MISSION OF THE SECRET HISTORIES MUSEUM
The Secret Histories Museum discovers and presents historical evidence in order
to seek understanding of ourselves and our world in between history and the
future. The mission of the museum is to deepen the understanding of past choices;
present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of community;
and facilitate solutions to common problems.
Secret Histories Museum
3636 S Iron St
Chicago Il 60409
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 5pm
[Installation, mixed media, perrfomance]
folk ADD happened twice, once in the 1960s and once in the 1980s. Both eras
reflect similar methods and reasoning; only the materials shift, creating
pleasing sets of past and present from the future."
- keith watkins, art forum 1989
folk ADD started in the backyards of Chicago and their detritus and work wound
up in a ranch in Missouri. The collection of A. Carlson will be unveiled for
the first time in the U.S. revealing this peculiar intersection between Dada,
Fluxus, Yippie hedonism and industrial art.
The ambition in the present recreation of folk ADD environments is not an act
of preservation or a presentation of works created, but a living archive like
the way to expose the clippings of artists fingernails on display. More simply:
it is the casino air from the mountains of Colorado.
During museum recreation hours viewers should be prepared to relive any and all
events from their own lives, the life of Richard M Daley, any and or all of the
folk ADD artists and the people they know/knew. In place of you folk ADD artists
will establish links to unknown knowns, this physical place will harbor the largest
known recreation of folk ADD ever.