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

 

Comfort Society: Heart & Bone Signs
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Comfort Society: Heart & Bone Signs

Come learn about the art of hand lettering and sign painting. with Heart & Bone!

Heart & Bone Signs is a Chicago based sign shop, specializing in gold leaf and traditional sign painting. Started in 2012, by Kelsey Dalton and Andrew McClellan, Heart & Bone Signs works with local small businesses and large companies alike to develop and finalize their branding though the use of hand lettering and signage. Trained under local sign painters, Kelsey and Andrew seek to continue the time honored traditions of the trade while preserving the longevity of well crafted signage in the Chicago region and beyond. In the summer of 2018, Heart & Bone Signs will be opening Electro Pepper Gallery. Electro Pepper Gallery is a space committed to the exhibition of art forms based in craft and learned trades.

Comfort Society is proudly sponsored by Intelligentsia Logan Square!

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Jul
18
8:30 PM20:30

Silent Films and Loud Music: The White Outlaw (1925)

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Silent Films and Loud Music outdoor series presents

The White Outlaw (1925)

With a live musical score by

Mkot Pt.

The White Outlaw (1925)

Plot: Scout, a cowboy's beautiful white horse, flees the ranch after being abused by a sadistic ranch hand.He becomes an outlaw stallion, and it's not long before he manages to attract a considerable herd of followers. However, when local ranchers suspect Scout of "rustling" some of their horses to join his herd, they decide to track him down and put him to death. Scout's owner reluctantly agrees, but has his own plan in mind.

Director: Clifford Smith
Writer: Isadore Bernstein (story)
Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marceline Day, William Welsh
Silent film with English Intertitles
Running time: 50mins
Media: Digital Projection

About Mkot Pt.: Mkot Pt. is an intimate duo of sound sculptors experimenting in the realms of avant-garde, classical, musique concrète, electro-acoustic, ambient, noise, free improvisation, and aleatoricism. https://mkotpt.bandcamp.com/

Silent Films and Loud Music pairs eclectic and unusual local bands with classic silent films.

Movie will start at Sundown.
We ask that you only bring blankets to the outdoor screening to allow everyone a clear view of the screen. Thank you!

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Comfort Music: Rob Frye and Hanna Brock
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Comfort Music: Rob Frye and Hanna Brock

Comfort Music presents:

Rob Frye and Hanna Brock play solos and a duo set.

Johanna Brock is a Chicago based violinist, improviser, and composer. Her work fuses an orchestral training with a love for synthesizers, house music, and ragtime. "Blending elements of pop, electronic, jazz and classical music with rhythms and melodies that seem other worldly, Brock has established herself as a truly dynamic force capable of realizing nearly any sonic vision."-Midwest Action
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Rob Frye is a midwestern multi-instrumentalist. A student of woodwinds, he also plays guitar, synthesizer, casio samplers and bike tires. Flux Bikes travels on two wheels, utilizes contact mics, loopers and effects pedals as well as a custom-built solar powered sound system. "[His] saxophone, flute, and drums charge the music of Chicago-based psych/kraut ensembles Bitchin Bajas and CAVE with the manic energy and mutated "classical" sensibilities of Steve Reich and/or Sun Ra." - Hausu Mountain

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Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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Gather Presents Curt Oren and The Participatory Music Coalition
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Gather Presents Curt Oren and The Participatory Music Coalition

Gather is pleased to announce Curt Oren and The Participatory Music Coalition on Saturday, July 21st at 7 pm

Curt Oren is an electroacoustic artist and powerpoint presenter who just wants you to be yourself as long as you're not mean. He bakes cookies for every show and usually somebody cries. He's very sorry about that but it's all part of the process. Don't forget to buckle up. Peace

The Participatory Music Coalition began as the sonic subcommittee of the MB Collective, a theater, performance, visual and community collective of artists integrating diverse performative traditions, especially with respect to the South Side Community Art Center and its founder, the great spirit Margaret Burroughs. Musicians of the MB collective began participating in the weekly "Sonic Healing Ministries Free Jazz Sessions" organized and headed by composer/instrumentalist and educator David Boykin. Finding fulfillment and growth through these sessions members began to meet in each other’s homes to experiment, compose, and practice new music. 

Recognizing the spiritual importance of Black American Classical Music, Participatory Music Coalition maintains improvisation as the very core of our creative endeavors because improvisation is the doorway to the spirit-domain, and sound is the primordial vessel of healing to the world.

Our performances proceed through journeys of sound, text, movement, poetry, song, moving images, and cuisine. Both free and planned improvisational offerings will leave plenty of space for guests to contribute and share. We encourage participation by all! By thought, word, deed, and sound, we invite you to celebrate with us the divine unity of all the cosmos that music represents. We welcome your sound, your spirit, your voice and your heartbeat!

(Photo by Ally Almore)

Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago. Gather is curated by Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew, and Rebecca Himelstein

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Comfort Society: Mark for War 2 - Live! Presented by Eddie Gobbo
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Comfort Society: Mark for War 2 - Live! Presented by Eddie Gobbo

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Back by popular demand! The follow up to the Comfort Society's Summer 2016 lecture on the Golden Age Era of WWE. MARK FOR WAR 2: LIVE is an oral history and analysis of the attitude of WWE/Wrestling (96-2000) from the perspective of a fan.

Eddie Gobbo is veteran of Chicago's heavy music scene and currently fronts the band SOMETHING IS WAITING. He is a graduate of DePaul University. He is the previous writer of a Metalsucks wrestling column MARK FOR WAR, as well as the Decibel Magazine column ENCROTCHMENT, which focuses on the NFL. He resides in Evanston, IL. 

Comfort Society is sponsored by Intelligentsia.

