This event is in the past - Mon 11 Feb 2019
This winter, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents two performances by Oslo-based artist Ingri Fiskdal that blend fashion, movement, sound, and light: STATE (Feb 7-10) and Diorama (Feb 11-13).
In STATE, a small society manifests through ritual dances, music, and costumes, with an imaginative design co-created with sound artist Lasse Marhaug and avant-garde fashion designer Henrik Vibskov. Diorama takes place outdoors and is timed to follow the Chicago winter sunset and the city's flickering skyline from the perspective of Millennium Park. Here, Fiksdal's performers, dressed in sequined costumes by Fredrik Floen, incorporate and absorb the reflective power of Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate.
Co-presented with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as part of Chicago Theater Week 2019, Ingri Fiksdal and Jonas Corell Peterson: STATE takes place at the MCA from Thursday to Saturday, February 7-9, at 7:30 pm with an additional performance on Sunday, February 10 at 2 pm, and Ingri Fiksdal: Diorama is free to attend and takes place at Millennium Park from Monday to Wednesday, February 11-13, at 4 pm.
Ingri Fiksdal's creative process places equal emphasis on music, sound, light design, scenography, costume, and dance/choreography. Her awards include the Natt&Dag Award for Night Tripper, the Norwegian Critics' Association Dance Award for HOODS, and a Hedda Award nomination for Cosmic Body, which made its North American premiere at the MCA Chicago in 2016. She tours throughout Norway and has been presented at brut Wien, Vienna; Kampnagel, Hamburg; Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe; the Homo Novus festival, Lithuania; In Between Time, Great Britain; the ANTI festival, Finland; and the Armory Show, New York. She was a research fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.