Michael Workman

Movement Matters symposia, Invisibilia, with (left to right): Jan Bartoszek, Petra Bachmaier, Katie Waddell, Sabina Ott & Michael Workman, 2017.


Please pardon our dust as we continue to update this site with archival materials. Work in the Portfolio section in the menu at left are organized by medium, with a considerable number of sub-sections. Currently, much new work has been under development in Dances & Performances as well as Watercolors & Drawings.

UPCOMING //

DANCETRANSITS
Activate! & Chicago Department of Transportation
Plaza at Jackson & Homan
Aug. 31, Sept. 30 & Oct. 26 noon-1pm

Site-specific performance using dance and interaction to address the history of unceded native American land throughout Chicago, subsequent local place identity formation, and the social inclusions and exclusions of the resulting communities.

Documentation of the Aug. 31 performance is now available in the Active Investigations section of this site.

&NOW 2018 FESTIVAL OF INNOVATIVE WRITING
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Oct. 5-7, 2018 - Full schedule at the link.

J E L L O: SEVENTEEN
Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave.
Oct. 10, 7:30-10:30pm 2018 - Full schedule at the link.

IN PROGRESS: PERFECT WORLDS / PROPOSITIONAL ATTITUDES
The Commons at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Oct. 23, Tuesday 8am-9pm

A release event for Workman's Perfect Worlds: Artistic Forms & Social Imaginaries published by StepSister Press, Chicago, and research exchange for the kind of interactionist and instructional work showcased alongside finished pieces, such as Workman's Intimate Conversation, included in the anthology Propositional Attitudes, edited by Elana Mann and John Burtle, and published by Golden Spike Press this past spring.

PROPOSITIONAL WORLDS
SITE/less
1250 W. Augusta Blvd.
Tue, Oct. 23, 8:30pm-10pm (after MCA program)

Opening Reception, Fri, Oct. 26, 7-10pm
Sat, 4-10pm, Sun, 1-5pm - Full schedule coming soon

Starting Fri., Oct. 26, SITE/less will host a weekend-long selection of Chicago and L.A. choreographic, interactionist dance and performance instructionist artists from Propositional Attitudes, edited by Elana Mann and John Burtle, Golden Spike Press, L.A. alongside Michael Workman’s Perfect Worlds: Artistic Forms & Social Imaginaries, StepSister Press, Chicago. Whereas Propositional Attitudes showcases finished written works including Workman's Intimate Conversation, Perfect Worlds is his first published volume of the journalistic and art critical research that serve as the basis of his interactionist movement, dance and performance instructions. A variety of selections will be presented from both volumes by performers selected collaboratively by the artists.

Workman's written choreographic instructions, images and video work samples of recently performed movement interactions are currently available for viewing.

Mat Rappaport’s mobile art project range will inaugurate the event on Tue., Oct. 23 after the MCA closing at 8:30pm, traveling from a planned architectural remix performance outside the MCA to the fixed, socially-engaged space of SITE/less. range will transition into the space in collaboration with a new performance by Workman working-titled Drag.

RECENT //

ACTIVE INVESTIGATION
48 Hours Summit of Socially-Engaged Art
Redline Contemporary Art Center
2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
Recently presented on Fri & Sat, August 10 & 11, 2018, with documentation available in the Active Investigations section under Social Interactions.