OnEdge and Defibrillator Gallery proudly present
The Triumph of Fame featuring Marie-Caroline Hominal [Switzerland] 

  • THU 23 FEB through SAT 25 FEB from 5-10PM
  • One on one performances scheduled every twenty minutes.
  • This event is FREE but ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required :

Hominal strips down the codes of theatrical artifice in a phantasmagorical and intimate one-on-one encounter with an audience member every 20 minutes. The Triumph of Fame is one of six poems by Petrarch which uses the idea of Triumph allegorically. In the poems, Fame triumphs over Death but is then defeated by Time and Eternity. The Williams Record Staff writer, Rob Hefferon wrote:  “Hominal’s performance showed a dominant control and manipulation of Love, Chastity and Death, only to be ended by a 15-minute time limit and an eternity of being emblazoned in the viewer’s mind.”

Marie-Caroline Hominal is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. Her practice includes video, text, drawing, songwriting, choreography, and performance art. She received her dance education at the Schweizerische Ballettberufsschule (Tanz Akademie) in Zurich and at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London, where she was part of the National Youth Dance Company. She has collaborated with Clive Jenkins, Cristian Vogel, and François Chaignaud (with whom she created Duchesses in 2009). She has also worked with  visual artists Kim Boninsegni, David Hominal, Delphine Coindet and Lukas Beyeler.

Triomphe de la renommée photo by Lukas Beyeler
Triomphe de la renommée photo by Lukas Beyeler

As a dancer, Marie-Caroline has worked with La Ribot, Tanztheater Basel, Irène Tassembedo, Blanca Li, Gisèle Vienne, Gilles Jobin, and Marco Berrettini. She was a guest performer for Human Writes by William Forsythe and B.O.B by Dick Wong. Since 2008, she has been showing her work in both theaters and art spaces throughout Europe, South America, North America and China.

The Triumph of Fame has been shown in several art spaces including: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (USA), Del Vaz Projects gallery Los Angeles (USA), Under the Radar, The Public Theater, NY (USA), Power Station of Art Shanghai (CN), Hong Kong Art Center (CN), Swiss Cultural Center Paris (FR), and Casa Nova Galeria during the Sao Paulo Art Fair (BR). Hominal has developed miniature one-to-one performances such as Hotel Oloffson (2013) and The Triumph of Fame (2013), as well as full-length performances such as Ballet (2014), Patricia Poses by the Pop Machine (2011) and the live concert performance Silver (2013). In 2015 she received a six-month Geneva residency studio in Berlin where she developed the artisanal radio show, Where’s the MC?.

The Triumph of Fame credits:
Concept, text & performance by: Marie-Caroline Hominal
Administration: Lise Leclerc | Tutu Production |
Promotion: MadMoiselle MCH Association |

Still-MC-HominalThe Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual experimental live performance series, OnEdge, February 23–March 25, 2017 at venues including the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.), Dfbrl8r gallery (1463 W. Chicago Ave.), American Theater Company (1909 W. Byron St.), The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St.) and the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (3035 N. Hoyne Ave.) The FREE admission series features cutting edge performances from national and international artists and companies.

photo: self-portrait, courtesy of the artist

Sponsor statement:
Swiss Benevolent Society of ChicagoSAICThe Triumph of Fame would not be possible without generous support from The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), The School of the Art Institute Performance Department, The Swiss Benevolent Society, and CORODIS, PRO HELVETIA.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the fourth annual OnEdge, the experimental live performance series, February 23–March 25, 2017.