Saturday, November 9th, 7 PM
$5-10 sliding scale (no one turned away)
Please join us as we celebrate the release of
Xandria Phillips’ debut poetry collection, HULL &
Raych Jackson’s debut collection EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION.
Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a writer, educator, and performer. While teaching third and fourth grade in Chicago Public Schools, Jackson competed in numerous national poetry teams and individual competitions. Her poems have gained over 2 million views on YouTube. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a 2017 Pink Door fellow. Jackson recently voiced ‘DJ Raych’ in the Jackbox game, Mad Verse City. Her latest play, “Emotions & Bots”, premiered at the Woerdz Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Jackson wrote a room dedicated to her city for 29Rooms’first installment in Chicago, through Refinery 29. She co-created and co-hosts Big Kid Slam, a monthly poetry show in Chicago. Jackson’s work has been published by many— including Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, The Shallow Ends, and Washington Square Review. Her debut collection EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION released September 24th through Button Poetry. She currently lives in Chicago.
Even the Saints Audition: A book of poems exploring the relationship between blackness, shame, and what it is to live a life tied to the church. Rich with historical context and a deeply engaging personal narrative.
Xandria Phillips is a poet and visual artist from rural Ohio. They are the author of Reasons For Smoking, which won the 2016 Seattle Review chapbook contest judged by Claudia Rankine. Their poem “For a Burial Free of Sharks” won the 2016 Gigantic Sequins poetry contest judged by Lucas De Lima. Xandria has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, where they are the First Wave Poetry Fellow. Their poetry has been featured in Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Poets.Org, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.
HULL explores emotional impacts of colonialism and racism on the Black queer body and the present-day emotional impacts of enslavement in urban, rural, and international settings. HULL is lyrical, layered, history-ridden, experimental, textured, adorned, ecstatic, and emotionally investigative.
Filed under: artist in attendance
, black and brown
, social justice
A Supplement to Rules, Tools and Fools
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Sunday, September 18th, 8 pm, $7-10
A selection of shorts surrounding not just the the how-to but to-how. Bearing fully in mind the notion of utopia as a no-place, Difficult but Possible animates the notion of a diffuse set of not-yet-places, of worlds unbuilt, of worlds unbuilding, of the crazy-eyed mirage we keep moving toward. Together, we explore terrains fantastical, domestic, speculative and utopian; we learn to dodge the camera all around us and to stare deeply into and through others; we receive allegories from beyond underground weather and beyond Drop City, venture into cited non-sites and pick up some skills along the way.
Co-presented by Spudnik Press, in conjunction with Rules, Tools and Fools,
curated by Jaclyn Jacunski and Jason Pallas;
made possible through the generosity of the Chicago Film Archives,
and the sense of possibility and adventure of the artists
Programmed by Jesse Malmed
Mike Lopez | Whole Earth Land | 2016 | 10 minutes | Playthrough Performance
Gene Bernofsky | 1993 | 1980 | 9 minutes | 16mm to Video | Sound
JoAnn Elam | The Last Whole Earth Catalog | 1967-1990 | 20 minutes | 8mm to Video | Silent
Jillian Mayer | Makeup Tutorial – How to Hide from Cameras | 2013 | 3.5 minutes | Video | Sound
Sam Green | Clear Glasses | 2008 | 4 minutes | Video | Sound
Jennifer Proctor | Alternative Forms of Energy | 2005 | 5 minutes | Super 8 to Video | Sound
Ben Russell | Trypps 7 (Badlands) | 2010 | 10 minutes | S16mm to Video | Sound
Filed under: archival
, new media
, social justice
Tracers/Nightingale Media Series #002:
WOMEN’S WORK with Beth Capper
CHOCOLATE CAKE by JoAnn Elam (1973)
Sunday, June 28, 5 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
TRACERS is teaming up with The Nightingale for a monthly media series featuring readings, scholars, films, moving pictures, music, meditation, performance, and lively discussion around topics of contemporary feminism. Over the course of the year, this series presents a body of texts and media designed to promote broader feminist discourse beyond the institutional setting. Your new feminist library starts here. Unless otherwise noted, these events are family friendly and FREE.
Second on our docket is WOMEN’S WORK. To create an event that is part book club/screening/discussion group, we invited media scholar Beth Capper to chose a contemporary feminist text to explore. She will introduce major concepts from The Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries by Kathi Weeks and present a screening of work illustrative of its themes. Reading the book isn’t required to participate. The event is modular and meant to work as as introduction to texts and issues that can be explored further.
Chocolate Cake by JoAnn Elam
Killing Time/Fannie’s Film by Fronza Woods
Bessie Cohen, Survivor of 1911 Shirtwaist Fire by Hope Tucker
Conductor/Collaboration #3 by Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jia Xin
Beth Capper is a PhD student in modern culture and media at Brown University, where she works at the intersections of feminist media and performance. Her work on the filmmaker Shirley Clarke’s 1970’s media workshops has been published in Art Journal. She is currently a co-organizer of the Providence-based film and video series Magic Lantern Cinema.
Check out Kathi Weeks’ book here.
Chocolate Cake screening courtesy of Chicago Film Archives
Killing Time/Fannie’s Film made available through the support of Women Make Movies. For more information or to book a film, visit www.wmm.com.”
EXTENDED RAEDING LIST
Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle
Maria Mies, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labor
Leopoldina Fortunati, Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor, and Capital
Premilla Nadasen, Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States
Angela Y. Davis, “The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working Class Perspective,” Women, Race and Class
Selma James and Mariarosa Dalla Cosa, Sex, Race and Class: The Perspective of Winning 1952-2011
Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery
Del Re, Alissa. “Women and Welfare: Where is Jocasta?” in Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics.
Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body and Primitive Accumulation.
Fortunati, Leopoldina. Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor and Capital.
Filed under: archival
, Free Screening!