In Place: Medium, Image, Landscape

Two scores inspired by Fazal Sheikh’s In Place.


I.     Create a video in landscape view interpreting the following score.

Place your body in space
Sense the air
Sense the ground
Register rhythm
Address the living
Address the departed
Go far
Find home


II.     Share your interpretation of the following score, all formats welcome

Create a portrait that is a landscape.


In Place: Medium, Image, Landscape is a community art project developed by Smart Museum 2020–2021 Artist in Residence Irene Hsiao in response to Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40 and Smart to the Core: Medium / Image.

This project is partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Chicago DCASE

Irene Hsiao and this project are supported by the 2020 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist program.


Top: Irene Hsiao, still from a test video for In Place: Medium, Image, Landscape, 2021.