Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pictorial: Evil Is Interesting @ antena

Featured here is a collection of eleven photographs, text, and additional links which in combination help to document the otherwise ephemeral, multimedia presentation of "Evil is Interesting" at antena gallery in Pilsen, Chicago, between March 23 and April 21, 2012.

Below: Four photographs taken during a live theatrical performance of Michael Workman's "A Conversion," an art play in five acts, featuring Heather Marie Vernon, Sarah Weis, Katerina Papadatos, Snorre Sjønøst Henriksen and Heather Lynn, 8:30 PM, opening night, March 23, 2012.

Evil Is Interesting @ Antena
Evil Is Interesting @ Antena
Evil Is Interesting @ Antena
Evil Is Interesting @ Antena

Below: Six photographs taken during a live sonic performance by Lady Rollins, featuring Jess Speer, Peter Speer, Caroline Picard, and Devin King, 9:30 PM, closing night, April 20, 2012.

Lady Rollins @ antena
Lady Rollins @ antena
Lady Rollins @ antena
Lady Rollins @ antena
Lady Rollins @ antena
Lady Rollins @ antena

Below: The "False Love" zine by AA Bronson, Michael Workman, Dan Gleason and others, available at the gallery in limited edition:

False Love zine from Evil Is Interesting @ antena

"Evil Is Interesting"
March 23 - April 21, 2012
1765 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Curated by Michael Workman/Antidote Projects

Artists: Frank Pollard, Mike Lenkowski, Lorna Mills, Sarah Weis, Bill Talsma, Elizabeth Suter, Jody Oesterreicher, Micki Tschur, Sarah Legow, Industry of the Ordinary, Holly Streekstra, Samantha Ocasta, Jeffrey Grauel, Tony Kapel, Computers Cult, Maitejosune Urrechaga and others.

See also: Jason Kreke in Newcity Art,

See also: Jon Brozdowski in The Chicago Weekly,

See also: antena gallery's own information,

- Paul Germanos

Pictorial: Second Annual Lyp Sinc Show @ Defibrillator

An exposition of local performance art in thirteen acts, and a fund-raising event for "Rapid Pulse," an international performance festival scheduled to run at the gallery during the upcoming Summer of 2012.

Mikey McParlane @ Defibrillator
Mikey McParlane @ Defibrillator
Mikey McParlane @ Defibrillator
Above: Mikey McParlane

Jillian Soto @ Defibrillator
Jillian Soto @ Defibrillator
Jillian Soto @ Defibrillator
Above: Jillian Soto

Happy Collaborationists @ Defibrillator
Above: Happy Collaborationists

Sofia Moreno @ Defibrillator
Above: Sofia Moreno

Joseph Ravens @ Defibrillator
Above: Joseph Ravens

Taisha Paggett @ Defibrillator
Above: Taisha Paggett

Jake Myers @ Defibrillator
Above: Jake Myers

Robin Deacon @ Defibrillator
Above: Robin Deacon

Ben Foch @ Defibrillator
Above: Ben Foch

Full roster of performers: Happy Collaborationists, Ben Foch, Sasha Hodges, Mikey McParlane, Sofia Moreno, Jillian Soto, Courtney Macandanz, Rosé Hernandez, Robin Deacon, Taisha Paggett, Jake Myers, Sharon Lanza, Monica Panzarino

"Second Annual Lyp Sinc Show"
April 1, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
1136 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

"Defibrillator (a.k.a dfbrL8r or dfb) is a non-profit arts organization under the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas. Part studio and part gallery, dfb provides a gathering place to conceive, present, and promote performance art and other ephemeral forms of expression."

See also: Zachary Whittenburg and Chandler West's coverage of the event in Time Out Chicago,

- Paul Germanos