Sunday, October 21, 2012

4000 Words 4000 Dead: final events

For the past four years, poet and artist Jennifer Karmin has been collecting submissions of words as a memorial to the 4,487 American soldiers killed in Iraq. These words also create a public poem given away to passing pedestrians during street performances around the country.  Throughout October 2012, she has been transposing the elegy onto the walls of a dilapidated Chicago mansion utilizing the American flag as her writing utensil.  4000 Words 4000 Dead will conclude on Veterans Day and be published by Sona Books.

*Train Performance:
Friday, Oct 26 @ 7pm
Absinthe and Zygote series event
Featuring Jennifer Karmin, Matthias Reagan & Adam Weg.  Gather on the southbound platform of the CTA Loyola redline stop.

Saturday, Oct 27 @ 2-3pm & 4-5pm
Sunday, Oct 28 @ 2-3pm & 4-5pm

*Community Discussion & Potluck:
Saturday, Oct 27 @ 6-8pm
Featuring Iraqi writer Mahmoud Saeed, Iraq Veterans Against the War member Peter Sullivan,
American Corporate Partner veteran ambassador Voices for Creative Nonviolence member Kathy Kelly & American Friends Service Committee member Mary Zerkel.

*Street Performance:
Sunday, Oct 28 @ 4-5pm
Jennifer Karmin with writers Toby Altman, Denise Dooley, Elizabeth Marino, Philip Miller & Sage Morgan-Hubbard.

All events, except for the train performance, will happen at 6018 N. Kenmore in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.  Due to the home's condition, space is limited.  RSVP at

This project is part of the show Home: Public or Private? and presented by 6018NORTH, a non-profit space for experimental culture, installation, performance, and sound.  What happens when our private life becomes public and public space becomes private?  Located in a mansion on the north side of Chicago, the exhibition presents multiple artists exploring this question through installations within the rooms of the house. The investigations and activities presented explore the social, cultural, and political ramifications of our shifting conceptions of public and private space. 

Artists include: Teresa Albor, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rebecca Beachy, Sandra Binion, Troy Briggs, Deborah Boardman, Sandra Binion, Cuppola Bobber, Keith Buchholz, Chelsea Culp and Ben Foch, Collective Cleaners, Meg Duguid, Daniela Ehemann, Maria Gaspar, Jane Jerardi, Jennifer Karmin, Nance Klehm, Joseph Kramer with Radius, Carron Little, Trevor Martin and Victoria Fowler, Lou Mallozzi, Jesus Mejia and Ruth, Harold Mendez, Katrina Petrauskas, Jesse Schlesinger & Vintage Theatre Collective.  Home: Public or Private? is sponsored by Chicago Artists Month.