Installation View of Edra Soto's "GRAFT"

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Edra Soto, GRAFT, 2017. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.

Download a part of Edra Soto's exhibition

Part II of GRAFT
Available Here

Edra Soto’s installation on view at Sector 2337 includes two newspaper bins with two different tabloid-style publications. These  bilingual, newsprint editions include essays, poems, and visual contributions from a variety of participants that use their various backgrounds to reflect upon Soto’s work. Designed by Sonnenzimmer, participants include Dorothy Bell Ferrer, Cristina Correa, Christopher Cozier, Rafael Franco, Alison Fraunhar, Jefferson Godard, Daniel Hojnacki, J. Anna Looney, Anansi kNOwBody, Jesus Mejia, Daniel R. Quiles, Xuxa Rodriguez, Teresa Silva, Albert Stabler, Andy Sullivan, and Carolyn Supinka. While Part I is currently only available at Sector 2337,  Part II is available here.
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Thoughts on the Second Annual Festival of Poets Theater

Cosmological Plants / Corvus corax / To Speak of Future Delights
Second Annual Festival of Poets Theater: Night 1

Amelia Ishmael

Cacophony Magazine published Amelia Ishmael’s review of the first night from last winter’s Second Annual Festival of Poets Theater. In it, she writes:
“…Now in their second year, the 4-day festival took place at Sector 2337 and Links Hall, December 7-10, 2016, highlighting cross-disciplinary work that expands approaches for performing poetry. Co-programed by Devin King and Patrick Durgin, the festival included traditional poetry readings and new-media performances that incorporated interactive software, digital video, and sound.
Sector 2237 regularly showcases performance art, literature, translation, visual art, and music with both experimentation and sophistication. They tap into a highly specific, thriving community in Chicago—particularly those engaged in multiple disciplines—that previously lacked a platform. Sector 2337 encourages audience members to apply their artistic tools in the real world; they combine community building and auxiliary programming in a politically active way.
Opening night featured California-based composer, Michael Pisaro. Commissioned by the festival, Pisaro’s “Cosmological Plants” included a series of theatrical events performed by Toby Altman and Dao Nguyen. The performance was composed of two 10-minute acts, both of which included one male and one female performer in roles named after three figures in Greek mythology and their corresponding constellations—Triangulum, Cassiopeia, and Andromeda. The plotting of the constellations served as markers for stage blocking used throughout the composition. As the actors moved through space and time along their predestined paths, there were sonic elements featured at each point—either texts to be read or objects to be interacted with—yet these components seemed to offer themselves as stage props or triggers used to prompt scripted actions rather than as musical instruments to be performed in a more traditional sense.”
Read the entire review here.

Installation View of Remembrancer by Danny Giles

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“Remembrancer,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

“Remembrancer,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

“Remembrancer,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

“Remembrancer,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

“Remembrancer,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

“Remembrancer,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Danny Giles, “An Extravagance of Laughter” 2017. Wood barrels, pexiglass variable size.

Danny Giles, “An Extravagance of Laughter” 2017. Wood barrels, pexiglass variable size.

 

Danny Giles, “An Extravagance of Laughter” 2017. Wood barrels, pexiglass variable size.

Danny Giles, “An Extravagance of Laughter” 2017. Wood barrels, pexiglass variable size.

 

Danny Giles, “An Extravagance of Laughter” 2017. Wood barrels, 6 min video and single track audio, variable size.

Danny Giles, “An Extravagance of Laughter” 2017. Wood barrels, 6 min video and single track audio, variable size.

 

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.3” 2017. Plaster, charcoal, 9”x 5” x 3.35”.

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.3” 2017. Plaster, charcoal, 9”x 5” x 3.35”.

 

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.4” 2017. Plaster, grout, 8”x 4” x 3.5”.

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.4” 2017. Plaster, grout, 8”x 4” x 3.5”.

 

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.1” 2017. Plaster, grout, charcoal, vaseline, wood, 10”x 17” x 7.5”.

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.1” 2017. Plaster, grout, charcoal, vaseline, wood, 10”x 17” x 7.5”.

 

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.2” 2017. Plaster, grout, charcoal, 10”x 17” x 7.5”.

Danny Giles, “Untitled No.2” 2017. Plaster, grout, charcoal, 10”x 17” x 7.5”.

 

Festival of Poets Theater Reading Room: Installation View

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.

Curated by Patrick Durgin, Poets Theater Reading Room,2016. Installation view, Sector 2337.Photo by Clare Britt.