CHRIS WOOD is a social cyborg with practices in the performing arts and electronic music. his art crosses and combines the mediums of music, theater, dance, text, projections, and social practice. in performance he combines physical and emotional endurance with theatre, movement, and custom analog and digital electronics to create situations of emotional and social renegotiation. his work asks questions like: how do the vibrations of sound effect our social situation? what effects does internet-based sociality have on our physical presence and community awareness? how can empathy be encouraged as common practice within an urbanized locality?
raised in Indiana, he MOVED TO Chicago where he co-founded and continues to perform/curate/create with Mocrep, a performance collective dedicated to the collaborative creation, curation, and performance of radical art that engages with contemporary culture - aesthetically, socially, and politically.
he is based in Oakland where he received his MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College (2017). he currently is the program leader of a digital media after-school program for after-school all-stars, is the performance curator in residence at pro arts gallery, and runs the diy performance venue 'martial arts', he’s studied with Laetitia Sonami, James Fei, Fred Frith, Maggi Payne, Pauline Oliveros, John Bischoff, and Zeena Parkins. He has performed and shown work in Oakland, Chicago, NYC, Toronto, Berlin, Munich, Darmstadt, Tashkent, and Graz.