REVIVAL poster series
Photography and design by Kiam Marcelo Junio, 2013
Here are the posters I designed for REVIVAL. It was an honor to photograph and work with these beautiful and talented performance artists whom I admire immensely.
REVIVAL is a sexy, immersive experience. Equal parts dance party/performance art/spectacle.
October 25th and 26th
doors at 10pm
no admittance after 11pm
event completes at Midnight
Come get sweaty with us!
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Featuring 10 of Chicago’s hottest performance artists including:
Precious Davis & Kan Seidel
*Music by Smirk (Wolf+Lamb, Clown and Sunset)
*Production design by David Andora and Sean Hunt
Revival puts the dance party right on the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage in Millennium Park. REVIVAL asks you to plug into a visceral and sexy experience that asks: What are we praying for? What are we willing to sacrifice?
The chrysalis is in formation. Prepare to be converted.
MAKE YOUR RITUAL DONATION TODAY: http://kck.st/1ajf4AH
I’m feeling a bit drained and stretched to several limits. I had an ego breakthrough today and realized that I do too many things - visual art, performance, fashion, photography, video, graphic design, yoga, etc, and I keep wanting to do more - learn a musical instrument, be a trained dancer, take butoh classes, learn bellydancing, write more poetry, make my own beats, record an album, etc. etc. etc.
A friend helped me realize that this need to do everything is beginning to encroach on my energy to complete projects and my ability to collaborate. What happened to my fashion line, QIAM? I got too busy with other work that it’s been taking a backseat. But I’m continuing to work on it.
My friend said to me, “No one wants to work with a know-it-all, or a do-it-all. People don’t respect a jack of all trades, they respect a Master.”
I tried to really think, of all the things I do, which ones do I really love? Which gives me joy? Which do I see myself doing and investing time and energy to truly see it through? Which allows me to grow and to share and be impactful? Which affects others and brings joy to other people? And which ones am I pursuing solely for ego development?
I also had to question myself, where does this need to do everything come from? What is the more deep-seated reason? Is it an inferiority complex with which I constantly feel the need to keep proving myself to others? Or do I really do just find joy in using my body to its multiple capabilities?
I’m assessing what I really, truly need and want for myself. Right now, I don’t know if performance is filling me with joy and love, or simply ego satisfaction. I know these things are complicated - that it’s often a mix of all the factors we consider and then some.
In the next few months, I want to continue shutting off the static and see what it is that truly makes me happy, and how can I do these things to enrich my life fully, and to effect not just myself, but others.
I’m performing tomorrow night with Sofia Moreno at Chances Dances 8th Anniversary. After that, we will be filming a few more segments for her project, Porn Again. Then, I think I’ll take a long break and focus on making fashion, teaching yoga, and taking photo and video jobs.
I just want to simplify my life a little bit.
Subject to Change Presents: INNERFIERCENESS DAY -
a benefit for Project Fierce Chicago
host: Cleo Pockalipps
guest DJ: [X]P
$5 suggested donation
Township (2200 N California)
Performances by Blue Redder, Mina, and more!
photography and graphic design by Kiam Marcelo Junio for IAMKIAM Photography
I’m taking a break from making identity-based art, and so now I’m making photographs and screenprints of PRETTY FLOWERS!
Granted, this idea and process stems from my Camouflage as a Metaphor for Passing series, but it’s become a bit abstracted and totally aestheticized. And I’m ok with that.