RAPID PULSE presents a dynamic range of styles and forms of performance art. We invigorate Chicago by bringing to the city artists of exceptional calibre from around the world. Rapid Pulse includes live performances, public interventions, a video series, social events, artist talks, and panel discussions. Spilling over to other venues in the neighborhood, Rapid Pulse embraces the local and the global simultaneously.
RP CURATORIAL TEAM
Steven L Bridges currently lives in Chicago, where he is Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition to working at the museum, Bridges was on the curatorial team for Intrude: Art & Life 366 – a Zendai Museum of Modern Art initiative to present 366 daily projects in public spaces throughout Shanghai for an entire year.
Julie Laffin is a performance artist and independent curator. In addition to working on curatorial committees and panels with a variety of arts organizations, Laffin was active in curating all six editions of Site Unseen, an exhibition of live and media art held annually at the Chicago Cultural Center from 2004-2009.
(festival director and executive director, Defibrillator) is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Performance. In addition to several Illinois Art council fellowships, he has received numerous travel and exchange awards that have enabled him to build a global reputation.
Giana Gambino is an artist and administrator studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago working towards her Masters degree’s in Art History, Theory & Criticism and Arts Administration & Policy.
archive: CHARLES RICE
artist relations: DASHA FILIPPOVA
development: HUI WEI
discourse: SARA LEGG
house manager: ANDREA DECKER
production: MARIA DACY
video series: ALEX PALMA
volunteers: GEORGE WILLIAM PRICE
sponsorship: ROSA GAIA SAUNDERS & JESSICA BORTMAN
tech directors: JY CHO | JOHN BURKHOLDER | JUSTUS HARRIS
web: DANA DURFEE