Tif Bullard received a 2009/10 LinkUP Residency Award to create “Detail of Double Escapement”. An arresting action and song cycle that explores the inner-workings of a haunted woman and the time she has lost, performed through choreography, spoken text, and original song accompanied by live harpsichord. The piece re-codifies samples from resources including Victorian mourning practices, the Spiritualist movement, clock mechanics, paranormal television shows, YouTube home videos, Janet Jackson, Kate Bush, writings of Ben Marcus, and the films The Snake Pit and Dancer in the Dark.
Tif Bullard is a Chicago-based performance artist dedicated to process- oriented theatrical research and creation. Her work examines the way sound, image, media, clothing, and context create codes that inltrate and control the body in unnatural and untruthful ways of being. She explores this interest by using her body and identity to sample from resources found outside her self. Her solo and collaborative performance work has appeared throughout Chicago at Links Hall, MCA, Looptopia, Performing Arts Chicago’s PAC/edge Festival, Rhinoceros Festival, Chicago Artists Month, Chicago Humanities Festival, Sonotheque, Heart of Gold, The Artistic Home, Enemy Gallery, The Reconstruction Room, Betty Rymer Gallery, and The Sullivan Galleries, as well as in New York City at the Joyce SoHo. She received her MFA in Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). Tif was a 2009-2010 LinkUP Residency Artist at Links Hall.