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Poetry on Stage: FJORDS

Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM
Friday, February 24th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 25th, 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 25th, 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 26th, 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 26th, 2:00 PM

Poetry Foundation 
61 West Superior Street
Tickets at fjords.eventbrite.com/ 

A multidisciplinary, multimedia collaborative work by Manual Cinema and the Chicago Q Ensemble, FJORDS imaginatively presents the poetry of Zachary Schomburg. Toeing the line between live scored cinema and performance art, FJORDS features shadow puppetry, live silhouette, video, and manipulated slide projection to create haunting visual renderings of Schomburg’s poems. Accompanied by an original score for string quartet, percussion, and electronics by Manual Cinema composer Kyle Vegter, FJORDS morphs the real and the imagined, dream states with the everyday, and the conscious with the subconscious. Each performance features a reading by Zachary Schomburg followed by a presentation of this unique theatrical experience.

Presented in collaboration with Manual Cinema and the Chicago Q Ensemble. Fjords is produced in part by High Concept Laboratories and Black Ocean Press.

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  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
    Current Exhibition
    Jan 12, 2017 – May 26, 2017

    This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.