COLLABO’s fourth and final exhibition in Chicago culminates a season of considering the idea of home and how the apartment may function as more than just a living space, but also one of community, connection, sensuality, transition, creativity, intimacy, new friendships, inclusion and exclusion, discomfort, parties, and more. In anticipation of parting ways with Chicago and each other as we move to opposite coasts, we consider what it means for us to say goodbye to this foundational space and how this relationship, collaboration, and its production might travel with us. Thus, we have spent these first weeks of summer considering communication in long distance relationships, systems of dissemination and networks, and the emotional and logistical requirements of relocation. Works by Jennifer Huang, Caroline McCraw, and Anna Wolfe-Pauly and James Hapke reveal shifts that intimately shape one’s relationships to sites, bodies, and experiences.
Image by Caroline McCraw.