Nov 3rd 2019

Artist Talk: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The McCormick Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum is located at 99 Chicago Riverwalk, on the northwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive. The main entrance is on the Riverwalk level. The bridgehouse is the southwest bridgetower.

For the month of October, ATOM-r and Abraham Avnisan have been Artists in Residence at The Bridgehouse Museum. They have been gathering, collecting, researching and responding to the site and its rich history in and on and by the river. They have been looking at the site in a series of poetic questions:

– How do you make an augmented reality poem that is cut up and fragmented from the didactics in the museum?

– What is the dance to come that takes the duration of between 8 – 10 minutes – the duration of a bridge lift?

– What is the flight of a tender last dance as it hovers under and over the Chicago river as a collected point cloud ghosted google map?

– What is a dance score that is notated of the 32 moveable bridges that are in the downtown area, main, north and south?

– Who is the figure that lives in the vertical bridge that ghosts itself over the Chicago river?

Blending live performance and their unique work with augmented and virtual reality, The Tenders uncovers multiple histories encapsulated within the site of the DuSable bridge in order to trace the relationships between land, power, capital, and colonialism from the 18th century to today.

As a culmination of their residency, ATOM-r and Abraham Avnisan will give an artist talk at the bridgehouse on November 3rd at 3:30.

This artist talk is part of the Togetherism program season organized by Co-Prosperity Sphere.

The event is the last in a series of programs organized by Tender House Project and Co-Prosperity Sphere at the Bridgehouse Museum in fall 2019. This is also the last day that the Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum is open to the public for the season.

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