8 People Are Invited to Give Talks about Geography
March 24, 2009, 4:59 PM
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The first round of talks kicks off tonight!

8 People Are Invited To Give Talks About Geography
Organized by Sarah Elliot and Zayne Armstrong
Hosted by InCUBATE
24 and 31 March 2009
7:00 PM

at the Orientation Center
2129 N. Rockwell
Chicago, IL 60647

24 March 7pm
with talks by:
Lin Hixson & Matthew Goulish, Laurie Palmer, Samuel A. Love

Abandoned Cartographies
Lin Hixson & Matthew Goulish
Lin Hixson and Matthew Goulish teach at the School of the Art Institute and have a new company called Every house has a door. Matthew is the author of 39 Microlectures in proximity of performance and co-editor of Small of Acts of Repair – performance, ecology, and Goat Island. Lin’s writing on directing and performance has been published widely in journals and anthologies.

Mounds and Holes
Laurie Palmer
Laurie Palmer is an artist and writer whose current book project titled “Raw Materials” includes 18 chapters named after chemical elements: helium, carbon, sodium, aluminum, silicon, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, potassium, calcium, iron, copper, silver, iodine, gold, mercury, lead and uranium.

Chicago April 1968: A West-Side centric series of panels about the April 1968 Riot
Samuel A. Love
Samuel A Love is from the Calumet Region and currently resides in Rogers Park, having never lived more than 5 miles from Lake Michigan. He teaches courses on Research Methods at Westwood College, in the Loop, and also works as a photographer, writer, and interviewer. He is good-bad but definitely not evil, and is a rocker until the day he dies.

Stay tuned for PART II:
31st March 7pm
with talks by:
Devin King, Nance Klehm, Megan Ransmeier and Andy Yang

But Only Soap, and Tobacco, but chiefly Soap
Devin King
Ambling in the style of Leopold Bloom, Guy Debord, and W.G. Sebald, Devin King passively investigates the geographic ghost notes bred between soap, movie theatres, musicals, professional wrestling, the poet Louis Zukofsky, that sound on that one Pink Floyd record, and maybe, just maybe, dungeons and dragons.

Devin King was recently awarded an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A philologist with a heart of gold, he writes about pop music for The Boston Phoenix, teaches poetry to young adults, and probably listens to too many showtunes and too much bubblegum pop. His serial-opera Dancing Young Men From High Windows can be seen bouncing monthly from gallery to gallery in Chicago and his long poem, CLOPS, will be out from the Green Lantern Press in fall 2009.

Geoherbology of the Congress Theatre Footprint
Nance Klehm
Peripatetic naturalist whose karmic debt as an urban dweller is nearly complete, Nance connects to the nearly invisible realm of wild plants and animals to remind herself and others of other ways of moving, being and living in cities.

At the Scale of the Sun: a Spoon
Megan Ransmeier
Megan Ransmeier, among other activities, sings, dances, teaches, and converses in Chicago IL. She lives in a building which, among other things, once served as sink factory and as a storage place for used bank safes, with – among others – two black cats and eleven chickens.

Geography, Genealogy, Making Places (Venus, Slovakia, Brazil, Chicago)
Andy Yang
“I study biology and the visual culture of science and teach at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Having moved to the Midwest just over 3 years ago I have been thinking a lot about geography, but this is the first time I get to talk about it.”


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