A submitted review of FREQUENCY FESTIVAL 2017: Quince + Olivia Block.
An assessment of political art by its in/ability to embrace the collective experience.
“If poets theater is a form of sociability, page play, agitpop, or post-dramatic theater,” read the curatorial note handed out before the first performance, “fully distinct disciplinary boundaries have internally divided it as a field, and dispersed our knowledge and the influence of its practitioners.” If theater can be music, choreography can be composition, performance can be sound, and sound can be poetry; but how does one approach hybrids such as motion-poetry and theatrical sounds?… Read More...
by Tamas Vilaghy, photos by Jeff Kimmel
The chaos of construction on Western Ave has finally passed Constellation, but the subdued dread of the urban experience has only migrated inside. A modestly-sized but dedicated audience sat in deep contemplation last Sunday as Michael Pisaro’s Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation was not so much played as suspended in midair by the trio of Christopher Narloch, Chris Sies, and Isaac Stevenson.… Read More...
A reaction to the intense experience of Lampo's recent presentation of Yoshi Wada and Tashi Wada at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
by Deidre Huckabay
Immerse yourself in Deidre Huckabay's poetic reaction which echoes the subtle and profound performance that Pamela Z gave at Constellation Chicago. Photos by Tim Porter.