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In Progress: AuMAR

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    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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AuMAR performing Nocturnal Cyclones, Slutisland Festival, Montreal, (2018)

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AuMAR performs Nocturnal Cyclones, a video performance first shown in Montreal last July. Using the moth as a starting motif, AuMAR explores metamorphosis and the chaos that inherently comes with transformation. The evening is presented in partnership with ECLIPSING, a multi-media festival organized by local curator Amina Ross. Through performance, video, and workshops, ECLIPSING celebrates darkness and mines queer imagination to explore blackness beyond the binary.

In Progress is a series designed to give patrons a look into the process of artists, thinkers, and curators organized by Curator of Public Programs January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator of Public Programs Christy LeMaster.

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About the Artists

AuMAR is the collaborative project of two black indigenous trans women. The genesis of the duo, a video performance titled Plastic Symbiosis, is a manifesto mythologizing their collective journey toward self-definition and actualization by reimagining the process through the tropes of black dolls, RPG games, and mitosis. They use sisterhood as a creative force in order to blur the boundaries between material and spiritual worlds.