Join us for a dance performance for Toolbox @ Twenty followed by a conversation with artist, Sadie Woods and dancer Damon Green for Open House Chicago!
Experimental dance troupe, The Seldoms reinvigorate their program by partnering with visual artists to create unique multidisciplinary art installations that are activated by choreographed bodies. Titled Toolbox, the program pairs a dance artist with another creative practitioner to collaborate on a new combined work and share their processes, techniques and values with one another. From this conversation, the dancemaker identifies one essential word that undergirds the visual artist’s practice, and translates it to a choreographic one.
This performative installation and exhibition marks the Seldoms’ twentieth year of performance in Chicago. The dancer/ artist pairings include Damon Green/Sadie Woods, Sarah Gonsiorowski/Jacqueline Surdell, Carrie Hanson/Edra Soto, and Maggie Vannucci and Dee Alaba/Jackie Kazarian. This exhibition is curated and choreographed by Carrie Hanson, Director of the Seldoms in collaboration with Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center.
About Sadie Woods:
Post-disciplinary artist, curator and DJ Sadie Woods’ focuses her artistic practice on liberation, social movements and diasporic heritage of the Americas and Global South. For Woods, sound art can give rise to social empowerment through blending, editing and recomposing sonic ephemera and music to process historical, social, political and cultural moments. She is Co-Founder of The Petty Biennial and Selenite Arts Advisory, Faculty at the School of the Art Institute, and Resident DJ at Lumpen Radio 105.5FM (CHI) and Vocalo 91.5FM (CHI) and Wave Farm 90.7 FM (NY).