The next installment of FLAK at Intuit will feature three new performance works using music, theater, and visual art by Chicago based artists and musicians Christopher Wood, Lia Kohl, and Shawn Lucas.
Christopher Wood: Strung Quartet Op.773 No. -_- “the feedbag duet” for guitar, cello, bass, electronics and video
Questioning the makeup of cultural trash and treasure, “the feedbag duet” blends theatricality, improvisation, idiosyncrasy, local found-footage and colloquialism in a confrontation of tradition and a call for self-reflection. headwear/masks by Sarah Jane Rennick
Lia Kohl: Too/Not Enough is a performance piece for solo human, video projection and tape. The piece explores dreamspace and dream images as metaphors for solitude, questioning the reality of shared experience, and affirming the reciprocal relationship between identity and the mind at rest.
Shawn Lucas: Oak is a theatrical and musical work based around a single performer (Nick Meryhew – trombone)and varying ensemble/cast. The core of the piece deals with a theme of isolation and utilizes two primary ideas: finding increasing intensity within stillness, subtle motion, and gradual scenic change, as well as how these elements can be influenced by sound and eventually transform into an instrumental performance. Oak uses original sculpture work and lighting to enhance the ideas of the piece by masking the performer and also provide a more intricate visual scenery.
FLAK is a project developed by Chicago based composer and visual artist Shawn Lucas. The goal of this project is to realize original and theatrical concert formats that exploits contemporary music, improvisation, theater, and visual art as inseparable entities of one another. Keep up with the project at: www.ShawnMLucas.com