Here you can reserve a spot in advance for some of the durational projects. Sign up for as many spots as you’d like! Feel free to stay as long as you want and return for repeat visits, as long as others are not waiting. Click each project’s image to see the SignUpGenius page where you can sign up!
Esra Coskun and Amberly Marianne Simpson, “Dancing in Panopticon’s Blind Spot”
Participants will experience a reverse-Panopticon by accompanying a dancer on screen, in a room with a camera directed at them, which may or may not be recording their dance. Sign up here.
Paul Sloan, “Q.Q.”
Come sit, ask questions, and get no answers. The artist is asking for your most unanswerable or impossible to answer questions. Sign up here.
Justin Zullo, “Sonic Politics of Breath”
An interactive sound installation that explores the political and performative potentials of the act of breathing vis-à-vis the human breath’s sonorous afterlife. Sign up for a listening or recording session here.
A generative, durational score-based installation and collaborative project between the composer Ryan Ross Smith (NY) and the research-based storyteller Helen J. Bullard (WI). Sign up here.
Robert Lundberg, “Arnold Mueller: The Unknown Father of the Freeway”
Did you know that the father of the highway built these roadways not only as a means of conveyance, but also massive land art pieces? Sign up for a phone conversation here.
Kellie Bronikowski, “2 Lights 1 Lens”
This sculptural installation makes the lens the focal performer rather than the imagery being projected, bringing the mechanics of the medium to the forefront of the screen and the mind. Sign up here.
Xon Henry, “AFAR (Advancing the Frontiers of Artist Residencies)”
Creatively Stuck? Want to Travel? Need a diploma? Come & Visit AFAR! A micro-nomadic artist residency! Rest! Research! Relax! Rejuvenate! Sign up here.
Nicole Fadellin King, “In (the Name of) Progress”
Spect-actors are invited to engage with others through words and drawings as we build a visual map of our experiences and thoughts related to progress, time, and change. Sign up here.
Featuring work by Sarah Berkeley and Regin Igloria, Adam Gruba, Karolina Kubik, Frédéric Neyrat, and Barbara Roland. Sign up here.
And don’t forget to check out these installations too!
“Proceed Naturally” is an immersive installation that you may encounter randomly throughout the day. There’s no need to sign-up to participate but please see our display poster for more information. Participants encounter broken text randomly, magically, accidentally, and mundanely, by going through the normal procedures of negotiating public space.
Qiang Liu, “Dress of Culture”
Chinglish is not only the hybrid of Chinese and English, but also reveals the way of Chinese thought. It is like dressing an English coat on a Chinese body.
Robert John Mertens, “Mind, Body and Tool are on Intimate Terms.”
In this work I mix the aesthetics of Eva Hesse with the conceptual framework of Stelarc. Woven with 9 Track Data Tape donated by the Women and Gender Studies Archive at the University of Madison.
Felice Amato, “Doily Wars”
“Doily Wars” is a toy/object theater performance for adults. The performance drives an installation-like “set” that can be experienced before and after—transformed by the performance itself.
Mark Nelson, “Raiders from the Sherwood Forest Redistribute Authorship”
A durational activity asks Mad Theory participants to appropriate ownership of the design of famous buildings on behalf of the unrecognized co-creators. This appropriation happens during chance encounters and accostings during the Mad Theory activities.