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Gather: Wanbli Gamache // Jennifer Ligaya
September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7 PM doors, 7:30 performances
Free ($5 Suggested Donation)
Ages 18 and older welcome
Content Warning: This performance will include nudity, as well as sexual representation and reenactment.
Wanbli Gamache is a transwoman new media performance artist that operates through the intersections of media representations of erotic imagery and pornography. She explores the issues of spectacle, authorship, and intimacy within technological transmissions of body through virtual and simulated bodies. She is an alumni of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department and currently lives and works in Chicago. She has exhibited in the New Blood Performance Festival at Links Hall, Sullivan Gallery in Chicago, Zhou B Art Center, and Supernova Digital Animation Festival in Denver, Colorado and is an artist resident at MANA Contemporary in Chicago.
Jennifer Ligaya is a performance composer born and raised in Chicago. A thinker, a healer, and a lifelong performer, Ligaya has an interdisciplinary background including visual art (Gallery 37), vocal performance (Hard Rock Cafe), spoken word (Lit X), dance (Field Museum with Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company), and theater (Pinting Theater Company). Aside from her community work as an occupational therapist and teaching artist with Urban Gateways, she continues to compose and perform original music and performance installations. Her most recent work aims to weave mediums and utilize contemporary performance practices to examine and explore the intersections of race, gender, decolonization, indigeneity, activism, and healing. Ligaya holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College.
Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago. Gather is curated by Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew and Rebecca Himelstein.