Performance artist Barak adé Soleil presents selections from TRIPTYCH: CYCLE, a performance engaging ephemeral, social and political legacies within disability culture and “African-Americana.” Included is #IAMCHAIR, a performance intervention created in Montréal in response to a cultural venue’s inaccessibility.
Presented as part of Forms of Imagination during the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this performance draws attention to the need for cultural spaces’ architects, designers, and organizers to always consider how design includes and excludes the audiences they seek to reach. It also demonstrates the kind of performance that will be included in the Green Line Art Center’s future programming. This performance also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Barak adé Soleil is an award-winning creative practitioner, curator and cultural producer invested in engaging diverse communities. He has been part the live arts scene for more than two decades. Barak is the founder of D UNDERBELLY: an interdisciplinary network of artists of color. His directing, performing, and creative projects speak to the expanse of contemporary art; utilizing body-based techniques drawn from the African diaspora, disability culture, post-modern and conceptual social forms.