VIX: Pomegranates

VIX: virtual international exchange — brings together national and international artists to contemplate ideas of intimacy and queering spaces, places and gestures. The artists advance a more intergenerational, queer, & poc centered dialogue that introduce meditations on practices deeply rooted in performance, moving image, voyeurism, spectacle & theater.

Queer Blessings for Eid al-Adha
Programmed by Nabil

Nabil is an artist, creative organizer and experience
designer currently based in Chicago. Since 2014, they
have been organizing and curating performance
and new media works in collaboration with organizations
and artist run platforms such as MIX NYC and VIX.

Currently, Nabil is a programmer of
The Nightingale Cinema and
UX/UI Design Faculty at the Flatiron School.

Nabil’s works have been exhibited nationally and
internationally in museums, festivals and galleries;
including a solo exhibition at the
New Bedford Museum of Art (2018) and featured
in publications such as Phaidon’s Art and Queer Culture(2019),
Emergency Index Vol. 6&7, The Guardian,
The Washington Post and The Aerogram.

Filed under: artist in attendance, Asian, autobiography, black and brown, cityscape, collaboration, documentary, environmental, ethnography, expanded cinema, history, home movies, international, muslim, narrative, new media, performance, place, queer, social justic, south asian, urban

Meanwhile presents Bye Gurl Bye


Meanwhile is a new storytelling and live zine-making series hosted by Megan Kirby and Jan-Henry Gray every other month at Delilah’s in Chicago. While performers are on stage, the audience will be drawing and writing to the show’s theme. The pages will be collected and a zine will be created to be released at the next show.

Meanwhile presents
Bye Gurl Bye: a going-away extravaganza for Jan-Henry Gray.
With special performances by Megan Kirby, D.J. Williams,
and Zyle Christian Cook. BYOB. Free. Party starts at 7.
Performances throughout the night.

Programmed by Nabil

Filed under: artist in attendance, literature, music, narrative, new media, performance, poetry, queer


Warming and Cooling

Saturday, January 12, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

The Nightingale Cinema is hosting Bits & Pieces for all of this year. We invite you to kick off 2019 with us on Saturday, January 12! Doors at 7:30, performances start at 8:00!

What’s the deal? Bits and Pieces is an event for ideas caught in between the stages of development and performance. The point of Bits and Pieces is to commit an idea to performance before you forget about it, talk yourself out of it, or throw it away.

We invite anyone to participate as a performer (or as an audience member). Pieces should be time-based and under 15 minutes. For those interested in presenting, just let Katy or Sophia know when you arrive and you will get on the list. If you have technical requirements that are outside of projector, sound, etc., message us!

There will be no formal feedback/discussion after the performances. Please consider your audience and be intentional about your performances. The evening is not curated or moderated beforehand, so assume responsibility for the content of your piece.

There will be snacks and beverage–they will run out eventually, so feel free to bring your own. Also, bring friends!

Upcoming 2019 Dates:
March 9, 2019
May 25, 2019
September 7, 2019
November 2, 2019

Filed under: performance

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