IMPACT Performance Festival
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Seven of the artists in this year’s Thesis Exhibition will be performing this weekend as part of the IMPACT Performance Festival. All of the performances bear some connection to the artists’ works as they exist in the gallery space. I’ve always been interested in performers decisions to manifest their work in ways that avoid traditional documentation, and I’m especially curious to see the relationships between the objects in the show and the live performers play out over the course of the night. Don’t miss it! More information is below.
-Bryce Dwyer, curator
IMPACT: Performance Festival
SAIC Performance Space and remote sites
280 S. Columbus Drive
May 7 and 8, 7:00 p.m.
Witness the next wave of performance art as SAIC graduate and undergraduate students completing their degrees in Performance present their thesis works, which cross the borders of theater, movement, and the visual arts. IMPACT brings together a dynamic selection of contemporary performance that is visceral, conceptual and embodied. The work on view pushes the hybrid boundaries of ephemeral practices and creates a unique experiential environment in constant flux. For two exuberant evenings, the artists will engage multiple sites within the building and within the audience as they explore architecture, myth, memory and process.
Featuring work by: Sebastian Alvarez, Lee Blalock, Vicki Fowler, Rae Langes, Jennifer Mills, Anthony Romero, Stuart Schmidt, Jillian Soto, and Georgia Wall.
Distinguished Alumni Guest MC: Joseph Ravens
Producers: Marissa Perel and Michael Fleming