Join us for a special evening of performance in conjunction with the show “Of Roses and Jessamine.” Performances by local artists in the SAIC community will extend the show’s narrative into an expanded discussion around ritual, spiritual experience, and ecstasy. Works will address issues surrounding disenfranchised bodies, embodied trauma, and reclamations of power through personal agency and spiritual expression. Viewers are encouraged to consider how the queering of ritual might offer oppressed bodies paths to freedom and shift structures of power.
Participating artists include Meg Leary, Kurt Peterson, Máiréad Delaney, Sophie Leddick, Nanna Rosenfeldt-Olsen, Jesús Hilario-Reyes, Maria Luísa Conlon and Erin Evans Delaney. Performance ephemera by Chicago’s Industry of the Ordinary will also be on view.
*Images from works by Maria Luísa Conlon, Jesús Hilario-Reyes, and Máiréad Delaney