Oct 29th 2021

IZAH + JUNEER, in-corporated: A* Hiccup In Time

@ Roman Susan

1224 W Loyola Ave. Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Friday, October 29th, at 7PM

On view through Saturday, November 20th

First Hiccup
Friday, October 29 // 7

A* Hiccup In Time is a collaborative installation and performance between Izah Ransohoff and Juneer Kibria (IZAH + JUNEER, in-corporated) focusing on a site- and time-specific pivotal installation at Roman Susan.

This project is a collection of gestural and temporal responses by artists – friends, who are brought together to respond to each other and the space of Roman Susan. The project is not a traditional curation but instead an invitation to participate / experience the vulnerability we often feel during these times.

Given the current crisis of the coronavirus pandemic – time is like molasses flowing both fast and slow. For many of us we can not partake in certain rituals that helped us navigate situations and instances of time. Given the upheaval and the global tragedy that is on-going – time is moving fast.

When do we hear about the news of the tragedy – social media, at what instance?
How do we say farewell to the departed?
How do we comfort those who are far away?

Relevance of the past, in what we ground our present and uncertainty of the future – real and relevant time has become molasses.

Interrupt it, regurgitate it, and come up with something new, a hiccup.

Inspired by the location of Roman Susan (the neighboring area, the architectural elements, et cetera) A* Hiccup In Time will include three rotating discs in the window and durational performances (Hiccups) within the surrounding areas.

This work is being shared at Roman Susan in alignment with The Available City as a partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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