Jun 10th 2021

Push Pull

@ Hyde Park Art Center

5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

Opening Thursday, June 10th, at 6PM

On view through Saturday, July 24th

Push Pull: A Live Performance by The Seldoms in collaboration with Faheem Majeed

Join us for an evening live performance of Push Pull by The Seldoms dance company member Damon Green. This short performance, choreographed by Artistic Director Carrie Hanson, activates Faheem Majeed’s rubbing of the Southside Community Art Center as part of his Hyde Park Art Center Exhibition, Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden: Shroud. Push Pull is a 20 minute video performance recorded in the New Bauhaus designed gallery of the South Side Community Art Center that will be playing on the facade of the Hyde Park Art Center during the duration of the exhibition.

In Push Pull, performer Damon Green unfurls, bundles, and carries the full weight of a living historic institution, embodied in Faheem Majeed’s 34 x 42 foot graphite rubbing on muslin of the historic Bronzeville landmark, South Side Community Art Center. Both the live performance and its companion short dance film are inspired by Majeed’s own earlier “Piano Push,” which references his tenure as SSCAC’s Director. Green’s formidable presence is on full display in this meditative, patient and determined solo that expresses labor, the acts of lifting up and holding on, histories, and accumulation.

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-seldoms-pushpull-live-performance-tickets-150127037009

This event is presented as part of Art Design Chicago Now, an initiative funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art that amplifies the voices of Chicago’s diverse creatives, past and present, and explores the essential role they play in shaping the now.

Generous support for this exhibition is also provided by the Host Committee led by Jack & Sandra Guthman, Cynthia Heusing & David Kistenbroker, and Eric & Cheryl McKissack and include contributions from John Ellis, Julie Marie Lemon & Heinrich Jaeger, Cheryl & Thomas Rudbeck, and Freddye Smith.

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