Events

Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

All other events happen intermittently

 

Film Screening of "Spiral Jetty" (1970) a Film by Robert Smithson

  • Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

As part of GOLDEN SPIKE: Rock Shop of the Anthropocene - A collaborative shop + show at Comfort Station.
Stella Brown will be presenting the film.

Spiral Jetty (1970) 
a Film by Robert Smithson

Directed by Robert Smithson
Voice over by Robert Smithson
Genres: Documentary | Short

Runtime: 32 min
Media: Digital Projection

About Spiral Jetty:
This film, made by the artist, Robert Smithson, with the assistance of Virgina Dwan, Dwan Gallery & Douglas Christmas, Director, Ace Gallery, (the aforementioned Dwan & Christmas also assisted Smithson financially with the making of the Spiral Jetty), is a poetic and process minded film depicting a "portrait" of his renouned earth work -- The Spiral Jetty, as it juts into the shallows off the shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake. A voice-over by Smithson
reveals the evolution of the Spiral Jetty. Sequences filmed in a natural history museum are integrated into the film featuring prehistoric relics that illustrate themes central to Smithson's work. A one minute section is filmed by Nancy Holt for inclusion in the film as Smithson wanted Holt to shoot the "earth's history". This idea came from a quote Smithson found ..."the earth's history seems at times like a story recorded in a book each page of which is torn into small pieces. Many of the pages and some of the pieces 
of each page are missing". Smithson and Holt drove to the Great Notch Quarry in New Jersey, where he found a facing about 20 feet high. He climbed to the top and threw handfuls of ripped pages from books and magazines over the edge of the facing as Holt filmed it. 



Steel Brown's month long event at Comfort Station is
GOLDEN SPIKE: Rock Shop of the Anthropocene - A collaborative shop + show.
https://www.facebook.com/events/885207678204694/



Totally free.