"Abandoned Practices" Summer Course Public Performance
On Wednesday, July 23 from 1-3:30pm, the twenty-four students of the summer course, Abandoned Practices, will perform their research, installations, and writing projects.
The three-week course was taught by Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson, and Mark Jeffery, with teaching assistant Amelia Charter and administrator Rana Siegel. According to the performances’ Facebook event:
[The presentations have been] devised in response to the form of the Chautauqua Assembly, a traveling rural adult education institution, the popularity of which peaked in the late 1800s. Sharing the theme of useful knowledge, the four presentations of 18 minutes in length each weave a series of strictly timed original responses to subjects such as “Whore Dialogue” and “Link Boy,” in alternating presentational modes of expert lecture, traveling exhibition, entertainment performance, surrealist lecture, and non-human performance.
The performances will take place at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago at 280 S. Columbus Drive, room 012 ( the performance space in the basement) with an informal reception to follow.
For more information about the course, visit the Abandoned Practices website.