Links Hall Performance Series

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Approximately 176 hours of recorded audio, spanning 195 digital surrogates on CD-R (a total of 2,143 individual and unique audio tracks), of over 135 events of spoken word, performance, and music that took place at Chicago’s Link’s Hall, including presentations by performance artists Christian Marclay, Ray McNiece, and Sandra Binion.

Biographical Historical Note

Link’s Hall, a multi-disciplinary project space in Chicago, was founded in 1978 by Bob Eisen, Carol Bobrow, and Charlie Vernon. In 1985, Links Hall artistic director Michael Zerang initiated the The Link’s Hall Performance Series, a curated series that expanded Links Hall programming of dance and movement to include contemporary and experimental music, traditional ethnic folk music, literary readings, and performance art.