Ellen Mueller

Body + Camera Festival in Chicago

by Ellen Mueller on April 2, 2019, no comments


The Body + Camera Festival has reached its final city: Chicago! After previously visiting New Jersey City and Miami, the works can now be seen at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Crunching, a video piece made during a residency at Playa Artist Residency in Oregon, is set on the edge of a lake that dries up every summer due to commercial irrigation. It depicts various textures that, while appealing, also reflect a strained relationship between natural processes and human exploitation.

This work will be featured in the Body + Camera Festival, which presents a broad spectrum of contemporary work in experimental, dance, and performance film, and includes special screenings and artist talks aimed at provoking discussion around the event’s theme. This year’s films were selected from over 1,700 international submissions by a jury of experienced members of the performance and film community, and organized into five distinct programs and installations. Crunching is a part of the Convening program: eight films that explore our ongoing search for physical intimacy with nature.

Body + Camera 2019: The Un/Certain Body

Sunday, April 7, 2019
This event is free and open to the public.

Claudia Cassidy Theater,
2nd Floor North
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602

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