Christa Donner
Studies for Simultaneous Listening
1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
July 23, 2021 - July 27, 2021

Outdoor Projections Tuesday, July 27 // 8:30-10 PM

Studies for Simultaneous Listening blends the existing soundscape of Roman Susan’s neighborhood with projected video and field recordings imagining the area's ecological past, present, and possible future. These recordings will be part of an audio walking tour guided by non-human inhabitants, currently under development for the nearby West Ridge Nature Park as part of the upcoming Navigations series. Field recordings and projections are activated around dusk each evening at 1224 W Loyola Ave, to be experienced directly in the outdoors.

Christa Donner is an artist, writer, and organizer who investigates the human/animal body and its metaphors. Her practice combines material exploration and social exchange to propose speculative models that move between the emotional architecture of our own bodies and the layered histories of the world we inhabit. Donner's work is exhibited widely, including projects for Gallery 400 (Chicago, USA), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany), BankArt NYK (Yokohama, Japan); Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art (Paphos, Cyprus); the Museum Bellerive (Zurich, Switzerland), the Centro Columbo Americano (Medellin, Colombia), and throughout the United States. For more information, please visit