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an end-of-the-year giving campaign to benefit the project

What Remains: On the Sacred, the Lost, and the Forgotten Relics of Live Art

relic banner w border_MAINThis holiday season please support performance art by giving generously to the upcoming Defibrillator project: What Remains: On the Sacred, the Lost, and the Forgotten Relics of Live Art. Taking place the entire month of February 2020 at our former home on Chicago Avenue, What Remains marks the beginning of Defibrillator Gallery’s 10th Anniversary year. Retrospective by nature, What Remains is a visual art exhibition and performance art series featuring several artists from around the world who responded to an open call to reanimate our collection of objects from performances that took place over the past nine years. This project was initiated and is curated by Netherlands-based artist, ieke Trinks.

Your end of-the-year donation will go directly toward housing, meals, and materials for international and national visiting artists participating in What Remains. Providing accommodation and meals can be a challenge – your help is much needed and greatly appreciated. 

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There are three main ways to support What Remains.

  • You can give online safely through PAYPAL: or from a mobile device through VENMO [@DFBRL8R]. Or mail a check made out to DFBRL8R LTD:

Defibrillator Gallery | Zhou B Art Center, Box 101 | 1029 W 35th Street | Chicago IL 60609

What Remains will take place from February 7th to the 28th, 2020 at Defibrillator’s former home on Chicago Avenue – framing the site itself as a relic or record of ephemeral practices. The storefront [now ARC Gallery] is located at 1463 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60642 in the Noble Square neighborhood of West Town. The one-month exhibition will include a series of performance events and discussions on the following days:

  • FRI 07 FEB | 6PM | Opening + PERFORMANCE PROGRAM  #1 
  • SUN 09 FEB | 2PM | Discussion #1
  • SAT 15 FEB | 6PM | PERFORMANCE PROGRAM  #2 
  • SAT 22 FEB | 6PM | PERFORMANCE PROGRAM #3 
  • SUN 23 FEB | 2PM | Discussion #2
  • FRI 28 FEB | 6PM |  PERFORMANCE PROGRAM  #4 + Finissage  

All the above events are free and open to the public. There will also be satellite events at other nearby art spaces [that may request a small donation]. Regular Gallery hours for the visual art exhibition at ARC Gallery are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 to 6pm and Sundays 12 to 4pm. 

Defibrillator Gallery [www.DFBRL8R.org]  is a 501c3 organization and international platform for Performance Art known for unique, bold, and courageous programming. Actively contributing to a global dialog surrounding conceptual, ephemeral, or enigmatic modes of expression, DFBRL8R aims to raise awareness, appreciation, and respect for the discipline of Performance Art. Based at Zhou B Art Center, a privately funded complex founded in 2004 by the Zhou Brothers in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, Defibrillator is made possible with support from The Tanne Foundation Award; Reva and David Logan Foundation; 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.