Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac

10/04/2018
Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac
Eduardo Kac, Inner Telescope, 2018. Installation view. Photo courtesy of artist.
Inner Telescope: Eduardo Kac
Eduardo Kac, Inner Telescope, 2018. Installation view. Photo courtesy of artist.
Sep 07-Sep 30, 2018 Co-curated with Fulla Abdul-Jabbar About the show: Inner Telescope is a solo exhibition  by Eduardo Kac (pronounced “Katz”) of an artwork created for the conditions of Outer Space. Central to this show is an abstract form of the same name—an Inner Telescope conceived for zero gravity, having neither top nor bottom, neither front nor back, and which was realized aboard the International Space Station by French astronaut... +

If the hours were already counted: Angelika Markul

08/03/2018
If the hours were already counted: Angelika Markul
Angelika Markul If the hours were already counted, 2016. Installation video with music by Simon Ripoll-Hurier. Film, black and white, sound, 11’47’’ loop. Naica crystal framed and a crystal-shaped installation.
May 11-July 29, 2018 / Sector 2337, Chicago "This is a landscape where one knows one is not welcome within, but where one wants to stay. The scientists are decked out in suits to prevent the cave’s extreme heat and atmosphere from getting to them, but even that is not enough. The explorers are later shown inside a plastic quarantine chamber with an A/C unit, in two sets of shots that look as if they come from the latest Sci-Fi horror blockbuster. As the film loops within itself (the film... +

Accumulations of Influence: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Styles of Radical Will at Sector 2337

06/23/2018
Accumulations of Influence: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Styles of Radical Will at Sector 2337
Accumulations of Influence: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Styles of Radical Will at Sector 2337
Stephen Lapthisophon, Eggbell, 2016. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Installation view, Sector 2337, Chicago. Photo by Clare Britt.
The following essay was originally published by the Chicago Review in June 2018: Stephen Lapthisophon’s Eggbell (2016) is true to its name: literally, the top cap of an eggshell sprinkled with gold metallic pigment, weighted by a thick nail, and strung with fishing line from a larger rope. This larger rope is tied to track lighting in the gallery and slopes to the floor, ending under a well-worn hardcover book as thick as... +

Shadowed! + elsetime: Ellen Rothenberg

03/04/2018
Shadowed! + elsetime: Ellen Rothenberg
Ellen Rothenberg, elsetime, 2015. Installation view, Sector 2337. Photo by Clare Britt.
Shadowed! + elsetime: Ellen Rothenberg
Shadowed! spread from book. Design by Sonia Yoon. Green Lantern Press, 2016.
Shadowed! + elsetime: Ellen Rothenberg
Shadowed! spread from book. Design by Sonia Yoon. Green Lantern Press, 2016.
About the exhibition: May 9 – July 3, 2015 / Sector 2337: elsetime, a solo exhibition by Ellen Rothenberg features new work in a wide range of media from photography, performance, and installation, elsetime examines the difficulty of artistic lineage exploring history’s dislocated presence. Central to Rothenberg’s artistic retcon is the image of her walking in the study of Bertolt Brecht. Rothenberg expands from there, refracting through additionally (and personally)... +

Pop Quiz

01/22/2018
The following short story originally appeared in Wigleaf. It was a finalist for the Mythic Pizza award. The therapist said, for instance: I notice you bite your fingernails. I notice you twirl your hair when you’re talking. I take it you have trouble making eye contact. You’re rubbing the thighs of your pants with the palms of your hands. Do you bite the inside of your cheek? I see your fingers are stained. When you roll your... +