Eyes from around the world are focused on Chicago as performance artists from all corners of the earth present their work in the fourth edition of RAPID PULSE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL. Spanning two weekends, the festival will exhibit live art in the main gallery, durational performance in the storefront windows, interventions, video screenings, artist talks, discussions, workshops, and social events. Spilling over to other venues in the neighborhood, RAPID PULSE embraces the local and global simultaneously.
featuring:
MARILYN ARSEM (US). JELILI ATIKU (NIGERIA). ATOM-r (CHICAGO). YOLANDA BENALBA (SPAIN). SARAH BERKELEY (US). JOHN G BOEHME (US|CANADA). MARY COBLE (US|SWEDEN). JOHN COURT (FINLAND). CHUN HUA CATHERINE DONG (CANADA). AYANA EVANS (CHICAGO). VIVIAN CHINASA EZUGHA (NIGERIA|WALES). ADAM GRUBA (POLAND). MIAO JIAXIN (CHINA|US). NATASHA JOZI (PAKISTAN). LARISSA KOPP (GERMANY|AUSTRIA). PARIS LEGAKIS (GREECE|US). SARA MORAWETZ (AUSTRALIA|US). AMITIS MOTEVALLI (IRAN|US). LECHEDEVIRGEN TRIMEGISTO (MEXICO). JULIE POTRATZ (CHICAGO). VICTOR de la ROCQUE (BRAZIL). BERNARDO STUMPF (BRAZIL). MITSU SALMON (CHICAGO). MARCEL SPARMANN (GERMANY). MARYAM TAGHAVI (CHICAGO). MARTINE VIALE (CANADA). WEEKS & WHITFORD (UK). FRANCIS MARION MOSELEY WILSON (US). TORI WRåNES (NORWAY).
Sponsors
Art Stars
Danièle Wilmouth, Cyndi Durfee, David Sundry, Carole Mc Curdy, Michael Savona, Anna Brown, Lee Klawans, Jennifer Mefford, Steven Hauleubeek, Connie Hustin, Colleen Harper, Carmen C. Rivera, Karen Orves, Brittany LaFlamme, Micaela Pena, Chris Kellner, Audrey and David Neupert, Andy Rabensdorf, Sasha Hodges, Ross Kelly, Jordan Jaymes, Silky Jumbo, Philip Fryer, Timothy Grider, Lisa Vinebaum, Anna Felicity Friedman, Jayne Papandreou, Teresa Silva, Andrew Cook, Nancy Bechtol, Julie Laffin, Robin Pettersen, Jessica Bortman, Giana Gambino, Manuel Vason, Aram Han Sifuentes, Esteban Garcia, Max Carlson, Ginger Farley, Dolores Wilber, Peter Taub, Jamie McMurry, Nora Taylor, Claire Ashley
Rapid Pulse, Defibrillator, or individual artists are partially supported by: Canada Arts Council, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, British Columbia Arts Council, Finnish Cultural Foundation, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Camosun College, University of Sydney, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Whole Foods Market, Awake Cafe, Artisan Bread Shoppe, Lovely Bakeshop, Holiday Jones, 5411 Empanadas, Vosges Chocolate, Kokorokoko, Seek Vintage, West Town Chamber of Commerce, Lagunitas, Few Spirits, Unite Urban Grill, Ikea, Five Star Bar, WasteShed, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, an Anonymous Donor, and generous contributions by those who frequent DFBRL8R.