“Wasteland, Water, Words” at Chicago’s IN>TIME Festival

Multi-disciplinary creative artist Erica Mott will appear on a double bill with Trevor Martin as part of the Chicago’s IN>TIME festival. Performances of her interdisciplinary quartet Wasteland, Water, Words will take place on February 22nd (8pm), 23rd (8pm) and 24th (7pm) at Links Hall (3435 N Sheffield Ave). Tickets are $15 ($10 students).

Promo-pic-for-Wasteland-Water-Words-200x300Wasteland, Water, Words explores the cultural archetypes of outlaw heroes (the cowboy and the viking) and the impact of these archetypes on shaping masculine identity, environment and economic development. The acquisition of land, the fierce territoriality and masculinity of the frontiersman/raider, and the relationship between human, animal and land, provide the points of exploration and deconstruction for this performance project.

The work grew out of a trip to Iceland to conduct research about viking mythology and culture. It forms the second part of The Cowboys and Vikings Project and features movement by Chris Knowlton, Bryan Saner, Brian Shaw, Blake Russell as well as an original sound score by Ryan Ingebritsen in collaboration with Icelandic viking metal band, Celestine.

IN>TIME is a newly expanded biennial festival showcasing international and local artists in 14 diverse venues across the city of Chicago. It is curated by Mark Jeffrey and will run from  January 11 – March 2, 2013. For the full festival schedule or to purchase tickets click here.