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Bringing Together What Wants To Come Apart

Bringing Together What Wants to Come Apart is an ongoing collaboration between invited guests (and ocassionally passersby) who share readings at various venues. This hybrid performance and workshop gathering comprises readings, writings, and thoughts about divisiveness and how it pertains to individual understanding.

The gathering has taken place at different venues: at The Art Institute of Chicago during the 2017 exhibition, Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test, and most recently at Weinberg/Newton Gallery during the 2018 group exhibition, The Tip of My Tongue. 

Gatherings last for one hour, wherein invited guests take turns presenting a reading. Each chosen entry was found or written by the presenter and selected for personal reasons. Guests are asked to respond to each others’ reading on a sheet of paper, and at the end of the readings, are collected to eventually be bound into a book.

Venues for these gatherings may be proposed by the public to present new iterations of the original collaboration.

A student enrolled in teen courses at the National Veterans Art Museum contributes a reading to the gathering held at Weinberg/Newton Gallery

The Slanted One

The original response book pedestal, this three-tiered milk crate construction has traveled to a number of locations, including the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Bikes N' Roses, Nettlehorst Elementary, and multiple street fairs before making its way to Oak Park.

 

Since: 2012

 

Current Location:

Compound Yellow

Oak Park, IL

 

 

White Pillar

This pedestal was made for the 96 Acres Project. Golf pencils are used as the writing implement for writing and drawing into the book.

 

Since: 2015

 

Current Location:

D.O.C. Division 5

Cook County Jail Visitor Lobby,

Little Village, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

White Pillar

This pedestal was made for the 96 Acres Project. Golf pencils are used as the writing implement for writing and drawing into the book.

 

Since: 2015

 

Current Location:

D.O.C. Division 5

Cook County Jail Visitor Lobby,

Little Village, Chicago, IL