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Performance: knock, and the doors of perception shall be opened unto you

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Exploring bodies, minds, and perceptions through an intermix of media, technology, and performances.

Performance: knock, and the doors of perception shall be opened unto you

Exploring bodies, minds, and perceptions, //sense presents an experimental community theater that activates the International Museum of Surgical Science through an intermix of media, technology, and performances. By transforming the space into an inviting, immersive, and interactive space, leading artists blur the boundaries between audiences and performers with socially engaging works, actions, and happenings.

Amidst global anxiety on warfare and past collective trauma, we transcend media tools and simple actions into medicine that heals, restores, and rejuvenates humanity through a decentralized artmaking process.

About the Artist:

Gordon Fung (b. 1988, San Francisco) is a transdisciplinary artist-curator who works with large-scale curatorial practices, experimental audiovisual performances, new media installations, noise music, experimental film/video, and media archaeology.

Inspired by the unique Chicago video/media arts lineage and collectivity in Fluxus, Gordon forms and directs the experimental time-based arts collective //sense to showcase large-scale experimental community theater performances, exhibitions, and screenings. Counteracting the marginalization of experimental time-based arts, he curates and fosters a collaborative common ground for sound, video, performance, and media artists to create gesamtkunstwerk through synergy.

Participating Artists:
|/∆/|∆y∆ ‡()rr3s {}() {}∆‡!(){}, Sam Anthem, Kat Bawden, Eunjin Choi, Gordon Fung, Ping Ho, Kaixin Huang, HWIY, Virginia Kennard, Janna Lee, Eun Jin Lee, Sage (Shu Tzu) Lin, Yiyi Liu, Claire Lobenfeld, Kim Nucci, Michael Orr, Lorenzo Osterheim, Che Pai, A. Piriyapokanon, Kyle Price, Alejandra Ramos, Syd Ross, Hesam Salehbeig, Terry Sofianos Wohlgenant, Misa Sourour, Blair St George, Eugene I-Peng Tang, Oona Taper, Michael Trofimuk, Danielle Vishlitzky, Thuy-Tien Vo, Emilka Wolniewicz, ben sonjira young, Erica Zhan, Ben Zucker

General Admission $20

Student Admission $10

Admission at the door $25

Free for IMSS Members

Doors open at 6:30 pm

About the Multidisciplinary Recovery Series: The International Museum of Surgical Science supports a commitment to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and programs that use the frame of contemporary artistic practice to examine new perspectives in medical and surgical science and our relationship to the body. The Museum continuously seeks artist performance and workshop proposals for its contemporary art program. Performing artists can be within the category of visual art, poetry, music, and experimental, among others.


Accessible accommodations include a ramp entrance and elevator. If you need additional accessibility options or wheelchair seating, please contact us at info@imss.org.

Parking and Directions can be found here: https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/

This project is partially supported by a Chicago Arts Recovery Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.


International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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