Please join us for Shir Ende’s durational performance, “How To Move With a Fence,” at Buttercup Park–part of the 2017 Terrain Biennial!
“How to Move With a Fence”
Shir Ende’s fence holds nothing in and keeps nothing out. Though it mimics architectural elements of the fencing that surrounds and segments the park, Shir’s “fence” is mobile, invites play and collaboration, and is scaled in relation to the body instead of the landscape. Through carefully choreographed motions, Ende engages the fence as a companion rather than a barrier. No longer rigid and permanent, the fence is transformed into an intimate, personal form, activated by movement and touch.
Shir Ende is a Chicago-based artist, educator and administrator. Ende received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a current MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has recently shown at South of the Tracks, Mana contemporary, Comfort Station, Woman Made Gallery, Hokin Gallery and was a Sponsored artist at High Concept Labs.
Elizabeth Lalley is a Chicago-based writer and independent curator. She received an MA in Museum & Exhibition Studies from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and holds a BA from the University of Michingan. She is a Curatorial Fellow with ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), contributor to Newcity and Chicago Artist Writers, and Assistant Director of Goldfinch Gallery.