CHANCES DANCES is pleased to announce the SUMMER 2014 CRITICAL FIERCENESS GRANTEES:
HONEY POT PERFORMANCE, AMANDA GUTIERREZ, & DANIEL LUEDTKE
HONEY POT PERFORMANCE is the recipient of the Mark Aguhar Memorial Grant for $1000. The grant will be used towards Juke Cry Hand Clap, a critical performance and public humanities project investigating the cultural heritage, aesthetics, and material culture of Chicago house music and dance. This multi-phase collaborative project focuses on House music culture as a conceptual ground to explore social practices developed in Black Chicago during the 20th century. The world premiere of JCHC will be presented by High Concept Labs at MANA Contemporary October 3-5 and October 10-12 2014. Following the premiere of the performance in October, Honey Pot Performance will complete several artistic interventions that uplift communities of color, youth, women and queer identified subjects based on the performance work: a community-driven house history and culture website, two publication projects (symposium proceedings and creative process artist book), and a workshop curriculum to be shared with communities.
AMANDA GUTIERREZ & DANIEL LUEDTKE each received a Critical Fierceness Grant for $500.
Amanda will be using the grant to fund workshop materials and final prints for the exhibition of Pilsen Dérives, a generative and collaborative project which aims to activate a critical review of the historical and urban development of the neighborhood through walk journeys, oral histories, and digital mapping.
Daniel will be filming an experimental short video about an aging character actor (played by Jail Flanagan) who is losing her sight. This piece addresses the question of how we perform our senses. How do limitations of the body, ability and illness affect how color, movement and sound are portrayed in words and artwork?
Chances Dances and the Summer 2014 Critical Fierceness Board
Rita Bacon, Davey Ball, Allison Dunn Burque, Precious Davis, Bryce Dwyer, Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, Justin Mitchell, Jeanine O'Toole, Aay Preston-Myint, Oli Rodriguez, Erik Roldan, Amina Ross, Ethan White, Latham Zearfoss