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Push Pull: A Live Performance by The Seldoms
June 10, 6 - 7pm
June 12, 2 - 3pm
Join us on Thursday evening or Saturday afternoon for a live performance of Push Pull by The Seldoms dance company member Damon Green and artist Faheem Majeed. The short performance, choreographed by The Seldoms Artistic Director Carrie Hanson, activates Faheem Majeed’s rubbing of the Southside Community Art Center as part of his Hyde Park Art Center Exhibition, Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden: Shrouds.
In Push Pull, Damon Green unfurls, bundles, and carries the full weight of a living historic institution, embodied in Faheem Majeed’s 34 x 42 foot graphite rubbing on muslin of the historic Bronzeville landmark, South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC). Both the live performance and its companion short dance film are inspired by Majeed’s own earlier performance “Piano Push,” which references his tenure as SSCAC’s Director. Green’s formidable presence is on full display in this meditative, patient and determined solo that expresses labor, the acts of lifting up and holding on, histories, and accumulation.This program is held in conjunction with the current exhibition Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden: Shrouds by Faheem Majeed.
Generous support for the exhibition, related public program, and catalog is provided in part by The Joyce Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art, Polk Bros Foundation, and the Host Committee led by Jack and Sandra Guthman, Eric and Cheryl McKissack, and Cynthia Heusing and David Kistenbroker. Contributions also provided by John Ellis, Julie Marie Lemon, Heinrich Jaeger, Cheryl and Thomas Rudbeck, and Freddye Smith.