Poetry on Stage: FJORDS
Thursday, February 23rd,
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
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.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.