Friday, March 12, 2021, 3–4:15 pm
Live on Zoom
Hosted live on Zoom, each session is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Register for individual or multiple sessions in the Recreational Meetings series here.
Recreational Meeting: Screens with Robin Deacon
Developed in collaboration with artist Robin Deacon, this session will explore the screen as notion, surface, and frame for play and performance.
Fridays, February 5–March 12, 2021, 3–4:15 pm
Facilitated by artist and educator Stephen Kwok in collaboration with a series of guest artists, these workshops invite participants to reimagine digital platforms and the social formats through experimental and experiential exercises. These sessions explore how distance may enable, rather than limit, engagement with our surroundings, ourselves, and each other.
Stephen Kwok makes experimental events that incorporate sculpture, live performance, digital media, and text. He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in business administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He was an artist-in-residence at Delfina Foundation’s Performance as Process program in London. Kwok has exhibited at Seoul Museum of Art; Surplus Space, Wuhan; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn; Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; and Lawndale Art Center, Houston.
Robin Deacon is a British artist, writer, filmmaker, and educator. His work explores questions of identity, memory, absence, and fiction through a constant reconfiguration of his role as an artist. His research encompasses histories of video recording and outmoded media formats, as well as the practice and ethics of performance reenactment. Deacon’s work has been presented throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. He is a professor of performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.