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Will Rawls: [siccer]
September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Through stop-motion animation and live performance, [siccer] by Will Rawls challenges the limits of citation while exploring the meaningful strangeness found at the edges of sense.
Thursday, September 28 at 8PM | Friday, September 29 at 8PM | Saturday, September 30 at 8PM
The Latin adverb [sic] is used to identify an error within a quote, emphasizing the wrongness of someone’s chosen speech. For Will Rawls, it’s a useful metaphor for how the language and gestures of black bodies are captured, misquoted, and circulated to appear strange in various media. Through stop-motion animation and live performance, [siccer] challenges the limits of citation while exploring the meaningful strangeness found at the edges of sense.
Will Rawls is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses choreography, dance, video, sculpture, works on paper, and installation. Rawls is best known for his choreographic work that employs repetition to explore the limits of language and gesture as tools for staging performances of Black presence and becoming. Rawls created a solo exhibition for Adams + Ollman Gallery (2022), and a multipart installation at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle titled Everlasting Stranger (2021). He has presented work at the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, Performa 15, Danspace Project, The Chocolate Factory Theater, High Line Art, REDCAT, the 10th Berlin Biennale, and the Hessel Museum at Bard College.
[siccer] by Will Rawls is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by PICA, MCA Chicago, The Kitchen, The Momentary, On the Boards, and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information, visit: www.npnweb.org.