In conjunction with the exhibition of the same name in its final days at our Milwaukee Avenue (but Chicago City) sibling Heaven Gallery, this screening brings together a buoyant and brilliant batch of films for and from other contexts.
Substituting the small, large and medium specificity, the second half of the statement for the former becomes the latter:
Heaven Is a Place brings together a barker’s dozen of artists each making work for a specific screening, just not the same one. Each work constitutes a(n art) historical insertion and a speculative citation and a wormhole to another screening. Featuring some of our continent’s sharpest, this screening offers the opportunity for a bit of historical re-vision-ing, in which the august museum group screening from our birth year—first discovered through a tattered library copy of the program notes—finally includes our work; where the hot new screening at the cool new screening space in the temperate old town that included every idea you have but not the name you use gets rectified; where the doodle in the margin becomes canon with the blithe affect of a butterfly.
Artists (announced one at a time) include: Selina Trepp, Anthony Buchanan, Nazlı Dinçel, Deborah Stratman, Jen Proctor, Ian Bryce Jones, Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa
$0 – $7 – $10
(cover image by Selina Trepp)
(organized by Jesse Malmed)