Witness Well (Stage for Chances Dances)
Gordon Hall and Elijah Burgher
Wood, paint, canvas, acrylic, hardware

Collaboration with Elijah Burgher to design the functioning stage for Making Chances, the 10 year retrospective exhibition
of the Chicago collective Chances Dances
Gallery 400, UIC, Chicago, IL

Description written by Gallery 400:  "Artists Elijah Burgher and Gordon Hall collaborated on this commissioned stage on which the Platforms performance programs will take place. Combining Hall's sculptural interests in useful objects like platforms and seating with Burgher's investigations into ritual space and symbolic pattern, this stage is both a functional object and in the process of becoming a new artwork. The painted canvas panels will be worn by use during the performance program, and will remain as a souvenir or relic of the exhibition. The stairs are intended for use as seating by gallery visitors as well as for the performers themselves. The title, Witness Well, originates with the Hieronymous Machine, a piece of occult technology intended for granting wishes, while also figuring the stage as a space of witnessing, care, and an at-times unknowable receptacle."

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Drawing by Elijah Burgher