Phone Homer: a multimedia interactive performance

Monday, February 11, 2013 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

HAUS 623 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60605

Phone Homer: a multimedia interactive performance
by Michelle Ellsworth
Monday February 11th, 2013 5-6pm
The HAUS, 623 S Wabash Ave

“Phone Homer” is a feminist-remix of the ancient epic poem, The Iliad. In this new work, Ellsworth uses the internet, dance, and humor to explore the impact of war, technology, and the western canon of literature on the female psyche. The narrative of the Trojan War unfolds as the homebound Clytemnestra surfs her custom built Internet searching for peace derived from materials and food.

Michelle Ellsworth makes solo performance work, performable websites, drawings and videos. She was awarded the USA Knight Fellowship for 2011. She has performed at Dance Theater Workshop, On The Boards, Jacob’s Pillow, DiverseWorks and Brown University. Her drawings, spreadsheets and scripts have been published in CHAIN, and her screen dances have been seen in Europe and throughout the U.S. In the last five years, science has been central to her work. Ellsworth is currently building an unmanned interpersonal interacting device and teaching at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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Sage Morgan-Hubbard

Sage Morgan-Hubbard left a positive review 2/10/2013

This was a wonderful multimedia show combining different departments and concepts of dance, theater and technology. Can't wait to have more artists like this come to campus

Danny Agama

Danny Agama left a positive review 2/10/2013

Really cool super awesome show. Very fun so I loved it.

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