Artist Judith Brotman has invited twelve participants to read aloud to her. The sole stipulation is they choose a text that is personally meaningful. The selected texts are revealed as read by each guest, creating impromptu juxtapositions and textual interconnections. Each participant will read for 5-6 minutes. Conversation and cake will follow. All are welcome to listen.
Judith Brotman is an artist and educator from Chicago. Her work has included mixed media installations and theatrical immersive environments which occupy a space between sculpture and drawing. Recent work also includes language/text based conceptual projects which are meditations on the possibility of transformation. The Reading Project stems from her interests in the impact of the written and spoken word and the complex nature of human motivations.
This event is part of the programing for The Tip of My Tongue, an exhibition organized by Weinberg/Newton Gallery in partnership with the Chicago Literacy Alliance which aims to draw out the complexities of language as a tool not only for communication but also for connection, discovery, and growth. This group exhibition takes an expansive approach to the theme of literacy as it explores the many issues caught up in the web of words we each navigate, from notions of identity and belonging, to autonomy and self-expression. Through sound, color, book arts, and text, this group of works by six Chicago-based artists provides access points to a multiplicity of voices, ideas, viewpoints, and conversations.