We are proud to announce the launch of the Buddy Research and Performance Residency, Season 1- Re:place.

In This Colonial Fever Dream - ATOM-r research image using LiDAR imaging technology
"In this Colonial Fever Dream," LiDAR Image by ATOM-r + Abraham Avnisan

Co-Prosperity is pleased to announce the launch of Re:place, a performing artist residency program, mutual aid network, and experimental arts platform that will support a small cohort in a yearlong excavation of BIPOC and QT+ histories and futures of the region now known as Chicago. Starting on this year’s Autumn equinox, September 22nd, the artists will embark on a year of interdisciplinary research with librarians, historians, archivists, and scientists which will culminate in a series of public site-specific performances using new technologies to engage history and place.

Each artist’s project will be broadcast via free media platforms supported by Public Media Institute including live streaming video, radio, and print publication. As they develop their works, artists will present works in progress, engage in technology skill shares, form reading groups, panel discussions, walking tours, and other programs, at Co-Prosperity, Buddy—PMI’s new store/space at the Chicago Cultural Center—and at sites across the region.

The inaugural artists, who will be in residence 2020-2021 will include:

ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality), in collaboration with Abraham Avnisan
Felicia Holman
Josh Rios
Marina Resende Santos
Santiago X

For more info on each resident and their research plans, click here 

This inaugural group of artists-in-residence will work with PMI to pilot and co-develop this platform, and will each be invited to serve as mentors for the next cohort, who will be selected from an open call.

The Buddy Research and Performance Residency is funded in part by generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and members and donors of the Public Media Institute.