Thresholds, Divine: Myths, Manias and Queer Morphologies
@ Links Hall
3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Opening Sunday, April 23rd, from 6PM - 10PM
Curated by Jonathan Sommer THRESHOLDS, DIVINE: MYTHS, MANIAS & QUEER MORPHOLOGIES presents new performance work by Clothilde Cook, Burning Orchid (Efrén Arcoiris, Rosé Hernandez) and Caleb Yono examining non-linear narratologies, feminine interiorities and borderlines between the sacred and profane.
This program is presented as part of the Links Hall/ ACRE performance scholarship partnership program.
Clothilde Cook “Garden Pathway”
Jill Lloyd Flanagan
Clothilde Cook’s work is interested in collective memory, oral storytelling, myth and fairytale, and symbiosis with the earth.
Feldspar Rhodochrosite, is a drag project of a male archetype of the fool and magician. Feldspar incorporates music, vocals, poetry and entertainment to speak directly to the audience.
Photo: Cavenaw & Cavenis (Clothilde Cook) performing “Treblinda” at Chances Dances, 2013. Photo Credit: Frankie Mars Gunner
Caleb Yono “WRAITH”
Caleb Yono is an interdisciplinary artist working to mediate discursive signs and affects of identity, class, and sexuality through representations of bodies charged with queer potential and tendencies.
Yono received Links Hall Summer 2016 full ride scholarship to attend ACRE.
Image: Courtesy of the artist. 2017.
An Authentic Skidmark
Burning Orchid (Efrén Arcoiris, Rosé Hernandez)
An orchid so in bloom that it must burst into flames. Fire, the creative force of the universe.
Burning Orchid the meeting of the multidisciplinary practices of Rosé Hernandez and Efrén Arcoiris, exists as a third entity which moves towards a faceted crystalline form. Hernandez brings experience in performance, movement, and Butoh; while Arcoiris incorporate sculpture and installation. Both are graduates of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Hernandez and Arcoiris first worked together in Hernandez’s production Planet X, performed at Links Hall in 2013 as a part of his Link Up residency. Having found common ground with their Mexican-American heritage and shared interests in materials, movement, earthworks, ritual, gender roles, and mythology, the two set out to create a new body of work together.
Burning Orchid acts as production team, set to deconstruct identity, employ de-colonizing tactics, and create new earth(body)works, weaving them into Chicago’s landscape and beyond. Burning Orchid organizes a number of performances, happenings, and situations along with ephemera including videos, objects, drawings and soundscapes.
Photo: Burning Orchid “Basic Dramatic Snack 2”, DUOS curated by MOTHERGIRL, 2015
Photo Credit: Ji Yang
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