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Comfort Music: Debris + Julian Kirshner Solo
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Comfort Music: Debris + Julian Kirshner Solo

Comfort Music presents:

Debris is a trio featuring Peter Maunu on guitar, mandolin, and violin, Joe Suihkonen on trumpet, and Jakob Heinemann on upright bass.

Drummer Julian Kirshner plays a solo set.

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Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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POWER PROJECT: Pop-Up Shop + Demo: Ball, Gag, & Chain
Jul
28
5:30 PM17:30

POWER PROJECT: Pop-Up Shop + Demo: Ball, Gag, & Chain

Kink and BDSM have left their marks on the backside of hip-hop for decades. From the afrofuturistic visuals of Missy Elliot & Lil Kim to the long legacy of strip clubs and dancers, hip-hop has been in bed with kink and sexual freedom. Cum celebrate sexual freedom for all and bash back at the recent laws that are targeting friends and lovers in the sex trade across hip hop culture and in our communities. Shop and chat with trans & queer makers of color who craft kinky wearables, lingerie, and other goodies to get you off while looking sexy. The evening will end with Mistress Velvet, Chicago’s premiere African dominatrix and a queer black person working in the sex trade as form of reparations, will be giving a demonstration. A portion of money made from everything sold on this night will go to Support Ho(s)e, Alisha Walker’s continued fight against incarceration, and funding sex worker led resilience in the face of FOSTA SESTA.

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Comfort Society: Platypus Chicago Presents Capital in History
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Comfort Society: Platypus Chicago Presents Capital in History

"Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like an Alp on the brains of the living...." - Karl Marx, “The 18th Brumaire of Louise Bonaparte”

Platypus member Ant Morales will be presenting an introductory teach-in on the development of human history from a Marxist perspective.

The Platypus Affiliated Society, established in December 2006, organizes reading groups, public fora, research and journalism focused on problems and tasks inherited from the "Old" (1920s-30s), "New" (1960s-70s) and post-political (1980s-90s) Left. To learn more visit https://www.facebook.com/Platypus-Chicago-176591085688601/.

Comfort Society is proudly sponsored by Intelligentsia Logan Square. 

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Walking in Between Soundscapes
Aug
4
7:00 PM19:00

Walking in Between Soundscapes

Join us for a night of experimental music, departing from the use of soundscapes, acoustic instruments, walkings, and microtonal improvisations, by New York City and Chicago based artist Eric Leonardson, Jenn Grossman, Amanda Gutierrez, and Stuart Jackson. 

Program

Amanda Gutiérrez, in collaboration with Jenn Grossman
Eric Leonardson
Jenn Grossman
Stuart Jackson

Artist Bios

Eric Leonardson, a Chicago-based audio artist, serves as the Executive Director of the World Listening Project, founder and co-chair of the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, and President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). As a performer, composer, and sound designer, Leonardson created sound with the Chicago based physical theater company Plasticene (1995-2012). Leonardson performs internationally with the Springboard, a self-built instrument made in 1994 and often presents on acoustic ecology to new audiences. Leonardson earned a Master of Fine Arts (Time Arts) degree at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1983, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Visual Art) at Northern Illinois University in 1980. He is a recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Media Arts Fellowships (2002 and 2006), and was a 2013 Copeland Fellow at Amherst College.



Amanda Gutiérrez, explores the experience of home, belonging, and cultural identity by bringing into focus details of everyday practices whose ordinary status makes it particularly hard for us to notice their key role in defining who we are. Trained and graduated initially as a stage designer from The National School of Theater, Gutiérrez uses a range of media such as sound art and performance art to investigate how these conditions of everyday life set the stage for our experiences and in doing so shape our individual and collective identities. Approaching these questions from immigrants’ perspectives continues to be of special interest to Gutiérrez, who completed her MFA in Media and Performance Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently elaborating the academic dimension of her work as a Ph.D. student at the University of Girona, Spain. Gutiérrez has held numerous art residencies in FACT Liverpool in the UK, ZKM in Germany, TAV in Taiwan, Bolit Art Center in Spain, and her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as The Liverpool Biennale in 2012, and currently at Harvestworks in NYC. A recipient of a grant from the National System of Art Creators, in Mexico. http://www.amandagutierrez.net/ 

Jenn Grossman is a sound and experiential media artist based in Brooklyn. She thinks about sound psycho-spatially, treating our sensorial realities as portals into the surreal, subconscious, and otherworldly, often re-framing ephemera by displacing it into a new environment, sounding it through objects, or creating immersive experiences that expand perception. This has taken the form of installations, compositions, sound sculpture, ambient soundscape, spatial sound works, public interventions, and sound/movement collaborations with dancers and filmmakers. She has installed works, performed, and presented papers at various festivals and conferences such as the Governor’s Island Art Fair, Platforms II at MoMA PS1 Printshop, the She Resonates Series at Pioneer Works, the New York Transit Museum's PLATFORM series, Reverse Gallery, Open Source Gallery, for the Megapolis Audio Festival, the Mixed Signals: Surround series at Future Space, CT::SWaM, the Quadrophonic series, Standing Waves at Knockdown Center, the Deep Listening Conference’s Cistern Dream Session, 60x60 Surround Sound at Harvestworks, NYU's Precarious Sounds//Sounding Sanctuary Conference and the Sounds, Images & Data Conference, Brown’s OPENSIGNAL Festival, Lancaster University's Women in Sound/Women on Sound Symposium, the University of Amsterdam's Sound Signatures Conference, University of Toronto's FOOT Festival, the Ende Tymes Festival, the Megapolis Audio Festival, and in unconventional public spaces. https://www.jenngrossman.net/


