Ode to the National Parks

Third Annual Green Lantern Press Fundraiser

Fri Dec 1 @ 6 pm – 12 am
at Sector 2337 (2337 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647)

Bring the trail mix and binoculars for Ode to the National Parks, the Third Annual Fundraiser for The Green Lantern Press. Celebrating its fourth year at Sector 2337, Ode to the National Parks includes a silent auction, a raffle, necklaces for humans, trees, and birds, poetry readings, performance art, and music, plus campfire ready cocktails, a curated menu with artist-made appetizers, and additional drinks to suit an evening in the woods. Funds raised help The Green Lantern Press support noncommercial art and literary events throughout the year, furthering its role as an artist-centric hub for cultural activities in Chicago. This event is generously sponsored by UBS.



Ticket options:

  1. Weekend Camper (Entry + food) $30 in advance / $35 at the door 
  2. Trail Walker (Entry + food + 2 Raffle Tickets) $40 in advance / $45 at the door
  3. Survivalist: (Entry + food + 2 Raffle Tickets+ 1 drink + tote bag) $50 in advance / $55 at the door
  4. Park Ranger: (Entry + 2 Raffle Tickets+ 2 drink + tote bag + camping patch) $75 in advance / $80 at the door
  5. New Mt. Rushmore: (Entry + One GLP Book and one pamphlet + Raffle + 2 drinks + camping patch) $100 in advance / $105 at the door
  6. Bear, Scavenging the Camp After Dark: (Entry after 10PM) $15

And for our friends abroad:

7. Across the Grand Canyon (Send support long distance and get Pamphlet subscription / tote bag / patch / Sector newspaper bundle) $135

8. Subscribe to monthly pamphlet series, On Civil Disobedience $75(**info below)

Event Details: 

6-10pm: Silent Auction  featuring artwork by Alberto Aguilar, Andrew Bearnot, Manal Kara, Claire Sherman, and Edra Soto.

7-10pm: Big Lodge Menu includes an artist-made, park-inspired menu provided by Peter O’LearyJosh Rios and Deanna LedezmaLindsey Dorr-NiroTerri GriffithEricka Eregbuhouse tacos, and a platter of hush puppies from Parson’s Chicken & Fish.

6-10pm: Campfire Cocktails courtesy of CH Distillery
6pm-12am All night wine selections from Sector’s menu + beer courtesy of Revolution Brewery 

6-10pm: Workshop / “Necklaces for humans, trees, and birds” by Jenny Kendler

6:15-7:15: Performance / “Pseudocidal Camper” by Jake Vogds 

7:45 pm: Poetry Readings by Feliz Lucia Molina + Chuck Stebelton

8:30pm: Raffle Drawing with prizes from the Ace Hotel, Challengers Comics, Chicago Symphony, Kenning Edition, Logan Theater, Lula, Mint Creek Farms, Jewelry from Rebecca Mir Grady, Tula Yoga, and others.

9pm-close: DJs Devin King + Joel Craig

*2017 GLP Subscription to “On Civil Disobedience.” Subscribers recieve 12 issues of On Civil Disobedience once a month by mail (shipping included), receive a free tote bag, and have the first opportunity to RSVP to monthly reading groups that meet at Sector 2337 to discuss each pamphlet. Your support goes towards writer honorariums as well as printing and design costs affiliated with the series. Subscribers receive the first two pamphlets by Stephen Lapthisophon and Nathaniel Mackey on/after Dec 01, 2017.

On Civil Disobedience is a monthly pamphlet series featuring writers from a range of professional backgrounds to contribute essays addressing the title topic. The series will recall historical precedents set by Thoreau, Gandhi, King, Arendt and others while considering the pamphlet’s important role in American revolutionary history. Filtering civic responsibility through the combined awareness of histories and disciplines, we hope these essays will ask how citizenship and resistance intersect within the pledge of democratic ideals. Designed by Dakota Brown, confirmed contributors thus far include Ravi Agarwal (Environmental Activism), Robin Blaser (Poetry), Romi Crawford (Race and Affect Theory), Ilona Gaynor (Design), Stephen Lapthisophon (Art and Theory), Nathaniel Mackey (Poetry), Moshe Marvit (Labor Law), Abhishek Narula (Data Engineering), Nina Power (Feminist Theory), and Jennif(f)er Tamayo (Poetry).


