The Impossible Collective!

The Impossible! Collective is an amorphous tribe of rogue artmakers based in Chicago. Kurt Preston is a computer programmer and kung fu black belt, Jajah Wu is a children’s rights lawyer moonlighting as a sideshow violinist/opera singer, and Stan Vilensky is a biologist, drummer, and tinkerer–the three have made art together since high school. In 2009, they conscripted Eli Halpern, a poet and business tycoon, to form a band. Their jam sessions evolved into improvisational melees incorporating butoh dance, live and digitally altered music, and spoken word rhapsodies.