Irene Hsiao. Photo by William Frederking.
Oct 19, 2023 - 5:30–7pm
Main Level, East Gallery and Cafe

Join us for an immersive, experimental, and collaborative exploration of Marie Watt's art on view by artist Irene Hsiao that combines dance, printmaking, writing, drawing, and live projection by artist Matt Harsh.

Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt from the Collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his Family Foundation in partnership with University Galleries, University of San Diego is supported at KAM by Viktoria Ford and Stephen Kaufman; Additional support provided by the IFPDA Foundation.

Co-sponsored by the School of Art & Design Visitors Committee and Krannert Art Museum

Participants are invited to experience the images, themes, materials, and stories of the exhibition and share their own stories and images in an ephemeral and enduring response to the exhibition. Following the performance, a conversation with the artist and open printmaking will take place in the KAM Cafe. Art materials will be provided.

About the Artists

Irene Hsiao is a dancer, writer, and multidisciplinary artist. She creates performances in conversation with visual art in museums, galleries, and public spaces, a practice that includes site-specific interaction with visual artworks and experimental engagement with artists, institutions, and the public. Her work includes durational improvisation, interactive installations, film, and virtual performance. She was a 2022-23 Fellow at High Concept Labs, first Artist in Residence at 21c Museum Hotel in 2022-2023, inaugural Artist in Residence at the Smart Museum of Art in 2020 and 2021, and a 2020 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist. Her performances have been presented at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Textile Week, EXPO Chicago, Jackson Park, Millennium Park, Ragdale Foundation, and more, and her films have screened in the Tiny Dance Film Festival, Pivot Arts Festival, and the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival. Her award-winning writing on theater, dance, science, art, and literature has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, LA Review of Books, Newcity, SF Weekly, and other venues. Her poetry has been published in Word Riot, elimae, and others, and Letter from Taipei, her book of photography and text, was published in 2014. She has received individual artist grants from DCASE and the Illinois Arts Council and has taught at Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, SAIC, UC Berkeley, National Taipei University of Technology, DePaul, Bucknell, and the BIPOC Critics Lab at the Kennedy Center.

Matt Harsh is a producer, director, and artist specializing in video and immersive projection art. He is the founder and creative director of Harsh Pro. His creative projects include Video Spotlight Urbana, Transductions Series, Soundscapes, and His work has been featured in a variety of local and regional venues and festivals, including Pygmalion, Boneyard Arts Festigval, NO BOUNDS Global Video Festival, PostMark Urbana, Immersion, Urbana's Downtown Get Down, Urbana's Fall Fusion Festival, Farm Fest, The Space, and Gallery.artbar.