Out of Site continues its series of unexpected encounters in public space throughout Wicker Park-Bucktown.
Out of Site Chicago supports contemporary performance artists to create new work that engages directly with the public. Artists are invited to select public sites that resonate with their practice. Our mission is to bring cultural experiences to everyone facilitating unique surprises for people as they come home from work. We curate work that brings joy, is provocative, and transports people out of their daily routines to create a moment of reflection and wonder in their lives.
Saturday, August 8 12pm-6pm
Vanessa Dion Fletcher presents “Mnemonic Memory,” a durational performance that recreates images of wampum belts using chalk paint on the city’s concrete surfaces. The recreation begins by marking the rows of the belt with a chalk line. The slow emergence of the belt in public spaces allows for conversation between viewers and artist in order to engage the public in a conversation about indigenous and colonial history in Chicago and North America.
Fletcher is a multidisciplinary artist who focuses on performance. In addition to her own art practice, Dion Fletcher works with the Aboriginal Education Center at the Toronto District School Board facilitating workshops for teachers and students. Her work is held in the Aboriginal Art Center Collection. She received a B.F.A (hons) from York University in 2005 and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Performance at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. (www.dionfletcher.com)