Jul 21st 2017

Doors at 7:30PM, Performance at 8:00PM

Water: A Dispatch From the Bottom of the Tub is a tale of water from polluted waterways to the bottom of the ocean, to the inside of our bellies, the bathtub and beyond. Featuring shadow puppetry, stop-motion animation and song by Rae Red and Hedia.

Rae Red (Rae Anna Hample) is a multi-media artist, based out of Marfa, TX. She combines personal narrative, with environmental justice, shadow puppetry, animation, & live singing to create jubilant performances. Her work is playfully macabre, and often explores what it means to transform.


Hedia is the music of multi-instrumentalist Bryce Hample, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hedia is spacial music, creating a place to inhabit, if only temporarily. Musical spaces to encompass the listener, unfolding organically and spaciously, in a blanket of drifting piano chords, viola da gamba, cello, brass, subdued guitar, and tape manipulations.

High Concept Labs (HCL) supports artists and facilitates dialogue between artists, audiences, and staff. This increases access and transparency to the artistic process and fosters transformational experiences in an environment of experimentation and discovery.

HCL is supported in part by the generosity of The National Endowment for the Arts, The Chicago Community Trust, The Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Joyce Foundation, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Humanities, The Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation, N.A., The Norwottock Charitable Trust, The Samuel J. Baskin Charitable Trust, Inc, Mana Contemporary Chicago, and individual donors.

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