The time has come for The Beast to go wherever it is that images go when they die. Join us for an afternoon of celebration and mourning in honor of the final hours of The Beast by John Preus. Beginning at 12:30, psychotherapist, Peggy Firestone will tell the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur – a tale of sacrifice, seduction, and the disruption of the old order. Q&A to […]
MAP: The Museum of Ancient Performance presents a performance by Antibody Coroporation artists Jon Poindexter and Adam Rose inside/outside The Beast.
This PECHA KUCHA-style event includes 6-minute-40-second spoken presentations accompanied by 20 images. The series will collect evocative, meditative, informative variations on a monthly theme from interesting Chicago minds. The event is organized by Rachel Herman and Hannah Kushnick for The Beast. Today’s prompt is SCHOOL.
Spencer Hutchinson will be doing a live drawing performance using Max/MSP concurrent with an improvised DJ set of originally produced electronic music, free jazz, and world music.
Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus’ The Beast currently on view until August 3, 2014. This week’s topic: Junk Drawer Workshop A junk drawer is a space for random things, things that don’t really have a place. They defy standard forms of categorization and organization […]
Upheaval, Grief and Creativity Within the format of the Colin Ward Memorial Potluck Series, Invisible Institute presents a series of community conversations and potluck dinners led by writer Jamie Kalven joined by a different guest each session. The series will address difficult subjects that disrupt the relationship between city and citizen. Today’s topic: Homicide *** Colin Ward was an […]
Accomplished storyteller, Judith Heineman and artist/educator, Laura Shaeffer curate a series of four storytelling competitions called “Story Slams”. Each event explores themes related to The Beast. A story slam consists of five-minute true stories, told without notes or props. Ten people sign up to tell their stories. Their names are put in a hat and are randomly selected during the […]