Alberto Aguilar I will write this biography using 133 words but I won’t discover this number until I’m finished writing it. From this point forward he will speak in third person. Alberto Aguilar is a Chicago-based ___ist that uses whatever material is at hand to commemorate his exchanges and interactions. Aguilar’s work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican ___, Museum of Contemporary ___ Chicago, Crystal Bridges Museum of American ___, the Queens Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of ___, Minneapolis Institute of ___, and the ___ Institute of Chicago. He currently teaches studio ___ at Harold Washington College where he also coordinates Pedestrian Project, a program dedicated to making ___ more accessible and available. In order to create slight confusion, he omitted the word art wherever it appears in this bio with one exception.

Pouya Ahmadi is a Chicago-based typographer and art director. He is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Design, and an editorial board member at Neshan magazine focusing on contemporary graphic design and the visual arts. His work has been showcased by AIGA Eye On Design, It’s Nice That, The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, The Society of Typographic Arts, Moscow International Design Biennial, and Etapes. Pouya holds an MA/MAS degree in Visual Communication from the Basel School of Design in Switzerland and an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised to Filipino immigrants in Los Angeles. Her books and chapbook include Undercastle, The Wes Letters, Crystal Marys. Her generative long poem, Roulette, is forthcoming from Make Now Books. She can be found at felizluciamolina.com

Claire Sherman (b. 1981 Oberlin, OH) received her B.A. from The University of Pennsylvania and her M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has completed residencies at the Terra Foundation for American Art, the MacDowell Colony, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Yaddo, The Albers Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at DC Moore Gallery, NY; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; KMAC Museum, Louisville; Houldsworth Gallery, London; DCKT, New York; Aurobora, San Francisco; and Hof and Huyser Gallery, Amsterdam. Recent group exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Suburban Riverwest, Milwaukee; Gallery Seomi, Seoul; The New Gallery, Austria; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY. Sherman is an Associate Professor and Art Department chair at Drew University in New Jersey and is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York and Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago.

Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico) is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and co-director of the artist-run outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Beta-Local in Puerto Rico and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida though a 3Arts Foundation Fellowship. Her work was featured at the 4th Poly/Graphic Triennial of San Juan and the Caribbean in Puerto Rico, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space and the Hunter East Harlem Gallery, in New York. She co-curated the exhibition Present Standard at the Chicago Cultural Center with overwhelmingly positive reviews from the Chicago Tribune, Newcity, PBS The Art Assignment, and Artforum. She was recently featured in Newcity’s annual Art 50 issue Chicago’s Artists’ Artists and at VAM Studio 2017 Influencers. Soto was awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship and the DCASE for Individual Artists from the City of Chicago. Recent venues presenting Soto’s work include: Sector 2337, The Arts Club of Chicago, the Uni- versity Galleries at Illinois State University and Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Current and upcoming venues include: the DePaul Art Museum, Be- mis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, (NE), Gallery 400 at UIC and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago among others. Residencies attended by Soto this year include: Project Row Houses in Houston, (TX), the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, (WI), and the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, (CA). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Chuck Stebelton is author of The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for arts organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. He was Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern from 2005 to 2017. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in the Lynden Sculpture Garden residency program.

Jake Vogds is a multidisciplinary performance artist/singer working in sculpture, painting, installation, visual media, and costume. Through surreal pop-vocal performances, Vogds toys with contemporary notions of camp, trend, and queer consumerism. In June of 2014, he was awarded the Shapiro Center’s EAGER Research Grant for his Queer Mixed Realities Collective from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has performed and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Defibrillator, Links Hall, Chicago Artist Coalition, The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Three Walls Gallery, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, among others. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014) on a presidential merit scholarship. In fall of 2016, Vogds taught an undergraduate performance course at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After completing four 2017 solo exhibitions throughout the Chicago area and abroad, Vogds is currently working collaboratively with Rebirth Garments and Compton Quashie for Evanston Art Center’s Shape of Now fashion residency coming March 2018.


Second Sexing Sound Symposium (SSSS!)

On Sunday, Dec 03 from 11am-4pm, the Green Lantern Press is proud to host two panels from the Second Sexing Sound Symposium (SSSS!) at Sector 2337, organized by The Goethe-Institut. SSSS! is a series of public events in Chicago dedicated to ideas, research, performance, and conversation surrounding female and trans-identifying practitioners in and around the sonic arts. See the full three-day program of performances, screenings, and public talks here.

