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Oct27
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Theatre & Performing Arts

UChicago Presents: OpenEndedGroup with Tom Chiu and Jodi Melnick


What do you get when you combine visual art, music, dance, and the power of AI? A performance experience unlike any other.

OpenEndedGroup: BlackLetter
This incredible new work of live 3D cinema by pioneers in digital art, Marc Downie and Paul Kaiser, stages an encounter between past and present, projecting Martin Luther’s fiery words through the lens of contemporary AI imaging systems. Driven by the performance of violinist Tom Chiu, it casts Luther’s judgments of women onto one woman dancer, Jodi Melnick, as she shifts through space.

Tom Chiu: Z-Axis
Tom Chiu continues his ongoing explorations with extended techniques by experimenting with dimensionality and directionality of specific sound parameters.

Jodi Melnick: Agua Viva–The Sadness of Flowers
A lush dance duet by Jodi Melnick and Maya Lee-Parritz hinges on a fragile, often wild, conductive line, empowering the female body.

BlackLetter is commissioned by UChicago Presents with the support of the Wilhelm Von Humboldt Performance Fund, Office of the Provost, UChicago Arts, Logan Center for the Arts, and Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse.


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