“In the context of her NEOCraft performance work, Volkman embodies the most instructive facet of the American entertainment industry: self-help regimens. Her professional, enviable and persuasive personality encourages all of us to transform our expectations for how quickly and easily we can attain prosperity, happiness, and romantic love in our own lives.” -Sara Holwerda
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Bad Romance features video works by performers and video artists that play with well-worn conventions of portraying seduction, romantic relationships, or intimate encounters in popular culture. The artists included in this screening expose the underlying mechanics of creating these seductive, and often instructive, images and scenes. They place themselves or their loved ones in front of the camera, employ illuminating voice-overs, construct awkward revelations and propose humorous antidotes to problematic romantic tropes.
Casey Smallwood (Chicago, IL) / Steven Summers (Chicago, IL) / Charmaine Ortiz (Carolina Beach, NC) / Marlo Koch – Chicago, IL) / Emerson Sigman (Chicago, IL) / Karin Stothart (Los Angeles, CA)
With Performance by Marilyn Volkman
NEO-Craft: The Easiest and Quickest Way to Gain Advantages for Prosperity, Happiness and Romantic Love
Programmed by Sara Holwerda