Challenging the relationship between performance, writing, language and poetry, this event seeks to explore sound made by the voice as an event, as an opening, as an action. Asking where performance, art and poetry meet and blend.
∆ A.J. McClenon was born and raised in “D.C. proper,” and is currently based in Chicago creating performances, installations, objects, sounds, visuals and writings. These creations often revolve around an interest in aquatic life, Blackness, queerness, science, US history and the global future. Holding a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago A.J. also received a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in creative writing from the University of Maryland, College Park and has also studied at The New School. A.J. has performed and shown work internationally at places like Dance to Save Lives in Jacmel, Haiti, LA FilmForum, National Museum of African American History and Culture and at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
∆ blake nemec is a writer, teacher and sound artist living in Chicago. Hir literary and performance work obsesses on the criminalization of everyday actions of unprotected workers, pansexuals, and gender variant people. Sharing Plastic is hir hybrid poetry/fiction debut, and they have been featured in situations such as SoundWeb, &NOW, Captive Genders, or the San Francisco Queer Arts Performance Festival. They have long worked as a sound recordist on independent movies such as the documentary FREE CeCe or Criminal Queers.
∆ Nathan Walker is an artist from West Cumbria, England, whose work explores and constructs relationships between performance and writing. Nathan makes live performance, sound, photographs, video, and textual artworks. Nathan is a Senior Lecturer in Photography and Fine Art (time-based practices) at York St John University.
Friday, March 13, 2020
8p doors, 8:30 start
1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3
Chicago, IL 60622