May 25th 2018

Moving Out of Reach

@ Gallery 400

400 S Peoria St Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, May 25th, from 6PM - 8PM

Gallery 400, in partnership with High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist Program, hosts Moving Out of Reach. Moving Out of Reach is both a platform to view two unique performance strategies led by Cat Mahari and Margaret Morris and a participatory lecture on abstracted models of creating identity-based movement projects, investigating racial archives, healing rituals, and definitions of violence. Interspresed through the performances, Mahari and Morris participate in an open discussion moderated by Marcela Torres, Gallery 400 Community Engagement and Public Programs Manager.

About the performers:

Cat Mahari’s work builds upon a richly layered body history, stemming from archival research, cultural immersion, and physical training, with the intent of manifesting an intellectual and informal legacy through documentation. Her projects are devised in a spectrum of exploration, and often integrate video projection to re-define the capacity of humans to create resonance embedded in African diaspora cultural emergence of street dances, games, and music.

Margaret Morris uses performance to ritualize processes of relieving pain and increasing the pleasure in this world that we share. Fueled by the conviction that human beings are powerful manifestors and that changing our feelings changes the ways we interact with the world, and thus changes the worlds that we interact within, Morris plays to access and use pleasure foundationally in building her art.

Moving Out of Reach is presented in partnership with High Concept Labs.

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