For You: Artist + Elder Project
For You is an ongoing performance making project of the Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project.
As a response to worldwide shelter-in-place ordinances due to COVID-19, and with awareness that many elders are at risk in terms of infection and the compounding hardships of isolation, For You, has launched a new project that brings artists and elders together.
Currently, we have 30+ artist/elder dyads working together.
We are offering micro-commissions to participating artists and are especially committed to getting money into the hands of artists who have lost income due to the recent crisis.
Thank you for your interest and support.
About Erika Chong Shuch:
I often imagine myself an anthropologist. Each project is an uncharted island through which I lead an investigative team on research-based adventures to generate highly crafted, aesthetically-specific performances. For each expedition, I gather deeply curious, skilled and daring galvanizers of varying disciplines to agitate and analyze a topic from multiple perspectives. Collaboration is at the center of it all.
I work across disciplines; I direct and choreograph for plays, choirs, and dance companies, and I make performance work.
My original work takes multiple shapes which allow specific kinds of relationships with our audiences to unfold. I’m interested in performance as an act of radical intimacy and a platform for the grandest of lies. I love awkward subtext, silent loneliness, imperfect goodbyes, uncomfortable laughter, aggressive impulses, secret longing, irrational fears, TMI, and I love the way banana slugs mate. These are some of the things I want to explore in my work.