Woman of the Wolf
1224 W Loyola Ave, Chicago IL
March 7, 2022 - March 20, 2022
With rituals of communion as set and imagined dyke lands as setting, Woman of the Wolf is a spell cast in filmic form. This work invokes the phantasmagoric possibilities of imaging charged objects on film. The kitchen sink becomes a site of transmutation and a stick and poke tattoo forges a sigil.
Woman of the Wolf will be on view directly from the street, after dark.
Eileen Mueller makes work that honors the skill-sharing networks of early dyke organizers by using independent modes of production like hand processed 16mm film alongside performance and photography to conjure an unseen and wholly unknowable Dyke Mysticism that binds queered histories through spacetime. Eileen is one half of GURL DON’T BE DUMB which has curated shows and performances across the country. A co-founder of LATITUDE, Eileen worked to organize workshops, lectures, and panel discussions within a publicly accessible studio space. Eileen has shown at IM ERSTEN in Vienna, Austria; Higher Pictures in New York, NY; The Pitch Project in Milwaukee, WI; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Johalla Projects, and Roots & Culture in Chicago, IL. She has been awarded residencies at the Wassaic Project, ACRE, and the Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin. Eileen has shown at IM ERSTEN in Vienna, Austria; Higher Pictures in New York, NY; The Pitch Project in Milwaukee, WI; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Elmhurst Art Museum, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Iceberg Projects, Roots and Culture, Ralph Arnold Gallery, and Johalla Projects in Chicago, IL. Her work is published in Phantoms In the Dirt, The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, and MAKE #16 “Archive.” She received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information, please visit eileenmueller.com.