Chicago Hostel ft. “A Hug From a Large Man for a Long Time, part VI”

We certainly found a visible place for Amanda Beekhuizen’s piece. We had to keep ourĀ 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 pleasedĀ 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).

“Execution Points” at CMM Framing

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!

“I am solar” at The Armadillo’s Pillow

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.

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