Colleen Plumb: GOING ROGUE
@ Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 W Superior St, Chicago IL, 60654
Opening Friday, August 25th, from 7 PM - 11 PM
In the spirit of Colleen Plumb’s guerilla-style projections, CEG presents GOING ROGUE, a gathering to view the artist’s video Path Infinitum on the gallery’s Superior St windows. This projection is a part of our current exhibition, Targeted, which addresses the effects of violence and captivity on individuals and communities. The show runs through September 1, 2017.
Join us at sunset on Friday, August 25 for video art, music, spoken word, and refreshments. Check back throughout this week for more details!
Path Infinitum explores the complexities and contradictions of keeping wild animals in captivity and raises questions about what it means to participate as a spectator. Kept on display in the center of cities, outside of their natural habitats, animals can be seen pacing, circling, and rocking to cope with the stress of living in an unnatural environment. Signaling power imbalance and consumption disguised as curiosity, Path Infinitum displays a range of captive animals exhibiting abnormal behaviors, along with moments of awareness of spectators reflected in the glass that divides the species. The impulse to connect with or observe wild animals is surely rooted in admiration and fascination, but yields a feast of contradiction.
Scheduled performers and speakers:
Gavin Van Horn
This event is in partnership with The Overlook Place.
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