First Panel: 11 am to 1 pm // Neo Hülcker will report on gender relations in Darmstadt, feminist activism at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2016. Frauke Aulbert will discuss the discrepancy between women who are educated as vocalists vs. women who make their living as vocalists and singers. Jenna Lyle will reflect her thoughts about the New Music scene in Chicago. Moderated by Neo Hülcker.

Second Panel: 2:30 pm to 4 pm // Through diverse artistic and professional perspectives Lakshmi Ramgopal, Sara Slawnik, and Caroline Picard will present their ideas about worthwhile gender politics for daily use in the Arts. Moderated by Anna Parkinson, Associate Professor of German at Northwestern University.
(Almost) all SSSS! Participants will be available for Q&A during and after the event.


About the panelists:


Neo Hülcker is a composer performer whose work focuses on music as anthropological research in everyday life environments. Their compositions evolve as situations, performance-installations, actions and interventions, and work with different kinds of public spaces.

Frauke Aulbert is one of the most active and multi-talented vocalists in the field of contemporary music today. Her almost infinite, impressive vocal sound palette enfolds a nearly four octave range next to classical singing (diploma), over- and undertone-singing, multiphonics, techniques from Bulgarian folclore, Korean gugak, gamelan, jazz, dhrupad, beatboxing a.s.o.

Composer, performer, installation-builder, and administrator, Chicago-based artist Jenna Lyle explores how the physical body, and in turn the culture in which it functions, adapts to its semiotic or “data-based” representation.


Anna Parkinson is an Associate Professor of German, the Co-Director of the Critical Theory Cluster, and a member of the Advisory Boards for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Holocaust Education Foundation in Weinberg College at Northwestern University. Her first book, titled An Emotional State: The Politics of Emotion in Postwar West German Culture, was published in the Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany series by the University of Michigan Press in 2015. Her current interdisciplinary project focuses on decolonizing critical theory, specifically in the field of critical memory studies in the context of the “global South.”

Caroline Picard is a curator, publisher, writer, and artist. She is the Executive Director, Head Curator, and Founding Editor of The Green Lantern Press (GLP), established in 2005 that produces contemporary art exhibitions, critical art and poetry publications, and cultural events that intersect literature, philosophy, theory, and art.

Lakshmi Ramgopal performs ambient electronic under the moniker Lykanthea. Her performances feature synths, harmonium drones, and processed vocal improvisation that draws on Carnatic techniques, with appearances that include NYU’s Occult Humanities Conference; Leipzig, Germany’s Wave Gotik Treffen; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Trinity College and based in Chicago, IL and Northampton, MA.

Sara Slawnik joined the 3Arts staff as Director of Programs in 2014, overseeing the 3Arts Awards program, 3AP (3Arts Projects), residency fellowships, and other artist support initiatives. Prior to 3Arts, she was Deputy Director of the Chicago Artists Coalition, Program Director at the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, and held positions in development at The Renaissance Society, The Drawing Center in New York City, and The Archives of American Art. Sara earned a BA in the History of Art from the University of Michigan.


Performances in The Hysterical Material

at the SMART Museum, 5550 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago

Join us at the SMART Museum (5550 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois) on Tuesday, Dec 5 from 6-9pm and hear renowned poets Mina Pam Dick and Graham Foust along with the Nick Mazzarella Trio will perform selections of their work chosen in proximity to the Smart Museum of Art’s special exhibition The Hysterical Material.

Performed in the gallery and amongst works by Auguste Rodin and Bruce Naumann, the performances will expand and redirect a dialogue raised by the exhibition about emotion, its embodiment, and expression across human form, object, and in this case, text.

FREE, and open to the public. A reception follows the reading.

Presented in partnership with Chicago-based publishers Flood Editions and Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press.

Mina Pam Dick (aka Misha Pam Dick, Gregoire Pam Dick, et al.) is the author of this is the fugitive (Essay Press, 2016), Metaphysical Licks (BookThug, 2014), and Delinquent (Futurepoem, 2009). With Oana Avasilichioaei, she is the co-translator of Suzanne Leblanc’s The Thought House of Philippa (BookThug, 2015). Her writing has appeared in BOMB, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere; it is included in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, (ed. TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson, Nightboat Books, 2013). Also a visual artist and wastrel philosopher, Dick hides out in New York City and runs off to Montreal.

