To conclude their residency at The Arts Club, Industry of the Ordinary collaborates with cellist Katinka Kleijn on a durational performance in the gallery titled “If you’ve got a blacklist, I wanna be on it.” Luci Lei and Jay Wolke join as co-performers; sound design by Daniel Dehaan.
Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Mat Wilson) has been mediating the daily life of Chicago for over 16 years. Dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual, Brooks and Wilson use sculpture, text, photography, video, sound, and performance to challenge pejorative notions of the ordinary and, in doing so, move beyond the quotidian.
At The Arts Club of Chicago, Industry of the Ordinary is spending a week intervening within the space in a variety of ways—subtly altering the trappings of the club rooms, feeding visitors edible historical artifacts, and performing with CSO cellist Katinka Kleijn in the gallery. Their residency, titled Seven Days in March, celebrates and comments upon what is customary and usual at The Arts Club—that we might reevaluate our perception of normal vs. noteworthy.
Hailed as “Chicago’s first lady of the cello” by Timeout Chicago Magazine, Dutch cellist Katinka Kleijn defies today’s traditional definition of a cellist, transitioning comfortably through the styles of classical, experimental, contemporary, improvisatory, folk, and progressive rock, as well as across the traditional fields of solo, chamber, and orchestral performance.
Most recently, she appeared as soloist in the World Premiere of Dai Fujikura’s cello concerto at Lincoln Center, New York, where The New York Times described her as “a player of formidable expressive gifts.” A member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kleijn is in frequent demand as a soloist, performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit in Penderecki’s Triple Cello Concerto, as well as with the The Hague Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Illinois Philharmonic, and the Symphony Orchestras of Elmhurst, DuPage, and Sheboygan, and as a soloist in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Kai on the CSO’s MusicNOW Series.