High Concept Labs Hideout Residency Night One

January 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Hideout
1354 West Wabansia
Chicago IL

High Concept Labs and and the Hideout, a historic neighborhood bar and performance venue located in Chicago’s North Branch Industrial Corridor, present HCL’s new Hideout Residency Series, taking place throughout January 2019.

Featuring dynamic, multi-artist performances held at the Hideout, the four-week series showcases the work of HCL’s current and past resident artists in celebration of the organization’s 10th year collaborating with artists and organizations across Chicago to strengthen the city’s creative community.

“When High Concept Labs was first founded in 2009, our first studios were located right across the street from the Hideout – one of Chicago’s most important independent venues and an organization we’ve long counted as a partner in our mission to transform the creative sector by providing an open pathway between artists and communities,” said Billie Howard, artistic director of HCL. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 2019 as HCL’s 10th anniversary year than partnering with the Hideout to showcase the work of our artists.”

night one

Jeanette Andrews (Sponsored Artist Fall 2016)

Sensory illusionist and magician Jeanette Andrews will present pieces from her repertoire of interactive illusions where viewers can create the impossible…Andrews’ performative art work uses magic, scientific oddities and sensory anomalies to bridge everyday life to a heightened world. This contemplative take on the art of the impossible has been praised by The Daily Mail, the Chicago Tribune and PBS.


Llaboratory Co (Sponsored Artist Spring 2016) commemorates your future nostalgia of HCL’s 10th anniversary with Doodle Booth, a provisional image capturing station featuring impromptu renderings of you, by Marco Rosichelli and Ryan Peter Miller. Finally answering Brad Pitt’s infamous query, “Whats in the box?”, Llaboratory Co reveals, “We are!”





Joseph Kramer (Fall 2011 Sponsored Artist with Coppice) is a Chicago-based artist and musician working in performance, installation, recording and object making.  He often works in collaboration, most notably with Noé Cuéllar as part of the ongoing project, Coppice.  He has performed and exhibited solo and in cooperation at The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hyde Park Art Center and Audible Gallery in Chicago, The Flea Theater in New York, Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts in Minneapolis, McNeill Street Pumping Station New Music Festival in Shreveport, and internationally in Iceland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands.




ATOM-R is a provisional collective exploring forensics, anatomy, and 21st century embodiment through performance, language and emerging technologies. Participants include Mark Jeffery (choreography) and Judd Morrissey (technology and dramaturgical systems) merge digital literary practices and performance, both of whom were members of Goat Island performance group. A given piece may have no singular fixed form but is alternately or simultaneously presented as internet art, duration live installation or a performance of fixed length.