RAPID PULSE International Performance Art Festival
Rapid Pulse 2017 embraces the theme: Retrospect. This edition looks back at Rapid Pulse's first five years by featuring alumni artists from prior editions.
Sandrine's performance for camera The Gaze Folding Into Itself (Action Transfers | Flesh Archive) is included in the video program: Re-Imagining/Re-Imaging on SATURDAY JUNE 2ND, 2017
LIVE WORKS by
2012 | Industry of the Ordinary | Michael Thomas/Lucky Pierre
2013 | Fereshteh Toosi | Carlos Salazar Lermont | Jefferson Pinder | Miller + Shellabarger
2014 | Alison Crocetta + Peter Reese | Díaz Lewis | Mikey McParlane + Erica Gressman
2015 | Ayana Evans
2016 | Eli K Gold | John Burkholder + Jessica Bortman | JGV / WAR
In addition to live performances, each day of Rapid Pulse includes a Performance Video Program and STǓ, a curated late-night post-performance soup kitchen. Visit http://rapidpulse.org/ for detailed information.
2012 I MONET CLARK (US) I PASCAL LIEVRE (FRANCE) AND MICHAEL DUDECK (CANADA) I TALES FREY (BRAZIL/PORTUGAL) I FRANCISCO-FERNANDO GRANADOS (GUATEMALA/CANADA) I JON JOHN (FRANCE) I SHANA MOULTON (US) I WILLEM WILHELMUS (FINLAND)
2013 I ARAHMAIANI (INDONESIA) I JEREMIAH BARBER (US) I ANNA BERNDTSON (SWEDEN) | JEFFERY BYRD (US) I JESS DOBKIN (CANADA) I ARIANNA FERRARI (ITALY) I FRANCESCA FINI (ITALY) I TALES FRAY (BRAZIL/PORTUGAL) I BEVERLY FRE$H (CHICAGO) I MICHAEL H. HALL (CHICAGO)
2014 I SCOTT N. ANDREW (US) I FRANCESCA FINI (ITALY) I RAQUEL PUNTO (MEXICO) I SANDRINE SCHAEFER (US) I TORI WRÅNES AND SKYLAR HASKARD (NORWAY)
2015 I ATOM-R (CHICAGO) I RIVER LIN (TAIWAN/FRANCE) I VICTOR DE LA ROCQUE (BRAZIL) I BERNARDO STUMPF, DANIEL FIGUEIREDO, MARIANA ROCHA, AND DARLENE LEPETIT (BRAZIL) I LECHDEVIRGEN TRIMEGISTO (MEXICO) I WEEKS AND WHITFORD (UK) I TORI WRÅNES AND SKYLAR HASKARD (NORWAY)
2016 I ALEJANDRO ACIERTO (CHICAGO) I HEIDI WIREN BARTLETT AND BARBER (US) I JEFFERY BYRD (US) I JAI DU (SPAIN) I RIVER LIN (TAIWAN/FRANCE) I MANUEL LÓPEZ (SPAIN) I ANDREI VENGHIAC (ROMANIA/SWEDEN)
Organizers have kept the festival compact in order to focus on the digital and physical archives from the first five editions of the festival. Rapid Pulse 2017 will debut prototypes for five catalogs, one for each edition, 2012-16. This Rapid Pulse 2017 retrospective concludes a series of five festivals and marks the end of the project in its current format.
Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival is curated by festival director, Joseph Ravens, and assistant director, Giana Gambino, along with support from Julie Laffin and Steven Bridges (Co-curators 2012-15). Rapid Pulse is produced by Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery a.k.a. DFBRL8R Ltd., a 501c3 organization dedicated to the creation and presentation of performance art. Fostering local talent while invigorating Chicago with artists of exceptional calibre from around the world, Defibrillator champions work that looks to the body in concert and conversation with time, object, space, architecture, and society.
Defibrillator is made possible with support from the Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Performance; and generous contributions from those who attend exhibitions.