Please join us for the opening of Violet Eckles-Jordan’s “Dysphoric Objects”
From the artist: “Objects can be made to be dysphoric. The same type of dysphoric as me. The same way I look at myself and the same way I look back. Objects can be made to be pained. Objects can be made to contain pain and be made of pain. I’ve been fashioning objects of this nature since before I’ve even knew what dysphoria was, before I could articulate this type of pain.
I feel sometimes I am existing in some sort of imagined body. One that does not quite exist. One that may have existed, one that may exist someday but not one that exists at this very moment. Most days I’d like to feel my body less. The others I’m still looking for it.
Dysphoric Objects is a collection of relics, long stares, and heavy things made the past two years. It is an ongoing project consisting of object making using common materials and my dysphoria.”
Violet Eckles-Jordan is an artist and writer working in Chicago. She is writes poetry, short fiction, and essays as well as making objects, performing, lecturing, organizing, and fermenting things. She’s interested in her body, fantasizing, love, how people look at things, and technology. Her work as been seen in places like tritriangle, HER Environment, 2nd Floor Rear, Link’s Hall, The Archer Beach House, and No Nation.
About the space:
Hume Chicago is an artist-led, volunteer-run project space focused on creating space for, providing resources to, and elevating other emerging & traditionally underrepresented artists. Hume aims to serve the Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities through dynamic, accessible arts programming. We strive to foster an inclusive, creative environment in which emerging Chicago artists and their neighbors can commune and engage.
Hume maintains an open call for month-long exhibitions, workshops, and other creative projects proposed by emerging artists traditionally underrepresented in commercial galleries.