Chris Reeves: The Mountain
Chris Reeves will present a dining room sized mountain, maybe what someone (who?) would call a “domestic mountain” at the home of Elana Adler & Danny Floyd. The Mountain will speak through the voices of 50 individuals performing Kurt Schwitters’ 1919 work, “Class Opera Struggle,” a vocal pirouette of ups and downs. A takeaway puzzle book will be available in a small edition to supplement/further mystify/demystify this whole thing.
Bio: Chris Reeves is a Chicago based research creator and a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. There he coordinated “Expanded Art History for Plants,” a series of pedagogical and performance experiments in the UIC Greenhouse. From 2009-2013 he co-founded and ran Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum and Third Party Gallery in Cincinnati, OH & he currently runs (with Curtis Miller) Flatland in McKinley Park. His work has been shown all over, a few times in Europe, a few times in the happening US coastal cities, & many times in various spots in the Midwest. In late 2019, he will release “Classical Muddly,” a handbook on the Portsmouth Sinfonia edited with Aaron Walker, through Soberscove Press.
Aaron Walker, Anastasiya Yatsuk, Andre Alves, Andrea Bellen, Ann Lawson, Caitlin Ryan, Chris Collins, Chris Reeves, Colleen Kiehm, Curtis Miller, Danny Carroll, Davi Lakind, David Corns, Deanna Ledezma, Elana Adler, Faith Latorre, Hannah B Higgins, Isaac Hand, Jacob Riddle, Jamie Kreur, Jesse Malmed, John Sczcepaniak + three of his coworkers, Kristiana Reeves, Kristin Abhalter-Smith, Lauren Sudbrink, Liam O’Connor, Liz Cambron, Liz McCarthy, Loraine Wible, Megan Diddie, Mike Green, Nellie Kluz, Nicoletta Rousseva, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Tiffany Funk + more