Stuart Jackson is a percussionist and uilleann piper from Virginia, now based in Queens, NY. An active performer of traditional and contemporary music, he is devoted to an in depth engagement with musical work primarily from the 20th century. The graphic scores of John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others are not only perceived as artifacts from recent music history, but radical blueprints that provide practical means for discovering new sound worlds. 
Since 2015, he has been an artist in residence every July and August at the West Street Schoolhouse in Aaronsburg, PA. While there he has presented percussion and electronic music concerts in unique venues such as defunct ballrooms and barns. Recent performances include engagements with the Soho Rep Theatre, the Wordless Music Orchestra at the King’s Theatre in Brooklyn, a solo performance at Wesleyan University, and a concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, VA. 
In addition to using the uilleann pipes as a sound source in realizations of contemporary music, he has also studied the traditional music of pipers Seamus Ennis, Tommy Reck, Leo Rowsome, Patsy Touhey, and others. He currently is a traditional music instructor at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan. 
http://stuartwjackson.weebly.com

Free

Programmed by Raul Benitez

 

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Gather Presents Anna Orlikowska and Sam Scranton
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gather Presents Anna Orlikowska and Sam Scranton

Gather is pleased to announce Anna Orlikowska and Sam Scranton on Saturday, August 18th at 7 pm

Anna Orlikowska is a Warsaw-born visual artist working between Amsterdam and United States. She received an MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016) and a BFA degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2013).  She has been awarded with prizes and scholarships and has been showing her work internationally. In 2017 she was an artist-in-residence at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York and at LES Studio Program in New York City. Her practice involves a variety of media ranging from installation, performance, sculpture, video, drawing, text and sound, especially voice. Orlikowska investigates the physicality of sound and its site-specific relations to architecture, its impact on the body and the imagination of the listener.

Sam Scranton is a composer/performer working at the intersection of music, performance art, and installation. He has been described in New Music Box as "an artist taking wholehearted risks" and in the New York Times as a "killer drummer". 

Recent projects include: High Quality Final Days, an album of speech-generated compositions released on Parlour Tapes+; We Are Predatory, Air-Breathing, for alto sax, accordion, percussion, MIDI playback and TTS voice, commissioned by Gyre Ensemble; HOLOLITH, a durational work of speculative music, commissioned by Mocrep; and HOLOTYPE, premiered by Spektral Quartet. 

Sam has presented nationally and internationally at festivals and conferences such as Composit Festival, NUNC!, New Music Gathering, the International Conference on Music and Minimalism, and Omaha Under the Radar. As part of the band volcano!, Sam has performed onstage in Berlin, Moscow, London, and Paris, with albums released by Leaf Label (UK). 

Currently, Sam lives and works in Chicago, pursuing a doctorate in composition at Northwestern University.

Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago. Gather is curated by Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew, and Rebecca Himelstein

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Comfort Society Presents a Death Café by Alejandro Salinas
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Comfort Society Presents a Death Café by Alejandro Salinas

Please join Comfort Society and speaker Alejandro Salinas on July 15th for a Death Café at Comfort Station! We'll participate in a community event to get to know one another and to stretch into our own understandings of our values on living and dying in a comfortable and safe atmosphere. After the event, Lauren will share collected and historical wisdom gifted from the dying from her research on therapies at end-of-life.

What's a Death Café? A Death Café is a group-directed discussion over coffee, tea, and cake. The objective is to practice the art of talking openly about our own mortality so as to make the most of our finite lives. Anyone of any age, background, spiritual belief (or lack thereof!) is welcome to attend as the results are enriched by the variety of participants. Let's break the taboo, together!

Who's Alejandro Salinas? Alejandro works as Clinical Massage Therapist, Anatomy Instructor at the Soma Institute, Lucid Dream Teacher, and a hospice volunteer. He is a 200hr certified Yoga Teacher and has practiced for nearly a decade. Alejandro is on a mission to relax the planet. He believes that holding space for, and having conversations about death is a major component to relieving our anxieties and fears around this topic.

Comfort Society is a summer series hosted every Sunday at 1pm during the Logan Square Farmers Market. Special thanks to our sponsor, Intelligentsia.

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Comfort Music: Emily Beisel Solo + Adam Shead Solo
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Comfort Music: Emily Beisel Solo + Adam Shead Solo

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Comfort Music presents solo sets from Emily Beisel and Adam Shead

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Bass clarinetist Emily Beisel presents a solo set of both improvised and pre-composed work exploring the interaction of voice and instrument. By pairing the warmth of the bass clarinet and voice with her tube amplifier these intimate sounds are boosted to reveal the inner life of interacting sound waves within the narrow bore of the instrument. Ranging through just intonation, tonal counterpoint, microtonal density and multi-phonic dissonance, Beisel’s set digs into the physical and psychoacoustic impact of voice and instrument performed as one.

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Adam Shead, who holds a BM in Percussion Performance from Columbia College Chicago, Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies, and MM in Improvisation from The University of Michigan specializes in interdisciplinary performance, composition, and improvisation. Adam has performed at renowned music festivals such as The Chicago Jazz Festival, The Ann Arbor Edge Fest, and The Present is Present Festival in Amsterdam. Adam has performed alongside such musicians as Mary Oliver, Andrew Drury, John Dikeman, Jasper Stadhouders, Tim Daisy, Josh Berman, Dave Rempis, Steve Swell, Ada Rave, Neils Brouwer, Benny Green, and John Hollenbeck. In 2016 Adam was Artist in Residence at The Birdsell Project in South Bend, Indiana and currently resides on the Board of Directors at Slate Arts and Performance in Chicago, IL.

