• TODAY THIS

    TODAY THIS Performed in September, 2011. A haunting tune rings out. A mysterious figure melts from pose to pose as it glides across an ancient plane. A disembodied voice fills the room, speaking text selected the day of the performance – a random quote from a novel, a sentence from that day’s newspaper, or a…

  • ORACLE 2011

    July 8th and August 12th of 2011 ROOMS brought back the performance installation that started their popular ORACLE series. Marrakesh and Todd created an immersive environment of color, video, sound, and thought. A disembodied mouth atop a mound of white speaks non-stop for an uninterrupted three hours. A seemingly endless stream of consciousness, amplified and…

  • HYMN OF CHANCE

    HYMN OF CHANCE Performed in May and June of 2011. “All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” -Aristotle HYMN OF CHANCE, a performance installation by ROOMS, six actresses participated in a ritual of chance using two familiar tools of the trade – dice…

  • PERHAPS SOMETHING SEEMINGLY

    PERHAPS SOMETHING SEEMINGLY Performed in October, 2010. “To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.” –Samuel Beckett First new performance installation, performed in ROOMS brand new space (1835 S. Halsted – now on the main street of the Chicago Arts District), that explored ideas of performance as…

  • ORACLE: CHANNELING 2011

    ORACLE: CHANNELING Documentation of Performance Installation in February, 2011 “Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.” – Jean Baudrillard On February 11-12 and March 11-12 from 7-10pm ROOMS remounted their original performance piece from their popular Oracle series ORACLE:CHANNELING…

  • MEDDLE & CUE

    December 11 & 12, 2009 ROOMS presented MEDDLE & CUE a new original performance installation featuring Veronica Bruce and Marrakesh. A woman sits, quietly knitting in her chair. The only thing that could disturb her, is you – the audience. ROOMS the audience to manipulate performance by pressing buttons that provided motivation, subtext, and circumstance….

  • ORACLE V

    Documentation of Performance Installation on May 14, 2010 “Language is a virus from outer space.” -William S. Burroughs The V is for five. This was the fifth incarnation of ORACLE at ROOMS, the Oracle spoke on five themes. The V is also for video – since this Oracle featured a duet between language in free…

  • TOWARD ASH & ANXIETY

    Documentation of Performance Installation on August 14th, 2009 “I saw all the people behind their masks—smiling, phlegmatic—composed faces—I saw through them and there was suffering—in them all—pale corpses who without rest ran around—along a twisted road—at the end of which was the grave.” – Edvard Munch August 14th, 2009 ROOMS presented TOWARD ASH AND ANXIETY,…

  • ORACLE: CHANNELING 2010

    “Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.” – Jean Baudrillard February 12, 2010 ROOMS presented ORACLE:CHANNELING an original performance installation featuring Todd Frugia and Marrakesh. ROOMS was continuing their popular ORACLE series; an exploration of sensory deprivation, immediacy, and…

  • TEXT FOR NOTHING

    “And when he feels me void of existence it’s of his he would have me void, and vice versa, mad, mad, he’s mad.” -Samuel Beckett (from Text for Nothing 4) April 8 from 7-10pm and April 30 from 9:30am-12:30pm ROOMS presented TEXT FOR NOTHING 4 a prose fragment by Samuel Beckett (“Waiting for Godot”) featuring…

  • WHILE WHAT WAITS

    Documentation of Performance Installation December, 2010 “Sound is all our dreams of music. Noise is music’s dream of us.” -Morton Feldman Mysterious, meditative, and mesmerizing! WHILE WHAT WAITS is a performance installation that explores the space between chaos and control. It creates a system of performance that’s – sometimes beautiful – sometimes hellish – and…

  • Oracle Three

    ORACLE THREE

    “This evening, memories are using my brain as a tambourine.” – Jules Renard November 13th, 2009 from ROOMS presented ORACLE 3 a new twist on a live performance installation by Todd and Marrakesh Frugia. For this incarnation ROOMS multiplied the “mouths” by inviting two more participants to take part in the “ORACLE” experiments. In a…