RAPID PULSE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL is an intense whirlwind of live performance art, videos, artist talks, workshops, and panel discussions that takes place in the Noble Square neighborhood of Chicago June 4-14, 2015. This fourth annual international festival, produced by Defibrillator Gallery a 501c3 arts organization newly relocated to 1463 W Chicago Avenue, presents over 30 notable international, national, and local artists with dynamic range of styles and forms of performance art. We aim to invigorate Chicago by bringing to the city artists of exceptional calibre from around the world with dynamic programming, decidedly fearless and unique. The festival embraces the local and the global simultaneously, spilling over to other venues in the neighborhood for two weeks THURSDAY – SUNDAY JUNE 04-14, with different programming each day and 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 HUE 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).

 For early festival tickets, please go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/rapid-pulse

Committed to presenting a vast range of styles and forms of performance art. We seek out those artists whose research and practice look to the body in concert and conversation with time, space, object, and society.