Spring Break Papers
October 19, 2008, 9:01 PM
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Robert Snowden - Getting Things Done

Robert Snowden is InCUBATE’s October-December 2008 person-in-residence.  Robert will be working on multiple projects during his residency.  One project of his that InCUBATE is collaborating on is Spring Break Papers, a free publication that Spring Break’s curatorial team assembles with a guest artist that is distributed in a city of the artist’s choosing.  After the issue, the artist then joins Spring Break’s curatorial board.

InCUBATE’s role in the collaboration revolves around developing a model for the funding and distribution of the publication in Chicago.  Instead of asking for non-reciprocal donations to keep the paper free, we are creating an experimental advertising format in which artists, art spaces, businesses and institutions are invited to promote their own projects and take part in the distribution process.  Participants will receive a space in the paper to publicize their own projects and will be plotted on a map of other advertisers, creating an informal network of collaborative dissemination. Print advertisements usually don’t come cheap, and we would like to provide the opportunity to reach beyond pre-established audiences in a targeted and cost-effective way. By joining forces, these investors bring their projects to the attention of a greater, interested audience. Space will be allocated equally and price will be determined on a sliding scale, based on individual capacity.

We’ll be posting progress of the project to serve as a record of our process and to keep those interested up to date.


Silver Galleon Salon
October 10, 2008, 6:14 PM
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InCUBATE City Resident Brandon Alvendia will be holding an event next Thursday at InCUBATE.  The invitation is below.
I would like to extend an invitation to the second event in conjunction with my residency “Silver Galleon Press” hosted by InCUBATE, Chicago.  The event ‘The Silver Galleon Salon’ is an informal social gathering intended to engage textual material and the communities they inspire through lively conversations and readings.  The event is Inspired by the French literary and philosophical salons of the 17th century and 18th century and the 21st century custom of music listening parties.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own texts to share in physical or electronic forms and will have the opportunity to construct their own custom text compilation to take home. A scanning and printing station will be provided for visitors to share excerpts of their texts with others, as well as a finishing station complete with binding and cover making supplies.
Refreshments will be available to those with donations of 8.5×11 paper or unwanted books.
The Silver Galleon Salon will be held on
Thursday, October 16 from 7-10pm
2129 N Rockwell St.