the 2018 right here Showcase artists:
For gab-gush-yak, rant-jive-chat Erinn is creating for the Right Here Showcase, her jumping off point is the concept of punctuation, and how it can be translated into music, movement and visuals to explore the subtleties of human conversation. Her collaborators are Steven Hobert on keys and Dawn Schot on visual designs.
Erinn Liebhard (MFA University of Colorado Boulder) is a dance artist making opportunities for people to experience the reflective and connective power of groove. Having grown up dancing at her dad's rock band's gigs, she is deeply inspired by social and vernacular dance ideas, and is driven to find contemporary ways to explore artistic generation through rhythm, dynamics, improvisation and other hallmarks of these forms. From teaching for the Cowles Center to performing with Contempo Physical Dance to presenting others through Rhythmically Speaking to creating original art, she works to make experiences that connect us to ourselves, one another and the moment.
Want was inspired by an $82 million apartment, a little research, and a very bad apple.
Want is inspired by income, wealth, and status inequities. Featuring two performers, two chairs, and a trophy, the piece follows trajectories of cycling desire, fulfillment, dissatisfaction, and resentment through performance.
“In the U.S., states with higher inequality tend to have shorter life expectancies.” The Broken Ladder, K. Payne (2017)
Charles is an interdisciplinary artist with glasses and patched pants. Interested in work that thinks for itself, he has created multiple pieces including his most recent APPETITE, an exploration of feedback as metaphor and performance material created with sound artist and composer Ted Moore in May 2017 (excerpts of which were performed at the Walker Art Center’s Choreographer’s Evening in November); and Losing Kantor, about revolution and legacy, in October 2016.
BRIAN J EVANS
Rory will present his "Ledger Craft" project. “Ledger Craft” is a hybrid of Native American Ledger Art and Minecraft video game mixed in to a performance. Volunteers from the audience will be needed as part of the performance, this number will depend on the size of the stage. On stage we will have a group discussion about history that we could use as reference for our performance. We will engage the audience for relevant historical facts and ideas to add to our performance as well, and the volunteers and I rehearse for about 5-10 minutes then perform a 10-15-minute performance.
Rory Wakemup is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015. He received his Master of Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts Santa Fe New Mexico in 2010.
Wakemup is a multidisciplinary artist whose work turns the script of cultural appropriation on its head. He has morphed his experience in Indian ceremonies with his studio art practice and has become a conduit between conceptual ideas and the materials at hand. Wakemup enjoys playing with the grey areas of what is appropriate in today’s society. He was a co-founder of the Humble Experiment, Independent Student Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was on a panel for Native Underground, sponsored by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Wakemup was awarded the “Chazen Museum Prize” over 80 other applicants in the UW Madison MFA program for his MFA show “Kill the Idiot Save the Fan” and was featured on Wisconsin Public Televisions “Wisconsin Life” and a front page Article on the “Sundays Best” section of the Wisconsin State Journal.