Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Red Rover Series / Experiment #55

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #55:
Reading Is (Not) Performance

7pm / doors lock 7:30pm

Meg Duguid
Carron Little
Carole McCurdy
s.g. murthy

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4

logistics --
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

MEG DUGUID believes that documentation is paramount to her art making and is invested in the ways documentation and art can be integrated in a single practice.  She has performed/exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hyde Park Art Center, Macy’s on State Street in Chicago, the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, and 667 Shotwell in San Francisco.  Duguid has screened work at Synthetic Zero in New York, Spiderbug in Chicago, and at the Last Supper Festival in Brooklyn.  From 2009-2011, she ran Clutch Gallery, a 25 square-inch white cube located in the heart of her purse, since then she lends her purse to others to curate and carry. 

CARRON LITTLE is an inter-disciplinary artist working in performance and installation. Little devises interactive pieces with costume, sculpture and spoken word. Little received a First Class BA (hons) from Goldsmiths' College, London University, U.K. in 1996 and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. In 2000 she became artist in resident for the British Arts Council.  From 2003 to 2009 Carron worked with the artist collective Art Not War and Red Velvet Curtain Club devising site-specific performances and exhibitions. Carron coordinates Out of Site, Chicago which is a public performance series in Wicker Park and Bucktown.  See http://www.carronlittle.org.

CAROLE MCCURDY has performed at spaces including the Chicago Cultural Center, Defibrillator Gallery, Epiphany Dance, Hamlin Park, High Concept Laboratories, Links Hall, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. She has created solo performance pieces and work for ensemble, danced in butoh pieces with Nicole Legette’s Blushing Poppy, and worked with a talented array of Chicago improvisers and devisers.

S.G. MURTHY lives life interweaving desires for systemic positive change with devotion to family as an international arts educator traveling the world with her jazz musician partner, teen-aged daughter and two cats.  Fluctuating between situations of austere focus and a carnivalesque multiplicity, murthy’s work employs an interdisciplinary approach of critical pedagogy, sustained research, and keen observations of the cinematic within everyday surroundings.  Winning numerous awards: Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, Rockefeller nominee, Illinois Arts Fellowship etc. murthy has exhibited nationally and internationally: Beyond Borders Performance Festival, Myanmar; Sapphos, Taiwan; The Kitchen, NYC; The Substation, Singapore; SXSW Festival; etc.

RED ROVER SERIES is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. The series was founded in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin.

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