NEWS

Chicago Premiere
HATORADE RETROGRADE: THE MUSICAL

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September 25 &26 and October 2 & 3

Palminsano Park

We are excited to announce the Chicago premiere of HATORADE RETROGRADE: THE MUSICAL. All shows begin at 4pm and are free and open to the public. In order to fully enjoy the show  — including the amazing score by avery r young and Jonathan Ross — you will have to reserve a “silent disco” headset in advance.

The Chicago edition will feature a site specific choreography by Erin Kilmurray as executed by our killer cast, starring Sarah Ellen Miller, Maria Blanco, Alix Schillaci, Rahila Coats, Karielle Williams, Hannah Santistevan and Sojourner Zenobia, and our expert youth guides Alex, Ricky, Brooks and Eleanor, will lead the audience through the performance for maximum enjoyment — it's a walk in the park and I hope to see you there!


Please note: Due to the "silent disco" headphone system, reservations are required and free tickets are limited to 50 attendees per day. Please only reserve the number of tickets you plan to use, and return the reservations if you are no longer able to attend the performance .

The show is brought to you by Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, which also hosted the exhibition  Museums of Future Past Times Present: Hatorade Retrograde The Musical from February 5–March 26, 2021 and perpetually viewable online
here.

Danish Arts Workshop
SUMMER RESIDENCY, COPENHAGEN

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I would like to extend a big thank you to the Danish Arts Workshops, where I spent the summer in wonderful wonderful Copenhagen, doing research-production for my upcoming show at Malmö Konstmuseum in Sweden.

During my residency at DAW I created seven costumes based on Scanian folk costumes from the Museum's archives. The garments are constructed from vintage PPE, scrubs, shirts, scraps and craft projects, salvaged from my parent’s basement — remnants of a life as professional care workers as an ophthalmologist and occupational therapist, respectively. Inspiration and influences include Danish outsider artist Caroline Ebbesen, who spent most of her adult life in Sct Hans Hospital — one of the major psychiatric institutions in Denmark — as well as Scando-American hippie folklore, as embodied by the textile works of Moki Cherry from the Museum’s collection.

 

A grant from the Danish Arts Foundation’s Curator Program made possible a visit from Paris by my dear friend Kathy Alliou, to begin the work on a publication together, and the long summer in Copenhangen allowed for studio visits with current and future collaborators in Scandinavia, site visits to Malmö, and a trip to Tågarp, where Moki and partner Don Cherry lived their dream of an Organic Music Society… Big big thank you too all and more on that soon.