Nov 18th 2017

Social distortion: Reading/Performance

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

217 N Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Saturday, November 18th, from 3PM - 5PM

On view through Wednesday, November 22nd

Join artists Rebecca Himelstein and Joseph Wilcox for a performance or reading of select texts that stem from their projects on view in “Social distortion.”

Joseph Wilcox will read selections from his English bootleg edition of the novel Close to Zero by Natan Dubovitsky, a pseudonym for Vladislav Surkov, who is a personal advisor to Vladimir Putin.

Rebecca Himelstein will present a reading/performance, part of her new series of works that explore personal metaphors for affective space. At the event, Rebecca intends to distribute the 4 untitled handbound books from “social distortion” for free.

*Light refreshments will be provided!



Rebecca Himelstein is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, researcher, and writer. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a curator of Gather, an experimental music series at the Comfort Station, and a member of Chicago Balinese Gamelan. She has performed in the [Tiny Garage] Series at Defibrillator Gallery, Andy Slater presents at Café Mustache, as well as the Comfort Station, Archer Beach Haus, and Ballroom Projects.

Joseph Wilcox is an artist and educator living in Chicago. Adopting the roles of image gatherer, object maker, documentarian, curator, and organizer, his practice explores how institutional control and social power structures undermine the autonomy of the individual. He was most recently the co-founder of LDOC, a free yearlong arts publication distributed on the Red Line train in Chicago, and an artist-in-residence at LATITUDE. Wilcox is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design (BFA) and Lesley University (MFA). He is a current HATCH Projects resident and teaches high school students in Chicago.

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