REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)

Fund: $40,000

Artists in this exhibition at REDCAT consider ways in which performing and visual arts intersect, often documenting, reimagining, or restaging acting methodologies. The role of the actor, the figure of the performer, and their different perspectives on the construction of a character inform several projects in Chalk Circles, while others focus on the frictions of a body in a fictive/theatricalized space. The title of the exhibit points to Bertolt Brecht’s seminal parable of theater, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, written in the Unites States in 1944. The project will feature works and new commissions by local and international visual artists who have used theater, theatricality, performance, and performativity as a self-referential tool to feed the instability of such terms. Featured artists include Peio Aguirre, Carola Dertnig, Dora García, Adrià Julià, Joachim Koester, David Levine, Emily Mast, Silke Otto-Knapp, Catherine Sullivan, Santiago Roldos (Muegano Teatro), and Kerry Tribe.