Out of Site Chicago is excited to present a dynamic program of public performance this weekend as part of Wicker Park Fest. We curate cutting-edge contemporary performance in public space that facilitates cultural discourse. The work is relevant and at times provocative. This year promises to offer the public a thought-provoking experience with performances by Wannapa P-Eubanks, Ji Yang, Duff Norris, Sojourner Zenobia and Joshua Kent. You can find us in the Art Area at the intersection of Wood/Wolcott/Milwaukee Ave outside Walgreens.
This year’s performances were curated by Carron Little, the Founder & Artistic Director of Out of Site Chicago. In preparation for this year’s performances we’ve been talking about female archetypes, poetics of public space in relation to American labor history and what does nationalism mean for you? And I was reminded yesterday of how Plato went into the street to discuss and formulate his philosophical ideas and this year’s performances will seek to engage the public with work that is poignant and relevant for our times.
Friday July 27, 5pm to 8pm: Duff Norris, Wannapa P-Eubanks, Ji Yang
Saturday July 28, 1pm to 7pm: Full Program
Sunday July 29, 1pm to 8pm: Full Program
OoS 2018 is funded by Wicker Park/Bucktown SSA #33 since 2011 and The Gertrude Wachtler Foundation since 2015, and is organized by Carron Little, the founder of the series. This public performance series is an opportunity for residents and visitors in Wicker Park and Bucktown to experience something unexpected that might delight, divert, or call into question the world around them. We support performance artists to create unexpected encounters in public space.
WPB SSA #33: The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce administers the WPB Special Service Area (SSA #33). SSAs, often known as Business Improvement Districts in other cities, provide a fair and transparent way to finance and manage programs to create, maintain and manage clean, attractive and competitive commercial districts. The SSA is overseen by a Commission of 12 stakeholders in the SSA. We are guided by a Master Plan adopted in 2009 after extensive public input, and we accomplish our work through active committees.
For more information and to view the archive please visit: outofsitechicago.org