Love Dancing: Documenting Chicago's Nightlife
Thursday 2:36 PM - Sunday 6:00 PM CST
Exhibit from December 17, 2022 to January 15, 2023 with three dates of programming. Presented by Honey Pot Performance and Heaven Gallery. Curated by Jeneca Onikoyi. Featuring photographers Seed Lynn, Kymon Kyndred, Shay Turner.
Saturday, December 17th 2:00pm - 6:00pm
2-4pm Jo de Presser
4-6pm Lady D
Saturday, January 7th 2:30pm - 6:00pm
2:30-4pm: Heavy Lifting: The Architecture of a Party
Panelists: Craig Loftis, Dwayne Woods, Tonka Toi
Moderated by Lori Branch
4:30-6pm: Documenting Nightlife: A Conversation with Chicago Photographers
Seed Lynn, Kymon Kyndred, Shay Turner
DJ set by Duane Powell
Sunday, January 8th 1:00pm - 5:00pm
1-5pm: Community Archiving Day with the Chicago Black Social Culture Map
****Bring your flyers, photos, fashion, and stories to add to the ongoing digital archive****
Set by DJ Mo Mami
This exhibition of three artists is an archival survey of dance culture and nightlife in Chicago, and created in collaboration with the Chicago Black Social Culture Map.The Chicago Black Social Culture Map grew out of HPP’s 2014 project Juke Cry Hand Clap, in which the collective began researching Chicago’s Black social culture across the 20th century from the First Great Migration through the birth of House music. Since then, through live programming, targeted interviews, and multi-faceted research, data has been compiled on over 350 venues in the Chicagoland area.
The CBSCM archive includes information centered around social venues, including basic geo-spatial information, first-person stories, and supplemental media, all collected through collaborative community research. Drawing from blues, gospel, disco, and funk as well as dances such as bopping, stepping, and line dances, the archive explores an evolving embodied lineage of African American forms of making community and of cultural resistance.
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