Last Friday, the Chicago Arts community came out in force tot threewalls Gallery for Carousel Microcinema’s LA<>Chicago Interface Program. Kerry James Marshall came to help frame a discussion of the videos by Billy Jacskson, Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Barbara McCullough within the context of ritual and experimentation. We had a very lively discussion with a level of engagement that I would love to replicate back in San Diego upon Carousel’s return to the west. Participants shared their knowledge of Chicago and we all marveled at what we didn’t know about marching bands before watching Jackson’s brisk and charming documentary. Most pleasing was the request for a repeat showing of Ogunji’s performance video. But in the meantime, the screening was so stimulating that I hope to squeeze in one more before I have to leave the Windy City.
Thank you Chicago!