The Comfort Station and the Chicago Artist Coalition are pleased to announce MISCHMASCH, an olla podrida of performance, sound, and video works, an exploration of life cycles, social role-play, and esoteric allusions. Featured artists include HATCH Projects Residents Alejandro T. Acierto, Kayla Anderson, Ali Aschman, LeRoy Bach, Blair Bogin, and Hyounsang Yoo. MISCHMASCH is curated by Sadie Woods and happening at the Comfort Station on Monday, August 17, from 7 - 9 pm. Comfort Station is located at 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. This event is free and open to the public.
Alejandro T. Acierto offers documentation from a performance installation "Fill a Void" made in Silo City, Buffalo, NY. Enacting an event of memorial through the use of the breath, this work envisions the breath as a site of renewal, reclamation, and becoming.
Performance “Artifacts on the Loose,” created by Kayla Anderson, explores the possibilities of envisioning animism within a contemporary capitalist society. Guest artists perform a read of “The Séance” scene, where characters attempt to communicate with spirits of the dead through objects.
Ali Aschman shares stop-motion piece ”Momento Mori” created during Elsewhere Residency. This short animation takes place in a living museum using real-scale items to reveal the life course of objects vis-à-vis vanishing points and articulations of death.
Through durational performance “An Artist Asks You,” Blair Bogin investigates arcane advice with the help of attendees. Each participating audience member acts as a spirit guide offering counsel on several topics of the artist’s concern.
“Apologize (for) My Absence” highlights apologetic gestures from conscious-stricken politicians and popstars embodied in a singular performance re-enacted by Hyounsang Yoo. The work is a critical presentation of the media’s trivial relationship with the public through favorable fabrications of people and institutions.
Musician, composer, and instigator LeRoy Bach serenades with A Summer's Guitar Sextet. The acoustic ensemble’s performances bookend the program.