In January and February 2019 I will be working at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago as Jackman Goldwasser Resident Artist. In this time I will be developing a creative response to Goat Island’s 1991 performance ‘Can’t Take Johnny To The Funeral’ with a group of highly trained physical performers and athletes.
I will be presenting a work in progress performance at Hyde Park Arts Center at the end of my residency:
Exhuming Johnny: A Work-in-progress Performance
6:00pm Thursday February 21 2019 – Hyde Park Arts Center
Launched in 2012, the Jackman Goldwasser Residency facilitates relationships between visiting artists and the city’s wealth of resources to develop artists’ work and enrich the context for making in Chicago.
Each year, this highly selective residency provides a platform for international, national, and local artists and curators to take creative risks within their practice and expand professional networks in the context of a community-focused art space.
The Jackman Goldwasser Resideny provides me with accommodation in Hyde Park and a studio, rehearsal space and technical support at the Hyde Park Arts Center.
My travel has been funded by the City of Chicago through DCASE through a commission for ‘goat island: we discovered the performance by making it’ and Year of Chicago Theatre.
For more information about the residency visit: https://www.artandeducation.net/announcements/203520/jackman-goldwasser-residency-2019
For more information about the show I am making, Can’t Take Johnny To The Funeral visit: http://robertwalton.net/project/cant-take-johnny-to-the-funeral/