The Visitor Dispatched through a portal from her world to another, a stalwart and determined explorer is sent to find a way to secure the future of her people. But her journeys to this new and previously undiscovered place and her encounters with the creatures who inhabit it slowly lead her to u...
Fri, Dec 20 2019 7:30 PM — Sat, Dec 21 2019 8:30 PM
Culminating an ambitious HCL Residency at Experimental Station, Dorothée Munyaneza and Keyierra Collins perform a work in development prior to its 2020 premiere in Charleroi Danse Biennale. Dorothée employs music, text and movement and creates community by dealing with rupture as a dynamic force....
Thursday, December 19 2019 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Join us for our year-end party, celebrating Chicago's creative community. This evening will feature performances and talks by five current HCL artists between the big room on Mana's 4th floor and the neighboring HCL studio space. Enjoy light appetizers and cash bar. Note: Be sure to dress warmly!...
Tue, Dec 17 2019 6:00 PM — Wed, Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM
For Fear $10 suggested donation On December 2nd you are invited to attend a preview event which will premier a new performance piece, exhibit works completed this year, and share documentation of international works. This event will highlight several large scale monotypes Bodett completed as a...
Monday, December 2 2019 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
The poetry of Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic Rumi (1207-1273) has for centuries influenced artists working in a variety of disciplines. Rumi’s lyricism and articulation of love and the divine serves as the basis for much Persian and Afghani music. With Rumi will explore how barriers in language ...
Friday, November 22 2019 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Discussion Panel at the High Concept Labs studio for Christophe Preissing’s installation, Blood Lines. Remember the 1919 Chicago Race Riots, an installation at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, with visual design by David Sundry and mechanical design by Hugh Sato, runs through October 31 a...
Sunday, October 27 2019 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM
There’s no word for the opposite of nostalgia. Antonym attempts to construct the thing we don’t have a word for: if nostalgia is a yearning for the past, Antonym longs for forward motion and envisions the future as an escape from pain. Antonym is an interdisciplinary performance piece that integr...
Saturday, October 26 2019 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
The concluding public event of the THICK TIME RADIO STATION project by Karen Christopher, Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge, including the integration of newly devised material by and with participants.
Saturday, June 29 2019 3:00 PM — 5:00 PM
In association with Public Media Institute, HCL presents an evening of interdisciplinary performances featuring cutting-edge work by HCL Artists in Residence. Light appetizers will be provided by Kimski and beer courtesy Marz Brewing. Doors at 7pm, perfromances begin at 7:30. The featured HCL Ar...
Saturday, June 22 2019 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Karen Christopher and Etheridge & Persighetti hold a sunrise event on the solstice as part of their THICK TIME RADIO STATION project. For more on the artists and their two-week residency at High Concept Labs, visit highconceptlabs.org.
Friday, June 21 2019 4:00 AM — 6:00 AM