Links Hall: Lindsey Barlag Thornton

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Links Hall
3111 N. Western Avenue
February 5 – 8 @ 7PM
Tickets: $15
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Lindsey Barlag Thornton Artist Statement / Bio

I was an extremely curious child. I wanted to be an archeologist, or a saint.
I built forts in my backwoods, collected fossils, devoured science fiction, and often studied in the high school library during lunch.

I am still that curious creature asking questions about the world and now exploring these questions through an inter-disciplinary artistic practice. All of my artistic work points to the sky – asking the larger questions, metaphysical and existential, through an examination of our very real, extremely nuanced, daily lives we live out together on earth.

Originally from Ohio, I have called Chicago home for ten years. I graduated in 2014 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Performance. I am an educator and currently work as a movement teacher for ChiArts, Chicago’s only public arts high school, as a teaching artist for The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and as Director of GiftED for the The Gift Theatre Company. At times I work collaboratively under the name Genesis with Amanda Dunne Acevedo. I am a proud resident of Jefferson Park where I live in a brightly painted home with Michael Patrick Thornton.


: the person, thing, or idea that is present or near in place, time, or thought; the thing that is closest to you or that is being shown to you; the present time.

THIS is a collaboratively devised event playing with & within the boundaries of performance art. THIS encompasses dance, theatre, & music, experimenting with the notions of covers, copies, & translations through various source material ranging from personal narrative, contemporary art, pop culture, & beyond.

THIS is messy collage, hybridized essay.

THIS is how it feels to be alive right now.

Directed by Lindsey Barlag Thornton
Devised with & Performed by Amanda Dunne Acevedo, Alexis Atwill, Jon Penick, Corey Smith, and Udita Upadhyaya

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