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Eel Space will be at the MDW Fair. Come by and say hi, look at the work, and get a special tarot reading.
Eel Space presents work by four artists whose work lie somewhere between magic and the subversion of capitalism. Zak Arctander’s recent photographs consider a moment of experience between life and death in relation to commodities. Katy Collier submits personal meditiations of everyday experience and nature. Geoffrey Hamerlinck’s hand drawn animations are humorous takes on the commercial format, simultaenously twisted and innocent. Rebecca Schoenecker presents performative objects that blur art and life, a tarot deck with deep psychic powers that she made in its entirety, and a worn object that interrogates the gaze.
“1988: The Remake” Screening and Jacques Hammer & Wanda Drug play covers
February 19th, 6pm-9pm
You can’t get this 90 minute 1978 movie on Netflix, GreenCine, nor any library in Chicago, folks… I finagled a deeply discounted copy right from director Rick Schmidt (thanks, Rick!). Also, Jacques Hammer and Wanda Drug will play a few covers! You may want to bring the sitting/reclining tool of your choice (chair, pillows, etc). But there will be two couches!
“In another favorite, “1988: The Remake,” Schmidt held an open-call audition for his restaging of the musical “The Show Boat,” resulting in something like a crackpot San Francisco talent show. Sued by MGM for titling his film after theirs and required to remove all mentions of the name, Schmidt replaced every utterance of ‘showboat’ with the sound of a foghorn, which of course only made the movie funnier.” – Amy Yao, Top Ten, Artforum Jan 2011.