Matthew Girson has adapted the correspondence between poets Paul Celan and Nelly Sachs into a two person performance. Jeannie Affelder and George Booker will read Dear Poet...All Light among the paintings in the Chicago Rooms. (Running time: approximately 30 minutes)
Artists Book/Exhibition Catalog launch. Printed in an edition of 500, The Painter's Other Library is being designed by Andrea F. Bucsi and will include color reproductions of the artwork in the exhibit as well as an essay by social anthropologist Lise McKean.
Musical duo Coppice will perform compositions for live electronics and bellows in the Chicago Rooms. Noe Cuellar and Joseph Kramer of Coppice investigate "breathturns" as they explore musical articulations of air across edges.
Chicago poet Tyler Mills will be reading selections of her poetry as well as select poems by Paul Celan and Wallace Stevens. This reading will take place in the Chicago Rooms and is presented in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation.