Northern Lights + CHICAGO IRL Launch Party – Erik Peterson – SICK (June 2011) from CHICAGO IRL on Vi

Northern Lights + CHICAGO IRL Launch Party – Erik Peterson – SICK (June 2011) from CHICAGO IRL on Vimeo.

Erik Peterson – SICK
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CHICAGO IRL contributor Erik Peterson’s last performance before the launch party was in 1993. When he comes back, he comes back big. SICK began with a figure in dress wearing a Mexican wrestling max and a blonde felt-like wig being wheel chaired through a heavily crowded bar, buzzing electronic beats filling the air while throwing confetti about everyone and shouting. Pushing the wheelchair in a cameo appearance was none other than performance artist Heather Marie Vernon.

There was not a single eye in the room that was not fixed on what was transpiring and for that we are ever eager to see more. In the meantime we will busy ourselves with absorbing more of Erik’s talented work.

Northern Lights + Chicago IRL Launch Party photographed by A/S/L Media (June 2011) CHICAGO IRL defin

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Northern Lights + Chicago IRL Launch Party photographed by A/S/L Media (June 2011) CHICAGO IRL defin

Northern Lights + Chicago IRL Launch Party photographed by A/S/L Media (June 2011) CHICAGO IRL contr

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Northern Lights + Chicago IRL Launch Party photographed by A/S/L Media (June 2011) CHICAGO IRL contr

Untitled from the series Dating in the 90’s A sample work from the delightful Mr. Erik Peterso

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Untitled from the series Dating in the 90’s A sample work from the delightful Mr. Erik Peterso

M, No. 9 from Erik Peterson on Vimeo. What do pearls, netting, Mexican wrestling masks and Elizabeth

M, No. 9 from Erik Peterson on Vimeo.

What do pearls, netting, Mexican wrestling masks and Elizabeth Taylor have in common? we have no fucking clue, but this pretty little sample suggests we make it out to the Northern Lights + Chicago IRL Launch Party to find out for ourselves during contributor Erik Peterson’s performance Creep.

See more of Erik in this issue of Chicago IRL! Get your copy while they’re still steamy.

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