Erik Peterson – SICK
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.