Through the use of linguistics, sound, and material, Groun(d) examines the murder of Trayvon Martin. Featuring sculpture, performance and installation, Avery R. Young presents this work as a memorial to honor Trayvon's life while challenging the circumstances surrounding his death. Featuring collaborative works by Douglas Ewart, Stephen Flemister, Cheryl Reese, and La Keisha Leek.
Off the Record Part 1: Arts Incubator | October 12, 8-11pm
Off the Record Pt. 1 is the first installment of performances celebrating the release of music and sound design created during avery r. young's 2012-13 Arts + Public Life residency. "booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid” is a collection of songs that speak to relations in race, gender, and politics inside the Obama era.
Off the Record gives music fans the opportunity to hear a new record, often in advance of its release. Each party features the new recording as well as the artist(s) performing the music live. The Listening Party may include a Q&A with the artists, live podcast taping, group discussion, or DJ set.
Sponsors: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) of the City of Chicago, Elastic Arts Foundation, Saki, Arts + Public Life, and Rebuild Foundation
Off the Record Part 2: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall | October 24, 7-10pm
Performers: avery r. young, Leroy Bach, and Coolout Chris
Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young's 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. "booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid” is a collection of songs that speak to relations in race, gender, and politics inside the Obama era. avery will perform selections from the album, talk about the process, and premiere a video.
Sponsors: Arts + Public Life, The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, Elastic Arts, New Skool Poetiks, and Rebuild Foundation