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Comfort Music, every Thursday

Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm

No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)

**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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Jul
11
8:30 PM20:30

Silent Films and Loud Music: West Of Zanzibar (1928)

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Silent Films and Loud Music outdoor series returns with a screening of West Of Zanzibar (1928)
with a live musical score by local band
Side Hug

West Of Zanzibar (1928)

Plot: A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Directed by Tod Browning
Starring Lon Chaney
Lionel Barrymore
Mary Nolan
Warner Baxter

Running time: 65 minutes
Silent with English Inter-titles.
Media: Digital Projection

About Side Hug: Born out of an ice cream store on the northside of Chicago, Side Hug is the product of a six pack of Modelo's and a January that had too much time in it.
Vocals and rhythm guitar: Lyd Landor
Lead guitar: Allan Cardenas
Drums: Christian Ovalle
Bass: Yuda Goldbloom
https://ineedahugfromtheside.bandcamp.com/

Silent Films and Loud Music pairs eclectic and unusual local bands with classic silent films.

Movie will start at Sundown.
We ask that you only bring blankets to the outdoor screening to allow everyone a clear view of the screen. Thank you!

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Comfort Society Presents Attachment Theory in Pop Culture with Nora Sharp
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Comfort Society Presents Attachment Theory in Pop Culture with Nora Sharp

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This Comfort Society session will introduce attendees to the basic tenets of attachment theory and explore how common attachment patterns show up in popular music and media. If you love music and also want to workshop the struggle of love, this talk is for you. Artists whose music we may consider include The Foundations, Drake, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Outkast, and Mary J. Blige. Group listening with lyrics provided!

Relational attachment theory is foundational to contemporary understandings of how we build and sustain intimacy. Its naming of Anxious, Avoidant, and Secure attachment styles can be a clarifying, informative lens for understanding common relationship challenges. Anyone who has felt incessantly preoccupied about their partner's feelings, or who has found themselves running in the other direction as soon as intimacy presents itself, will see themselves reflected in one or more of these styles. Perhaps more importantly, attachment theory offers the chance for self-awareness that can deliver us from suffering.

By taking material that often lives in the realm of therapy or psychology and analyzing it through the lens of classic jams, we’ll find solidarity in the struggle of common relationship challenges. We’ll see how artists can offer unique insight in our journeys toward interpersonal stability. And we’ll save some time to talk about concrete strategies for working with Anxious and Avoidant patterns that you can carry forward from the afternoon.

About the facilitator: Nora Sharp grew up in Chicago. Nora makes work that blends dance, sound, comedy, cultural commentary, and personal history, and reflects lived experience as a queer white midwestern millennial. In 2018, Nora has been in an artist in residence in Links Hall’s Co-MISSIONS program and at VOLTA Performing Arts as well as a participant in LANDING 2.0 with Miguel Gutierrez at Gibney Dance (NYC) and FIELD/WORK at the Chicago Artists Coalition. Recent collaborations include performances with and for Udita Upadhyaya, Dao Nguyen, the Fly Honey Show, M Wu, and Ayako Kato. Nora facilitates spaces for intra- and interpersonal creative exchange, including Research Project, a bimonthly works in progress performance series at OuterSpace Studios, and an anxiety workshop series at VOLTA. Nora's work is influenced by the pedagogies of somatics, tutoring, organizing, non-violent communication, individual & group therapy, and other contemporary mental health practices. Nora is also in the early stages of building a community-based working artists’ and performers’ emergency insurance fund.

Comfort Society is a weekly speaker series hosted at Comfort Society every Sunday at 1pm from June through October. Comfort Society is proudly supported by Intelligentsia.

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No Kissing Booth
Jul
8
10:30 AM10:30

No Kissing Booth

No Kissing Booth is a durational performance that explores intimacy, consent, friendship, expression, connection, and secrets, with just one rule: No kissing. Willing participants can select an item from a menu of options and join VivianWard on a personalized journey of self-discovery. 

10:30-12:30
2:00-4:00

 

Kristan Saloky is a performance-based media artist. She received her MFA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England in 2012. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA. Working across live performance, video, and installation, her work focuses on identity, sexuality, and embodiment in a world that is increasingly virtual and post-human. 

Rachel Copel is an interdisciplinary theater artist living in Chicago, IL. She has collaborated locally with Od Theatre Co., Redmoon Theatre, Oracle Productions, and Quest Theatre Ensemble, among others. She is a frequent performer at The iO Theatre, The Crowd, and Flat Iron Comedy (RIP). She received her BA from Brandeis University, and will begin her studies towards an MFA at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in October of 2018.

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OPENING RECEPTION: Devin Balara 'What did you expect?
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

OPENING RECEPTION: Devin Balara 'What did you expect?

Opening reception: July 7th 6p-9pm
Exhibition: July 5th- 31st

 

This is the opening event for Devin Balara's exhibition in Comfort Station during the month of July 2018. 

What did you expect? What more do you want?

Devin Balara’s work pokes at the clumsy and absurd ways nature is deployed and consumed. Growing up in Florida and recently spending much of her time in coastal Michigan, Balara’s work can’t help but lampoon postcard beach culture and gift shop kitsch- objects that make promises they can’t keep. In this exhibition, cartoonish illustrations are inspired by bad omens, mirages, desert island logic, and the outdoors as both picturesque and unruly. Operating in the tall grass between landscape architect and prop comic, Devin teases out new relationships between sculptural forms and the installation space.

Devin Balara holds an MFA in sculpture from Indiana University and a BFA from the University of North Florida. Her work has been most recently exhibited at Ortega Y Gasset Projects in NY, Grounds For Sculpture in NJ, Spring Break Art Fair in NYC, The Wassaic Projects in NY, and DEMO Projects in IL. She is newly based in Chicago and is working for the summer at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency in Saugatuck, MI.

