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Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival
Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 4:00 PM – Sun, Jun 5, 2016, 10:00 PM CDT
Defibrillator Gallery proudly presents our fifth annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival. This year, June 1-5, performance artists from around the world will descend upon the Noble Square neighborhood in Chicago to present work in the streets, in the windows, and in the gallery. In addition to live art, each day features a video series of performances for the camera. Rapid Pulse provides a unique opportunity to witness a carefully curated survey of contemporary international live and mediated performance art.
Rapid Pulse has become known around the world as a small festival with a big heart. We embrace the local and global simultaneously. Over fifty artists, administrators, and volunteers from around the world will come together for five days to contribute to an international conversation about performance art. While enriching Chicago, we are also providing a unique opportunity for artists with performance practices to build community with other live artists, international curators, and respected academics. We foster and contribute to a global dialog surrounding conceptual, ephemeral, or enigmatic forms of expression.
Rapid Pulse is a platform for underrepresented voices and time-based work that does not sit comfortably within pre-established genres or disciplines. Dynamic programming, decidedly fearless and unique, aims to provoke thought and stimulate discourse. Live performances were curated by Giana Gambino and Joseph Ravens with input from Julie Laffin who, in turn, curated the video series with Giana Gambino.
VERNISSAGE [05.31] GUEST OF HONOR : CYNTHIA PLASTER CASTER
RAPID PULSE 2016 ARTIST ROSTER
ALEJANDRO T. ACIERTO [CHICAGO] I KELVIN ATMADIBRATA [INDONESIA] I SALVATORE INSANA_DEHORS/AUDELA [ITALY] | JIM BACHOR [CHICAGO] I PETER BAREN [NETHERLANDS] I HEIDI WIREN BARTLETT [US] & KULDEEP SINGH [INDIA|US] I SARAH & JOSEPH BELKNAP [CHICAGO] I STEPHANIE ELAINE BLACK [UAE|UK] I DANILO BRACCHI [BRAZIL] | ERIKA BÜLLE [MÉXICO] I JOHN BURKHOLDER & JESSICA BORTMAN [CHICAGO] | JEFFERY BYRD [US] | KATIE C. DOYLE [CHICAGO] | JAI DU [SPAIN|BELGIUM] | KEATON FOX [US] | DAVID FRANKOVICH [CANADA|FINLAND] I PEDRO GALIZA [BRAZIL] | JULIE GEMUEND [CANADA|US] | JULIA GLADSTONE [US] | ELI KABIR GOLD [US] I JUSTYNA GOROWSKA [POLAND] | ADAM YORK GREGORY & GILLIAN JANE LEES [UK] I ROOS HOFFMANN [NETHERLANDS] | HELEN KIRWAN [UK] | GAVIN KRASTIN [SOUTH AFRICA] I CHONGHA PETER LEE [US] | HEERAN LEE [KOREA|US] I SUJIN LIM [SOUTH KOREA|GERMANY] | RIVER LIN [TAIWAN|FRANCE] I LOLO HJTYU TUYUYU [SPAIN] I ANGELA ALEXANDER-LLOYD [UK] | PEDRO MATIAS [PORTUGAL|NETHERLANDS] | LINDA MARY MONTANO [US] I MOTHERGIRL [CHICAGO] | ESTHER NEFF [US] I | VELA OMA [MEXICO|US] I BARCODE DJ'S [SLOVAKIA] I RAÚL RODRÍGUEZ [VENEZUELA] | MICHIKO SAIKI [JAPAN|US] | RINAT SCHNADOWER [MEXICO|ISRAEL] | AMY SINCLAIR [CHICAGO] & REGIN IGLORIA [PHILIPPINES|CHICAGO] I EDRA SOTO [CHICAGO] I KEIJAUN THOMAS [US] I SARAH TROUCHE [FRANCE] I KREFER & TURCA [BRAZIL] | FERMIN DIEZ DE ULZURRUN [SPAIN] | EMMA VARKER [AUSTRALIA] | NABEELA VEGA [BANGLADESH|US] | ANDREI VENGHIAC [ROMANIA|SWEDEN] | WEN YAU [HONG KONG|US]
IN SITU performance are either roaming or at an assigned time. Please visit www.rapidpulse.org for details and more information.
4PM WINDOW performance
7PM GALLERY performances including the VIDEO PERFORMANCE SERIES
10PM STǓ GASTRONOMY SERIES, only available with GOLD MEMBER ticket donation.
SLEEPATHON workshop by LINDA MARY MONTANO [Sun 05 June] VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY, early registration recommended: http://sleepathon.eventbrite.com/
IN SITU performances occur outside the gallery context. Roaming works are unpredictable, meet at DFBRL8R if a time is indicated and we will collectively migrate to the site. Dress for weather, some works are outdoors. Follow @RapidPulseFest for up-to-the-minute locations. Free
VIDEO PERFORMANCE SERIES curated by Julie Laffin and Giana Gambino. This series consists of performance works for the camera in which the lens is an integrated element or the action is impossible to present live due to site specificity, extended duration, scale, or other unique situations. Screened in our pop-up Garage Cinema, the video series is part of the evening program.
GASTRONOMY SERIES : STǓ is| a late night supper with one enormous pot and a thousand small discussions. Setting aside traditional forms of discourse, Rapid Pulse 2016 has instead decided to provide an atmosphere where exchange of ideas happens naturally and conversations flow freely - as they tend to do over food and drink, at table. Gastronomy Artists will create a soup or stew in response to an artist or work that took place that day. Space extremely limited and available only with Gold Member ticketed donation.