Saxophonist and composer Nick Mazzarella has been described as “continuing the approach taken by like-minded trailblazing altoists like Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, and Gary Bartz” by “seek{ing} to embody the history of the music while pushing it forward into new realms” (Troy Dostert, All About Jazz). He has been a consistent presence in Chicago’s music scene since the early 2000s, where his continuous performance schedule has made an aesthetically unique contribution to the city’s rich culture of jazz and improvised music. His working trio and quintet have served as the primary vehicles for his endeavors as a composer and bandleader, while as a collaborator or sideman he has performed and recorded with such artists as Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams, Hamid Drake, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra, Rob Mazurek, and Makaya McCraven. Recordings of his original music have been released by Nessa Records, Clean Feed Records, International Anthem Recording Company, and Astral Spirits, and he has performed with his ensembles and as a solo artist throughout the United States and Scandinavia.

Graham Foust is the author of six books of poems, including Necessary Stranger (Flood Editions 2007) and Time Down to Mind (Flood Editions 2016). With Samuel Frederick, he has co-translated the final three volumes of the late German poet Ernst Meister, including Wallless Space (Wave Books 2014), which was short-listed for the American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Award. He is Director of Undergraduate Studies in English at the University of Denver.

Third Annual Festival of Poets Theater

Sector 2337, in association with Green Lantern Press and Kenning Editions, is pleased to present The Third Annual Festival of Poets Theater, curated by Devin King and Patrick Durgin. Poets theater is a genre of porous borders, one that emerges about the same time, and involving many of the same artists, as performance art, performance poetry (“spoken word”), conceptual and “intermedia” art. But poets have long been playwrights, either primarily (Sophocles, Shakespeare) or as a platform for postmodern literary experimentation (the operas and page plays of Gertrude Stein, for example). While previous iterations of the festival have concentrated on giving an overview of the genre by connecting historical and contemporary examples, this year the festival is separated into two main sections: 1) artists in response to the visionary work of the Ivory Coast writer Werewere Liking and 2) artists using online media formats. On December 8th – December 10th, 2016, The Third Annual Festival of Poets Theater presents performances, screenings, and readings over two nights, plus an afternoon of electronic theater accessible over the internet. This event is free and open to the public.

Partial Schedule / Order Subject to Change

Friday, December 8th

Artists Working in Response to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar and Coral

7:15 pm Josh Hoglund + Corina Copp

A past and present conversation about the future, which may or may not be interrupted by a chorus of unruly children. A play that is a dialogue based on a conversation about a book.

8:15 pm Sherae Rimpsey: “-ity, -ity, -ity (              )”

Two viewpoints converge, a film and a performance.


Matthew Sage

Two works that address the faulty compartmentalization of identity, the liminal spaces between emotion and logic, and the dissonance, resonance, absorption, and reflectivity of the self as dictated by surroundings. Framed multi-layer drawings on vellum in graphite, pastel, acrylics, found paper and treated mirrors. Multi-layered video-capture of GIFs and Javascript text functions embedded in HTML.

Jen Hill

A flog (fake blog) tangential to the world and to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar of Coral. How does a broken knee hinge? How does narrative power coincide with that of the webmaster?

Saturday, December 9th

Artists Working in Response to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar and Corel

7:15 pm Max Guy

A two-person adaptation of It Shall Be of Jaspar and Coral, inspired by the formal techniques of Noh drama. How little can be done to embody a text?

8:15 Dao Nguyen

27 minutes. 9 overlapping horizontals.


Matthew Sage

Two works that address the faulty compartmentalization of identity, the liminal spaces between emotion and logic, and the dissonance, resonance, absorption, and reflectivity of the self as dictated by surroundings. Framed multi-layer drawings on vellum in graphite, pastel, acrylics, found paper and treated mirrors. Multi-layered video-capture of GIFs and Javascript text functions embedded in HTML.

Jen Hill

A flog (fake blog) tangential to the world and to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar of Corel. How does a broken knee hinge? How does narrative power coincide with that of the webmaster?

Sunday, December 10th

Beginning at Noon on the internet, Website addresses and specific times TBA

Suzanne Stein and Steve Benson will construct a responsive exchange in real time, streaming it as they work it out spontaneously across the continent.

Douglas Kearney will present a set of streaming micro-operatic works.

Annie Dorsen presents Youtube 1-4, a small collection of music videos made from pop songs and youtube comments.

Patrick Durgin directs Alain Jugnon’s radio play Artaud in Amerika, translated from the French by Nathanaël. Recorded, edited and scored by Mark Booth, voices are by Booth, Durgin, Jeremy Biles, Caroline McCraw, Joel Craig, Devin King, and Fulla Abdul-Jabbar.