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Jul
3
8:30 PM20:30

Silent Films and Loud Music: The Phantom Carriage (1921)

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Silent Films and Loud Music outdoor series presents

The Phantom Carriage (1921)

With a live musical score by

The Blood Sisters

The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Plot: On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Directed by Victor Sjöström
Starring Victor Sjöström
Hilda Borgström
Tore Svennberg
Running time 104 minutes
Silent film with English intertitles.

About The Blood Sisters: The Blood Sisters are an experimental synthesizer music ensemble from Chicago. In their free time, they back a local, obscure rock star.

Silent Films and Loud Music pairs eclectic and unusual local bands with classic silent films.

Movie will start at Sundown.
We ask that you only bring blankets to the outdoor screening to allow everyone a clear view of the screen. Thank you!

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Emily Perez

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Comfort Society: Milanajuhui
Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

Comfort Society: Milanajuhui

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During this week's Comfort Society, guests will be invited to interact with our panelists in an interactive performance and conversation utilizing food, our senses, and intuition. Presented by Shivani Patel and Jing Ouyang, and inspired by a 1992 piece performed by Rirkrit Tiravanija.

In 1992, Rirkrit Tiravanija cooked rice and Thai curry for his audiences and blurred the boundary between daily life and institutional art by creating a social space for conversations through food. In our performance, we intend to elaborate on the concept of constructed social experiences as art making and explore the Americanization of Asian food; specifically Indian and Chinese. As a Chinese and an American born Indian living in the United States, we experienced many adaptations of “Oriental” food. The wide acceptance of Asian food is to be celebrated because it constantly helps us refine the way we look at our own cultural identities, but we question the loss of its authenticity since the cultural meanings of the food are re-written in the process of adapting to a broader audience. Inspired by Tiravanija’s piece, we offer an environment for people to participate in creating and sharing Chinese and Indian food, while we facilitate discussions around appropriations of Asian food and the tension between embracing and rejecting cultural appropriations.

Comfort Society is sponsored by Intelligentsia.

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POWER PROJECT: Party: Mira Mi Pum Pum featuring DJ CQQCHIFRUIT
Jun
30
to Jul 1

POWER PROJECT: Party: Mira Mi Pum Pum featuring DJ CQQCHIFRUIT

Afro-Caribbeans play an important role in hip-hop, but their contributions are routinely erased in the culture’s history. Dancehall, reggaeton and hip-hop emerged simultaneously as music of socially and politically oppressed people, and have direct sonic kinship with each other. Celebrate the infamous dancehall queens and reggaeton artists whose aesthetics and musical contributions influenced hip-hop culture. Uplift the existence of queer Caribbean people, who are underrepresented in nightlife spaces and wider pop culture. The party will showcase the first dancehall queen Carlene Smith, Jamaican film star Audrey Reid, reggaeton artist Ivy Queen, and soul train dancer Rosie Perez.  Come dressed in your dancehall & reggaeton best.

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POWER PROJECT: Which Ancestors Do We Run Towards? Deep Genealogy Coaching for the Faint of Heart.
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

POWER PROJECT: Which Ancestors Do We Run Towards? Deep Genealogy Coaching for the Faint of Heart.

DEEP GENEALOGY COACHING FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
Designed for those who struggle with their privilege as well as discomfort with being seen as they are. Conversation will center around the forces of assimilation, how to counter them, and what reclaiming one’s cultural heritage without taking up all the damn space. Participants will be led through a series of exercises designed to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

RSVP required: goo.gl/f2FEfc

About the workshop series:
Taking place over three sequential Saturdays, Which Ancestors Do We Run Towards? is an intensive designed to support spiritual stamina and emotional resilience. 

Led by Mev Luna and a series of guest facilitators, each week will focus on a different aspect of intergenerational healing. Exercises focus on visualization and somatic practices while incorporating contemporary theory, technology, and conversation.

Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions for maximum benefit.

Full List:
Saturday June 9, 2-5pm: Digital Presencing
https://www.facebook.com/events/1985196531574089/

Saturday June 16, 2-5pm: By Invitation Only
https://www.facebook.com/events/163755634315901/

Saturday June 30, 2-5pm: Deep Genealogy Coaching for the Faint of Heart
https://www.facebook.com/events/442047466224012/

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Citizens' Climate Lobby, Logan Square Meetup
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Logan Square Meetup

Come learn and contribute by acting against climate change.

Free and open to the public!

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

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POWER PROJECT: Fashion Show: Liquorice
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

POWER PROJECT: Fashion Show: Liquorice

Queer BIPOC people are fashion innovators, utilizing aesthetic style simultaneously as an expression of political values and as deeply-rooted culture. Fashion can be used as an artistic tool to dismantle cisnormative gender conventions, and reflect our racial and cultural interpretations of our life experiences. This fashion show, featuring designs by Compton Q and Owé Engobor will showcase the brilliance that is queer gender fluid fashion from afrofuturist designers.

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POWER Project: Ball, Gag, & Chain
Jun
28
5:30 PM17:30

POWER Project: Ball, Gag, & Chain

Kink and BDSM have left their marks on the backside of hip-hop for decades. From the afrofuturistic visuals of Missy Elliot & Lil Kim to the long legacy of strip clubs and dancers, hip-hop has been in bed with kink and sexual freedom. Cum celebrate sexual freedom for all and bash back at the recent laws that are targeting friends and lovers in the sex trade across hip hop culture and in our communities. Shop and chat with trans & queer makers of color who craft kinky wearables, lingerie, and other goodies to get you off while looking sexy. The evening will end with Mistress Velvet, Chicago’s premiere African dominatrix and a queer black person working in the sex trade as form of reparations, will be giving a demonstration. A portion of money made from everything sold on this night will go to Support Ho(s)e, Alisha Walker’s continued fight against incarceration. 

