Feb 16th 2023

Join us for the Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party for “Norman W. Long: Calumet in Dub”

Featuring experimental performances with Allen Moore (electronics), and Aquarius Aquarius (voice and movement) and pic up a catalog from the show  that includes an essay by Guest Essayist, Erin Margaret Day. This exhibition runs from November 10, 2022, through February 17, 2023 with a closing reception, public performance, and catalog release party on February 16, 2023 from 5–7 p.m.

“Calumet in Dub” consists of an 8-channel speaker installation resulting from Norman W. Long’s research-based work delving into the ecology and soundscapes of the Southeast Side of Chicago along the Calumet and Little Calumet River area. Long has investigated how housing, labor, and environmental activism has coalesced in this location. The population demographics, ecological information, pollution statistics as well as direct field recordings from the Calumet region provide the raw data that Long utilizes to create sonic experiences.

Image Credit: Norman W. Long, performing in “Freedom From Freedom To” at Elastic Arts

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Please note: For entry into DEPS spaces, masks required.

Thursday, February 16, 5–7 p.m.
Experimental performances with Allen Moore (electronics), and with Aquarius Aquarius (voice and movement) & Closing Reception and Catalog Release Party.

Norman W. Long’s current practice centers on walking, listening, improvising, performing, teaching, field recording, and exploring memory, place, ecology, and race. Long has performed and exhibited at Yale University’s Center for Collaborative Arts & Media in Newhaven, High Zero Festival in Baltimore , as well as the Experimental Sound Studio, Kavi Gupta Gallery, The Renaissance Society, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Cultural Center, and the 2021 Chicago Architecture Biennial all in Chicago. Long has performed and toured with Angel Bat Dawid and the Brothahood, the Ali/Harris/Long/McKenna group, Dan Bitney, Todd Carter, Xris Espinoza, Carol Genetti, Damon Locks, Tatsuya Nakatani, Joe Namy, Cristal Sabbagh, and Sara Zalek. He has released his compositions on Hausu Mountain, Reserve Matinee, LINE, and Room40 labels. “Anemoi” is the latest ensemble release with Ishmael Ali, William Harris, and Wills McKenna. His solo album, “BLACK BROWN GRAY GREEN” was released in September 2021 on Hausu Mountain, and “Return and Recovery” is his latest solo release on LINE.

Norman W. Long: Calumet in Dub
November 10, 2022–February 17, 2023
Glass Curtain Gallery—Columbia College Chicago
1104 S. Wabash Ave. 1st Floor
Chicago, Il 60605
Gallery Hours: Monday–Wednesday, Friday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu

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