Mocrep is a collective creating radically experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative performance. Comprising 13 performers, our practice takes sociality as its starting point; our work is predicated on an investment in our relationships with each other, our collaborators, and our communities.
Mocrep blurs and blends disciplines, often calling into question the validity of discipline itself as an organizing principle for art and arts communities. Equal parts music, performance art, video art, and movement, the ambiguity in our varied and fluid practice reflects the complexity of our culture and our relationships. Our work subverts the rigid structures that circumscribe relations among artists and commodify the products of their labor, creating new frameworks for communication between artists, audiences, material, and virtuosity.
Mocrep has presented work at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Arts Club of Chicago, and was one of three ensembles to be invited to the prestigious Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik Darmstadt in 2016. Its cultural partners in Chicago include Goethe-Institut Chicago, Lumpen Radio, Illinois Humanities Council, Parlour Tapes+, High Concept Laboratories, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Ensemble Dal Niente. Mocrep has held residencies at Mana Contemporary Chicago and dfbrl8r performance art gallery, and undertakes a residency at Stanford University in 2018.
Amanda Bailey Owen Davis Alex Ellsworth Zachary Good Deidre Huckabay Lia Kohl Jenna Lyle Zach Moore Andrew Tham Chris Wood Ryan Zerna
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