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The Present Tense (Boston) & Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago) have joined forces to produce an artist exchange between their 2 cities!
The Present Tense (Boston) & Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago) have joined forces to produce an artist exchange between their 2 cities!
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A Collaboration between The Present Tense and Joseph Ravens of Defibrillator Gallery

In 2007, The Present Tense, a Boston-based live art initiative joined forces with Chicago area Artist and Curator, Joseph Ravens. We organized an exchange between performance artists that were working in both cities at the time. This collaboration was a successful one. So successful in fact, we have decided to organize another exchange that will happen in September. Joseph has selected artists from Chicago who will travel to share their work in a live public event in Boston. 

These artists include: 

MEREDITH AND ANNA

MOTHERGIRL

 ELENA KATSULIS & ERIN PEISERT

CLAIRE ASHLEY

ADAM ROSE

 JOSEPH RAVENS

The Present Tense has selected 6 artists to represent Boston in a live event at Joseph’s Gallery, Defibrillator in Chicago. These Artists include:

JEFF HUCKLEBERRY

DANIEL S. DELUCA

SANDY HUCKLEBERRY

MARILYN ARSEM  

PHILIP FRYER

SANDRINE SCHAEFER

In addition to these live events. The Present Tense will produce a series of video interviews that will be hosted on their web archive: ThePresentTense.org.      This will bring this exchange to a larger audience. 

 Currently, this exchange is made possible by the generosity of the participating artists and our immediate art communities. Everything is being paid for out of pocket. We are asking Kickstarter to help us raise funds so that we can do the following: 

Alleviate travel costs to the artists 

Pay for artist materials 

Provide stipends to the artists

Better promote the exchange 

 Live art exists in the moment that it is made. It is crucial for there to opportunities for artists to make this work in the present moment and for people to be able to experience it live. This exchange will offer this. It will also build and nurture connections and dialogues between artists and curators that will inspire new opportunities for the arts! 

 To learn more visit:

ThePresentTense.org

http://www.dfbrl8r.org

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    A thank you in an event program and on The Present Tense website

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    A personalized post card from an artist participating in the exchange

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    The Present Tense pin set (3 pins total)

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    Zine made from images and words from the Chicago exchange

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    Limited Edition 5x7 print from a performance made during the exchange

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    Limited Edition 8x10 print from a performance made during the exchange

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    Limited Edition DVD compilation of performances included in the Chicago exchange

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    A private screening of videos from the Present Tense archive, with live commentary by one of the members of The Present Tense (screening must take place in/ around the Boston area)

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    Mystery item from the Present Tense’s archive!!! What ever you get will be a relic from a past performance or event

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