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During SM6 we used the C-Prosperity Sphere as a site for developing new projects like the Reuben Kincaid Showroom and hosted additional programming at Sonotheque, Innercourse, the Hide Out and the Chicago Cultural Center. The CPS-1 Black lit exhibition was a nice diversion.
From the SMF6 website:
Select Media Festival 6 opens November 9th and runs through November 17th in the experimental cultural center, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and other venues across the city. The sixth annual media arts festival features video programs, art exhibitions, installations, presentations, a talent show, and performance programs in conjunction with live music and action. The festival is produced by the non-profit arts organization, Public Media Institute, and is organized by artists, musicians and cultural workers based in Chicago
This year we are transforming our gallery, the Co-Prosperity Sphere into a space colony called CPS1. We feel it is a step towards producing a solution to virtually all the problems rising from the limitations of our earthly environment. For some the CPS1 colony becomes an alternative space of interaction and communication for those seeking the highest achievements of humankind. For others its an art exhibition bathed in black lights. You be the judge.
Most of the shows in this year's festival program will be taped live and edited to become cable access tv shows and other televisual media. Please dress as you would like to be seen on tv (in space) and become part of the ongoing show.
We are also partnering up with another conference taking place this weekend of Nov 8 through 10 called "YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!" A Convergence of the Movement for a Democratic Society
The Chicago group of the new Students for a Democratic Society are helping co-organise an intense program that we hope you will check out during the day and then come visit us afterwards to unwind.
Their schedule is listed under the Projects page. more info soon.
The Select Media Festival starts off with a big bang friday November 9, then goes into orbit around the city and returns back to the CPS1 Colony the following weekend. Check out the events page for more details. Visit the projects page to get an overview of the artist projects and please wear your space gear when attending the festival.
Of note during this year's festival was the opening night exhibition:
(party planet by Thunderhorse)
THE EVENT HORIZON
OPENING OF SELECT MEDIA FESTIVAL 6
November 9, 2007 8pm
Location: Co-Prosperity Sphere ::
3219-21 South Morgan St.
Chicago Il 60608
Admission: $10 suggested donation
The Co-Prosperity Sphere turns into a flexigonic space colony called CPS1 hosting a number of group exhibitions and installations accompanied by performance art, videos and music. The colony structures and sculptures act as Space_Craft installations and also serve as micro-venues for festival performance programs. Please come to the colony in proper space person/being/alien attire.
CPS1: A Space Colony
CPS1: A Space Colony is a group exhibition using the entire 5,000 sq ft gallery and display windows of the Co-Prosperity Sphere. The mostly black lighted show contains works, murals and sculptures by: Juan Angel Chavez, Michael T. Rea, Thunder Horse, Terry Plumming, Ed Marszewski, Rachael Marszewski, Nicholas Camargo, Michelle Faust, Sarah Kenny, Jeremy Tubbs, Vlado Ketch, Melanie Johnson, Jennifer Lorraine, Jon Song, and Nat Ward. Beware of black hole in the basement. (See project descriptions for more details of some of the works in the CPS1 Colony) (open throughout the festival)
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