Land Acknowledgment with American Indian Center Bibliothēca in various Public Libraries Movement Studies for Berger Park Cultural Center Be Happy (SMS) via text messages Consonance in the streets of Rogers Park It makes me wanna at MirrorLab Birchbark, Wiigwaas + Property at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Restraint at Leather Archives & Museum Without Within at Experimental Sound Studio Streetlight + Slideshow at Wedge Projects One Thing Leads to Another at Ralph Arnold Annex, Loyola University Chicago Water Music on the Beach from 6018North to Lane Beach Woman’s Club at 7077 N Ashland Blvd 777 at Kim’s Corner Food Sungold Pastiché at Salon Pastiché Be Happy at Estes and Glenwood Avenue Be Happy (Street Fair) on N Glenwood Ave Blueprints at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center Cold In All The Sunshine + Dog Days + Starkfield, Massachusetts at W Birchwood Ave Plants to Prints at Howard Community Garden Streetlight + Parade at 1629 W Howard St Draw a line —> Relay + Peanut Colada + u.127 + The Wide Open + Draw a line —> Trial and Failure, Trial and Practice + Thresh/hold at 1637-1643 W Howard St ANNEX Map
The video above has been compiled from materials and archival images generously shared by the American Indian Center and Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society. During Winter 2021, narration of the video was recorded with Grayson Alexander, Isabella Chamberland, and Edelawite Sasahulih of the 49th Ward Youth Council.
The video has been shared at 1224 W Loyola in Spring 2020, and was subsequently on view as a part of the Summer 2020 exhibition Birchbark, Wiigwaas at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, featuring new work by Nora Moore Lloyd. The video is featured as a part of Moore Lloyd’s installation for human / nature: the weight of our actions on the natural world at the Illinois State Museum in 2021-2022.
Please let us know if you would like to add your voice.
- Lengths by Jisu Lee
- Untitled by Thomas Kong
- HOLD THAT SPACE FOR ME by Soheila Azadi
- Four Drawings and My translation of essays from Lee Ufan’s Yohaku no Geijutsu by Aya Nakamura
- Microbookmarking by Megan Nugroho
- Untitled by Alicia Craft and David Craft
- Re • sil • ience by John-Michael Korpal
- vs A SIGN IN SPACE by Matt Martin
- Le rêve de chauve-souris by Emanuele Druid Napolitano
- Blurred Vision by Sr. Dorothy Forman and Jean L Smith
- Pattern for Diaspora by AP Vague
- Real Stories by Jennifer Mannebach
- Fortune Cookie by Harald Busch
- Peace by Abdoul-Ganiou Dermani
- Dance 8 by Jin Lee
- Paroxysm by Forrest Brandt
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL
May 28, 2022
Community Recording Saturday, May 28 from 2-5
Hi! We are Katie Young and Linda Jankowska, musical long-distance collaborators and creators of the multimedia project boundarymind. Much of the music comes from recordings of personally significant objects. You are invited to explore the sounds of your own object with personal significance. All you need to bring is the object! Any object! Childhood toys, tattered T-shirts or sentimental souvenirs. Anything! Without damaging the object, you can scrape, tap, bow, boing, ping, and otherwise resonate it. Play around. Explore the quiet details it offers. We will provide microphones and other tools so you can listen in to your object and the memories it holds. You will get a copy of the recording, and, with your permission and if you’d like to participate, your recording could be added to a database of sounds for participants and future iterations of boundarymind.
BOUNDARYMIND is a collaborative work which will culminate in an evening-length electroacoustic sound piece and aggregating installation that explores and transgresses the geographical, cultural, psychological, and musical boundaries that impact how we share our past, present, and future selves with others. Related events this season include community recording at PO Box Collective and a premiere performance at 6018North. For full project information, please visit boundarymind.com.
This event is being shared at Berger Park Cultural Center as part of Movement Studies – a programming series investigating social and environmental transitions.
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL
September 25 + October 16, 2021
Drift is a video documentation of a constructed native habitat situated in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The camera lens surveys its prairies and woodlands and visual intimations of its very nature as a built environment. The focus slowly shifts to birdwatchers, as the area is a recognized resting place for migrating birds that traverse states, countries, and continents. Their behaviours and desire to track and identify borderless birds become the subject of observation.
Mark Alcazar Diaz, born in Manila and lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, is an artist, educator, and arts administrator. He works in a variety of media, including video, drawing, and object making, to examine issues around migration, memory of place, and natureculture. As an extension of his artistic practice, Diaz has facilitated youth art collaborations through several community arts organizations in Chicago. He also develops and leads interactive workshops for teachers and artists to form dynamic collaborations to explore the intersection of aesthetics and pedagogy. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois Chicago.
