“The Land of Plenty”
THE LAND OF PLENTY: a collaborative performance effort by performer/video- artist Deke Weaver and performer/composer Chris Peck that will include multiple video projections, dancing sandhill cranes, Greek hurdlers, ordering Chinese food with a headset, a passionate re-enactment of A Discussion of Form, and a meditation on the Great Plains.
Deke Weaver: My award winning original performance work has been presented in Wales, Scotland, Seattle, L.A., Philadelphia, Dallas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Wyoming, Colorado, New England, California, and throughout the Southwest. In New York my work has been presented at Dixon Place, HERE, PS 122, The Moth, Tonic, Galapagos and other venues. A resident at Yaddo and Ucross, a four- time fellow at the MacDowell Colony, and three-time recipient of NEA regional grants in film/video making my video work has screened and broadcast in film/ video festivals and on public television stations in Russia, Brazil, Australia, Europe and the United States (PBS, Channel 4/U.K., MOMA, The New York Video Festival, The Berlin Video Festival, MOMA/NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; many others). Commissions, fellowships, and grants from the City of San Francisco, the State of New York, the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Illinois and other public and private foundations have supported my work. I teach in the School of Art + Design’s New Media Department at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign). www.dekeweaver.com
Chris Peck is a Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based composer investigating the peculiarities of listening and perception through a diverse practice that includes works for large untrained groups, interdisciplinary performance collaborations, and improvisation with the computer. His frequent work with dance has included scores for RoseAnne Spradlin, Eleanor Bauer, John Jasperse, David Dorfman, Jeanine Durning, Ming Yang/Dance Forum Taipei, Abby Yager, and others. Ongoing projects include Listening Music for the Age of Crystal Moon Cone, a series of ambient electroacoustic performances and recordings with Stephen Rush and Jon Moniaci, Brooklyn Adult Recorder Choir, directed with choreographer Beth Gill, the Live Sh– performance series curated with Chase Granoff, live electronic music for The Intensity Police Are Working My Last Gay Nerve with video artist Charles Atlas, Manpack Variant, an electronics duo with Jaime Fennelly, and electric guitar accompaniment for the diary entries of Asubtout’s Eleanor Hullihan and Katy Pyle. Visit intermittentmusic.com for more info.