Intercity: Live art on the street! Chicago x Rotterdam – Performance 1

Theatre / Performance - Sat 23 September 2023
Start → 19:00
End → 22:00

“Intercity: Live art on the street! Rotterdam x Chicago”, sees two organisations from the Netherlands (Performance Art Event) and Chicago (Out of Site artist collective) connecting 4 artists from both cities; enabling them to collaborate as duos on new performances.

Between January and August they talked about their practices, exchanged knowledge, came up with inspiration and questions, and in September they finalised their exchanges with performances on the streets of Rotterdam and Chicago, simultaneously. How to work together across an ocean, a timezone and a practice? Can we “be” in Chicago without taking a flight? Can we use online tools to connect and collaborate?

To join the only thing you need is a phone or laptop, and internet!

"As a programmer at WORM, and as an artist, I’ve always been fascinated by taking performance and art out of WORM’s walls. On the street you HAVE TO compromise, you can’t put everything into your own hands. I believe true experimentation happens on the street, in real-time." (Charlien Adriaenssens, WORM art and performance programme, WORM.)

19:00 – 20:30 CET: Frans van Lent, walking around in the area of Heemraadsplein and Heemraadssingel, while calling with Adrian.
12:00 – 13:30 CST: Adrian Wood, walking around in Palmer Square Park, while calling with Frans.

A call-and-response meditation on what is revealed to those who slow down to notice. Come to Palmer Square Park, or Heemraadsplein, or listen on

20:00 – 22:00 CET: Ratri Notosudirdjo, walking a considerable distance between Nieuwe Binnenweg 302 and 328.
13:00 – 15:00 CST: Carlos Salazar-Lermont walking a considerable distance in Palmer Square Park.

A performance exploring the phenomenon of meeting points. Ratri Notosudirdjo is walking the same distance from A to B and vice versa for 2 hours. You can go and see her live, or you can get the online experience which will be a combination of a fixed camera point, a phone she’s carrying with her, and footage coming from Carlos who is performing in Chicago at that time.

Intercity is a project by Out of Site (Chicago) & PAE (NL) in collaboration with Chicago Park District (Chicago), WORM (Rotterdam) and Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago)

More info: | | WORM

With thanks to: Out of Site, PAE, Park District, WORM, Experimental Sound Studio, Prince Bernhard Culture Fund, Artist Run Chicago Fund, Mondrian Fund, Trickster, Café Bakeliet, Restaurant Layalina, NIFFO, Ohio University School of Art & Design, Le PARC, University of Lincoln.