DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery is thrilled to announce the return of Estonian performance art collective, NON GRATA, in their presentation of Force Majeure as part of an event by the same name on Sunday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m. Co-hosted by NEW CAPITAL, the performance will center around the destruction of a car. Riveting and energetic, Force Majeure is a tribute to NON GRATA’s punk rock style that mixes social, political, and ethical messages with their characteristic sense of controlled anarchy. The main characteristics of the members are anonymity in group work, and a purposeful ignorance of the local art world and mass media. NON GRATA rejects conventionalization, favoring instead images of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. http://www.nongrata.ee/
The evening begins at DEFIBRILLATOR at 6:00 p.m., during which time Polish sound and video artist Marek Choloniewski will present a large scale interactive four channel video installation using GPS-trans technology. Incorporating images from the streets of Chicago from the perspective of a car, Choloniewski allows the audience to drive the virtual automobile by means of light sensors. This ongoing global interactive instrument project has been realized in Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin, Minsk, and Luxembourg. Improvised sound by Dan Dehaan, Katie Young, and Ryan Ingebritsen. For more, visit http://www.studiomch.art.pl/.
At 7:00 p.m. a school bus will arrive to transport people to the site of the performance, occurring at an undisclosed location. The event will take place outside, so spectators are encouraged to dress according to the weather. This piece has been adapted and taken to several countries, including Iceland, Korea, and most recently Britain, directly following the mass riots that happened there last summer.
This project is proudly co-hosted by New Capital, a project space run by Chelsea Culp & Ben Foch. A $10 requested donation at the door goes directly to the artists. The evening will culminate in a reception at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery lasting until 10:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
6:00 P.M. INSTALLATION at DEFIBRILLATOR
7:OO P.M. BUS TO NON GRATA PERFORMANCE (location undisclosed)
8:30 P.M. RETURN TO DEFIBRILLATOR FOR RECEPTION