also be a performance from 6:30 to 6:45pm by Alejandro T. Aciert...

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Voices: Clifford Owens

Lecture and Performance

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Clifford Owens (born 1971) was born and raised in Baltimore and now lives and works in Queens, New York. Owens uses photography, text, video, visual performance, and community interaction to evoke ...

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Shanta Story

Stories & Songs of African People

Family-Friendly Storytelling with Shanta

Performance

Saturday, February 8, 2014 – 2:00PM to 3:00PM

Shanta, a Chicago native who has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, will share Stories & Songs of African People, including stories about the relati...

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George Pfau’s "Zombies, identified" and Jason Robert Bell’s "The White Feathered Octopus Tarot Deck"

Performance

Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM

George Pfau will present a slideshow of diagrams, film stills, videos, and animations, drawing focus toward the zombie as a learning tool about identity and the ephemeral aspects of being human. Pf...

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Jennet Thomas: I AM YOUR ERROR MESSAGE [Activated by Live Performance]

Performance

Friday, May 3, 2013 – 7:00PM to 8:00PM

In conjunction with the opening reception of I THINK WE’RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE: THE LEGACY OF HALFLIFERS, Jennet Thomas performs her newly created, HALFLIFERS inspired, I AM YOUR ERROR...

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Steve Roden

An Evening of Experimental Music and Sound Art with Steve Roden, Neil Jendon, and John Kannenberg

Performance

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 9:00PM to 11:00PM

Gallery 400 and The Burlington are proud to present an evening of experimental music and sound art performances by Steve Roden, Neil Jendon, and John Kannenberg. 
Steve Roden, a visual and so...

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The Dragon is the Frame Performances

Featuring: R. E. H. Gordon, Steve Hnilicka, Colin Self, Xina Xurner and Isaac Fosl-van Wyke, and documentation videos of performances by Mark Aguhar

Performance

Thursday, July 26, 2012 – 6:00PM to 8:00PM

One night only, an array of talented local and national performance artists present dynamic pieces created out of planned and realized collaborations with Mark Aguhar, as well as those inspired by ...

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The World Finder, an Epic Tragedy in Four Acts

Pocket Guide to Hell, Martin Billheimer, Sid Cook, Jon Langford, and Max Wastler

Performance

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

For the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Steele MacKaye endeavored to build the world’s largest theater, the Spectatorium, with 25 stages and seating for 8,000 people. Using real water...

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Wu Tsang

WILDNESS

Lecture, Performance, and Screening

Monday, March 7, 2011 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Wu Tsang (born 1982) presented a performative lecture and screening about his upcoming feature documentary WILDNESS, combining live narration and excerpts.
WILDNESS depicts the creativity and...

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Performances by Edie Fake and Lee Relvas

Performance

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Edie Fake's (born 1980) Lock is a metallic sonic scrapheap of psychic safe-cracking and emotional emergence. Lee Relvas's Exhaust Yourself is a musical meditation on scarcity and abundanc...

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Performances by Forced into Femininity and Lee Relvas and Bret Koontz

Performance

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 – 1:00PM to 2:30PM

At the opening reception for Bless This Mess, visitors to Gallery 400 were treated to a performance titled Blind Asylum: A Song Cycle by Forced into Femininity. The remnants of this exuberant ...

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Joe Grimm

"Transitions"

Performance

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 – 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Transitions is a new piece of music arranged for multiple TV monitors. In this work, Grimm extends some of the ideas from past work with 16mm audio-visual performance to the realm of digital video....

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Alex Halsted and Michael Esposito

Performance

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 – 12:00PM to 1:30PM

Gnathonemus Petersii is a unique collaboration between musician Alex Halsted and sound artist David Moré (born 1976). Halsted emits a constant pulse that forms an electrical field that surrounds he...

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Alex Halsted, David Moré, and M.C. Schmidt

Performance

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 – 1:00PM to 2:30PM

Gnathonemus Petersii is a unique collaboration between musician Alex Halsted and sound artist David Moré (born 1976). Halsted emits a constant pulse that forms an electrical field that surrounds he...

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Alex Halsted, David Moré, Joe Grimm, and ige*timer

Performance

Thursday, October 15, 2009 – 2:00PM to 3:30PM

Gnathonemus Petersii is a unique collaboration between musician Alex Halsted and sound artist David Moré (born 1976). Halsted emits a constant pulse that forms an electrical field that surrounds he...

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Alex Halsted and David Moré

Opening Reception and Performance

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 – 1:15PM to 2:45PM

Gnathonemus Petersii is a unique collaboration between musician Alex Halsted and sound artist David Moré (born 1976). Halsted emits a constant pulse that forms an electrical field that surrounds he...

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Jeanne Dunning

Performance

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 – 11:30AM to 1:00PM

On Sunday, October 18, 2006, Gallery 400 hosted Jeanne Dunning’s (born 1960) Tomato Fight. In the grassy field at the corner of Halsted and Harrison Streets, ten participants pelted each other with...

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The Black Factory

Performance

Monday, June 26, 2006 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM

The Black Factory, artist William Pope.L’s performance action installation on wheels, set sail on its final voyage, traveling to Chicago for a stop at Gallery 400 before also visiting the Hyde Park...

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The Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid

Performance

Monday, May 2, 2005 – 7:00PM to 8:00PM

Featuring wildly popular comedian David Alan Grier on a lushly colored, multi-channel video, The Alchemy of Comedy...Stupid examines the nuances and structures, rapture and pathos of jokes, comedy ...

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Kathy Rose

Animation with Dance/Performance

Performance

Thursday, February 2, 1984 – 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Kathy Rose, animator, dancer and choreographer, presents animated shorts The Mysterians and Pencil Booklings, along with her unique dance-performances Primitive Movers and Strange Ditties, whe...

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