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photo by Maria Baranova-Suzuki

E r y k a   D e l l e n b a c h (she/they)
is a genderfluid, pseudo-nomadic filmmaker, performance artist and educator from Chicago. Their embodied films and performances are rites of passage for themselves and collaborators driven by consent practices, inquisitive hedonisms, corporeal excavation and a belief in the capacity for mutual transformation through collaboration and art-as-life process. Their works mine relationships to power, the malleability of consciousness and psychophysical thresholds.

Her process and technique have been informed by studies in dances of resistance and experimental ethnography. She is especially indebted to her teachers Wendy Clinard (flamenco), Atsushi Takenouchi (Butoh), Deborah Stratman (experimental documentary film), and the late Dr. Waud Kracke (psychoanalytic, cross-cultural anthropologist). She has worked with artists across mediums including Yunuen Rhi, Martin Toloku, Atsushi Takenouchi, Tino Sehgal, Amanda Gutierrez, Tori Wrånes, Éva Mag, Matty Davis, Nola Sporn Smith, Amelia de Rudder/La Casa de Satanas and the band HOGG

Eryka has presented work at venues such as Alliance Française Kumasi (Ghana), crazinisT artisT studio (Ghana), Communitism (Greece), Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church, Coaxial Arts (LA), Casa Moloch (MX), Lausanne Underground Music & Film Festival (Switzerland), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Roulette Intermedium, Green River Cemetery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Intuit Outsider Art Museum, Links Hall, No Nation Gallery, and at the Shiryaevo Bienalle of Contemporary Art (Russia). She has been a resident artist at perfocraZe International Artist Residency (Ghana), eX...it! international butoh dance exchange and performance festival (Germany), Earthdance (MA), Echo Luna (Ukraine) and Cucalorus (NC).

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a master’s degree in Film, Video, New Media, Animation and Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She works as an independent, freelance filmmaker, performer, choreographer, educator and contracted worker. She is a celluloid filmmaking instructor at MONO NO AWAREa collaborator of the transnational group HEKLER and an advocate with California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP).

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Bryan Saner & Matty Davis: Wood Bone Mill
Saner Yard, Chicago, 2018
(Videography of three performances edited together. All videography by Eryka Dellenbach. Edited by Matty Davis.)




Matty Davis & Ben Gould: Carriage
‘Danser Brut’ expo January 2021
BOZAR Center for Fine Arts in Brussels
[link]
(Moving-camera livestream. Unedited.)



Christopher-Rasheem McMillan: the Mirror / the Reaping
(Handheld, single take.)


Carole McCurdy: BENEATH
(Two cameras. Videography and edit by Eryka Dellenbach.)

Links to video documentation of other artists:

Stacy Grossfield
Stevie May
Muyassar Kurdi
Chicago Post Butoh Festival
Les Chanteuses du Rien
Shannon Alvis 
Meredith Miller
Matty Davis and Ben Gould
Matty Davis and Bryan Saner: WOOD BONE MILL
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