Antonin Artaud’s To Have Done with the Judgment of God (1947), a radio play embodying the “theater of cruelty.”


Antonin Artaud is considered among the most influential figures in the evolution of modern drama theory. Affiliated with Surrealism in its heyday, he would break from this circle and found the Theatre Alfred Jarry with Roger Vitrac and Robert Aron. Author of The Theater and Its Double, Van Gogh: The Man Suicided by Society, The Nerve Meter and other texts straddling modernism and the historical avant garde, Artaud was also a magnificent actor (with a pivotal role in Carl Dryer’s classic Passion of Joan of Arc), a prolific visual artist, and he inspired the philosophical corpus of Gilles Deleuze, among other leading postmodernists. His radio play To Have Done with the Judgment of God was commissioned by French national radio but banned hours before it went to air. It has circulated and been studied in print and in its original recording for years and will be broadcast to cap off this year’s festival.

Steve Benson has lived in downeast Maine since 1996. He was an actor in productions of Poets’ Theater in San Francisco and directed Carla Harryman and Nick Robinson in Carla’s La Quotidienne at New Langton Arts in 1983. He directed a poets theater workshop at Intersection for the Arts in 1992. His poetry readings have often incorporated diverse media applications, oral improvisation, and collaboration with writers, musicians, and filmmakers. Benson continues to write and perform his works and shares links to on-line appearances through http://www.stevebensonasis.com/. A current project of daily poetry texts appears at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/stevebensonasis. He wrote or transcribed from orally improvised performances the material contained in Blindspots (1981), Blue Book (1988), Open Clothes (2005), and other books. He co-authored The Grand Piano series of autobiographical essays (2006-10) with nine friends.

Jeremy Biles teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the author of Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form.

Mark Booth is an interdisciplinary artist, sound artist, writer, and musician. Booth is on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited and performed his work in Chicago, nationally, and internationally in a variety of known and obscure venues.

Corina Copp is a New York–based writer of poems, performance, and criticism. She is the author of the poetry collection The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), several chapbooks, and the three-part play, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, fragments of which have been presented at Artists Space, Home Alone 2 Gallery, NYC Prelude Festival, and Dixon Place. Her talk, “Euphoria of Acting a Part,” was recently presented at the James Gallery (CUNY Graduate Center of Humanities); and another, “Goodnight, Chantal,” at After Chantal: An International Conference (U. of Westminster, London, 2016). Other work can be found soon or now in Pelt Vol. 4: Feminist Temporalities (Organism for Poetic Research), Los Angeles Review of Books, Imperial Matters, BOMB, Cabinet, The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet, and elsewhere. She is in the midst of translating Hall de nuit (Night Lobby, L’Arche, 1992), a play by Chantal Akerman (forthcoming, e-flux journal).

Joel Craig is the author of the poetry collection The White House (The Green Lantern Press, 2012). He co-directs MAKE Literary Productions, and serves as poetry editor for MAKE magazine. For many years he curated the Danny’s Reading Series in Chicago.

Annie Dorsen is a director and writer whose work explores the intersection of algorithms and live performance. Her most recent performances, The Great Outdoors, A Piece of Work, Spokaoke and Hello Hi There, continue to tour extensively in Europe and the US. She received the 2014 Alpert Award in the Arts, a 2017 Artist Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and currently teaches in the Theater and Performance Studies Department at University of Chicago.

Patrick Durgin is the author of PQRS (Kenning Editions, 2013) and The Route (with Jen Hofer, Atelos, 2008). His artist book Zenith was published by Green Lantern Press in the spring of 2016.The Volta published “Prelude to PQRS,” a reflection on his work in poets theater originally presented at the New [New] Corpse event series. His performance piece Interference was featured in the 2015 Festival of Poets Theater and published in Emergency Index 2015. “Recent Acquisitions” was featured in the 2014 issue of Text-Sound. An essay on New Materialism, Deleuze-Guattarian “schizoanalysis,” and disability poetics is forthcoming in The Matter of Disability (University of Michigan Press). In 2010, he commissioned The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater: 1945-1985, edited by Kevin Killian and David Brazil.

