Performance Anxiety Screening & Reception: Gallery 400 on April 7 at 8pm

JAMES MURRAY - Electrical Performances: Push It (2007) DVD video, 4 minutesCourtesy of the artist


Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago

400 S. Peoria

Wednesday, April 7


Art critic Alicia Eler and video art collector Jefferson Godard present Performance Anxiety, a program of short video works dealing with performances of cultural identity.

In navigating complicated understandings of gender, race, class, sexuality, or existence in on- and off-line spaces, individuals accept and internalize cultural rules or ideologies and pass; reject them, identifying such performances as a form of cultural oppression; or even scramble and combine rules and codes in personalized constructions. Performance Anxiety (run time: approximately 50 minutes) features the work of American artists Rochelle Feinstein, Kate Gilmore, James Murray, Jeroen Nelemans, Greg Stimac and Stacia Yeapanis.

Performance Anxiety previously screened November 10–December 22, 2009, on French channel freebox 129 and German channel Unitymedia/Kabel BW through Souvenirs from the Earth TV.


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