Mocrep is a collective creating radically experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative work. Equal parts music, performance art, video art, and movement, its varied and fluid practice reflects the complexity of contemporary culture and relationships. Its work subverts the rigid structures that circumscribe relations among artists and commodify the products of their labor, creating new possibilities for exchange among artists, artworks, and audiences.
Mocrep has presented work at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Arts Club of Chicago, and was one of three ensembles to be invited to the prestigious Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik Darmstadt in 2016. Its cultural partners in Chicago include Goethe-Institut Chicago, Lumpen Radio, Illinois Humanities Council, Parlour Tapes+, High Concept Laboratories, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Ensemble Dal Niente. Mocrep has held residencies at Mana Contemporary Chicago, dfbrl8r performance art gallery, and Stanford University.
Mocrep’s 2018 – 19 season includes collaborations with Lee Blalock, The Neo-Futurists, Mills College, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. More info at mocrep.org.
Strengthening the human bond between performer and audience. We feel that the more sincere and genuine we can be on stage, the greater the audiences identification with the unadorned people and issues before them.
” Sarah Squirm (a.k.a. Chicago-based comedian Sarah Sherman) is a name you’re going to want to look out for in 2019. She made our list of “Comedians You Should and Will Know” this year for her work with Helltrap Nightmare.” – Vulture