Aug 26th 2018

We’re throwing a community celebration to highlight the work of Inferno’s 2018 summer artists in residence! It will feature the sound, music, art and documentary work of: Johanna Brock, Tkumah Sadeek, Nicholas Cline, Selah Say, Ben Lamar Gay & Rob Frye, and the Inferno Doc:Team (Hameed Weaver, CB, and Tayvia Ridgeway). The event will be Sunday August 26th, 12pm-3pm at the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N Central Park Ave). It’s FREE and all are invited — food and refreshments provided by Inspiration Kitchens.

12:00pm – Nicholas Cline (Horticulture Hall entrance)
12:30pm – Rob Frye & Ben Lamar Gay with special guest (Butterfly Garden)
1:00pm – food served (Jensen Room) with sounds from Selah Say
1:20pm – performances from Johanna Brock, Tkumah Sadeek, and Selah Say (Horticulture Hall)
2:40pm – Doc:Team presents Inferno documentary (Jensen Room)

What is Inferno? We are the Chicago Park District’s mobile art program, dedicated to sonic art and music, collaborative media experimentation and civic dialogue. Every summer, we send local artists out into the parks to collaborate on music, media and art with youth and other park users. Tkumah Sadeek, Johanna Brock, and Nick Cline led sessions with Chicago Park District day campers, Selah Say worked with the TRACE program (web & Instagram), and Ben Lamar Gay and Rob Frye collaborated with the Chicago Park District’s Therapeutic/Special Recreation participants. Each artist or team then uses recordings from those sessions as material to build new creative work, which we present at our end-of-summer celebration. Finally, we’ll be presenting work from our Doc:Team, who traveled with, assisted and documented all of the resident artists throughout the summer.

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