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Drama3 : Telenovela’s Trace in Latina Video Art Screening
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

Drama3 : Telenovela’s Trace in Latina Video Art Screening

This final screening in our series explores the importance and effect of television culture and gender on the video art practices of several Latina artists. Through this screening we will discuss works by Cuban and Mexican video artists Carmelita Tropicana, Coco Fusco and Ximena Cuevas as they grapple with representation and gender roles in their, at times severe, campy and hilarious takes on ubiquitous telenovela and T.V. commercial forms. Event sponsored by Video Data Bank.

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POWER project: Adrienne Deeble: FUTILITY I
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

POWER project: Adrienne Deeble: FUTILITY I

Historically, salt has been used as a means of purification and protection. In the wake of trauma and loss, FUTILITY I began as a fruitless quest for self-protection and a means of reclaiming space at sites of trauma. Ultimately, the piece became a ritual of security and an exercise in faith outside of a religious doctrine. Throughout the performance of FUTILITY I, Adrienne Deeble uses the mineral to create a ring around her. The surrounding salt will wash away, but the belief that one has power in a world that works against them will persist . Multidisciplinary artist Adrienne Deeble will perform the piece, followed by a workshop on how to safely recreate the performance yourself.

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POWER project: Diana Rose Harper: Transformational Tarot
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

POWER project: Diana Rose Harper: Transformational Tarot

Tarot isn’t just for fortune telling--it’s also a powerful tool for radically transforming and more deeply understanding ourselves and our lives. In this workshop, Diana Rose Harper will lead us through a quick intro to tarot, delve into the “scary” cards (e.g. Death and The Tower), and demonstrate how to use tarot as an aid in self-evolution, life transitions, and attaining greater fulfillment. Bringing your own deck(s) is encouraged but not required--Diana will have a few decks from her personal collection available. Everyone should bring a notebook, though, and readiness to exchange readings with others.

Diana Rose Harper:

http://ddamascenaa.com
@ddamascenaa

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POWER project: Nabil Vega: Chena: The Moss of Time
Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

POWER project: Nabil Vega: Chena: The Moss of Time

Chena: The Moss of Time is a multimedia project that explores image making and oral histories with individuals at the intersections of being Queer, Muslim and South Asian. Nabil has been traveling for 6 months initiating this project in New York, Boston, Toronto, London, Berlin, Dhaka, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. For The POWER Project, Nabil will be sharing some of the interviews and photographs produced, and set up a space for listening, viewing and image making with the intention of connecting with communities in Chicago. 

Members of the communities listed above are encouraged to visit and be interviewed by Nabil to grow Chena: The Moss of Time.
Support to the project can be given through @fractured atlas : https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/FiscalSponsorship/profile?id=17092 


Nabil is a Chicago-based Bengali artist working with new media, photography, socially engaged art and performance. Their most notable projects include “Visiting Thahab” (ongoing), a rich exploration of the contemporary presence and experience of the Muslim femme. Vega creates immersive works that examine elements of our lived experiences as they intersect with identity, politics, and queerness. Since 2014 they have been organizing and curating performance and new media works in collaboration with organizations and artist run platforms such as MIX NYC and their own platform VIX: Virtual International Exchange. Nabil is current programmer at The Nightingale, a rough and ready microcinema in Chicago's Noble Square. Vega is recipient of the prestigious Traveling Fellowship (2018) and Springborn Fellowship (2011) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Their works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, festivals and galleries; including a solo exhibition at the New Bedford Museum of Art (2018) and featured in publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Emergency Index Vol. 6, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post & The Aerogram.

http://nabil.studio

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POWER PROJECT: Teach In: Fat Cunt
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

POWER PROJECT: Teach In: Fat Cunt

Giggle, wiggle and love on all of the bellies, stretch marks, and body rolls! Since the beginnings of hip hop, fat bodies have had a complicated relationship in every form. Typically, it’s about sexualizing thick thighs and fat asses excluding the fat bellies and double chins that come with.

However, the culture has always broken new ground on the celebration of “undesirable” bodies and fatness from booties to bellies. Join us to discuss and learn about the realities of violence, discrimination, and oppression facing fat people globally - otherwise known as fatphobia - from fat bori dyke Mayadet. After, we’ll sit down to ki about fat folk on shutting down the rap game with Mayadet and a special guest emcee.

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Chicas de Hoy: Screening & Panel w/ Lorena Barrera Enciso, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Giselle Mira-Diaz & Nancy D. Sánchez
Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Chicas de Hoy: Screening & Panel w/ Lorena Barrera Enciso, Tamara Becerra Valdez, Giselle Mira-Diaz & Nancy D. Sánchez

Through this screening and panel discussion several up-and-coming Latina artists will share with us various aspects of their practices and insights into making video/film-art in today’s current political and artistic climate. Following the screening this facilitated panel discussion with the artists will delve deeply into the many concerns, challenges and the unique gaze of these brilliant makers.

 

Lorena Barrera Enciso is a Mexican filmmaker, painter and performance artist. In her work, she uses her experience as a body with many homes to explore the sense of longing that is inarticulate and without language. The objects and images created in these explorations become the result of frustrated attempts at intimacy. She grew up in Mexico, Switzerland and immigrated to the USA when she was 18. She obtained her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lorena has exhibited her work at Chicago Filmmakers, Onion City Film Festival, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Gene Siskel Film Center. www.lorenabarrerae.com

 

Tamara Becerra Valdez uses photography, video and drawing alongside an adoption of methods in archaeology and ethnography to recover traces of history and identity in the everyday landscape. She restages artifacts, seizes overlooked moments and maintains a desire to honor forgotten information and expression found in the urban vernacular. The ephemeral nature of human behavior leaves an impression in her work. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. www.tamarabecerravaldez.com

 

