Elemental Team

Erica Mott

Erica Mott

Erica Mott (artistic director) is a development researcher turned choreographer and director. Erica Mott Productions (EMP) builds bridges between the physical and virtual body, uncovering relationships between live and technologically mediated presence, collectivity and intimacy, embodiment and political action. Credits include CRICOTEKA Museum (Krakow, Poland), Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, The National Museum of Health and Medicine, Chicago, Dance Center Columbia College (Chicago), Roulette (New York), Fischkeller (Reykjavik, Iceland) and many others. … Read more


Hugh Sato

Hugh Sato

Hugh Sato (creative technologist & new media artist) is an artist and designer, working at the intersection between interactive experience design and installation art. He graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a BA in New Media from the School of Art and Design. He has developed numerous 2D and 3D animations for theater as a freelance motion designer, and has taught young audiences … Read more


Ezzat Ismail Ezzat

Ezzat Ismail Ezzat

Ezzat Ismail Ezzat (performer) is an architect and professional dancer based in Cairo, as well as a leader in the contemporary dance scene of Egypt. He began dancing and architectural studies in 2004 with group of amateurs at Cairo University, where he dance and choreographed in different theatrical plays and won the best choreography prize for his work in “Elgens Eltalt”. In 2008, he started studying contemporary dance at Studio Emad Eddin … Read more


Mark Comiskey

Mark Comiskey has been producing, performing, writing and directing theater and multimedia productions in Chicago since 1989. As a former member of The Curious Theater Branch and Plasticene, his work premiered locally at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Dance Chicago, throughout New York City and in festivals across Germany. Mark has worked in all phases of film and video production.  As a post production assistant colorist at Filmworker’s Club he coordinated digital film transfers for commercial production. He also shot and edited educational media asthe resident video editor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School … Read more


Christopher Knowlton

Christopher Knowlton

Christopher Knowlton (performer) is a freelance movement artist, independent choreographer and PhD candidate in Bioengineering based in Chicago. Since 2009, he has worked as a collaborative performer with numerous independent dance artists and groups from the burgeoning Chicago scene, including technology performance group ATOM-r/Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (Mark Jeffery & Judd Morrissey), Erica Mott Productions, Khecari (Jonathan Meyer & Julia Rae Antonick), Same Planet Performance Project (Joanna Rosenthal), Synapse … Read more