11am @ Des Plaines and Randolph
join us (with your bicycle) on Sunday April 29th at 11:00AM to commemorate May
Day and the Haymarket. Assemble at the site of the Haymarket Monument located
at the conjunction of Des Plaines and Randolph in Chicago’s West Loop.
Questions: Please contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
NOON to 7pm @ Zhou B Center
1029 W. 35th St. (basement)
The NFO EXPO (pronounced “info expo”) brings art groups and community
orgs together to exchange information and ideas as well as provide a public platform
for each group to present themselves. We see it as a trade show for experimental
art, emerging spaces, and radical exchange. It’s our version of what an
art fair should be.
Through the simple presentation format of a booth or table, based on a science
fair model, we will facilitate straight-forward exchanges about what is going
on locally in various communities, from disparate neighborhoods in Chicago, to
cities all over the world. Media and art collectives, anti-globalization initiatives,
community projects, alt spaces, and other art/activist initiatives are highly
encouraged to participate. WE will provide booth or table space at a very low
fee to help us cover construction costs. The NFO XPO takes Place April 28 and
29, 2007 during Chicago’s city wide annual art fair weekend.
Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Aldir Mendes de Souza,Bird House Museum, Polvo Gallery,
Chicago Underground Library, Anni Holm, Monster Box, Archeworks, Archecamp, Anarchitectures,
Moss, Guillotine, Crowe Brooks’ Disco Mutation, Speaker Boys Epiphany,
Intimate Apparel, Janet Groenert, Art Shanties, Country Club, Soule Soule, Sewing
Rebellion, The Plaines Project, Dillon- De Give, cBlends, Green Lantern, Secret
Order of the Lamprey, Terry Plumming, JB Daniel, Will Work for Food, Three-walls,
You Know A Secret, Pray for Oil, Alee Peoples, Street Art Workers Collective,
Reversible Eye, Elise Blue, Sean Smuda- Dream Research, Noisvelvet, Campo, Disposable
Society, Andrew Kim, I-go, Moveable Labyrinth, 3066 Labs InCUBATE, and many many
Performances, discussions and other autonomous programming accompanies the NFO
EXPO. Dinner will be provided at 5pm each nite of the NFO XPO. You can gain free
admission to the Unofficial Art Fair Happening at Co-Prosperity Sphere with a
the NFO EXPO.
FREE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM
3pm @ Zhou B Center • 1029 W. 35th St. (basement)
2pm Waste Vegetable Oil / Straight Vegetable Oil (WSO/SVO)
Eleanor Balson will give a multi-media presentation about the WVO/SVO movement.
She hopes to encourage people to initiate their own independence from the
most evil, poisonous crutch of American society - Gasoline. In her presentation
she’ll demonstrate how we’ve finally arrived at an era where
we can easily take autonomous charge of our transportation, if not our whole
lives. Video and photo slideshow as well as a tour of the vehicle and art
made on the conversion of her vehicle will be part of the discussion/presentation.
4pm Secret Order of the Lamprey meeting:
Observe the proceedings behind plexi-glass of one of Chicago’s most
prolific and secretive art freak collectives.
6pm @ Co-Prosperity Sphere • 32nd Place and Morgan
Dead-in-iraq is an online gaming intervention/memorial/protest created by
The project dead-in-iraq commenced in March of 2006, to roughly coincide with
the 3rd anniversary of the start of the Iraq conflict. I enter the online US
Army recruiting game, “America’s Army”, in order to manually
type the name, rank and date of death of each service person who has died to
date in Iraq. The work is a fleeting, online memorial to those military personnel
who have been killed in this ongoing conflict.
DeLappe enters the game using the login name, “dead-in-iraq” and
types the names using the game’s text messaging system. As is his usual
practice when creating such an intervention, he becomes a neutral visitor as
and does not participate in the proscribed mayhem. Rather, he stands in position
and types until killed. Upon being re-incarnated he continues to type.
DeLappe will input 100 names as a live act of performance/
7pm A repeat screening of the film DARKON (See April 22 for description)
Users vs Barbarians
8pm @ Co-Prosperity Sphere • 32nd Place & Morgan
Extended gallery hours during the We’re Rollin’ They’re
Hatin’ exhibition featuring performances by:
Magic is Kuntmaster
Camilla Ha’s solo project is simultaneously aggressive and soul searching,
violent and mysterious, noisy yet luscious.
Former Mahjonng member Caryl comes to visit from San Francisco, and she brings
this musical project with her.
Audio weirdness by Rose from San Francisco, 1/3 of Zeroth, formerly known as
Jumbly, twingy saxophone noiserock. They are the feel of the word that they are.
Rotten Milk (America’s Meth Problem, Permanent Midnight) and Rand Sevilla
(America’s Meth Problem, Caret of Sexy) are Chicago’s only noise
band that plays (sorta) quietly in your kitchen.
Gynoslayer is a multi-genre approach to trying to understand the plight of women
in modern culture, we’re still scratching our heads. http://www.myspace.com/gynoslayer
Cave Bitch is Amanda from Zeroth.