On June 5th and 6th, Rapid Pulse will feature two evenings of performance art-based videos that aim to showcase a vast range of styles and forms of performance art, especially those that are innovative and experimental; the video series component of the festival does just this. This series consists of performance works for the camera in which the lens is an integrated and essential element or the action is impossible to present live due to site specificity, extended duration, scale, or other concerns. Curated by Giana Gambino and Julie Laffin, and managed by Samantha Yiyao Chao.
FRI 05 JUNE: Rebirth: Resist, Adapt
“Rebirth: Resist, Adapt” looks to the myriad ways in which performance artists use their bodies to cleanse, constrict, conform or combat a new existence or being. Whether psychologically, physically, sexually, intellectually or spiritually intertwined, the body is always relationally dependent on other elements for its definition and survival. Often this tension of symbiosis is enacted through a variety of primal experiences with lovers, strangers, historical events, natural elements or environments, anonymous masses, and most importantly, oneself.
SAT 06 JUNE: Anxiety and Other Ways of Being
“Anxiety and Other Ways of Being”, features works that expose the universal angst around psychological dualities that exist within all cultural contexts. The polarities between being vulnerable or self-assured, powerful or powerless, and dominant or subjugated are inevitably being played out- essentially literalized by individual beings in a world immersed in, and always dependent upon, hierarchy.
ADEL ABIDIN (IRAQ) | JOSÉ ARISPE (BOLIVA) | AGATHA BRUM (BRAZIL) | RED BIND: GILIVANKA KEDZIOR & BARBARA FRIEDMAN (FRANCE) | MARIA RAQUEL COCHEZ (PANAMA) | CON.TATTO (ITALY) | ELENA TEJADA-HERRERA (CHICAGO) | KYOUNG EUN KANG (SOUTH KOREA) | NOAH KRELL (US) | ALEXANDRA LERMAN & PIETER SCHOOLWERTH (US) | CARA MEGAN LEWIS (CHICAGO) | RIVER LIN (TAIWAN) | PAULO AURELIANO da MATA (BRAZIL |PORTUGAL) | NIGEL ROLFE (IRELAND) | MAARIT SUOMI-VÅÅNÅNEN (FINLAND)