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Performative Tours of Mt. Shamao

  • The Fern Room at Lincoln Park Conservatory 2391 North Stockton Drive Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)
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Performative Tours of Mt. Shamao

Sunday, October 14

30-minute tours at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm


Mt. Shamao is a reflection on curling of ferns, longing, absence, and imagined utopias. The performance guides participants through the parallel beginnings of Chicago and Taiwan's botanical gardens and the imported tropical paradises they attempted to create. Movement and tableau take over the room, choreography which alludes to the study of plants, the growth pattern of trees, and the disconnectedness of displaced plants. Through the structure of a tour, performance-movement, and data-driven sounds collected over the course of the installation, Milad Mozari and Mitsu Salmon work with an ensemble in contemporary dance, Butoh and breakdancing.

Concept, sound, and direction by Milad Mozari and Mitsu Salmon

Performed by Alex Hayashi, Leroy Hearon, Carole McCurdy, Jasmine Mendoza, Milad Mozari, Harlan Rosen and Mitsu Salmon

Earlier Event: October 12
AUDIBLE OPENING: Herbert Brün 100 at ESS
Later Event: October 14
GALLERY HOURS: Herbert Brün 100