Links Hall’s 2014/15 Curatorial and Artistic Residents
Links Hall’s programming committee is pleased to announce the selection of Nic Kay, Chih- Hsien Lin, Christine Shallenburg
and The Impossible! Collective
(Eli Halpern, Kurt Preston, Jajah Wu, and Sam Vilensky) as our 2014/15 LinkUP Residents!
NIC Kay is a performer, teacher, and visual artist born and raised in the Bronx, New York. They are a founding member of 3rd Language - a Queer art collective based in Chicago. Kay was the Education Associate at About Face Theatre for two years and their visual and performance works have been seen on the streets and in galleries and on stages in both New York and Chicago.
A one person experimental theatre piece, actualizes the rage born from my bifurcated social experience as a young, black, queer and gender non-conforming person, and strives to share the desolation that results from being both invisible/visible and praised/dismissed. Shaped with movements influenced by New York gay/queer ballroom culture, live punk performance, butoh and praise dance, Lil Blk begins with an attempt to organize a non-competitive Vogue ball and makes use of a non-linear timeline to encourage a departure from uncomplicated and motionless archetypes of the black performer-performance and queer identity.