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The Dragon is the Frame Performances

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She Came Inside Me, 2012 Performance at ACRE Projects on May 6, 2012.
The Dragon is the Frame Performances

UIC College of Architecture and Art
400 S. Peoria Street (Art and Design Hall, First Floor)
Chicago, IL 60607
July 26th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://gallery400.uic.edu/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
gallery400@uic.edu
PHONE:  
312-996-6114
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 12-6; by appointment
TAGS:  
Gallery 400, uic, West Loop performance
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

One night only, an array of talented local and national performance artists present dynamic pieces created out of planned and realized collaborations with Mark Aguhar, as well as those inspired by her life and work. In collaboration with Isaac Fosl-van Wyke, Xina Xurner performs She Came Inside Me, which comprises drag, noise, music, and dance. Lyrics of the song are directly inspired by my sister Mark: "She came to me. My sister lover other. I am alive in her noise." Xina Xurner will make you sweat. Colin Self evokes in his performance Long Hair a mutual transformation with Aguhar, expanding the work into the audience, along what the artist calls a “trajectory of femininity.” Preceding and following these performances, and several documentation videos of Mark Aguhar’s performances, are the three sections of R. E. H. Gordon’s DIFFERENTIATION, which is presented in a darkened space punctured by roving spotlights. DIFFERENTIATION’s slow, projected, and declarative dialogue between two performers touches on themes of ritual, sacredness, virtual bodies, and interpersonal and spiritual love. Further dissolving the boundaries within the program, Steve Hnilicka will interact throughout the evening with the crowd as part of an original durational performance Femme Self Care, honoring Aguhar’s process and documentation of self-care.