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Ground Floor Artists Film Screening & Talk

April 4, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a screening of shorts from our Ground Floor artists, Kayla Anderson, Atefeh Farajollahzade, and Forrest Simmons, followed by a Q&A with the artists about their work.

Stay with the Body by Kayla Anderson. A conversation about technology’s potential to erase the body in video as a metaphor for the extinction of human beings.

Things Remain by Atefeh Farajollahzade is an auto-fiction that explores the struggle of coping with loss as well as the psychological and physical division caused by immigration.

A Lush and Ferocious Wilderness by Forrest Simmons is a journey through multiple levels of human consciousness. It makes contact with the fundamental, yet evasive, human longings for spiritual fulfillment, for answers to the mysteries of time and space, and for a resolution to questions of meaning and purpose. The project seeks to make visible the innermost parts of ourselves: longings and desires; dreams and nightmares; ideas and thought fragments; idealized fantasies and cold realities.

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Ground Floor is an ongoing Biennial exhibition since 2010, brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent. The exhibition offers a single destination to discover artists, who have recently graduated (in 2019 and 2020) from one of Chicago’s five outstanding MFA programs and whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor presents art made in the past couple of years in hopes to investigate and articulate conceptual and stylistic trends coming out of Chicago art schools right now.


April 4, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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