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Catherine Sullivan

Five Economies (big hunt/little hunt)
May 05 – June 16, 2002

Sun, May 5, 20024:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

Location: The Renaissance Society
featuring a talk with the artist from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. This will be followed by a performance titled Gold Standard, directed by the artist at 6:30 pm.
Sun, May 5, 20026:30 pm


Gold Standard

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
Catherine Sullivan refers to her performances as "second order dramas," steeped in the emotional excess of theatrical convention. For this performance, Sullivan wrote an open letter to all of the theater companies in Chicago asking them to participate in the restaging of the classic scene from Arthur Penn's 1962 movie The Miracle Worker in which the deaf, mute and blind Helen Keller is being socialized through force applied by her teacher Annie Sullivan. The scene will be restaged in a number of different theatrical modes (hysteric, melancholic, manic, paranoic) by ten sets of Helens and Annies, en masse.
Wed, May 8, 20028:00 pm


Frances-Marie Uitti, cello

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
The Society is excited to host an encore performance by one of the most sought-after talents in the world. Uitti has performed definitive interpretations of works by some of the late 20th century's greatest composers, including Kurtag, Scelsi and Nono. In 1975, she developed a double-bow technique that transformed her cello into a truly polyphonic instrument capable of sustained chordal and intricate multivoiced writing. The bill features her own compositions which will incorporate the gallery's echo as raw acoustic material.
Tue, May 14, 20028:00 pm


Marc Unternaehrer (tuba) with Ensemble Noamnesia

Admission: free
Tuba talent extraodinaire, Marc Unternaehrer comes to Chicago from Lucern. His repertoire of solo works for tuba includes compositions by Luigi Nono and Giacinto Scelsi among others. This concert will feature these as well as works for small chamber ensembles performed with members of Ensemble Noamnesia. This concert will take place in the gallery.
Sun, Jun 16, 20025:00 pm


Lotta Melin, dancer/ choreographer
Terri Kapsalis, performer/ writer

Admission: free
Melin's solo choreography and Kapsalis' wit and violin work make for performances that are lyrical and spikey, moving and humorous, but above all precise and intelligent. Lotta Melin currently resides in Stockholm. She is working as a choreographer for the German ensemble "Die Audiogruppe" and as an improvising dancer in collaboration with such artists as Sonic Youth, Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Michael Zerang, and Leif Elggren. Chicago-based Terri Kapsalis is a founding member of Theater Oobleck. Her voice and improvised violin can be heard on CDs such as Van's Peppy Syncopators with John Corbett and Hal Rammel and Lou Mallozzi's "Whole or By the Slice"(Penumbra), John Corbett's "I'm Sick About My Hat" and Sebi Tramontana's "Night People" (Atavistic), and Tony Conrad's "Slapping Pythagoras" (Table of the Elements). This concert will take place in the gallery.

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