Jun 19th 2021
Allen Moore with the Auburn Gresham 21st Ward, Block Club 21 Community Garden
DIY Sound Workshop, 2:30 pm, Block Club 21 Community Garden, 90th and Loomis
Live Stream at tinyurl.com/ViralSilence
What does Creativity look like during a Pandemic?
Allen Moore’s Ground/Work commission has roots in the summer of 2020 with the creation of a weekly community-member centered artist/volunteer-based initiative to create and cultivate the community garden located at 86th and Loomis. In response to the pandemic, Allen has been collaborating with a rotating group of artists to organize socially distanced creative workshops at Block Club 21 Community Garden (90th and Loomis) in Auburn Gresham. He is working with Auburn Gresham Community Leaders and a host of volunteer artists to create and stream a live performance that incorporates artifacts and materials generated during these DIY art and music workshops and weekly gardening sessions.
Viral Silence is a statewide collaborative community commissioning and virtual touring program that captures local experiences and responses to Covid-19. Three Illinois artists/teams were commissioned in the fall of 2020 to create and present sound portraits of their communities. Since then they have been working and collaborating with their communities—collecting recorded and live sound, poetry, and interviews—and holding workshops within their communities. This month their original audio/performance works are presented in a virtual tour within the community and live-streamed across the state.