Multidisciplinary artists Gerard & Kelly will present a new chapter of their site-specific project, Modern Living, with performances September 16 at the iconic Farnsworth House in nearby Plano, IL, designed in 1945 by Mies van der Rohe for Edith Farnsworth. Initially a pioneer of modernist architecture, commissioning Mies to design a radical statement for living, Farnsworth famously found the transparency of the house unlivable. These performances build upon the first two chapters of Modern Living at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, California, and Phillip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, in which Gerard & Kelly used the architecture as choreography for intimate relationships. At the Farnsworth House, Gerard & Kelly create a performance score that explores “the juxtaposition of one WO and one MAN” in temporary constellations occupying the interior and exterior spaces of the site, reflecting on the condition of solitude.
Register for this exciting Biennial Opening Day performance! The $35 ticket price includes cost of admission to the Farnsworth House and one seat on our round-trip shuttle departing from the Chicago Cultural Center.
BUS 1: Departs from Chicago at 1:15 pm. Leaves from Plano at 4:30 pm.
BUS 2: Departs from Chicago at 2:45 pm. Leaves from Plano at 6:00 pm.
BUS 3: Departs from Chicago at 4:15pm. Leaves from Plano at 7:30 pm.