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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:00 PM to Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00 PM


Arts Incubator, Washington Park




South Side Home Movie Project


Everyday Resistance: The Art of Living in Black Chicago
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 23 | 6:00–8:00 PM

Exhibition on view May 23–July 6, 2018
Arts Incubator (301 E. Garfield Blvd.)
Gallery hours: WED-FRI 12:00–6:00 PM | FREE

South Side Home Movie Project presents an exhibition of private film footage gathered from residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. In collaboration with Arts and Public Life, this exhibition features home movies captured by amateur South Side filmmakers animating a domestic space and offering a visual record and aesthetic of blackness from the 1940s through the 1970s. This rich visual inheritance tells us much about black control over the black image and gives viewers the opportunity to witness moments of leisure and performativity lived within the constraints and confines of racism and anti-blackness.

Additional public programs and screenings will address the themes of celebration, domesticity, youth culture, contested spaces, and preservation.

Image: Film still from the Dr. Helen Nash Collection, courtesy of the South Side Home Movie Project