Three presenters of experimental performance art are collaborating in three Chicago neighborhoods to presentVideo Corpo, a festival of video work celebrating movement-based artists who have used video as an extension of their practice and/or as an alternative corporeal perspective. Video Corpo takes place Nov. 16–Dec. 7 at Defibrillator Gallery, 1029 W. 35th Street; Nov. 17–Dec. 7 at Zephyr’s space SITE/less, 1250 W. Augusta Boulevard; and Nov. 30 at Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Avenue, in a program presented by Pivot Arts.
Curated by the directors of the three presenters—Michelle Kranicke (Zephyr and SITE/less in Noble Square), Joseph Ravens (Defibrillator Gallery in Bridgeport), and Julieanne Ehre (Pivot Arts in Edgewater)—Video Corpo focuses on broadening the audience for experimental time-based artists by creating a platform for viewing their work beyond traditional live performance.
Defibrillator opens Video Corpo November 16 at 7 p.m. with video installations by Marianne M. Kim, a Korean- American interdisciplinary artist working in screendance, multimedia installation, choreography, and performance art, and Daniele Wilmouth, who creates hybrid forms of film, video, installation, and live art.
Video Corpo’s second opening event takes place November 17 at 7 p.m. at SITE/less with the premiere of Zephyr’s The Wall Dance—Film Version (working title), an excerpt of Kranicke’s 2012 durational work Allowances and Occurrences re-envisioned for the camera. SITE/less also presents Short Silent Films (1966–94) by iconic composer, singer, director/choreographer, and filmmaker Meredith Monk and Nadia Oussenko’s On Falling, an exploration of falling and surrender.
Pivot Arts is presenting a one-night-only screening and panel discussion on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Chicago Filmmakers. Films to be screened include All by Sarah C. Prinz, Danny Rosenberg, and Amy Wilkinson;Separate Sentences by Austin Forbord and Amy Dowling; Insan by Tommy Pascal; and Formidable Dreams by Sara Zalek.