J U N E 1 5 & 1 6 2 0 1 7
THU FRI 8PM Show
OuterSpace Studios 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Potluck 7pm Thursday at OuterSpace Drinks afterward on Friday
and a performance by Precious Jennings in collaboration with musician Raul Cotaquispe
Celebrate our community with a potluck and an evening to share with libations. All are welcome and encouraged to come! Feel free to bring any contribution to the Potluck Thursday and/or join us for drinks Friday.
Gratitude to The Space Movement Project and OuterSpace Studios for their huge role in providing an open and accessible space for artists making, facilitating, teaching, curating, organizing, rehearsing, sharing, and playing in Chicago.
A P R I L 8 2 0 1 7
No Nation Gallery 1452 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
performing new solo, The Heavy, as part of the Battles: SS3 Post Butoh Festival
The evening is titled, Battle #1: Ground Work and also features:
Mari Osanai | Jessica Mae | Carole McCurdy | Wannapa P-Eubanks
“Battles: SS3” is curated and organized by dancer, choreographer, and founder of Butoh Chicago, Sara Zalek. “We are borrowing from another time and place of revolution. We could be the New-Neo-Dadaists, finding the voice of our culture in gesture, when words stammer to be understood,” says Zalek.
The Heavy, Amelia Charter, 2017
F E B R U A R Y 3 2 0 1 7
FRI 830p Pre-show / 9p Start time
The Electric Lodge 1416 Electric Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Tickets are $10 / snacks and beverages available / Ticket purchase and more information HERE
As part of the High Voltage performance series at The Electric Lodge, Amelia will debut a new solo performance titled, The Heavy. The Heavy includes three objects: a block of wood, a handkerchief, and a large canvas sack filled with rocks. Actions and configurations transform the narrative of the objects, place, and the body as The Heavy tells a story of letdowns. Amelia’s artwork explores movement, materials, and duration by hybridizing sculpture and live performance. Her interest is not solely with the body or with objects, but with the engaged and active space in between the two.
This project was supported in residency at Eastside International Los Angeles.
J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 6
Amelia is the Comfort Station 2016 January featured artist with a 'Takeover' Exhibit that takes over the space for one month. She contributes a sculptural installation and performance titled, 'People.' The performance includes artist, Adam Kerbel. The opening and closing receptions will include refreshments and live music.
Opening Reception FRI JAN 8 7p – 10p
Performance FRI JAN 15 8p
Closing Reception FRI JAN 30 7p – 10p
http://www.comfortstationlogansquare.org/ : 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
‘People’ returns to the history of the building as a place to get warm and then left cold for many years until its renovation. Near the windows are bodies concealed under the cover of winter layers. These figures serve more than just as a haunting reminder of The Comfort Station’s past, but also in their arrangement and interlacing limbs depict feelings of intimacy, contact and struggle.
The exhibit features a live performance by January’s takeover artist, Amelia Charter and performer Adam Kerbel. The performance is a movement and textual score that further explored and challenges the contact of two bodies seeking warmth and space. They confront, comfort, constrain and confide in one another.
Adam Kerbel is an actor, teacher, and artist who intersects the disciplines of dance and theatre. His performance work investigates influence. Adam is co-founder of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and Graffito Works and spent several years living and collaborating on the East Coast. He joins Amelia now in Chicago for a new chapter in his professional stage career.
J A N U A R Y 1 6 2 0 1 6
Links Hall : 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago
Amelia and other performing artists join Precious Jennings in her residency at Links Hall and perform a Works-in-Progress Showing.
"This residency is based in combining theater, dance, improvisation and somatic practices to evaluate the human developmental process from pre-vertebrate to vertebrate patterns in relation to Whales and Horses. We are all mammals, emotional, and herding species; we all display these characteristics in different yet similar gestures and sounds." - P . Jennings
J A N U A R Y 28 & 29 2 0 1 6
aMID Festival at Links Hall : 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago
Amelia is in Brooklyn Based artist K.J. Holmes' work HIC SVNT DRACONES. Holmes comes to Chicago to work in residence with Amelia and artist, Adam Kerbel to develop part of the larger project.
"HIC SVNT DRACONES is a work in progress that comes from the 15th century cartographers’ term describing the edge of a land unexplored, unmapped, undocumented. With this work, Holmes explores the human being as a contemporary terra incognita, entering into an edge of “in/sanity”—between reason and passion, the personal and the mythic." - K.J. Holmes
A P R I L 12 2 0 1 5
Amelia will be presenting as part of the Performance Philosophy Conference 2015
M A R C H 21 & 27 2 0 1 5
Paloma Street Studio 1518 Paloma, #201 LA, CA
D E C E M B E R 20 2 0 1 4
Links Hall 3111 N Western Ave \ Chicago, IL
C o n d i t i o n s with artists Precious Jennings and Adam Kerbel
As part of an Artist Sponsorship at Links Hall
D E C E M B E R 18 2 0 1 4
2337 N Milwaukee Ave / Chicago, IL
Presenting a new work, C o n d i t i o n s, including artists Precious Jennings and Adam Kerbel as part of the The Dead Weight Performance Series co-curated by Caroline Picard, Matthew Goulish and Lin Hixson as part of The New [New] Corpse Exhibition at Sector 2337.
