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Body + Camera 2019 Chicago
April 7 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Full program here: manacontemporarychicago.com/bodycamera2019
Body + Camera Chicago 2019: The Un/Certain Body
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
In partnership with Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and montom arts, Body + Camera presents a broad spectrum of contemporary work in experimental, dance, and performance film, and includes special thematic screenings. This dynamic forum celebrates the intersection between the moving body and the moving image, focusing on risk-taking and independent artists, and featuring contemporary experimental projects that stretch mediums to their edge.
This installment’s submissions, which originated from more than 25 countries, convey an uncertain mood; underlying many of them are dilemmas around the context, purpose, and boundaries of the human form. The works illuminate ways in which we now struggle to understand corporeal existence within a fluctuating world shaped by fast-changing technologies, political absurdities, and grave environmental shifts. It is from within and without the boundaries of this complex reality that this year’s event finds its sentiment and title: The Un/Certain Body.
Featuring more than forty short films by emerging and established artists from around the world, with previous screenings at Mana Contemporary’s Jersey City and Miami locations, Body + Camera 2019’s final stop at the Chicago Cultural Center will include short programs and special live presentations.
Body + Camera Advisory Panel:
Misty DeBerry, Brendan Fernandes, Lizzie Leopold, Eugune Park, Bryan Wendorf, Danièle Wilmouth