Artist Talk: Cherrie Yu, 4/10 (Registration Required)

April 10, 2020


Register for the FREE Zoom workshop with artist Cherrie Yu HERE.

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Cherrie Yu’s works are ontological inquiries in the form of film, video and choreography. She applies literary methods, such as juxtaposition and translation, to movement in order to rewrite the quotidian and extraordinary. In recent works, a solo by the American dancer Trisha Brown is juxtaposed to the mopping motion of the janitor Homero Muñoz; 15 seconds of a wrestling match was re-performed in the middle of traffic in downtown Chicago. Yu’s recent body of work reflects on action and personhood—a verb plus “er” becomes a prescribed identity; a person working becomes a worker. Yu was born in Xi’an, China and currently lives and works in Chicago, IL. Yu has shown work at Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Links Hall and Comfort Station.


Performance shot of Matthew Lemus and Cherrie Yu. Courtesy of artist.
Video still from “Lydia and Matthew.” Courtesy of artist