J U N E 26 2 0 1 4 - T H U R S D A Y
8 PM 36 minutes
this performance begins 63 minutes before the audience enters and ends 16 minutes after their leave
J U N E 2 0 1 4
Scenographic Installation and Performance in The World We've Created, with Control Group Productions
Ellie Caulkins Loft Studio
A P R I L 26 & 27 2 0 1 4
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's MFA Performance Exhibition IMPACT
I will perform Undwelling in accompaniment with cellist, Katherine Trimble and Tomas Feijo. The work is a culminating presentation towards the degree and will be presented alongside other graduating MFA students from multiple departments.
for full information: http://saic-mfa.com/impact2014/
F E B R U A R Y 28 2 0 1 4
Student Group Organization is offering an evening of performance art at Chicago's new and enourmous art space, Mana Contemporary on Friday, February 28th from 6 - 10 pm. I will be performing a laboratory excerpt from the third movement of my new performance work, Undwelling, with cellist Katherine Trimble and guiatarist, Tomas Feijo between 6 - 7 pm.
D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 3
Projecttile, a literary journal specializing in non-traditional writing with a feminist bent, invited me to contribute my poem A CUE to their online archive along with an audio recording which evolved into a poetic audio track. You can listen to it here:
J U N E 7 2 0 1 3
exhibition begins 7:30 pm
THE MECHANICS OF DWELLING is a performance/live art work investigating the role of the mechanic, the nomad, the performer, and the endurance of dwelling. A collaborative project with the talented Lizi Watt.
Denver Performance Research | the alley-way garage for performance live art
4236 W 41st Ave ( behind )
Denver, CO 80212
in participation with the First Friday Art Walk in the historic Tennyson Arts District
M A R C H 1 6 2 0 1 3
Actual Fictions | Performance Art Exhibition at Defibrillator Gallery | Chicago, IL
Chicago performance art debut with new work, In the Visible Notations. I am presenting a 30 minute immersive experience that embodies the exchange between a marsupial furniture object and a poet-dancer. Moving along threads of spoken and body language, the two spin and dig along Observance, Violence, Control and Play. Audience members are guided to interact with leaflets of poetry reading aloud text as guided by the performer, sometimes audible sometimes less so.
F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 3
India: Layered City, Portable Studio, Daily Practice | Kriti Gallery, Banaras, India |
I had to honor to contribute a live performance artwork to a group exhibition featuring artists of multiple backgrounds. The work title, Diffuse, works with an accumulation notation system of gestures where 1 is performed, then 1 and 2, then 1, 2, and 3 and so on. The piece is rooted in the research of Darśan and the Bhakti movement.
A P R I L 2 2 2 0 1 2
Embodied Poetics | Naropa University Nalanda Campus | 7 : 3 0 p m
An evening co-directed with the talented Lizi Watt, Embodied Poetics, is a project that honors the poets of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with multidisciplinary site-specific performances speckled throughout the property.
Watt and I will be collaborating with two other Naropa students to create a work that carries the audience during their transitions from place to place. We'll be playing with extremes in distance, volume, and reference.
D E C 1 6 2 0 1 1
Presenting a beautiful new Sculptformance titled, Figure, with Denver/Boulder's original theatre collaborative, The Band Of ToughS, at their Silver & Gold Holiday Extravaganza. The event will feature more than 11 guest artists showing a preview of their upcoming work, food and drink from local vendors, a themed photo booth, and several visual art installations, including my own Sculptformance.
Figure features a reflective flooring designed as a kind of rink that the performer and audience members can slide across with socks on. The work includes a large vertical installation of iridescent material that captures light and makes a rustling, crinkling sound when it moves. The work is inspired by the memories I have as a competitive figure skater. For most of my early life, I trained very seriously as a women's solo, freestyle competitor. Figure also features original costumes, many hand-sequined by my mother and other wonderful women.
Naropa University, Performing Arts Center, 2130 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder
Doors at 7 p m
D E C 8 - 1 7 2 0 1 1
I've built a multi-function sculptural piece for The Lida Project's moving new work, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: A 6 part meditation on health and care in the U.S. Each part is performed in resident homes throughout Denver. I will be hosting "The Immigrant" at our house this evening.
N O V 4 2 0 1 1
The final First Friday show of the season at Denver Performance Research. Presenting the sixth, in the seven part Sculptformance series, The Residue, Place VI. The show will be followed by a breif discussion with myself on the artwork offered by DPR and a celebration of our first season in participation with the Tennyson Art District First Friday Art Walk.
In Place VI the character is learning, and practicing how to survive and grow as a human being. The environment is a bridge that provides a pathway from inexpression to expression. Place VI is a period of digestion; where we ingest, absorb, and let go of what has happened.
In the alley way behind 4236 W 41st Ave (corner of 41st and Stuart, 1 1/2 blocks west of Tennyson hardware)
5 - 7 pm SHOW | Come and go as you like. We offer experimental, durational work. There will be a fire and hot beverages.
7 15 pm EAT | Casual Living Room Discussion, Feedback, and sharing on the Artist's Process
8 pm TOAST | Cheers to Denver Performance Research's 1st year and season of artwork and community participation.