Funeral Mountain: Claire Sherman at Kavi Gupta

Funeral Mountain: Claire Sherman at Kavi Gupta

  By Kevin Blake  “Ahoy down there” I yelled,  acting out a drama I had seen before and would see forever–over and over. Again and again. I thought I was calling down to her from the top of a gigantic sand dune. From the peak of the tallest mountain. From the...
Top 5 Weekend Picks (6/5-6/7)

Top 5 Weekend Picks (6/5-6/7)

1. Rapid Pulse at multiple locations throughout Chicago A multi-site performance art festival. Performances occur at various locations. Rapid Pulse runs from Thursday 6/4 – Sunday 6/7 and Thursday 6/11 – Sunday 6/14. 2. Touchers at Aspect/Ratio Work by...
Paris on the Prairie: Part II

Paris on the Prairie: Part II

Ed. note: This is the second in a four part series hosted in collaboration with The Ladies Almanack, a feature-­length experimental narrative film written & directed by Daviel Shy, based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. The second post of the...
Turning the Titanic: Artists as Agents of Change

Turning the Titanic: Artists as Agents of Change

Well, last month’s column was a little dark. What can I say? I was in a bit of a mood. I do stand, mostly, by what I wrote then: I’m pretty sure we’re all fucked. It was pointed out to me, though, that it may only be awareness that is on the...