Exhuming Johnny combines extreme physical exertion and sci-fi speculation to ask difficult questions about the effort of living in the present and our dreams of escaping to the past. How much sweat does it take to change the course of history? This new performance by Robert Walton and Company remixes Goat Island with Twin Peaks on a trip back to 1991.
Exhuming Johnny is a creative response to Goat Island’s 1991 performance ‘Can’t take Johnny to the funeral’. The 70 minute work was commissioned by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) as part of the exhibition ‘goat island archive – we have discovered the performance by making it’.
Exhuming Johnny premiered on 19 April 2019 in the Sidney R. Yates Gallery at Chicago Cultural Center.
More information: http://robertwalton.net/project/cant-…
Tom Benko – Rhythms and Sounds
Mark Comiskey – Video
Callum Grant – Performer
Jean Grant – Performer
Chris Mosier – Performer
Sebastian Robinson – Performer
Catie Rutledge – Assistant Director & Video Editor
Robert Walton – Director – Commissioned Artist and Jackman Goldwasser Resident Artist at Hyde Park Arts Center