This weekend I’m honored to be part of a very special art exhibit in Chicago called Extract (presented by The Hive) – part of Chicago Artist Month. Pat McDonnell of Medicinebleu Films originally invited me to screen my “In A Berlin Minute” (70 Weeks – 70 Minutes) videos  in this cool artist loft / gallery together with a group of very impressive artists (including Pat, of course). 
I’m really grateful to all the awesome people organizing this and including me and my work: (Robyn Maitland, Phillip Schalekamp, Brandy Reinhart, Victoria Gunn – to name a few.
It will be a very unique experience to show the videos projected (without sound) within a space full of visual art – and thus trying out a life as purely visual art itself. Very different from the experience of watching individual videos online within a context of sound and written word. 
Testing projection of “In A Berlin Minute” videos for Extract art event
In another room the videos will be shown with sound and I’m also thinking of setting up a computer so that people can try out the live interactive online experience of choosing the video and commenting. 
I’ve been in Chicago less than 24 hours and it’s been amazing to be thrown right into prepping the space for the show and working collaboratively with other creatives. Something I’ve been really missing while doing my one-woman video series. 
If you are in Chicago this weekend, PLEASE come by and say hello. If you’re not, maybe you can participate in live commenting on the “In A Berlin Minute” YouTube channel… 
Here are the all important details:
EXTRACT: A 2-Day Multidiscipline Art Event
S3 Gallery
1907 N. Mendell Street, Suite 4-H
Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 15th from 6 to 10pm (Opening Reception)
Sunday, October 16th from 12 to 5pm (Daytime Event)
As part of Chicago Artists Month, S3 Gallery, in conjunction with the Hive, presents: Extract; a multi-discipline, 2-day art event exploring diverse aspects of the human experience.

Phillip Schalekamp | drawing |
Robyn Maitland | painting
Pat McDonnell | film / mixed media |
Brian O’Donnell | painting
Luci Westphal | film |
Sung Jang | drawing |
Nathan Mason | ceramics
John Joyce | architecture
Jason Brammer | mixed media / painting |
Kevin Lahvic | painting |

Located in East Bucktown near Elston & Cortland.

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