goat island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it

Performance Space and Activations

February 2 - June 23, 2019

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Exhibition

March 30 - June 23, 2019

Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibition Hall, 4th Floor North

Free Admission

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goat island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it(click on image to enlarge)

 

Throughout the 23 years of its existence (1986–2009), the Chicago-based Goat Island contributed to the conception of nine major performance works, accompanied by publications, film and video projects, workshops, summer schools, lectures and symposia, inventing a complex institution bigger than the individual works. Freed from prescribed narrative and dialog, the work of Goat Island is built slowly in a creative process informed by repetition, chance and individual perception. Their democratic, shared activations continue to influence generations of artists, theatre makers, cultural theorists and social philosophers.

In conjunction with the city's Year of Chicago Theatre, nine national and international performance groups and artists have been commissioned to develop and present new work, each inspired by one of Goat Island's original performances. The works-in-progress will be presented at partner cultural venues throughout Chicago as part of the IN>TIME Festival, and “final” works will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center's Sidney R. Yates Gallery, which will be transformed into a scale re-imagining of the church gymnasium where the collective rehearsed. A tenth performance, created as a composite of “Missing Scenes” from the prior nine works, will be presented in June during a week of concluding events. The accompanying exhibition in the Chicago Cultural Center's Exhibition Hall will present archival materials that reflect Goat Island's generative and pedagogic processes and still invite consideration and reinterpretation.

Public Programs:

(all events are free and open to all)

IN>TIME Festival

Jan. 26–Apr. 4
Citywide venues
IN>TIME is Chicago’s triennial performance festival featuring performances, presentations and exhibitions by local, national and international artists at venues throughout the city.
 

Performance Space and Activations

Feb. 2–Jun. 23
Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
The Chicago Cultural Center’s Sidney R. Yates Gallery is transformed into a to-scale re-imagining of Goat Island’s rehearsal space – a church gymnasium. The space will host several residencies and performances.
 

Exhibition Preview

Mar. 29, 6–9pm; performance at 7pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall & Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
 

hancock & kelly (Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly, United Kingdom, now based in Germany)

World Premiere Performance: An Extraordinary Rendition responding to Soldier, Child, Tortured Man (1986)

Mar. 29–30, 7pm & Mar. 31, 2pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Mar 23, 7pm at 6018North, 6018 N. Kenmore Ave.

Strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance

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Exhibition

Mar. 30–Jun. 23

Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

The accompanying exhibition displays the physical archive of materials, from drawings and choreographic scores to traveling cases and costumes. This project is co-curated with Nicholas Lowe, associate professor and curator of the Goat Island Archive at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The exhibition of the archive changes intermittently to allow a focus on each of the original nine Goat Island performances as well as a special framing of works included in the first international tour of the company:

  • Apr. 10: We Got A Date
  • Apr. 17: Can't Take Johnny to the Funeral
  • Apr. 24: It's Shifting, Hank
  • May 1: representing Goat Island’s first UK tour (first three shows are reorganized together)
  • May 8: How Dear To Me the Hour When Daylight Dies
  • May 22: The Sea & Poison
  • May 29: It's an Earthquake in My Heart
  • Jun. 7: When will the September roses bloom? Last night was a only a comedy. (a double performance)
  • Jun. 7: The Lastmaker
  • Jun. 12: Final program TBD
 

hancock & kelly (Richard Hancock and Traci Kelly, United Kingdom, now based in Germany)

World Premiere Performance: An Extraordinary Rendition responding to Soldier, Child, Tortured Man (1986)

Mar. 29–30, 7pm & Mar. 31, 2pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Work-in-progress will be presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Mar 23, 7pm at 6018North, 6018 N. Kenmore Ave.

Strobe lighting effects will be used during this performance

 

Meet the Artist Activity

Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1-3pm

Meet the artists whose work has been inspired and shaped by Goat Island and participate in hands-on activities.

 

Augusto Corrieri (United Kingdom)

World Premiere Performance: Play to delete responding to We Got A Date (1989)

Apr. 12–13, 7pm & Apr. 14, 2pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Feb 18, 7:30pm, at High Concept Labs, Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 S. Throop St., 4th Floor

 

Robert Walton (Australia)

World Premiere Performance: Can’t Take Johnny to the Funeral responding to Can’t Take Johnny to the Funeral (1991)

Apr. 19–20, 7pm & Apr. 21, 2pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Feb 21, 6pm, at Hyde Park Arts Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

 

Judith Leemann (Boston, MA)

World Premiere Performance: enter, the symptom [I will show self-control.] responding to It’s Shifting, Hank (1993)

Apr. 26–27, 7pm & Apr. 28, 2pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Feb 16, 4pm, at Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

 

Jefferson Pinder (Chicago, IL)

World Premiere Performance: This Is Not A Drill responding to How Dear To Me the Hour When Daylight Dies (1996)

May 10–11, 7pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Feb 26, 6pm, at Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.

 

BADco. (Croatia)

World Premiere Performance: Impossible Dances responding to The Sea & Poison (1998)

May 24–25, 7pm & May 26, 2pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

The May 24 performance is preceded by an artist talk at 7pm with Erin Manning with the performance at 8pm

Work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Feb 21–23, 8pm, at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave.

 

Vlatka Horvat (United Kingdom)

World Premiere Performance: Third Hand responding to It’s an Earthquake in My Heart (2001)

Jun. 4–6, 7pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Apr 4, 7pm, at Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies, 4 W. Burton Pl.

 

Ryan Tacata (San Francisco, CA)

World Premiere Performance: Minor Repair responding to When will the September roses bloom? Last night was only a comedy. (a double performance) (2004)

and Ian Hatcher (New York, NY)

World Premiere Performance: Private Screening responding to The Lastmaker (2007)

Jun. 7–8, 7pm & Jun. 9, 2pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Ryan Tacata’s work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Feb 10, 6pm at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (dfbrl8r), Zhou B. Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St.

Ian Hatcher’s work-in-progress presented as part of the IN>TIME Festival on Feb 23, 7pm, at Red Rover Series, Outer Space Studios, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.

 

Convening Performance and Activities

Jun. 13–15

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

Over a three-day period, artists and members of the public are invited to consider three ideas—environment, response and body—in proximity to the archive of Goat Island.

 

World Premiere Performance: nine missing scenes in response

Jun. 14, 7pm

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

This multimedia event weaves the research and performative responses by the nine commissioned artists into a singular happening.

 

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