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Upcoming @ Mess Hall

Posted on August 27, 2010

**IN BRIEF***
(all classes & workshops are FREE, always!)

1. THURSDAY AUG. 26—-Next Objectivists Poetry Workshop—TOMORROW!
7pm – 10pm

2. FRIDAY AUG. 27—Writing at the Movies (Experimental Writing Workshop)
7:00pm – 9:30pm

3. SATURDAY AUG. 28—Community Yoga Class
9:30am – 11:00am

4. SUNDAY AUG. 29—SUNDAY SKILLSHARE SERIES: Fermentation Action w/Milton Dixon
(WORKSHOP)
10:30am – 12:30pm

5. THURSDAY SEPT. 2—TALK: “Other Idleness: The experimental friendship
between a museum and the street,” (w/ Rebecca Zorach)
6:30pm – 9:30pm

****ALL THE DETAILS****

1. THURSDAY AUG. 26—-Next Objectivists Poetry Workshop—TOMORROW!
7pm – 10pm

The Next Objectivists is a poetry workshop dedicated to the study &
reproduction of the OUTSIDEREAL. During July, August & September 2010 we are
thinking about the relation between poetry & dreams. We’ll analyze poems as
dreams, dreams as poems, swap dreams & collectively write poems. Join us! All
events are free & open to the general public. Leave your expertise at the door!
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2. FRIDAY AUG. 27—Writing at the Movies (Experimental Writing Workshop)
7:00pm – 9:30pm

“Writing at the Movies” A new writing workshop led by the poet Gene Tanta.
Participants in this workshop will use as our point of departure Andre
Breton’s surrealist montage technique of dropping in and out of various
cinemas looking to cutup visual elements and dialogues. However, instead of the
velvety cinemas of Paris, we will use DVDs and Google Videos (no limits on
theme or form). For the first half, we will screen a few minutes of the films
we bring in and/or of internet audio-visual artifacts while describing what we
see and hear. For the second half, we will perform and discuss what we produced
(again, no limits on theme or form). We will write in response to these moving
images and sounds, striving for a precise or even a phenomenological
(suspending our assumptions) description of what we see and hear. Free & open
to the general public! Everyone is welcome to attend!
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3. SATURDAY AUG. 28—Community Yoga Class
9:30am – 11:00am

Yoga is not only about the body, it’s about the spirit. Kundalini Yoga combines
all of the yogic technologies into every class, including: posture, mantra,
pranayam (breathing), mudra, eye focus, chanting, and meditation - along with
deep relaxation. Kundalini yoga goes way beyond postures; it truly elevates
your consciousness, opens the heart, and eradicates your stress. The result is
a calm mind, open heart, and a fully realized connection to your own divinity.
No yoga experience necessary - beginners are welcomed and encouraged! Yoga is
about self-awareness, not perfection. Some yoga mats will be available. Please
wear loose clothing, bring your mat if you have one, a pillow, a small blanket
and a water bottle. Jennifer Miller is a certified YogaDance instructor and
teaches Kundalini yoga at KYL (Kundalini in the Loop). She’s a Social Worker,
writer and runs a retreat center in St. Joe, MI.
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4. SUNDAY AUG. 29—SUNDAY SKILLSHARE SERIES: Fermentation Action w/Milton Dixon
(WORKSHOP)
10:30am – 12:30pm

Join Milton Dixon Aug. 29th 10:30-12:30, as he demonstrates how to make three
different kinds of ferments: vinegar pickles, sauerkraut, and mead.
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& NEXT WEEK!

5. THURSDAY SEPT. 2—TALK: “Other Idleness: The experimental friendship
between a museum and the street” (w/ Rebecca Zorach)
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Talk by Rebecca Zorach: “Other Idleness: The experimental friendship between
a museum and the street” In 1968 in on the west side of Chicago, an
experimental art center called “Art & Soul” opened with support from the
fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art and the Illinois Sesquicentennial. What’s
more surprising (from an artworld point of view) is the third partner in the
project: the Conservative Vice Lords, a reinvention of the street gang known
simpl as the Vice Lords. CVL, Inc., had already opened ice cream parlors,
restaurants, and a clothing store called the African Lion, but the art center
was a new and different kind of venture. Working together, Vice Lords and MCA
and Sesquicentennial staffers converted two vacant storefronts into a single
space for youth programming, artist residencies, and exhibitions. As the
Chicago Tribune put it, “Two months ago, it was a dilapidated building,
housing a hat cleaner on 16th Street. Today, it is the brightest spot on the
block—Art and Soul, a library, gallery, light and music theater, and workshop
for west side artists.” In this talk I’ll present some of my research on the
project and use it to pose some questions about how we interpret the history of
art practices and collective action in Chicago and more broadly.


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This is the announcement list for Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in
the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.  Mess Hall hosts a printed matter
archive, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public projects, actions, events,
meals, and more.

Mess Hall
6932 N Glenwood, Chicago
just across from the Morse stop on the Red Line
http://www.messhall.org
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