STREET LEVEL Exhibition Party at WAC CRAWL
October 20, 2017
5:00 -9:00 PM
Columbia College Chicago
623 S. Wabash
Step into the world of the Wabash Arts Corridor this Friday at our STREET LEVEL Exhibition Party! Take a look behind the scenes of our murals where we work through the logistics and the artistic production of the WAC murals. This exhibition spotlights the documentation of the corridor through the works of dedicated photographer Sandra Steinbrecher. Take a virtual walk down Wabash through large scale projections of Sandra’s photography, and gain a deeper understanding of the artistic process through moments captured in Sandra’s beautiful images. Stop by, take a look around, and add a piece to our DIY mural while enjoying some light refreshments!
WAC Crawl 2017
October 20, 2017
There are various events and locations for WAC Crawl click HERE for more information.
Range by Mat Rappaport
October 20, 6:30-9:30 PM
This innovative work by artist Matt Rappaport will utilize a box truck, mounted with multiple external cameras – images from the surrounding environment will be live captured, mixed with pre -existing video and projected onto a screen mounted in the back of the truck. Sitting in the passenger seat of the truck, the artist will then “remix” the environment in real time, performing a moving intervention into architectural space; rove thus continues artist Mat Rappaport’s effort to shape the experience of urban environments through media-based interventions.
Wabash Arts Corridor Inaugural Performance Series, Part of Street Level Public Art Festival.
Curated by Threewalls, Organized by Threewalls and Columbia College
Jennifer Ling Datchuk – Whitewash – September 21st (6pm, Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash) and Sept 23rd (2pm,Threewalls, 2738 W North Ave)
“We live in a world where identity can be manufactured and appearances appropriated without concern or even awareness. We question and desire authenticity of the other. I explore this conflict through my chosen media – porcelain, which nods to my Chinese heritage but also represents “pure” white – the white desire I find in both cultures. I aim to take back that fluidity and use it to explore my own identity as a woman of color—the sense of being in-between, an imposter, neither fully Chinese nor Caucasian. Whitewash takes the daily domestic act of washing dishes to reconcile feelings of otherness in one’s skin. Unfired porcelain teacups and saucers are scrubbed and washed in a tub of water and slowly break down and the beauty and function of the object are destroyed. The dinnerware has returned to its natural clay state and this white material from the earth is applied to the face to become a new skin to face the world.”
Misty De Berry – little sister: An Afro Temporal Solo-Play – October 6th (6pm, 1104 S. Wabash, 2nd Fl, Black Box Space) and October 7th (4pm, Threewalls, 2738 W North Ave))
“little sister: An Afro-Temporal Solo-Play is at once a memory-scape and a mytho-biography set to poetry, movement, and mixed media. A performance poem spanning from the Antebellum South to present-moment Chicago, it tells the story of a nomadic spirit named little-she who shape-shifts through the memories and imaginings of her sister, the narrator. Through the characters little-she and the narrator, the solo-performance explores embodied ways to rupture and relieve the impact of macro forms of violence in the micro realm of the everyday. To this end, little sister witnesses and disrupts the legacy of violence in the lives of queer Black women through a trans-temporal navigation of everyday encounters within familial, small groups and intimate partner spaces.”
Michael Anthony Garcia – Tempest-Tost – October 20th (6pm, Sculpture Garden at 11th and Wabash) and 21st (4pm,Threewalls, 2738 W North Ave))
“Tempest-Tost is a corporeal embodiment of the shift being experienced by many People of Color in the US at this time, as our emotions and rational examination of the current political situation start to evolve into a more physical manifestation. With our bodies always being at the center of politics, we are coming full circle back from emotions of sadness, rage, and disgust and putting those same bodies back to the forefront of our expression. In particular, as the Latinx community is gaining a deeper understanding of what the African American community has experienced for the whole of their existence here in the US, we are taking to the streets in greater numbers to protest shifts in our world such as the cancellation of DACA, mass deportations, and degradation of language in our national politics that does not bode well for our specific community or nation as a whole. Tempest-Tost focuses attention on the exploitation of the brown body within a caricature of the Statue of Liberty, both of whom have been bastardized by capitalism. It is a reclamation of culture, pride, power, our physical forms and the words inscribed at the base of the Statute of Liberty in Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus poem, ‘…Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’ “