Giselle Mira-Diaz has worked in several collaborative projects, being a founding member of Toronto Babel Collective; a group of experimental filmmakers. She has participated in the North South Photo Exchange project, at Gallery 44 and part of PANAMANIA. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery 44, ArtScape YoungPlace in Toronto as well as internationally in Osaka Japan, Buenos Aires Argentina, Berlin Germany and Tampere Finland. Giselle’s work explores women’s representation in media, the complexity of immigration, hybrid cultures, heritage and, identity. Her passion is to promote equality and social justice through her collaborative art practice. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Art Education at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. www.gisellemiradiaz.com


Nancy D. Sánchez decided to add the accent mark onto her last name. The accent mark was taken by the U.S. government during the 80s when her father began legal documentation. Sánchez threads together micro moments with her art. The preservation of history and current life become conductors of the art. Sánchez is a Mexican-American, Chicana, Chicago-native and first generation artist born on the “other side”. She is a bruja, humanitarian, environmentalist, activist and proud granddaughter of a woman who could not read or write. Recordar es resistencia, darle espacio a nuestra historia, es resistencia. siempre, respirar con resistencia. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. vimeo.com/nancysanchez

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POWER project: Sonal Aggarwal: Sing to Life
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

POWER project: Sonal Aggarwal: Sing to Life

We are vibrational beings. We exist in dimensions of light, sound, and touch. As we move through the world, we move through sweet nourishing vibrations of the earth and feel our hearts expand. And we swim through a lot of noise. Often our vibrational centers become disrupted without us ever realizing it. We close ourselves off in an attempt to protect ourselves from the world. This playshop will explore different ways of rediscovering our power to sing our selves to life. Through the voice and exploration with sound, we can restore personal harmony in an often disruptive world. This playshop/presentation will help participants to release limiting belief systems stored deeply in their most vulnerable places, such as the voice. We will rediscover our relationship to sound and the power to touch each other with our vibration. The earth is not only composed of energetic lay lines, but also song lines. As vibrational beings, is our duty to sing the earth alive.

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POWER PROJECT: "Ima Read, Ima Read": collecting a hip hop archive
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

POWER PROJECT: "Ima Read, Ima Read": collecting a hip hop archive

We just a couple cunts tryna archive; we celebrate trans queer artists in the hip hop diaspora and document/record these moments and movements to combat ongoing erasure and plagiarism. No one else can hold us like us so, we do this to ensure these legacies and legends are remembered. This workshop will explore: What is needed to tear down barriers to sharing & preserving our lives? How do we document in ways that center our pleasure & joy? How do we explore the depths of our stories?

Bring a piece of your knowledge of what’s cunt to share as we continue collecting a living resource and archive of hip hop culture.

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POWER project: Nabil Vega: Chena: The Moss of Time
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

POWER project: Nabil Vega: Chena: The Moss of Time

Chena: The Moss of Time is a multimedia project that explores image making and oral histories with individuals at the intersections of being Queer, Muslim and South Asian. Nabil has been traveling for 6 months initiating this project in New York, Boston, Toronto, London, Berlin, Dhaka, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. For The POWER Project, Nabil will be sharing some of the interviews and photographs produced, and set up a space for listening, viewing and image making with the intention of connecting with communities in Chicago. 

Members of the communities listed above are encouraged to visit and be interviewed by Nabil to grow Chena: The Moss of Time.
Support to the project can be given through @fractured atlas : https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/FiscalSponsorship/profile?id=17092 


Nabil is a Chicago-based Bengali artist working with new media, photography, socially engaged art and performance. Their most notable projects include “Visiting Thahab” (ongoing), a rich exploration of the contemporary presence and experience of the Muslim femme. Vega creates immersive works that examine elements of our lived experiences as they intersect with identity, politics, and queerness. Since 2014 they have been organizing and curating performance and new media works in collaboration with organizations and artist run platforms such as MIX NYC and their own platform VIX: Virtual International Exchange. Nabil is current programmer at The Nightingale, a rough and ready microcinema in Chicago's Noble Square. Vega is recipient of the prestigious Traveling Fellowship (2018) and Springborn Fellowship (2011) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Their works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, festivals and galleries; including a solo exhibition at the New Bedford Museum of Art (2018) and featured in publications such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, Emergency Index Vol. 6, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post & The Aerogram.

http://nabil.studio

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POWER project: Udita Upadhyaya: Of Rest And Repair
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

POWER project: Udita Upadhyaya: Of Rest And Repair

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This participatory workshop tends to the tiniest tingles. It brings us together in our longing for comfort and solace. It hopes to gift moments of generosity to the self, to friends, to collaborators, to the audience, and to the space itself. 

Bio:
Udita Upadhyaya is an interdisciplinary artist who engages in the economy of repair. She wonders which bodies have access to literacy? Which to expression? When? And Where? Upadhyaya attempts to reconcile with a cultural fabric where she finds herself in fluctuating positions of power and privilege. She seeks, collects, and stacks stories that reflect upon individual and collective rebellions and resiliencies. Her work spans live art, devised theatre, performative photographs, sculpture, installation, video, writing, text, and fiber arts. Most recently, Upadhyaya has performed and exhibited work at the, Villa Teresa Decorative Arts Museum, Links Hall, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, and she recently a solo show, nevernotmusic, at Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago. Upadhyaya lives and works between Chicago and Mumbai. 

http://www.uditaupadhyaya.com/

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POWER project: Britt Julious: From the Journal to the People
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

POWER project: Britt Julious: From the Journal to the People

In this informal writing workshop, writer Britt Julious will help participants turn their personal memories, anecdotes, and experiences into universal pieces of writing. Britt will lead two quick writing exercises teaching participants how to turn everyday situations, experiences, and objects into fuel for telling stories about one's life. Later, participants will utilize writing prompts focused on mindfulness and self-care to unlead the untapped creativity coursing through all of us. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook of their choice. Non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and a take-home guide will be provided. 


