Calcium Deposits: In Situ
A video performance intervention by
Jeremy Pauly and Allen Conkle
Sarah Kathryn Skaggs
FRI 17 MAY | 7pm-Midnight
3561 S Morgan St | Chicago
Allen Conkle [San Francisco] and Jeremy Pauly [Belgium] create performances for a video camera throughout the Bridgeport neighborhood all in one day – Friday, May 17th. The same evening they will hijack the televisions at Johnny O’s Hotdogs where the unedited videos will be played.
Calcium Deposits invites the artists to investigate the public and private effects of neglected trauma through the revitalization of a dormant collaboration. Developed in Winter 2019 through correspondence and independent work in each artists’ home city, the installations and performances will mark the first Chicago presentations from both artists in more than two years.
Allen Conkle is an artist based in San Francisco. Allen uses the body, space and materials to investigate masculinity, sexual trauma, memory and transformation. He explores materiality as a means of constructing scores of actions and stations that he activates through ritual and movement interrogating limits of body, spatial and emotional perceptions of proximity and intimacy. He is a lecturer in masculinities, sexual identity and performance studies at San Francisco State University. Allen holds a BA in Theater and Fiction Writing from Columbia College, an MA in Communication Studies with emphasis on Gender, Sexuality and Performance from SFSU, and an MFA in Performance from The School of the Art Institute Chicago.
Jeremy Pauly | ADRph2 | Intuit Outdisder Art Gallery, Chicago
Jeremy Pauly is an artist based in Belgium. Working across multiple media and installation, his work uses material inquiry to investigate and expose systems and structures. Working collaboratively and alone, Pauly has curated and organized exhibitions in Chicago, Belgium, and France. He holds an MFA in Performance from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from IKKG Institut Kuenstleriche Keramik und Glass, Hoshschule Koblenz, Germany.
Sarah Kathryn Skaggs is an independent administrator, organizer, and curator in Chicago. She is currently assisting with the exhibition goat island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it at the Chicago Cultural Center; and is working with Chicago-based performance collective Every house has a door as director of program development. Sarah completed her MA in Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with BA in Art History and an BS in Business Administration.
Defibrillator Gallery [DFBRL8R] is an international platform for Performance Art known for bold and courageous programming that aims to provoke thought and stimulate discourse surrounding time-based practices. DFBRL8R is part of Zhou B Art Center a privately funded complex founded in 2004 by the Zhou Brothers in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood. DFBRL8R LTD is a 501c3 arts organization made possible with support from Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust; Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; Zhou B Art Center; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; and generous contributions from our loving community.
Main Image: Jeremy Pauly | Still from Video Performance – B05 | Montabaur, Germany 2013