Finally! Here are some images from our current installation, Kelsey Hoff’s poem, Lampyridae, at 57th Street Books.
As we mentioned before, we are a little behind schedule, so you still have plenty of time to come see this fantastic window display (thanks to 57th Street Books for the thematic selection of books and surprises) in person. We’ll be sharing more documentation soon, but please enjoy these images in the meantime.
We’re so grateful to Belli’s Chicago in Pilsen for hosting our project in their wonderful juicebar and market. We took advantage of the cloudy day to bring you a few photos (posted below) from this morning’s installation. Ruby Figueroa’s piece, Cancer Baby Girl, will be up for the next three weeks right on 18th and Allport.
Given the full moon, it seemed like an appropriate time to photograph Lambent again. That’ll make sense to those of you who have read the poem, which will stay up at Women and Children First through the end of the month.
If you’re in Chicago, then go out and read Lambent, by Chicago writer Laura Knickelbine, under the full moon for yourself. Otherwise you’ll have to wait another week for us to archive it online.
We once again braved the cold to bring you some photos of our current installation, Laura Knickelbine’s poem, Lambent. As you can see, we are lucky to share the window with a fantastic selection of important books as well as an impressive list of upcoming events.
Even with this weather, you will be glad you took the time to go and read Lambent! February is a short month, so don’t wait… but don’t worry it is a Leap Year.
As promised, here are a few more photos of our current installation at the Chicago Hostel. The work is Amanda Beekhuizen’s prose poem, “A Hug From a Large Man for a Long Time, part VI” and will be up and running for a few more days. If you’re in Chicago, make sure to check it out before we have to move to our next installation.
We particularly like the floating effect that the hostel’s curtains lend our LED display, as if the poetry simply emanates from the window. From a distance though, it is just one of many LED signs fighting for one’s attention – it takes a closer look to distinguish it from the landscape of commerce and transportation.
We certainly found a visible place for Amanda Beekhuizen’s piece. We had to keep our first round of documentation short because of the cold, but not too short to see plenty of passers by slow down on their daily commutes and make some time for literature.
The covered location makes this installation especially easy to read during the day, so we’ll be going back for more photographs soon. In the meantime, we are pleased to know that the phrase “I am a burrito” is streaming across that little screen hundreds of times each day (but you should really come read the rest of it to find out how that fits within a very beautiful poem).
Documenting “Execution Points” by Emily Parenti at CMM Framing was especially fun. The area was bustling on Friday evening, and we got to explain the project to plenty of curious onlookers.
Plus, we couldn’t be happier with our spot in the window. The salvaged wood backdrop and surrounding plants and cacti make for a great vignette, not to mention the incredible art and design pieces all over the walls.
The windows reflect some of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, which make for some fantastic overlays and juxtapositions because of the poem’s Chicago setting.
Come by and see it for yourself anytime through Sunday, October 25th!
Here are a few shots of Eric Shoemaker’s poem, I am solar at The Armadillo’s Pillow in Rogers Park. We will be going back to document the installation further, but the dynamic reflections combined with the goings on within the store certainly made for a fun photography challenge.
You have three weeks to view this piece, so stop on by and share your own photos with us using the hashtag #ledpubchi