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Didactic Rehearsal with David Jude Greene

David Jude Green, 2024. Photo by David Jude Green

About the program

2nd Floor, N Chicago Room, Randolph side

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL

Daily 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

David Jude Greene creates and rehearses a new performance movement work; with audience assistance.

Exploring WOJR’s architectural installation – David Jude Greene activates the space like the wings of a theater and its main stage. The audience participates by witnessing the formal and informal viewing of what happens on and off stage allowing the viewers to see both sides of the rehearsal/performance. The work for this CAB 5 installation deals with the physical body understanding site specific relationships to the architectural structure created by WOJR. This artwork/performance will be created and rehearsed in and around the physical structure.

About the Artist:

David Jude Greene is a faculty member of media studies in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago. He teaches media production, performance studies, and MFA studio classes in interdisciplinary art. He has been with the college for 20 years.

David’s work, in studio art, performance, exhibitions, and academic areas of creative research are marked by his study of popular culture. His academic & interdisciplinary artwork is demonstrated through multiple areas of non-linear narrative storytelling. The themes of his work; singularity, relationship to self & others, romantic interludes, and the abstraction of contemporary culture are a continued state of reference. These subjects are executed through painting, photos, videos, and performance.

David has demonstrated his artists practice locally, nationally, and internationally. 

His last presentation was at Rockefeller Center, New York in April 2023.

 

Participant

WOJR

Cambridge, United States

Website

Established in 2013, WOJR is a five-person organization of designers that works holistically across projects and research to practice architecture as a form of cultural production. Our work extends across the globe and engages the realms of art, architecture, and urbanism. Geographically located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, WOJR maintains an integral relationship with the local and larger academic communities in various ways: William is an Associate Professor at MIT, where he has taught for a decade, and numerous WOJR team members are affiliated with Harvard GSD and other area universities as instructors and visiting critics. WOJR has lectured and led design workshops at various academic institutions around the country and world, including recently being included in the Porto Academy in Portugal. In recent years, WOJR has received growing recognition, which has resulted in commissioned projects that span the United States, from New York to California, and extend abroad to works such as a full-scale pavilion for the 17th International Biennale Architettura in Venice, Italy. Working globally, WOJR has become accustomed to the rewards involved in working with skilled and passionate collaborators from different parts of the world to create projects that are unique and responsive to their varied budgetary, cultural, and geographical contexts.

Venue

Chicago Cultural Center

Address

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL

Neighborhood

The Loop

Description

The Chicago Cultural Center serves as one of the main exhibition venue sites for CAB 5, featuring projects from more than 80 participants from ten countries. 

Opened in 1897, the Chicago Cultural Center is a Chicago landmark building operated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and is home to free cultural exhibits and programming year-round.

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