Chase Joynt's gallery show RESISTERECTOMY marks the official launch of Tell Me The Truth, a Mellon Fellowship collaboration between Joynt and sociology professor Kristen Schilt. RESISTERECTOMY juxtaposes the narrative of trans* sex reassignment surgeries with the narrative of cancer surgeries – mastectomy and hysterectomy – the same surgeries, organized in relation to very different modes of telling, showing and embodiment. Exhibition hours: Tues-Thurs 12-4p; Closing Reception Fri, Dec 6, 5-8p. Appointments available.
The RICHARD AND MARY L. GRAY CENTER FOR ARTS AND INQUIRY is a new forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.
ADI BARAK, Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Social Service Administration, and AMY STEBBINS, Ph.D. Candidate in Germanic Studies and Cinema & Media Studies, develop a series of performance pieces in collaboration with residents of the Crossroads Adult Transition Center. The series explores the theatricality of entrances and re-entrances, while radicalizing the aesthetic and social parameters of civically-engaged performance. First performance workshop on Wed Dec 11, 8-9:30p, Gray Center Lab at the University of Chicago. More here.
In Fall 2013, three Mellon Fellowships for Arts Practice & Scholarship will launch: Afterword: AACM (as) Opera, Tell Me The Truth, and The Good Book Extended, along with Material Matters, a project of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society in partnership with the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.
The Project, created as part of Patrick Jagoda and Sha Xin Wei's collaborative fellowship, was an Alternate Reality Game that combined transmedia storytelling, performative role-playing, and live gameplay.