Discourse

Discourse begins at 2:30 at the HUB 1130 W Chicago Ave (formerly UpGrade Cycle)

ARTIST TALKS

SAT JUNE 06: Inquiry and Constraint: The Contemporary Festival as Format

This panel considers how the festival format and content therein affect artistic practice and the trajectory of future work.

with moderator: GIANA GAMBINO
with panelists JOHN G BOEHME, MARILYN ARSEM, BERNARDO STUMPF, MARK JEFFERY, JOSEPH RAVENS, NICK ANDERSON, EAMES ARMSTRONG, GARY VARRO

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SUN 07 JUNE: Performance, Activism, and the Politics of the Social Body

What techniques and processes do artists employ to empower local and global communities and inspire them to informed action?

with moderator JOSHUA CHAMBERS-LETSON
and panelists MARY COBLE, AMITIS MOTEVALLI, LECHEDEVIRGEN TRIMEGISTO, PARIS LEGAKIS, YOLANDA BENALBA

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SAT 13 JUNE: Interrogations: Gender and Performativity

Artists are asked to investigate the manner in which performance art foregrounds and contests popular notions of gendered and sexed bodies.

with moderator JESSICA SANTONE
and panelists WEEKS AND WHITFORD, AYANA EVANS, VIVIAN CHINASA EZUGHA, MARY COBLE

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SUN 14 JUNE: Bathing: A Performative Discussion

a panel dedicated to the topic of bathing, discussions of the taboo, ritual, culture, intimacy and the body will be creatively interpreted and embodied, blurring lines between academia and performance art. Note: panelists will be nude

with moderator MITSU SALMON
and panelists AMELIA CHARTER, CHRISTINE SHALLENBERG, VICTOR de la ROCQUE, NATALIA NICHOLSON

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