Movement Studies for Berger Park Cultural Center Bibliothēca in various Public Libraries Land Acknowledgment with American Indian Center It makes me wanna at MirrorLab Birchbark, WiigwaasProperty at Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society Restraint at Leather Archives & Museum Without Within at Experimental Sound Studio StreetlightSlideshow 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 DaysStarkfield, Massachusetts at W Birchwood Ave Plants to Prints at Howard Community Garden StreetlightParade at 1629 W Howard St Draw a line —> RelayPeanut Coladau.127The Wide OpenDraw a line —> Trial and Failure, Trial and Practice Thresh/hold at 1637-1643 W Howard St ANNEX Map

Movement Studies presents screenings, performance, research, workshops, and reading groups created by artists in Chicagoland and across the Great Lakes region investigating social and environmental transitions. Initially planned to launch in Spring 2020 in partnership with Berger Park Cultural Center, programming is being reconfigured to adapt to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

Mark Alcazar Diaz
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.

Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson

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. We'll meet at Roman Susan at 7:30pm, leave at 7:40pm sharp, and arrive at Berger Park at 8:30ish.

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

In-betweening is being shared as part of Movement Studies – a programming series investigating social and environmental transitions.

Movement Studies, Twin Cities
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

Karen Sherman
Hildas and Trojans + The Part That’s Human

April 19, 2021 - April 25, 2021

Jordan Rosenow
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

Bibliothēca is an open-participation prompt, encouraging artists and writers to contribute works on paper which are individually installed in libraries. Contributions are placed within books in the stacks – an insert, an annotation to the ever-growing accumulation of public dialogue and shared creation. If you would like to participate and have your work recognized through our online archive, please place your contribution in a book as a gift to the next reader, and share your work with us.

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. 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.

During Winter 2021, narration of the video was recorded with Grayson Alexander, Isabella Chamberland, and Edelawite Sasahulih of the 49th Ward Youth Council.

Paige Taul
It makes me wanna

3400 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis MN
December 4, 2020 - December 13, 2020

An exploration of the expression one makes when the music is just that good. Meant to expand on the assumption of universality and generality in Black expression and whether or not such a feeling is a common experience. It makes me wanna will be projected after dark, visible directly from the street at 3400 Cedar Ave while the space itself remains closed to the public.

Paige Taul is an Oakland, CA native who received her B.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in cinematography from the University of Virginia and an M.F.A from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Moving Image. Her work engages with and challenges assumptions of black cultural expression and notions of belonging. Her interests lie in observing environmental and familial connections to concepts tied to racebased expectations and expose those boundaries of identity in veins such as religion, language, and other black community based experiences. To view more work by the artist, please visit

MirrorLab is a collective studio and programming space located at 3400 Cedar Ave in South Minneapolis, formerly The White Page Gallery. It makes me wanna at MirrorLab is part of an emerging series Intermittence unfolding during Winter-Spring 2021. For more information, please visit and follow @themirrorlab.

Paige Taul | 60wrd/min - November 17, 2020 + Newcity - November 27, 2020

Artist talk with Ruth Hodgins and John Marks | December 8, 2020

Nora Moore Lloyd
Birchbark, Wiigwaas
(The Beauty & History of Birch)
Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society
7363 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
June 17, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Birchbark is best harvested in springtime, leaving evidence of its departure for the following seasons. This exhibition honors the indigenous practice of birchbark harvesting in the Great Lakes region, specifically by the Potawatomi and Ojibwe Nations in the Chicagoland area, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Birchbark, Wiigwaas presents new images by Nora Moore Lloyd, video by James Kaagegaabaw Vukelich, with archival material and images from the American Indian Center and Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society.

Nora Moore Lloyd creates artwork with a focus on indigenous cultures, nature, and documenting community and family history through traditional storytelling and photos. Her work has been exhibited at American Indian Center, Cahokia Mounds Museum, Chicago History Museum, Comanche National Museum, Field Museum, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore (Bolivia), Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Ethnologia de Guatemala, State of Illinois Museum Gallery (Champaign, Chicago, Lockport, Springfield, IL), and elsewhere. For more information, please visit

James Kaagegaabaw Vukelich is a leading voice in Native Language revitalization efforts. His insights on the interconnectedness of language and culture were developed in the field speaking with and recording elders and native speakers of the language in Canada, Michigan and Minnesota as part of the Ojibwe Language Dictionary Project. James shares his work on a website founded to help people learn about Native Culture and to teach Native Languages. For additional info, please visit

American Indian Center promotes fellowship among Indian people of all Tribes living in metropolitan Chicago and creates bonds of understanding and communication between Indians and non-Indians in this city. Today, the American Indian Center strives to be the primary cultural and community resource for nearly 65,000 American Indians in Chicagoland’s six-county region. American Indian Center seeks to foster physical and spiritual health in the community, an active connection with traditional values and practices, stronger families with multigenerational bonds, and a rising generation of educated, articulate, and visionary youth. For additional information, please visit

Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society collects, preserves and shares the story of the diverse community of Chicago’s far north side. Established on July 28, 1975 by local residents who believed their part of Chicago was a place with much to celebrate, the Society today serves the community through its publications, architectural tours, and various educational and outreach efforts. For additional information, please visit

Treaty with the Ottawa, etc., 1816 (PDF); Treaty with the Ottawa, etc., 1821 (PDF); Treaty with the Chippewa, etc., 1833 (PDF); Treaty with the Chippewa, etc., 1833 Supplement (PDF); The Red Man’s Greeting by Chief Pokagon (PDF);  Paper Birch (Wiigwaas) of the Lake States, 1980-2010 from USDA (PDF); O2019-6976 from City of Chicago Office of the County Clerk (PDF)

The Past is Present: A Review of Birchbark, Wiigwaas | Newcity - July 20, 2020