Monday, December 29, 2008

When Does It or You Begin?


WHEN DOES IT OR YOU BEGIN? (MEMORY AS INNOVATION)
Festival of Writing, Performance, & Video

JANUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 1, 2009

Curated by Amina Cain &
Jennifer Karmin
at Links Hall

3435 N. Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL


NEW LINEUP OF ARTISTS EACH NIGHT

8pm Friday
& Saturday
7pm Sunday

tickets $12

$10 students, seniors, & working artists/writers

full schedule online http://www.linkshall.org/09-pp-jan.shtml

When Does It or You Begin? (Memory as Innovation) explores the ways new forms of expression are created from the recollections of individuals, groups, positions, and places. Moving from subject to action, in between imagination and lived experience, the festival draws together writers and artists who take memory as a site of curiosity and absorption. Who are we when we remember?


**WEEK ONE**
January 9-11
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Individual Memory: A Celebration for
Hannah Weiner - Lee Ann Brown, Judith Goldman with John Beer, Roberto Harrison, Nicole LeGette, Jenny Roberts, Timothy Yu, video by Abigail Child

January 9
opening reception & talkback with Laura Goldstein

January 10
butoh workshop with Nicole LeGette


**WEEK TWO**
January 16-18
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Collective Memory
: Collaboration is Group Work - Jen Hofer with Dolores Dorantes and Patrick Durgin, Jennifer Karmin with 14 Chicago writers (Mars Caulton, Joel Craig, Kathleen Duffy, Lisa Fishman, Krista Franklin, Chris Glomski, Daniel Godston, Brandi Homan, A D Jameson, Lisa Janssen, Erika Mikkalo, Ira S. Murfin, Timothy Rey, Lily Robert-Foley), John Keene with Christopher Stackhouse, Laurie Jo Reynolds with Amy Partridge and Stephen F. Eisenman, Tradeshow, video by Temporary Services

January 16
talkback with Terri Kapsalis

January 17
performance workshop with Karen Christopher & Bryan Saner

January 20
inauguration party with AACM, Anti Gravity Surprise, Chicago Women's Health Center, the Dill Pickle Food Co-op & Mess Hall

January 22
open house event with Judith Goldman


**WEEK THREE**
January 23-25
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Memory’s Encounter: The Language of Position - Teresa Carmody, Karen Christopher, Quraysh Ali Lansana with Preston Poe, Vanessa Place, Nathalie Stephens (Nathanaël),
Christine Stewart, videos by Gaelen Hanson and Cecilia Vicuña

January 23
talkback with Ed Roberson

January 29
open house event with Laurie Jo Reynolds


**WEEK FOUR**
January 30-February 1
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Memory’s Place: Alternative Sites and Histories - Tisa Bryant, Amina Cain with Rachel Tredon,
Duriel Harris, Miranda Mellis, ThickRoutes Performance Collage, videos by Bryan & Jake Saner and Chi Jang Yin

January 30 talkback with Tony Trigilio


February 1
closing event with AREA Chicago writers