Events

26

Oct

 Oct 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

929 E 60th St

Join us for a performance and discussion with poet Bhanu Kapil, part of the Outsider Writing Project at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. 

8

Nov

 Nov 08, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 Harper Theater

5238 S Harper Ave.
Chicago IL

On the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, Cinema 53 presents revolutionary films and films about revolution, co-curated by artist Cauleen Smith and UChicago film scholar Robert Bird. This evening’s screening features Putney Swope (Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85m), a scathing, hugely energetic and scattershot satire, and will be followed by a conversation with Bird, Smith and Northwestern University film scholar Aymar Jean Christian.

29

Nov

 Nov 29, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 Harper Theater

5238 S Harper Ave

On the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, Cinema 53 presents revolutionary films and films about revolution, co-curated by artist Cauleen Smith and UChicago film scholar Robert Bird. This evening’s screening features Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983, 90m), and will be followed by a conversation with Bird, Smith and UChicago film scholar Kara Keeling.

Past events

19

Oct

 Oct 19, 2018, 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

929 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

This two-day symposium continues with a full day of panel discussions and experiments featuring  poets, writers, artists, game designers, performers, musicians, and scientists as they explore the concept of “experiment” as a framework, objective, method, and provocation.

18

Oct

On the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, Cinema 53 presents revolutionary films and films about revolution, co-curated by artist Cauleen Smith and UChicago film scholar Robert Bird. This evening’s screenings feature Finally Got the News (Stewart Bird, Rene Lichtman & Peter Gessner with League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1970, 55m), Congo Oye: We have come back (Bill Stephens, Paul and Carole Roussopoulas with Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, 1971, 45m) and will be followed by conversation with Bird, Smith, Jonathan Flatley and Matt Peterson.

18

Oct

 Oct 18, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

This two-day symposium begins with an evening of artist performances and presentations centered on the role of the experiment in various fields featuring the University of Chicago’s Heidi Coleman (Theatre and Performance Studies), Sam Pluta (Music) and Ashlyn Sparrow (Game Changer Design Lab).