It's now more important than ever to ensure diversity in and access to the visual arts.
- access to arts education
- professional development for artists
- bringing national attention to Chicago's artists
Clothesline rested somewhere between an apartment show and a street art festival. In conjunction with the Summer Solstice, the Videodance exhibition from the Centre Pompidou in France, and the International Day of Music, HPAC hosted our third un-curated one-day open call for artists and performers. Clothesline was an extra-temporary occasional exhibition that included any and all artists that want to participate. Over 40 local artists and performers were slated to participate. All artwork was accepted and was shown as a group exhibition in various locations around HPAC for 7 hours on Saturday June 21st along with dance, theatre and music performances, and a potluck barbecue.
The day's schedule: 3pm: Clothesline 3 exhibition and Potluck Barbecue (and wine from the French Embassy), mobile radio station courtesy of the Stockyard Institute, Thunderhorse Party Planet Ride (interactive VR video installation courtesy of Lumpen), and a curated program of student dance videos. 4pm:Dance performance by Homework: Excerpt From A Foreign Gentleman 4:30-6: Musical performances by Jake Elliot, Kevin Davis and Chicago Phonographers 6pm: Curators talk with Michee Bargue, Vidéodanse curator at the Centre Pompidou discussing the festival format and how dance films have evolved over the past 20 years. 7pm: Opening reception for Videodanse: Works from the Centre Pompidou in France, opening reception for David Lozono and David Gista 8-10: Closing the night with musical performances by Chicago Phonographers, Michael Perkins, and Pure Magical Love is the Capricorn.