Bridgeport: Community of the Future
The Community of the Future is a not so tongue-in-cheek reference to the burgeoning art and music scenes in Bridgeport. Over the past few years a number of galleries, cultural spaces like Iron Studios, Hey Cadets!, mn Gallery, Texas Ballroom and the Zhou B. Center have quietly opened and are establishing an enticing south side neighborhood for cultural workers to work, live and play in.

For four weeks Select Media Festival and friends are hosting and presenting a wide range of programming in various spaces throughout bridgeport.
For a complete listing of programs visit the festival website.


Featured programs

The Bridgeport Art Walk
Oct. 22, 2005 Noon to 2am

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In collaboration with mn gallery and Chicago Artists’ Month, Select Media Festival has programmed and mapped out an alternative cultural cartography of the Bridgeport neighborhood. Visit over 2 dozen spaces and enjoy an evening of performances and screenings.

Bridgeport: Community of the Future Experimental Culture Zone
Oct. 22–November 13, 2005
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only

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Select Media Festival helps kick start a new artistic “cultural center” along a one block area on 3100 – 3200 South Morgan St that hosts three independent stores: Quimby’s , Myopic Books and Odd Obsession Video, alongside the only coffee house in Bridgeport and a local favorite Dive bar, Maria’s Liquors.

The New Chicagoans
Oct. 21 – Nov. 13, 2005

Opening Reception Oct. 21, 6 p.m. -
With performances by Fossil Fuels, Irene Moon, and Mudboy.
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Iron Studios 3636 Iron St, second floor
Gallery Hours: 1 – 5 p.m. Sat and Sun
The New Chicagoans refers to a multiplicity of approaches by the avant-garde of Chicago’s art communities. This group exhibition reveals the wide range of approaches in experimental and contemporary art making in the city.

Secret Histories Museum
Oct. 28 - Nov. 13, 2005

Opening Reception Oct. 28, 6 p.m.
With performances by Lazer Crystal, The Killer Whales, The Chandeliers, and members of Mahjongg
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Iron Studios 3636 Iron St, second floor
Gallery Hours: 1 -5 p.m. Sat and Sun
The Secret Histories Museum discovers and presents historical evidence, inviting visitors to seek understanding of themselves and of the world, between history and future.

The Tactical Ice Cream Unit
Oct. 24 – Oct. 31, 2005

Locations TBA (see schedule at SMF4)
The Tactical Ice Cream Unit (TICU) rolls through Chicago in an act of intervention that replaces cold stares with frosty treats and nourishing knowledge.
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Underground Multiplex Program
Oct 20- November 13 Multiple locations and dates (see schedule at SMF4)
Using the theme of the multiplex where people often see more than one movie for the price of one admission visitors can wander through our temporary multiplex, watch multiple video programs, and eat as much popcorn that they can.
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Maps

Download a pdf map of the b-port art walk

View a map of the b-port art walk

Google map of the community of the future

google map to our favorite bar in the community of the future

Google map of the Select Media Festival HQ