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Saturday, October 6 • 10:35am - 11:50am
⟨strike⟩#NEWS⟨/strike⟩: A Pan-Locale Media Score (in Room 200 in Riley Hall)

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⟨strike⟩NEWS⟨/strike⟩ is a LIVE broadcast performance engaging with the persistent conflict between authoritative and personal voices. Using the generalized score NEWS, developed by Ryan ⊥ Dunn and Heather McShane, this instance of the score will focus on extreme hierarchy and dissent. Participants re/act in and to nearby scenes with two live video streams, split-screen, alongside a Twitter feed, projected to the audience in Riley Hall. The two videos will be of two reporters roaming the nearby environment, encountering performers/citizens (and, of course, other people), reporting on noteworthy scenes, and capturing all via live-streamed videos. Meanwhile, back in Riley Hall, a singular Twitter user/newscaster’s response to these scenes is foregrounded on another projector along with a polarized base of followers, some other newscasters. In addition to the normative passive engagement, audience is implicitly invited to interact with the reporters by leaving the presentation room or by participating in the developing Twitter feed’s account of the organic scenes. 



Popahna Brandes

Popahna Brandes is the author of In An I (Sidebrow Books, 2015); Reading Tests, in collaboration with Jack Henrie Fisher (Jan Van Eyck Academie, 2012); and The Sea In Me/The Riddle We Heard (The Corresponding Society, 2011). Works of translation, prose, film and music have been published... Read More →

Nicholas Davis

Nicholas Davis was raised in the Seattle, WA area, where he played music in bands instead of going to college. He moved to Chicago in 2010 where he co-founded a collective of musicians dedicated to improvised music, and was a DJ on NUMBERS.FM. He then received a BFA from SAIC focusing... Read More →

Ryan ⊥ Dunn

Ryan ⊥ Dunn is a media and performance artist considering the implications and manipulation of mediation and communication. He is invested in open culture, expanded field interventions, and the primacy of experience as product. His practice is inherently collaborative, redefining... Read More →

Chelsea Fiddyment

Chelsea Fiddyment is a language artist investigating the relationship between form and content in narrative fiction through text, performance, book objects, installation art, and publication platforms. She is also a classically trained vocalist. Her work has been featured in galleries... Read More →

Laurel Forest Foglia

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Laurel Forest Foglia is a writer, editor, and educator. Currently based in Chicago, she works as a writing tutor and instructor at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Poetry Center, Instituto del Progreso Latino, Malcolm X College, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago... Read More →

Lindsey French

Lindsey French is an artist and educator whose work engages in gestures of communication with landscapes and the nonhuman. Embracing a number of mediation strategies, her projects materialize as texts written in collaboration with trees, scent transmissions, performative lectures... Read More →
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Heather McShane

DePaul University
Heather McShane enjoys thinking about language as experience. She wrote No Home but Everywhere, a fictional narrative of unexpected encounters on a walk, and is working on a manuscript that largely moves through her late mother’s house. She teaches at DePaul University, leading... Read More →
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Natasha Mijares

Natasha Mijares is an artist, writer, curator, and educator. She received her MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited at MECA International Art Fair in Puerto Rico, Sullivan Galleries, TCC Chicago, and Locust Projects. She has been published... Read More →

Dao Nguyen

Dao Nguyen is a Chicago-based, interdisciplinary artist. She choreographs thought experiments, play apparatuses, obstacle courses, and transformation rituals. A score becomes a map is a situation where objects, actions, and bodies encounter philosophical questions concerning representation... Read More →

Hui-min Tsen

Hui-min Tsen's work explores the act of exploration itself with an emphasis on the individual’s everyday relationship with place, wonder, and the unknown. Through a series of projects ranging from boat-building to walking tours, she has sought to cross the distance between here... Read More →

John Wilmes

John Wilmes is a writer and professor in Chicago. He is at work on a book called The Saxophone Thieves.

Anne K. Yoder

Anne K. Yoder’s work has appeared in Fence, Bomb, and Tin House, among other publications, and is forthcoming in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing. She is a staff writer for The Millions and a member of Meekling Press, a collective micro-press... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 10:35am - 11:50am EDT
Riley Hall

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