queen of luxuria
Carron Little lives in Chicago, USA. She creates interactive performance with the people, for the people in the persona of queen of luxuria. Carron has been performing in this persona since 2008 and her process starts with interviewing the public. The interviews become the inspiration for poetry, performance and a visual art practice. Carron founded the public performance festival Out of Site Chicago in 2011 to create working opportunities for performance artists, facilitate a dialogue with the public inspired by artistic research and create work in public sites.
Little taught in the Performance Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2014 to 2018 in addition to working in Admissions and teaching Contemporary Art in different departments. In Spring 2019, she was artist in residence at Montgomery Community College in Maryland working with students to create interactive performances for their Art Walk. In the Fall, 2019 she was visiting curator to the WaterTower Artist in Residency in Sofia, Bulgaria to mentor artists from Switzerland, Japan, Turkey and Bulgaria. She also presented and performed at the Paradox Symposia at Riga Art Academy in Latvia.
The performance highlights over the last couple of years have been performing at Sarajevo Winter Festival in Bosnia four times and connecting with the divine poetry community there. In October 2018 she was invited to create four performances at Woerdz Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland where she premiered the first performance of Utopic Dialectics at the Sudpol. In 2019, she was able to tour Utopic Dialectics to different venues in the USA and Europe and the last performance was at Women Made Gallery, Chicago on November 23, 2019. Since living in pandemic times she has created weekly performances as queen of luxuria through zoom digging into her archive and has facilitated international creative collaborations moving Out of Site Chicago’s program online.
Professionally, Carron sits on the Arts Committee for Wicker Park and Bucktown where she lives and was elected onto College Arts Association’s Committee of Women in the Arts in 2018 to serve a three year term. Carron is passionate about supporting the arts to facilitate public dialogue.