Drift is being shared as part of Movement Studies – a programming series investigating social and environmental transitions. This work is being shared at Berger Park Cultural Center in alignment with The Available City as a partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Roman Susan to Berger Park Cultural Center
1224 W Loyola Ave to 6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago IL
July 23, 2021
In-betweening is an animated listening tour about the tenderness of insecurity. Written text and imagery will be the flawed, wiggly guide for sensing how everything is in a constant state of change.
Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson focuses on what is habitually avoided. Her experimental animations are spells to transform violent cycles, expose the illusion of isolation, and celebrate each other as interconnected, weird phenomena. She has presented work at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Roots & Culture, Roman Susan, the Experimental Sound Studio, Constellation, Hyde Park Art Center, and 6018North in Chicago; St. Charles Projects in Baltimore; FRISE in Hamburg; and @ptt in Geneva. Her work has appeared in Newcity Chicago, Chicago Artist Writers, the Chicago Reader, and Chicago Magazine, and is included in collections at FRISE and the Institute of Contemporary Art Library in Baltimore. She holds a certificate in Deep Listening, is a member of the anti-racism collective Make Yourself Useful, and thinks all bios are deceptive. For more information, please visit gwynethvzanderson.com.
In-betweening is a part of Movement Studies – a programming series investigating social and environmental transitions.
1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
March 29, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Initially planned for Berger Park Cultural Center, this selection of moving image works by artists from Minneasota was shared at Roman Susan during Spring 2021 – on view directly from the street after dark, while the space was closed to the public due to COVID-19. Works by Christopher Corey Allen, Ellie Durko Finch, HIJACK, Jordan Rosenow, Karen Sherman, Anna Marie Shogren will be shared again as a group presentation at Berger Park in the future as part of Movement Studies.
Ellie Durko Finch
And So Which / W*tching Body
May 3, 2021 - May 9, 2021
Anna Marie Shogren
April 26, 2021 - May 2, 2021
Hildas and Trojans + The Part That’s Human
April 19, 2021 - April 25, 2021
A Place to Fall Into
April 12, 2021 - April 18, 2021
April 5, 2021 - April 11, 2021
Christopher Corey Allen
una cosa che sente
March 29, 2021 - April 4, 2021
Be Happy (SMS)
(773) XXX-XXXX to (312) XXX-XXXX
March 19, 2022 - April 15, 2022
At the end of Winter 2022, Thomas Kong began sending text messages of daily work to Roman Susan director Nathan Abhalter Smith. After a few days and many collages, the pair decided to share this work in an online project, highlighting daily compositions until this was no longer what they were doing. The correspondence lasted about a month, and more work in this mode by Kong are available daily via @thomaskkong. These images are best viewed on a phone.
Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 1:15 PM.
Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:34 PM
Monday, March 21, 2022 at 11:19 AM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:41 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 9:18 AM
Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 3:09 PM
Friday, March 25, 2022 at 8:16 AM
Saturday, March 26 at 1:38 PM
Sunday, March 27 at 10:41 AM
Monday, March 28 at 3:14 PM
Tuesday, March 29 at 11:22 AM
Wednesday, March 30 at 12:28 PM
Thursday, March 31 at 1:58 PM
Friday, April 1 at 3:16 PM
Saturday, April 2 at 9:54 AM
Sunday, April 3 at 10:09 AM
Thursday, April 7 at 12:53 PM
Saturday, April 9 at 12:15 PM
Sunday, April 10 at 10:29 AM
Monday, April 11 at 10:51 AM
Tuesday, April 12 at 12:39 PM
Wednesday, April 13 at 10:21 AM
Thursday, April 14 at 2:05 PM
Friday, April 15 at 9:39 AM
September 1, 2021 - December 21, 2021
Consonance is a series of photographic street posters that explores the nature of public speech. Using the graphic forms of the alphabet to inspire prototypes of objects for use in street demonstrations (such as bullhorns, flags, and barriers), the work depicts language as the tools for ongoing collective action.
Consonance is shared by Roman Susan Art Foundation as street posters on buildings, construction sites, and common infrastructure across Chicagoland, as a partner program for The Available City of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Julietta Cheung is an interdisciplinary artist who works with language and everyday objects. Her themes and approaches are informed by her experience as a second language user and her background in graphic design. Through her textual appropriations, typographic experimentations, reading performances, and sculptural explorations, Cheung's body of work work examines collective attitudes and common assumptions. For more information, please visit juliettacheung.net.