Jude Gallery is thrilled to announce “At Rest” – join us next Sunday, 9/3 from 4-9PM for one evening only ⭐️
At Rest is a 5-hour durational performance in collaboration between artist and performer Ále Campos (@celestes.wrld) aka Celeste and visual artist Vince Phan (@v_et_al) in which Celeste will become the center of an immersive living, breathing still life. In the style of tableau-vivant (or “living picture”), Celeste will lay in a lush bed of flowers that will slowly wilt around their body during the performance as they lie in deep ease. The flowers, laid carefully on and around them in an extravagant arrangement, will exist as adornment and extension of their body.
By stretching time and blurring the linbetween the performer and the gaze of the viewer, At Rest contends with notions of the queer body’s relationship to beauty, gaze, and death as Celeste lays, seemingly dormant between a state of collapse and leisure, romance and rest, languish and devotion.
Existing for just one evening, this ephemeral performance invites viewers to visit Celeste as a witness and participant in this collective moment of rest.
Ále Campos (b. Los Angeles, California) is a queer, Salvadorian-American multidisciplinary artist and performance maker currently based in Chicago, IL. They received a BA from Bennington College (2016) and an MFA in Performance at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (2022). Earlier this year they were invited to exhibit in HPAC’s Ground Floor Biennial Exhibition, a survey of Chicago’s most promising emerging talent. They are currently a BOLT resident artist at the Chicago Artists’ Coalition and were most recently named a 2023 New City Art Breakout Artist in Chicago.
Vince Phan is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, video, and performance. His time-based works focus on the ephemeral beauty in raw and organic materials such as flowers, soils, and compost. He has exhibited his works at Comfort Station, Co-Prosperity, and Untidy Objects at University of Chicago. He’s currently a resident at Chicago Artist Coalition via the HATCH Residency Program