Ginger Krebs is a Chicago-based artist and has been creating, curating, performing and directing movement-based performance projects since 2005. Her work probes the problem of being embodied and wonders at the body as our means of redemption.
DURING THE CDF YEAR
Krebs will investigate the impact of speed on bodies and ecologies by experimenting with duration, preservation, interruption and multi-tasking in the studio and in daily life. Her CDF project, provisionally titled "Buffer Overrun" addresses information as a liquid and mobile force that tends to erode the importance of place. It explores ways that bodies orient toward multiple, shifting centers, and wonders at the ramifications of this contemporary form of vertigo.
The performance happens on an inclined plane, amplifying the dancers’ relationship to gravity and making their connection to the ground appear broken. The choreography and sound incorporate phase shifting, slow motion, structures based on code, and spiral patterns derived from optical illusions. In the midst of acceleration and overwhelm, Buffer Overrun marvels at human adaptability and contemplates patience as something revolutionary.
Krebs has presented work recently in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Links Hall, The Cultural Center, The Dance Center of Columbia College, and the Auditorium Theater's Katten/Landau studio. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Performance and Contemporary Practices at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she teaches studio courses in performance and time arts.