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Flak Performance Series

  • Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art 756 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

Tickets: FREE, suggested donation $5

It's music. It's art. It's unlike any performance you've seen before...It's Flak at Intuit! 

Another incredible Flak performance will be at Intuit May 26! Three burgeoning artists combine visual and auditory elements into unique performances, curated by artist and musician Shawn Lucas. Beer and wine will be served on a donation basis.

More about May's artists:

Owen Davis | NOISE

Composer, percussionist and improvisor Owen Davis presents a performance centered around the exploration of noise. Noise — both as sonic phenomena as much as an act of revolt — is one of the most important potential media to exist, and, therefore, to explore, as it actively resists being a material — resists being music. This makes attempting to organize it a highly volatile act as it is anarchic in nature. It cannot be a vehicle for expression as it self-reflexively refuses to mean anything other than what it is. The most that noise can signify is itself. This performance situation deals with this materialistic issue and explores the potential of noise.

Ellen McSweeney & Sam Scranton | Excerpts from a new work for percussion, tabletop violin, and voices

Composer/percussionist Sam Scranton and violinist/vocalist Ellen McSweeney share an interest in unseen worlds. Through a process of experimentation, improvisation, and close listening, they create music without traditionally notated scores or the composer-performer division of labor. Their evening-length musical rite MIMIC premiered at the Omaha Under the Radar Festival, and was reprised at Comfort Station in Chicago, curated by Parlour Tapes+. The duo recently performed new work at New Music at the Green Mill, and plan to release a record in 2017.

Renee Baker | Hidden Inside the Invisible: Body, beauty, and nonconformity
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project with Cristal Sabbagh & Wannapa P-Eubanks

Delineating women's state of vanishing as they become more potent beings, secure in their consciousness.
How they try to make sense of feminized oppression both at the hands of men and other women.
Emotional scars, cruelty, oppression unfurl as others lash out and express their "how dare you be you"..the mad push to diminish what is already frail ensues.
A narrative in sound and movement that ultimately concurs that the woman is not merely an abstraction,
but an invisible conjurer and conqueror.

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Earlier Event: May 25
Mocrep presents Nick Meryhew
Later Event: May 26