University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637
this is an artwork
this is for you
you are a community
you are my material
this is a prison
leave when you want
“One of the reasons I’m so interested in performance in general is the potential of the gathering of bodies and what happens when we’re in rooms together.”
Keyon Gaskin’s works obviate the traditional divide between spectators and artist, inviting audience members to move throughout the performance space and challenging them to experience the work in unexpected ways.
At the Renaissance Society, doors will open at 6:30 and guests are invited to join us for refreshments before the performance begins at 7pm.
Intermissions launched in January 2017 as a new programming series devoted to ephemeral and performative works, staged in the Renaissance Society’s empty gallery in between exhibitions. This recurring platform presents two events every year, supporting a wide variety of live projects.
This series is funded by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.