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Machine/Body: world inside a world by Muyassar Kurdi

Saturday, March 31st 2018
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Machine/Body: world inside a world
Installation: 19:30-20:00
Performance: 20:00-20:45

Machine/Body: a world in a world (a meditation on ecology with
movement, homemade electronics, sculpture, sound collage, percussion, and voice)

What is creating the sound? My movements, environment, my movements in the environment, or is it the machine? There is an in-between place of tension. These ongoing pieces Machine/Body represent nature and machine and how the two can coexist.


Muyassar Kurdi ‚Äč(b. 1989 in Chicago) is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, photography, and film. She has toured extensively in the U.S. and throughout Europe. A versatile improviser, Muyassar has composed and performed music for voice, harmonium, piano, lyre, autoharp, and theremin in both solo and collaborative environments. She currently focuses her attention to interweaving homemade electronic instruments and sculpture into her vocal and dance performances, stirring a plethora of emotions from her audience members through vicious noise, ritualistic chants, and meditative movements.

Performance highlights include: The Rubin Museum of Art, Issue Project Room, Cafe OTO, Chicago Cultural Center, Center for Contemporary Art Laznia, Bond Chapel, Fridman Gallery, University Galleries, and Judson Memorial Church.

Recent collaborators include Daniel Carter, Diana Policarpo, Ka Baird, Tomomi Adachi, Arrington de Dionyso, Yasuno Miyauchi, Lucie Vitkova, Tyler Damon, and Patrick Holmes, among others.

+early show -- this performance will start on time!
+special guest
*$5-$7 donation, no one gets turned away for lack of funds