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Streaming from 5 PM Friday 5/18- 5 PM Sunday 5/20
Work Weekend is a two day-long performance in which four members of Mocrep attempt to redefine their own ideas of time keeping, productivity, and community through ritualized work. Performers will eschew all markers of modernized time, delving into a schedule of tasks whose execution and duration are determined by means foreign to (and in conversation with) conventional American work structures. The performance will take place entirely in the Comfort Station and can be viewed via internet live stream (link to come). This performance is a work in progress leading up to Work Week, which will be performed at High Concept Labs June 11-17.
Performers include Deidre Huckabay, Nick Meryhew, Andrew Tham, and Ryan Zerna.
Mocrep (mocrep.org) is a collective creating radically experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative performance. Comprising 13 performers, our practice takes sociality as its starting point; our work is predicated on an investment in our relationships with each other, our collaborators, and our communities.
Mocrep blurs and blends disciplines, often calling into question the validity of discipline itself as an organizing principle for art and arts communities. Equal parts music, performance art, video art, and movement, the ambiguity in our varied and fluid practice reflects the complexity of our culture and our relationships. Our work subverts the rigid structures that circumscribe relations among artists and commodify the products of their labor, creating new frameworks for communication between artists, audiences, material, and virtuosity.
Mocrep has presented work at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Arts Club of Chicago, and was one of three ensembles to be invited to the prestigious Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik Darmstadt in 2016. Its cultural partners in Chicago include Goethe-Institut Chicago, Lumpen Radio, Illinois Humanities Council, Parlour Tapes+, High Concept Laboratories, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Ensemble Dal Niente. Mocrep has held residencies at Mana Contemporary Chicago and dfbrl8r performance art gallery, and undertakes a residency at Stanford University in 2018.