Neighborhood Dances is an ongoing series of daily movement expressions based in residential neighborhoods where the artist, Victoria Bradford, finds herself — from Lake Charles, LA (her childhood home) to Chicago, IL (her recent home). Recorded on an iPhone and distributed through social media, these suburban or urban interventions are brief gestures exploring the residential landscape as a frame or stage for idiosyncratic improvised movement. In performance, the artist will create live actions in conversation with projected videos of various Neighborhood Dances. Her residency at Defibrillator Gallery includes a workshop for which participants will make their own Neighborhood Dances, activating architecture and environments in Noble Square and other areas of Chicago.
Biography of Speaker/Presenter:
Born in Louisiana in 1980, Victoria Eleanor Bradford is an artist and choreographer living and working in Chicago, Illinois. After earning her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she formed the company, A House Unbuilt, as a container for her performance practice. Her work has been produced in conjunction with the MCA Chicago, Chicago Artists Month, Open House Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, Design Cloud Gallery, Defibrillator Performance Gallery, and Sullivan Galleries, among others. Please visit www.victoriaeleanorbradford.com
Additional Partners: Defibrillator Gallery is partially supported by grants from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, and an Anonymous Donor.