http://brittjulio.us
http://www.blackgirlinom.com/podcasts/2017/12/episode-29-with-britt-julious
https://soundcloud.com/user-32318157-842458283/you-know-you-can-do-it-vogue-with-guest-artist-britt-julious
https://soundcloud.com/user-32318157-842458283/lets-circle-back-to-sade-part-2-with-guest-artist-britt-julious

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Lesbian Longing & Queer Diaspora Screening
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Lesbian Longing & Queer Diaspora Screening

This program will examine the exile of queer Cubans, Puerto Ricans and Argentinians from the lens of lesbian and diasporic filmmakers Susana Blaustein Munoz, Frances Negrón-Muntaner and Kelly Anderson. Unpacking the sense of remorse, loss and isolation felt by displaced queer peoples from Latin America and the Caribbean, these video works provide unique and powerful voices as declarations of queer pride and resistance while intersecting narratives of Afro-Latinidad, immigration and resilience.

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POWER PROJECT: Panel: Underground Black QT Freedom Space
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

POWER PROJECT: Panel: Underground Black QT Freedom Space

This panel will explore the underground homes, celebrations, and spaces that love us for all we are. Discussing trans/gnc/queer nightlife, ballroom, and our free spaces away from cis and straight bs. Topics will include changing the landscape of these spaces, chosen kin, and where we see our freedom spaces co-opted or stolen in mainstream culture.

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Connect-the-Dots Presents De-Conditioning! (on the lawn)
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Connect-the-Dots Presents De-Conditioning! (on the lawn)

A riddle: Are you as you are because you are who you are, or are you as you are as you’ve been taught to be?

It is so easy to be born into this world and accept it all as "how it is." How rich would you be if you got a dollar for every time you heard "that'll never change!" As children, we are innocent and open to learning about the world, and we generally assume that the humans around us speak truth. We take whatever truths society presents to us, and we see the world through that lens. As much as we like to believe that we "are just the way we are," most of us are as we are conditioned to be. 

In this conversation series, we will explore the BIG IDEAS that shape our selves and our culture. We will examine our own social conditioning. “I’m not conditioned,” you say? We all are! 

Love, Death, Relationships, Spirituality, Race, Gender, Beauty, Sex, Self-Identity, Education, Work, Money, and more.... We will examine the pop culture narrative, as well as share our own experiences, ask questions, and possibly re-define our relationships with these ideas. We will explore how language can constrict or expand our ability to think about and understand the world, and we will talk about the possibility of a movement that can go beyond the current dualistic labels that limit our imagination for a beautiful world.

ALL PEOPLE ARE WELCOME. There will be snacks. Feel free to bring more snacks if you like.

For more info, check out www.connectthedots.community

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POWER Project: Future Fugitives, a pop-up gallery
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

POWER Project: Future Fugitives, a pop-up gallery

Getting free ain’t easy. With increased surveillance and widespread domestic militarization, in the real and online, freedom comes in the little moments - on accident and often with trouble. Whether it be a shared glance, a skipped line of code, a long walk, a distorted image, these loopholes of retreat - a term coined by Harriet Jacobs - are the tools we have to imagine our freedom here and across time. These artists are fugitives, creating refuge and release with their. Each carves out the complex layers of Blackness in otherworldly, virtual, and existential conditions - the types of deep and wide imaginations that can escape the confines of any system meant to destroy or demolish black people.
 

This pop-up gallery will feature 3rd Eye Chakra, Owé Engobar, and Ireashia Monet.

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POWER Project: Kola Nut Collaborative - The Currency Of Social Structure
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

POWER Project: Kola Nut Collaborative - The Currency Of Social Structure

This event is part of the Time Salon series. The Time Salon is a facilitated gathering offered by the Kola Nut Collaborative which guides participants through dialogue and practice in communal asset mapping, social economy, and non-monetary exchange. In this intentional space, we challenge the idea that participation in a framework of economic exchange necessitates the use of the dollar as currency.

Workshop: The Currency Of Social Structure: A No-Money Marketplace

While peace circles have recently been used as a locus of restorative justice practice, they are an expansive space where all manner of values can be interrogated and revised through shared dialogue. In the talking circle, communities have a safe space where circle practice and conversation are used to cultivate relationships grounded in shared values. During this circle, we will unpack the nature of value itself and what relationship this bears on the values we bring to our communities. Join us with the questions you have been asking in your own life or use the questions others are asking to investigate your own beliefs.

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POWER Project: Confined Terrain Lecture: The Brown Body in the Landscape, Detention, and Technology
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

POWER Project: Confined Terrain Lecture: The Brown Body in the Landscape, Detention, and Technology

CONFINED TERRAIN: The Brown Body in the Landscape, Detention, and Technology

Risa Puleo and Mev Luna will present their respective research into contemporary conditions of incarceration and engage in a dialogue with each other and the audience afterwards. Puleo looks to the borderlands and the work of the art collective Postcommodity (Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist) to examine the means by which one enters an institution of confinement. While Luna critiques the enthusiasm of technology to “democratize” both the Prison Industrial Complex and Healthcare system, often targeting the same demographics. 

Hunting in the Borderlands: The Politics of Human Capture in Postcommodity’s Coyotaje
Risa Puleo

Digital Deliverance: White Saviorism and the screen
Mev Luna

Image credit: Aerial photograph of the Ramsey Units, January 23, 1995, United States Geological Survey. The Ramsey Unit was once a Prison Plantation located in unincorporated Brazoria County Texas, and was not desegregated until 1963.

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