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

 

Roving Into the Future - outdoor screening // Rovers part 2 >< In/habit

The last remaining & accessible comfort station in Chicago turned
public art space inspired ROVERS. This 2-day multimedia event is about
movers, migrants and wanderers. It explores notions around migration,
diaspora, in-between spaces, transit, transcience, cartography,
itinerance, transnational movements, border politics, and nomadism.
ROVERS is also about navigators of virtual spaces and time travellers.

Between other things, film curator Amir George has brought
afrofuturism on screen through powerful travelling film programs under
Black Radical Imagination and other platforms. We invited him to
curate this screening with the intent of exploring time-roving and
what it allows for our politics and imaginations. This program will
encompass afrofuturist work as well as other film and video work
addressing time and space explorations.

"Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines
elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy,
Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in
order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of
color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical
events of the pas." "Afrofuturism addresses themes and concerns of the
African Diaspora through a technoculture and science fiction lens,
encompassing a range of media and artists with a shared interest in
envisioning black futures that stem from Afrodiasporic experiences."
-Lisa Yaszek