Singing Stones Full Programming

Tuesday, September 12

Performance: Thomas Teurlai 
Opening Reception of Singing Stones

6:45pm

The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place

Score for bodies and machines (2017)

During the opening night celebration of Singing Stones, French artist Thomas Teurlai presents Score for bodies and machines. In the context of this performance, two photocopying machines are used for their exact function: producing images, as well as to more precisely create the complete score of a choreography for two dancers. The amplification of the photocopiers’ noises is transformed into reverberating and ambient music through the sound of its passing neon lights. Dancers: Anna-Martine Whitehead and Benjamin Wardell.

Performance is open to registered VIP guests, to RSVP for the public reception, visit rsvp.artsy.net/singing-stones-opening-reception

Saturday, September 16

The Roundhouse at The DuSable Museum of African American History

Curator-led Tour: Singing Stones and DuSable Fall Exhibitions

2:00–3:00 pm

Tour begins at The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place 

Join Palais de Tokyo Curator Katell Jaffrès and DuSable Museum President and CEO Perri Irmer with DuSable Museum Vice President for Planning, Education and Museum Experience Lee Bey for a guided private tour of Singing Stones and the exhibitions at the Dusable Museum of African American History.

View of Thomas Teurlai’s work, 2017, in “Prec(ar)ious Collectivs” 

Performance: Thomas Teurlai

2:30–3:30 pm

The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place

Score for bodies and machines (2017)

Thomas Teurlai’s Score for bodies and machines will once again be performed with dancers Anna-Martine Whitehead and Benjamin Wardell.

/Dialogues: Singing Stones in Conversation

3:30–4:30pm

EXPO CHICAGO /Dialogues Stage | Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave

Ticket to EXPO CHICAGO required to attend

Join Moroccan-French visual artist Bouchra Khalili and American interdisciplinary filmmaker Cauleen Smith (Corbett vs. Dempsey), moderated by Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum Alison Gass, for a conversation about national identity and social activism in moving image and media. The discussion will address issues frequent in their works, such as border crossing, migration, cultural heritage and identity. Presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art.

Saturday, October 7

Reading and Performance: Cauleen Smith

2:00–4:00pm

The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place

If Thoughts could Heal (2017)

Join artist Cauleen Smith for an activation of her site-specific work installed in the vast rotunda of The Roundhouse. Utilizing the acoustics of the space, a series of readings will take place in the epicenter of the exhibition, before an organized procession to the Smart Museum of Art as part of Smith’s inclusion in Revolution Every DayEvent begins at The Roundhouse and ends at Smart Museum of Art.

Saturday, October 14

Obama Presidential Center, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and Interactive Design Architects. 

Obama Presidential Center Panel

2:00–3:00pm

Auditorium at the DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place

Dr. Louise Bernard (Director, Museum of the Obama Presidential Center), Amanda Williams, and Andres Luis Hernandez (Artists and Members of the Exhibition Design Team, Obama Presidential Center). Moderated by Monica Chadha (Founder, Civic Projects; Member of the Exhibition Design Team, Obama Presidential Center).

Join newly appointed Director of the Museum of the Obama Presidential Center, Dr. Louise Bernard, along with interdisciplinary members of the Exhibition Design Team, for this conversation about the work of the Obama Presidential Center and the Museum's role as an innovative social and cultural institution.

Louis Bernard is the former Director of Exhibitions at the New York Public Library. She previously served as a senior content developer at Ralph Appelbaum Associates, and as a Curator at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. Amanda Williams, a visual artist and architect, is well known for her series, Color(ed) Theory and her work is currently on view as part of the Chicago Works series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Andres Luis Hernandez is an artist and educator committed to collaborative and community-based work, currently working on a range of projects with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. The panel will be moderated by Monica Chadha, Founder of Civic Projects, a hybrid architecture practice in Chicago that takes a participatory approach to design, building teams and working collaboratively to develop work that address community revitalization. Projects include the Virginio Ferrari Contemporary Arts Center and strategic planning for the Chicago Torture Justic Center. Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) is the project lead for exhibition design and interpretive planning.

Saturday, October 21

Guest-Designer Led Tour: Andrew Schachman
Performance: Floating Museum

2:00–4:00pm

The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place

parable of a maroon-moon ritual & a southern tree (pt. 1 & 2)(2017)

Palais de Tokyo Guest Designer Andrew Schachman leads a guided tour of Singing Stones followed by a performance by the Floating Museum, entitled parable of a maroon-moon ritual & a southern tree (pt. 1 & 2) by artist Avery R. Young. Through story, sound and space, the multi-disciplinary performance piece centers around the powers of a fictional super-natural hero, named Cicero Cumbuka. Implementing repetition, call, response, and echo, this new work imagines the sound of the spaces within the syntax of a poem on page.

Saturday, October 28

EXPO CHICAGO and Chicago Architecture Biennial Present:
Closing Reception for Palais de Tokyo | Singing Stones

2:00­–5:00pm

The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Place

Join EXPO CHICAGO and the Chicago Architecture Biennial for a special encore of select performances as part of this official Closing Reception.

1:45 pm | Opening Remarks

2:00 pm | Performance: Cauleen Smith
If Thoughts could Heal (2017)

3:00 pm | Performance: Floating Museum
Parable of a maroon moon ritual & a southern tree (2017) Part 2, by Avery R. Young

4:00 pm | Performance: Thomas Teurlai 
Score for bodies and machines (2017)
Performed by Benjamin Wardell & Anna-Martine Whitehead

5:00 pm | Closing Remarks