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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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S c h r o o n   L a k e,  2020

Schroon Lake is a film by Eryka Dellenbach in collaboration with performance artists Matty Davis and Ben Gould adapting their work Carriage to the 9-mile long frozen lake in the Adirondacks. Shot on expired 16mm film over 2 days in 2018, the film offers an intimate sightline of the unstable space between masculinities, refracted through the winter and mutually activated syndromes, perceived and rearranged through a queer, female gaze.

S C R E E N I N G S   (click the greens to link to):

Wendy’s Subway (NY) partnered with Inga Books (Chicago) sneak peek for CARRIAGE book release)

Cucalorus Film Festival (NC) (streaming Nov. 21-24, 2020)
Cucalorus Q&A (Nov. 23, 7pm EST)

Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI), March 24-April 1, 2021
Q&A following

Lausanne Undergroud Film Festival (Switzerland) Experimental Shorts: Sensory Touch, October 24, 2021
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