$10 – $40

ECLIPSING: death and transformation | Day 3 - Ashon Crawley and J’Sun Howar...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Links Hall

3111 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Curated by Amina Ross

ECLIPSING is a performance festival highlighting a variety of artists and healers who have found inspiration and strength in their own definitions of darkness. In dealing with the dark these artists, performers, musicians, and healers dissect power. ECLIPSING creates space for LGBTQIA+ artists and performers, namely trans & queer people of color, to cross boundaries between mediums, mobilize darkness within their works, and harness darkness’s metaphorical and metaphysical qualities.

ECLIPSING: death & transformation is honored to partner with Links Hall once again for a performance festival between January 31, 2019 and February 3, 2019. Performers such as AuMar, Rashayla Marie Brown, Ashon Crawley, J’Sun Howard, Yun Lee, Porsha O., Susana Pilar, Avery R. Young, and Ariel Zetina aim to shed light on the marginal, mysterious, spectacular spaces of night.

Thursday, January 31 - Rashayla Marie Brown and Susana Pilar

Friday, February 1 - AuMar and Porsha O

Saturday, February 2 - Ashon Crawley and J’Sun Howard

Sunday, February 3 - Yun Ingrid Lee and Ariel Zetina

The festival offers a constellation of events and experiences including: a workshop series, a performance festival, collaborative public programming, and a film/video screening. These events converge around the first lunar eclipse of January 2019 and are hosted at venues across Chicago, including Links Hall. For the complete festival program, schedule, locations and artists, visit www.eclipsing.info.

--

About Ashon Crawley

Ashon Crawley, an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, is author of Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility (Fordham University Press), an investigation of aesthetics and performance as modes of collective, social imagination and, forthcoming with Duke University Press, The Lonely Letters, an exploration of the interrelation of blackness, mysticism, quantum mechanics and love. All his work is about otherwise possibility.

About J'Sun Howard

J’Sun Howard is from Chattanooga, TN and a Chicago-based dancemaker and poet. J’Sun has received the inaugural Co-MISSIONS Fellowship at Links Hall, a Sybil Shearer Fellowship through Ragdale Foundation, a nomination to participate in an emerging artist laboratory at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), and a 3Arts Make A Wave Award. A 2014 Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum Lab Artist awardee, his choreography has appeared at venues such as Danspace Project (NYC) Links Hall, Northwestern University, Sonotheque, Lincoln Square Theatre, Insight Arts/Center for New Possibilities, Epiphany Church, Rumble Arts, Patrick's Cabaret (MN), California College of the Arts (SF), and Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery. J’Sun has performed for choreographers Malcolm Jason Low, Asimina Chremos, Sara Wookey, Paige Cunningham, Selene Carter but most extensively with collaborators Darrell Jones and Damon Green in their research of (e)feminized ritual performance, which received a 2013 Juried Bessie Award for Hoo-Ha (for your eyes only). J'Sun's literary work is forthcoming in GIANTHOLOGY and can be seen in Propter Nos, Calamus Journal, Bird's Thumb, Inkwell, and Storyglossia.

--

About the ECLIPSING Team

Festival curator Amina Ross is an undisciplined creator and educator, working across media and shaping spaces that honor darkness and love, often through language and light in video installations, sculptural work and curatorial projects. Ross studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has presented work at Vox Populi, Links Hall and Hyde Park Art Center. Ross has spoken on panels and conducted workshops at College Arts Association Conference, Allied Media Conference, Black Artist Retreat, Threewalls and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A 2017 attendee of ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Ross was also a member of the 2015-2016 cohort of Chicago Artist Coalition’s BOLT Residency. Ross is currently the 2017 to 2018 Links Hall curator-in-residence, co-runs F4F, a black and femme centering space in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago and is co-lead artist of Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Ross’s commitment to loving, challenging spaces has manifested in the founding of 3rd Language (2011-2015), queer arts collective. As of late Ross’s commitment to spaces dedicated to creative learning manifests within Beauty Breaks (beautybreaks.info), a workshop series and participatory performance.

Festival project manager Madison Smith is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and art historian exploring ideas of intimacy, flatness, and autobiography using mediums of fiber art and sculptural installation. Smith has managed a diverse range of public programs in partnership with institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Evanston Art Center, and LATITUDE | Chicago. Smith is a co-founder of Monarch Art and Wellness, assistant instructor of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Teen Lab program, and 2018 Programming Fellow at LATITUDE | Chicago. Since graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Art and Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017, Smith has demonstrated a commitment to emerging artists and creative platforms in Chicago, IL.

**ECLIPSING: death & transformation is made possible in part through partnerships with The Breathing Room, CENTRAL AIR RADIO, filmfront, Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and The Nightingale. Generous donations will fund artists, performers, and healers involved in the ECLIPSING festival.**

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Links Hall

3111 North Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved