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., 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

Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL

Featuring fixed-frame one-take moving image, Restraint emphasizes structural rigor, intimacy, and the freedoms, limitations, and joys of utilizing control in order to realize personal pursuits. This programming series is a collaboration with The Leather Archives & Museum.

Jenyu Wang

Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
December 5, 2019

Jenyu Wang engages political and romantic concerns by portraying experiences of trauma. Oftentimes she employs the tools of moving image and photography, frequently with sculptural work, to create installations and showcase specific triggers. The hyper-specificity of image provides fertile grounds for sensorially heightened scenarios. Vulnerability in discursive spaces and expanded definitions, safety as constructions, pain as a motif, manifestations of trauma, as well as experiencing love and losing it, are themes that recur as Jenyu manages her identity being a woman of color. Jenyu’s purpose and inspiration in art making has always been about highlighting the fraught place of intimacy, trust, comfort, and the safety of history. She believes the only way to defeat the superior is to reproach the wound, transforming it. For more information, please visit

Jessica Pierotti
How to Work Together Part 2

Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
November 7, 2019

Jessica Pierotti is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer and educator based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She received her Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016 and currently works as a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the City Colleges of Chicago. Jessica is an obsessive list-maker and has a hard time not eavesdropping in public. Jessica's artistic practice struggles with anxiety, control, absurdity, and an obsessive and sincere interest in attempting to understand the world. She is an image maker that is hungry to better understand the impact of mediation and reproduction through video, photography and sculpture. Jessica often works with her immediate surroundings and everyday objects as a means of focusing in on the impact of modest gestures. For more information, please visit

Amina Ross
Eclipsing (Body)

Leather Archives & Museum
6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago IL
October 10, 2019

An undisciplined creator, Amina Ross creates boundary-crossing works that embrace embodiment, imaging technologies, intimacy and collectivity in physical and digital spaces. Amina has exhibited work, spoken on panels, and taught workshops at venues throughout the United States and most recently in the Netherlands at BarTalk and in Cuba as a part of the 2019 Havana Biennial. Amina founded and co-organized ECLIPSING, a multi-media festival celebrating darkness, the participatory performance series Beauty Breaks, and the venue F4F. Amina was a 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence at Arts & Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. Ross is currently an MFA candidate at Yale School of Art within the sculpture department. For more information, please visit

The Leather Archives & Museum was founded by Chuck Renslow and Tony DeBlase in 1991 as a community archives, library, and museum. The mission of the organization is making leather, kink, BDSM, and fetish accessible through research, preservation, education and community engagement. For more information, please visit

Chicago Artist Writers | Restraint at the Leather Archives and Museum by Annette LePique | January 5, 2020

Boyfriend at Leather Archives & Museum | Bad at Sports - December 5, 2019

Mie Kongo and Norman W. Long
Without Within

Experimental Sound Studio
5925 N Ravenswood, Chicago IL
May 17, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Found, arranged, abstracted, and transformed, Without Within is a two person exhibition with a new sound installation commissioned from Norman W. Long and assembled ceramic sculptures by Mie Kongo, curated by Ruth Hodgins. Inspired by observations and discovery from their surrounding environments, both artists play with altering perceptions using inspiration from found materials and field recordings. From metal and porcelain to electro-acoustic composition, each artist transforms the randomness and chance inherent to our everyday lived experiences into ordered, composed forms that meditate on memory, scale, shape, and sound. Over the course of the exhibition, each month a performance will activate the space, bringing together other artists who use sound and moving image in relation to the works on view.

Sound Walk Sunday, June 30 at 3PM with Norman W. Long, Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson and Sara Zalek
Performance Sunday, July 21 at 3PM with Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman and Xris Espinoza
Screening Thursday, August 1 at 7 PM with a sound performance by Brett Naucke, Natalie Chami and Whitney Johnson, and moving image works by Manuela De Laborde, Deborah Stratman

Mie Kongo grew up in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan and now lives and works in Evanston IL, where she makes multidisciplinary work: ceramic sculptures & installations, 2D work and porcelain designed objects. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at Seerveld Gallery at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights IL, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago IL, Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison WI, 4th Ward Project Space, Chicago IL, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington IN, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn IL, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL. Kongo has been an artist in residence at Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan, European Keramic Work Center, ‘sHertogenbosch, Netherland, “Intonation” Deidesheim, Germany. She received BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is Adjunct Associate Professor in Ceramics department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information, please visit

