Out of Site will present public performance pieces focused on community justice by Joshua Kent, Janet Schmidt, and Sara Zalek. Kent’s performance takes the symbolism and poetics of “Bread and Roses”, a phrase of historical and cultural significance, originating in the Union movement. Schmid’s pedestrian dance project encourages community engagement through movement. Zalek’s interactive dance performance questions the illusion of freedom in our contemporary society. All of these works will actively engage the audience in a dialogue on economic justice (Kent), community exchange (Schmid), and the illusion of freedom and justice (Zalek).
Friday April 21
Joshua Kent, 5pm to 7pm – S Peoria St. and W Van Buren St. (Outside of Gallery 400)
Sara Zalek, 5pm to 7pm – UIC Halsted Blue Line Stop
Saturday April 22
Janet Schmid, 5pm to 7pm – UIC Halsted Blue Line Stop
Out of Site (OoS) curates unexpected encounters in public space, supporting contemporary performance artists and dance companies to create new work that engages directly with the public. OoS is the brainchild of Carron Little (Faculty in Performance Department at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago) and Whitney Tassie (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts).
OoS has produced over sixty public performances since 2011 by local and international performance artists, with support from Wicker Park and Bucktown SSA #33, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Propeller Fund and The Gertrude Wachtler Cohen Memorial Foundation.
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