[artinfo] the geography project
Wed, 07 Aug 2002 17:05:00 -0500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
the geography project
a performance installation inspired by Chris Marker’s 1962 film La Jetée,
the psychology of loneliness, and the architecture of airports.
created by Kelly Cooper
sound by Brian Klein
lighting by Jan Kordylewski
production management and additional movement by Bridget Kies
Cory Schiffern and Jeanne-Patrice Dohm
produced by 5x5
on view at atc space
Flat Iron Arts Building
Suite 352, 2nd Floor
1579 N. Milwaukee
in the heart of Wicker Park
Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2002
The performance installation is open for viewing on Friday between 7-10pm
and on Saturday between 12-2pm.
Suggested Donation: $5.00
5x5 is a multi-disciplinary arts group committed to exploring and engaging a
continuum of media to create technically progressive, fundamentally
experimental, visually and physically rigorous work housed in both
site-specific and prepared spaces.
Bridget Kies has worked with Kelly Cooper on several performances and
installations. She has also stage managed several theatrical productions,
including Blithe Spirit at Bowen Park Theater in Waukegan, Ionesco’s Jack,
or the Submission/The Future Is In Eggs for the Hypocrites, and Samuel
Beckett's Happy Days. The latter was at Lake Forest College, where she
recently graduated with a self-designed major in Experimental
Theater/Performance and where she directed several one-acts (most recently
Cocteau's The Wedding on the Eiffel Tower) and written several pieces.
Bridget has been a dancer for ten years and recently studied dance and
movement at The Kitchen in New York this past summer, participating in
workshops with Elizabeth Streb, Ralph Lemon, Ann Carlson, David Gordon, and
Deborah Jowitt. She also held an internship in public relations at Theatre
des Champs-Elysees in Paris and was the stage management intern on the new
Mary Zimmerman/Philip Glass opera Galileo, Galilei at the Goodman Theatre in
Chicago this past May. She is also a member of the multi-disciplinary arts
Jan Kordylewski was born in Krakow, Poland. His Lighting Design credits
include most recently several productions at Lake Forest College including
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, several productions for the Bowen Park
Theater in Waukegan including Dangerous Liaisons, and The Melody Lingers On
for Prologue Theater Company at the Theater Building in Chicago. He has
also designed set and lights for The Comedy of Errors, and Chad Eric
Bergman’s production of The Blue Room. In addition to his design work, Jan
has several directing and playwrighting credits, as well as photography,
performance art, and installation art projects in his artistic portfolio
including most recently Imag-e Tim-e Escap-e an installation in the
Sonnenschein Gallery at the Durand Art Institute. He is also a member of
the multi-disciplinary arts group, 5x5.
Kelly Cooper received her Master’s degree in Performance Studies from New
York University and completed her undergraduate studies at Lake Forest
College (Chicago, Illinois) where she majored in English (writing track -
playwrighting) and Experimental Theatre and Performance (a self-designed
Independent Scholarship Major).
Her directing credits include Gertrude Stein’s What Happened, Sam Shepard’s
Tongues, Marguerite Duras’ The Malady of Death, and Beckett’s Happy Days and
Come and Go. Her performance installation credits include smile (NYU PS
studio, NYC), union this ego lies here (SAIC Gallery 1926), anatomy/self
(Durand Art Institute), and document (Lake Forest College). Recently, she
created a performance installation based on Gertrude Stein’s mexico a play
for the Blueprint Series at Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theatre
in New York City. Dramaturgical work includes the upcoming prodution of
Score (Ann Bogart and The Siti Company at Brooklyn Academy of Music –
Brooklyn, NY), The Lady From the Sea (Ivan Talijancic and WaxFactory at XO
projects – Brooklyn, NY), and Penthesilea (Joanna Settle at Bard College -
NY). Kelly has worked as an assistant director to Joanna Settle of DIVISION
13 on several productions, including Beckett’s Play, Duras’ The War, and the
award-winning Bloodline: The Oedipus/Antigone Story, and was most recently
the dramaturg to Joy Gregory on Lookingglass Theatre’s Midwest premiere of
Charles Mee Jr.’s Summertime. Kelly is an Artistic Associate of DIVISION 13
and is a member of the multi-disciplinary arts group, 5x5.
Brian Klein is an electronic musician, sound designer, and sound engineer
from Chicago, Illinois. Previously he has worked in the theatre as a sound
op for Garrick Player’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan
and sound designer/performer for Edward Albee’s The Sandbox, directed by Jan
Kordylewski. Brian’s remix of "sediert und zufrieden" by store, was
featured on the cd store matrix available on Retinascan Records and his
remix of "cake" by caiius is featured on the cd care 1. Some of his other
work can be heard at http://www.zebox.com/ea/. Brian also has a forthcoming
3" cd ep on Retinascan Records.
Cory Schiffern Bio unavailable at this time.
Jeanne-Patrice Dohm Bio unavailable at this time.
:::::5x5 is a multi-disciplinary arts group committed to exploring and
engaging a continuum of media to create technically progressive,
fundamentally experimental, visually and physically rigorous work housed in
both site-specific and prepared spaces.:::::
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