The problem is to make space speak, to feed and furnish it; like mines laid in a wall of rock which all of a sudden turns into geysers and bouquets of stone.
– Antonin Artaud, The Theater of Cruelty (First Manifesto)
The Set Speaks is a two-month continuous live stream featuring seven artist-groups who will produce week-long performances from a 641 square foot studio in Chicago. Provided with 24/7 access, four cameras, a video switcher, a computer and a connection to the internet, each group will create their own 168-hour live, durational work. Borrowing from the ubiquitous forms of nature cams and security feeds, the live broadcasts will be equal parts moving image works and portraits of the artists at play, rest, rehearsal, and performance. Taking shape and enduring alongside the viewers’ real-times, the interests and subjectivities embedded in the works will amount to seven takes on simultaneity. Stop-by, call-in, and watch: YYYYMMDD, #NewGlobalMatriarchy, 2 Queens in a Kitchen, soap operas, still LIVEs, and more.
Week 1: February 8 – 14 / Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney
Week 2: February 15 – 21 / Blair Bogin
Week 3: February 22 – 28 / OpenTV: Darling Shear, King is a Fink, Fatimah Asghar, Honey Pot Performance, The LADYWATCH team, and Eli McKinnon
Week 4: February 29 – March 6 / Adela Goldbard
Week 5: March 7 – 13 / Stephanie Graham and Maya Mackrandilal
Week 6: March 14 – 20 / Amina Ross
Week 7: March 21 – 31 / Cameron Gibson and Kyle Schlie
On Set: Propeller Fund Studios / Mana Contemporary | 2233 S Throop St, 4th flr. | Chicago, IL
More information can be found at: www.acretv.org/the-set-speaks