Shannon Brooks: “Psychic Highway”


An evening of multi-media performance

Friday, March 24
Doors 7:30pm, performances at 8:00pm

Advance tickets $10–20 sliding scale
or by donation at the door

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Drawing upon the parallel history of new spiritual movements of 19th Century Western NY, and the rise of industry along the Erie Canal as a geological and imaginative framework, Psychic Highway digs into the layers of American nostalgia and American individualism to explore the relationships between Ideology, Disability, profit, power and ghosts. Collaging together emerging vignettes of movement, memory, and geological material we dissolve our eyeballs and transform into rocks. As rocks, we see through time, erode, and metamorphosize into new shapes. And from this vantage point we perceive how our present was shaped by both visible and invisible histories.vantage point we perceive how our present was shaped by both visible and invisible histories.

Shannon Brooks is a multidisciplinary artist working with movement, video, film, and performance. The understand Disability and access as a generative creative force that changes time, space, and power structures. Shannon is a founding member of Hook&Loop, a collective of Disabled people in Philadelphia who organize more accessible events and creative practices. They are the founder of UNDUE BURDEN,a digital community archive and exhibition series created and led by Disabled people in Philadelphia. Shannon has received grants/funding from The Leeway Foundation, The Philadelphia Office for the Arts, and The Velocity Fund. She is a part of Leah Stein Dance Company and has worked with artists such as Leah Stein, Annie Heath, Annie Wilson, Oona Taper, Tara Bayat, Donna Oblongata, and Dawn States.

“Psychic Highway” is part of Studio 34’s 4th Friday Performance Series. Come early for food and beverages from Dana Cohen, a pre-show video loop in the lounge by Oona Taper in collaboration with Shannon Brooks, Mycie Colodny, and Molly, and see the work ofFun-A-Day Philadelphia in our hallway gallery!


Created by: Shannon Brooks

Alanna Bozman
Andrew Keller
Briell Giancola
Elizabeth Winestein
Kimya Jackson
Leigh Huster
Lu Donovan
Teresa Silva
Mycie Colodny

Ellen K. Foster
Andrew Keller

Oona Taper
Celeste Pulido Garcia
Benji Santos
Max Beinstock

Prints by:
Rachel Gordon

Special Thanks:
Leah Stein
Max Beinstock
Courtney Partington
Maggie Mills
Undue Burden
Aalaya J., Val, & Mimi

* Studio 34 is a sober space
* Studio 34 is up a flight of stairs
* The artists have requested that audience members be masked
* Documentation of this performance will be made available to anyone who cannot be in-person at this event. Please email to get the recording.