This event brings together Ariel Zetina and Hijo Pródigo (Justin Ignatius Mitchell) Chicago-based DJs, producers, and event creators for a conversation moderated by artist Michael Vincent Pusey. The conversation will focus on the ways that queer sound builds a visceral space within existing spaces, how bodies moving in queer sound are affected, and an investigation of how people reach new states through its engagement.
**Release of the publication Performing Text, Performing Politics, a collection of artist writings will be available for purchase.
Between the Real and Utopia is an exhibition centering performance practices that investigates the process of “getting there.” The position of being between two temporalities–the real and a utopia–indicates a notion of flux, and on favorable occasion, progression. Perpetually marked by temporality, performance practices glimpse how new ways of seeing, being, and doing are enacted, making them a suitable metaphor for what characterizes the in between. Though a group show, the exhibition format cycles through a series of smaller artist projects–individual and collaborative–conjoining the temporally-bound nature of performance with a curatorial platform that performs in tandem with the artists. Each iterative project occurs over a week, staging performances, programs, and activations in conjunction with its installation, pointing to the potentialities of utopia’s reverberation back into the real.
Michael Vincent Pusey
Curated by Jameson Paige
Nov. 16 – Dec. 15