Max Guy is an artist based in Chicago. In his conceptually-driven work he gives form to existential crises, moral and ethical dilemma. He has performed and exhibited at DEMO Project, Springfield, IL; Prairie, Chicago; AZ-West, Joshua Tree National Park, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Signal Gallery, New York, NY; Ghost, Deep River, CT; What Pipeline, Detroit, MI; Federico Vavassori, Milan, and the Manila Institute, New York, NY. Max co-hosts Human Eye, an occasional podcast on art and life with Miranda Pfeiffer. He has collaborated on curatorial projects such as Szechuan Best, Spiral Cinema, and Rock512Devil in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his M.F.A. from the Department of in Art, Theory and Practice at Northwestern University in 2016, and is currently artist in residence at the Hyde Park Art Center.

jen hill make Things with sound, image, music, video, objects, jokes, the internet, ideas, etc. their recent works express an obsessive interest in pursuing of the imaginary, the impossible, and the useless. they have a bachelors of music in composition from the university of north texas (2015) and are pursuing a masters of fine arts in sound art from the school at the art institute of chicago (2018).

Josh Hoglund directs collaboratively devised performance works. His performance, writing and video have been shown in Chicago at Links Hall, Defibrillator, The Nightingale, Mana Contemporary, The Studebaker Theater, The Prop Theater and elsewhere. Recent projects include On Blue By You, presented through Links Hall’s LinkUp Residency and in Rhinofest 2017. This fall he will be performing Tino Seghal’s Kiss at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Upcoming projects include a concert reading of Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (Rhinofest, January 2018), for which he is directing and composing original music.

Alain Jugnon has written for the theatre and has published essays and articles on Nietzsche, Artaud, and Bataille. He is the editor of Cahiers Artaud and the political and poetic journal La contre-attaque.

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). BOMB says: “[Buck Studies] remaps the 20th century in a project that is both lyrical and epic, personal and historical.” M. NourbeSe Philip writes that Kearney’s collection of libretti, Someone Took They Tongues (Subito, 2016), “meets the anguish that is english in a seismic, polyphonic mash-up that disturbs the tongue.” Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in the Santa Clarita Valley and teaches at CalArts. Douglaskearney.com

Devin King is the co-director of Sector 2337 and the poetry editor for the Green Lantern Press. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Caroline McCraw is a writer and artist based in Chicago.

Nathanaël is the author of more than a score of books written in English or in French. Her translations include works by Danielle Collobert, Édouard Glissant, Hervé Guibert, and Catherine Mavrikakis.

Dao Nguyen is an interdisciplinary artist who choreographs thought experiments, play apparatuses, obstacle courses, and transformation rituals. A score becomes a map is a situation where objects, actions, and bodies encounter philosophical questions concerning representation, systems, and relations. She has exhibited and performed in backyards, bathrooms, stairwells, highways, and gallery spaces, including Defibrillator, the MCA, Sector 2337, Hyde Park Art Center, Sullivan Galleries, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Brea Art Gallery, The Foundry Arts Centre, and Irvine Fine Arts Center. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was Artist-in-Residence at ACRE, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale, In>Time Performance Festival 17, and Elsewhere: A Living Museum.

Sherae Rimpsey is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has exhibited her work in the U.S and internationally, most notably at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland; the Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland and National Library of Buenos Aires, Argentina as a contributing artist in Luis Camnitzer’s El Ultimo Libro – The Last Book project; and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany where she was awarded the prestigious Solitude Fellowship. She is the recipient of a Philadelphia Foundation Grant, as a Flaherty Fellow and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and Residency. She has a BFA in Technology & Integrated Media with an emphasis in Visual Culture from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she currently teaches.

Matthew Sage is an aspiring non-specialist from the Mountain West living, teaching, and working in Chicago. He operates Patient Sounds, a private press record label and book publisher. He is fond of compost, bread rising, and reading landscapes. He has exhibited, performed and improvised works at MOMA PS1 in New York, Sullivan Galleries, The Block Museum, and The Comfort Station in Chicago, and at numerous DIY spaces, public parks, and rock venues across America.

Suzanne Stein’s publications and performance documents include The Kim Game, TOUT VA BIEN, and Passenger Ship. Recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Elderly and Best American Experimental Writing 2018; performance recordings are archived at PennSound. Other texts in the live, performative, and conceptual vein include Three-Way, HOLE IN SPACE, and Orphée. She is the founding editor, and for eight years was editor in chief, of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s online art and language magazine, Open Space. Together, Steve and Suzanne are the authors of DO YOUR OWN DAMN LAUNDRY, a manuscript documenting the 36 improvisational dialogues they performed together between 2011 and 2012.