Sequesterfest (Vol. 8)

March 5, 2022

Corbett vs. Dempsey presents…
Sequesterfest (Vol. 8): Emilio Cruz & Dick Higgins
(with Rempis/Abrams/Ra + Baker)
Saturday, March 5th 2022, 3:00 pm (CT) via live stream here

In celebration of our two current exhibitions, CvsD is pleased to present a special live-streaming event titled Sequesterfest Vol. 8: Emilio Cruz & Dick Higgins. This three-part multimedia broadcast will feature a special staged reading by a troupe led by Hannah B Higgins of Spring Game: an opera for shadow puppets, written by Dick Higgins in 1974, based on the 7.7.73 works that are on display in the gallery. The second segment will consist of an audio drama called The George Project: A Liberation Through Hearing, based on Emilio Cruz’s 1975 play When This War is Over, You’re Going to Get it George, created by Juli Crockett and produced by CalArts Center for New Performance. Closing out the live-streaming afternoon will be a set of live improvised music by the quartet Rempis/Abrams/Ra + Baker, featuring saxophonist Dave Rempis, bassist Joshua Abrams, drummer Avreeayl Ra, and pianist/synthesizer player Jim Baker. Sequesterfest Vol. 8 will be streamed live as part of CvsD’s ongoing contribution to the Sequesterfest series in collaboration with Experimental Sound Studio. In-person attendance is limited to invitation only.

Watch the live stream here on March 5th at 3pm (CT).

Image: Installation view of Emilio Cruz: Inter-Planetary Slavery: Painting and Fiberglass Sculpture, 1970-1979, Corbett vs. Dempsey, January 21 - March 12, 2022. Courtesy of the Emilio Cruz Estate and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago. Photo: Nathan Keay.