Norman W. Long (b. 1973, Chicago, IL) is a sound artist/designer/composer based in Chicago, IL. His current work focuses on sound art production within the larger context of landscape. He has exhibited and/or performed in galleries in Chicago, Ithaca, New York, London, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The processes involved in his practice lie within the area of field recording, electro-acoustic composition and dub technique. His art/studio practice involves gardening, collecting, performing and recording to create objects, environments, situations in which the artist and audience are engaged in a dialogue about memory, space, value, silence and the invisible. It is his desire that his practice offers us a space to consider our relationship to sound via social, ecological structures, our interiority, and to affirm our existence. To hear work online, please visit and

Ruth Hodgins is a board member for Roman Susan Art Foundation, and works as Bentson Archivist/Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where she oversees the care, use, and scholarship of the historic Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. As curator for Moving Image events, Ruth has contributed to a range of events and exhibitions including, Metaphors on Vision by Brakhage, Patrick Staff, and “I Am Not a Filmmaker”: The Films of Marcel Broodthaers, Expanding the Frame series, Sound for Silents: Film and Music on the Walker Hillside, and co-curator for the exhibition Platforms: Collection and Commissions. From 2013 to 2016 Ruth was the Distribution Manager at the Video Data Bank at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Experimental Sound Studio is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization dedicated to artistic evolution and the creative exploration of sound. As an international hub for sonic experimentation, ESS nurtures artists, heralds new works, and builds a broad, supportive community of makers, enthusiasts, and creative partners through production, presentation, education, and preservation. For more information, please visit

Norman W. Long performance May 17, 2019

Norman W. Long, Andrew Clinkman, Xris Espinoza performance July 21, 2019

Mie Kongo and Norman W. Long at the Experimental Sound Studio | Paragon Book Gallery - July 2, 2019

Arranging, Abstracting, and Transforming at ESS | Sixty Inches From Center - June 28, 2019

Without Within at Experimental Sound Studio | Bad at Sports - May 16, 2019

1637-1643 W Howard St, Chicago IL
January 5, 2015 - January 20, 2015
Wedge Projects
1448 W Howard Street, Chicago IL
February 25, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Featuring works by Jeremy Ackman, Justine Adeboyejo, Muhammad Habib Akram, Kristin Allmer, Joni Kat Anderson, Haylee Anne, Dennis Baburov, Melis Baloglu, Katarina Balunova, Yaro Banduro, Michael Bauer, Daryl Lynn Bergman, Lauren Bina, Jessica Bingham, Lauren Bishop, Cidgy Bossuet, Patrick Brady, Jan Brugger, James Chrzan, Erin Kyle Danna, Max Cozzi, Leigh Anthony Dehaney, Delaney DeMott, Nir Dvorai, Mohamed Ibrahim Elmasry, Gabriela Farías, Taylor Finke, Yoav Friedländer, Chris Gans, Didi S. Gilson, Mat Greiner, Sare Güneş, Rory Hamovit, Teri Havens, Sara R. Hill, Iu Chung Hong, Brandon Jacob Hudson, Jessica Jacobs, Jonathan Johnson, Vincent Galen Johnson, Herbert Lee Jones, Colleen Keihm, Mel Keiser, Misha Khokhlov, S. Nicole Lane, Caroline Lee Liu, Maria Lichtenegger, Karin Lindholm, Garrett MacLean, Leonardo Magrelli, Liz Mares, Annalaura Masciavè, Ruxandra Mitache, Nate Mathews, Christopher Maves, Emanuela Meloni, Carisa Mitchell, Allen Morris, Milda Muktupāvela, Leah Netsky, Joseph O’Neill, Moira Ness, Jon Notwick, Abigail Ockenfels, Duncan Oja, Monica Ortega, Kasia Ozga, Yu-Tzu Pai, Lindsey Pearson, Heather Phillips, Raffaele Piano, Jacob Platt, Alison Postma, Zhao Qian, Cathy Quintero, Shelby Ragsdale, Mark Reamy, Craig Reger, Mark Regester, Einxel Reyes, Patrick Reynolds, Diego Rodriguez, Travis Roozée, Olim Saeki, José Santiago Pérez, Danielle A. Scruggs, Olga Sidilkovskaya, Hannah Siegfried, Sarah Phyllis Smith, Melissa Sommer, Stu Sontier, John Steck Jr., Dana Stirling, Marc Sullivan, Ryan Thompson, Sherwin Tibayan, Laura Tyler, Maria Tzeka, Cedric van Eenoo, Kelly Wantuch, Marta Wapiennik, Kelli Washington, Mike Weis, and Dan Wetmore.