IMMIGRANT UNDERGROUND

Judd Morrissey and I will be at the Poetry Foundation this coming week  to present excerpts from our ongoing collaborative project with Abraham Avnisan, LAMENT: Or, The Mine has been Opened Up Well, placing the buried voices of immigrant laborers into dialogue with the palimpsestic refugee histories featured in Ellen Rothenberg’s exhibition ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant. Poetry Foundation, Thursday 3/1/18, 7 pm

61 W Superior St Chicago, Illinois 60654

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In conjunction with Ellen Rothenberg’s exhibition at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, experience an evening of readings and performances by writer and translator Nathanaël, artist and translator Jennifer Scappettone, and writer and code artist Judd Morrissey. This presentation, like the exhibition, considers connections between past and contemporary issues of migration.

Spertus Institute has commissioned a site-specific installation by internationally-acclaimed, Chicago-based artist Ellen Rothenberg. Entitled ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant, it will be on view in the Institute’s Ground Level Gallery through April 22, 2018. With this work, Rothenberg prompts visitors to consider connections between past and contemporary issues of migration. The project is inspired by objects and documents that Rothenberg uncovered in the Spertus collection — as well as research she pursued in Berlin at Germany’s largest refugee camp, currently housed in the monumental Tempelhof Airport, a disused site that was originally designed and built by the Nazis.

Cosponsored with the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership: http://poet.ly/CR4530hZVl7

 SAVAGENESS, 6018|North/Chicago Architecture Biennial, September 2018. Photo courtesy of Ji Yang.

SAVAGENESS, 6018|North/Chicago Architecture Biennial, September 2018. Photo courtesy of Ji Yang.