Monday, October 4, 2010

Chicago Calling is tonite

I'm collaborating with Visual Artist Tony Renner from out of St. Louis MO. Check it out.

Negative Zone

Spending the morning
Curled and coughing
On the restroom floor
Of an office building
Where your interview was meant to be
45 minutes earlier

You don’t remember the time passing
Or how you ended up
With your face on the cold marble
There’s a pain in your gut
And you pull yourself up
Into composure

Cold water to the face
Wipes away the attempted makeover
You dab at the red and black flecks
Caked at the corners of cracked lips
“What happened to those 45 minutes?”
“Who the hell walked on my tongue?”

Monday, Oct 4

7 p.m.

Café Ballou

939 N. Western Aven.


This 2010 Chicago Calling Arts Festival event happens as part of the Waiting for the Bus series. Performers will include:

Matthew Barton (Chicago)

Buddha 309 (Chicago) and Tony Renner (St. Louis)

Lisa Hemminger (San Diego) and Jeff Mroz (Chicago)

Wayne Allen Jones (Chicago)

Al DeGenova (Chicago)

Elizabeth Marino (Chicago)

Charlie Newman (Chicago)

and other TBA performers.

This event is being organized by the Borderbend Arts Collective, which is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the arts, to create opportunities for artists to explore new directions in and between art forms, and to engage the community. The Borderbend Arts Collective organizes the Chicago Calling Arts Festival, Mingus Awareness Project, and other projects. Borderbend also partners with other organizations to organize other projects. For instance, Chicago Composers Forum and Borderbend co-produce the Experimental Piano Series, in partnership with the PianoForte Foundation.

The 2010 Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival Chicago-based artists collaborating with artists in other locations -- both here in the U.S. and abroad. These collaborations involve a range of art forms -- including music, dance, film, literature, and intermedia -- and they are prepared or improvised. Some Chicago Calling events involve live feeds between Chicago and other locations. 2010 Chicago Calling events include “Bicycles and the Arts” at Happy Dog Gallery, “Translations 2010” at the Black Rock Pub & Kitchen, and other events.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

CONTACT: Dan Godston