Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Feb 15: Utopic Monster Theory

7pm Friday, February 15th

at Rumble Arts Center
3413 W. North Avenue
free admission


J’Sun Howard & Jennifer Karmin

Guest artists:
Honey Pot Performance
(Meida McNeal, Felicia Holman, Abra Johnson,
Boogie McClarin & Aisha Jean-Baptiste)

Post-performance talk moderated by:
Ira S. Murfin

Sponsored by:
Insight Arts, Nights of Insight cultural series
IN>TIME Performance Festival

Utopic Monster Theory is a polydesirous bricolage of text-movement exploring 21st century cultural work. The performance defines and attempts to understand why artists’ creative labor is undervalued. Source material and inspiration are derived from: Antony & the Johnsons, Joseph Beuys, the Black Panther Party, Bleach anime series, Family Guy TV show, the Internal Revenue Service, Andrew Joron, John Lennon, Bernadette Mayer, Herman Melville, Thomas More, Eric Satie, Mary Shelly, and Hannah Weiner.

Honey Pot Performance will present an excerpt of their newest project, The Price Point of Living, which illuminates stories of everyday citizens struggling to find a sense of direction, purpose, and value in the wake of an uncertain labor market. At its core, the work explores the abstract question “What is the value of living?”