Stay out come in stay in come out: sound performance with Ryan Packard, Ben Lamar Gay, Katherine Young
Opening Sunday, August 6th, from 6:30 - 7:30
On view through Sunday, August 6th
In conjunction with Jordan Martins’ site specific installation “Stay out come in stay in come out” on the lawn of Comfort Station, Chicago improvisers Ryan Packard, Katherine Young and Ben Lamar Gay will perform a sonic response to the installation. Based on loose cues and guides provided by the artist, Young, Packard and Lamar Gay will improvise sounds reacting both to one another and surrounding ambient noise.
About “Stay out come in stay in come out”…
“stay out come in stay in come out”(cloaking device #2) is a site specific, participatory installation. Installed on the lawn of Comfort Station in Logan Square for two months, the project consists of 6 barricade structures with a striped “dazzle” camouflage pattern based on the colors of the immediate surroundings of the Logan Square traffic circle. The patterns are designed to both attract attention and at the same time visually obfuscate the form of whatever or whomever is behind them. The barricades are constructed in a modular fashion to allow different configurations–a wall, a shelter, a fortress, a scattered cluster–with a bench built into the anterior side of each.
The barricade structure was chosen for its function as a barrier that is both firm but permeable: it marks a line between inside/outside, allowed/not-allowed, and public/private, but it functions differently according to who is implicitly or explicitly granted access to one side or the other. By making this installation re-configurable, various publics are encouraged to create their own spaces with it, or imagine how a structure that limits movement could be a space that is protective, inviting, or empowering.”