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Tonight’s talks will feature flummery & lecturing by our distinguished speakers—
GUY EYTAN in conversation with a gate (McKinlock Gate at Northwestern University Chicago Campus)
JAY BESEMER on The Sexual Practices of Popular Diacritical Marks
ANNA WOLFE-PAULY on Wind Reading
Do you like going out on a Monday Night? Do you want to see a great performance? Huh? Huh?
Why don’t you come visit us at the Meekling Press headquarters, AKA Jura$$ic Park, tomorrow (MONDAY NOVEMBER 16) for a performance of Becky Grajeda’s
Things that should not be picked up in the first place: part 4
November 16, at 7:30pm, 2059 N. Racine Chicago IL
Here’s a clip from a previous performance in this series:
In Becky’s words:
Existing somewhere between sound and comedic art, Becky Grajeda’s “Things that should not be picked up in the first place” is a series of performances in which a panel of Chicago-based artists and non-artists improvise a conversation, while embedded in a live mix of sound art and/or music. Grajeda and fellow panelists will discuss topics ranging from the banal to the socially relevant, together devising, deconstructing, and perfecting absurd concepts and contexts. The live mixed sound art will disrupt and inform the panelists’ conversation, each taking turns at the periphery of the soundscape.
Nicholas Davis, sound and performance artist, member of Meekling Press
Neal Markowski, musician, sound artist, founder of the Single Action Rider label
Jacob Layne Miller, writer/actor/director, producing partner at Gratuity Not Included Productions
“Things that should not be picked up in the first place” is being developed during Grajeda’s Artist Sponsorship at High Concept Labs, Chicago.
July 14 2015. The New Horizons spacecraft sped past Pluto, snapping pictures, gathering data, and creating, in effect, a “scientific bonanza” while giving witness to previously unseen and uncharted sights on the edge of our solar system. We launched our Chill Horizons Chapbook Series in solidarity, an effort where we sought glimpses of beauty and darkness and hybridity in the hidden contours of the literary cosmos.
And after months of diligent work and preparation, we are proud to announce our findings.
Chill Horizons Chapbook Series will consist of seven books released over a series of seven months, or slightly more than half the time it takes to make one revolution around the sun. The first fifty chapbooks include a limited edition print as a centerfold to accompany the text. The final line-up includes works by:
Holly Lee Warren
Additionally! Full subscriptions to the Chill Horizons series are now available. The cost? $40—a meager amount, which will bring not only the delight of a new chapbook in the mail each month, but also it will help us fund this series and others like it.
We can’t wait to unveil them. We hope you will join us in this exploration.
The information presented by these distinguished lecturers may be fabricated, but that makes it no less useless. Please join us for the first evening in our 2015 fall lecture series: Meekling TALKS: Confabulations.
1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor, Chicago
8pm, October 8, 2015
$5 suggested donation
Nicholas Davis describes and demonstrates his practice of CLAIRAUDIENCE, receiving audio signals from creatures & objects that have passed beyond the grave, from aliens in the farthest reaches of space, and from the deepest depths of the human psyche. Supernatural or just super? You be the judge.
Woody Leslie explores H.F. Henderson’s UNDERSTANDING MOLECULAR TYPOGRAPHY, and the system explained therein of deconstructing letters into their constituent molecules. Will this change the way you interact with words, language, communication with your peers? Will you soon see the letters on the page start to dissolve into vibrating strings right before your eyes? Yes, probably!