Lauren Sudbrink: Full of Subtlety, if You Believe Me
3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Saturday, August 7th, at 4PM
On view through Saturday, September 11th
Full of Subtlety, if You Believe Me by Lauren Sudbrink
August 7th at 4pm PM to September 11th
In the windows of Co-Prosperity – 3219 S Morgan, Chicago
Full of Subtlety, if You Believe Me is a series of fifteen performative events stemming from Sudbrink’s larger work “840 Variations on Vexations,” a project which presents conceptual, poetic responses to duration, endurance, labor, and artistic interpretation, providing possibilities and inspirations for artists and musicians considering their own roles in labor and the re-inscription of the creative process.
Throughout the recent year we found ourselves going through cycles of restriction, repetition and boredom – noticing more astutely the simple gestures and routines of our daily lives, dictated by the pandemic. Through a selection of works done by single performers – gesture, repetition and labor will be interpreted and perceived through Co-Pro’s glass window displays. Like listening to or playing Vexations 840 times, these works approach the evolution of boredom: from an offensive characteristic we are encouraged to avoid, to familiarity, acceptance and investment and finally, to a heightened intensity of experience. As silence offsets, complements and drives sound, so boredom offsets, complements and drives excitement.
There will be weekly performances in each of the three windows of Sudbrink’s 840 Variations on Vexations. Participatory sidewalk events will accompany each opening. Copies of Chris Reeves’ new publication “A Little, Very Abridged, History of Storefront Window Events” will be available as well.
Full of Subtlety, if You Believe Me opens on Saturday August 7th and will be on view until September 11th. The performances will commence at 4pm each Saturday, skipping only September 4th.
More info at CoProsperity.org
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