The winter in Chicago is a phenomenon we all have to reckon with, one that feels like a major disruption to everyday life. It’s harder to do routine activities such as buying groceries, going to work, or meeting friends. Often Chicagoans have an antagonistic relationship with the winter, as something to deal with, conquer, fight, and overcome. The way society is structured feeds into this narrative: we are asked to stay just as productive as during any other time, to go to school and to our jobs, and to not let the cold and dark slow us down.
What about approaching the winter from a place of acceptance? What about having a reminder that we are indeed supposed to slow down, bundle up, buckle down, and go to sleep with the city? What of gentleness and surrender? During the exhibition Comfort Station will become the generating point for a lullaby to the city, for enticing Chicagoans to see the winter, and the semi-hibernation that comes with it, as a time for reflection and a necessary slowing down, instead of something to resist and go head to head with.
Come enjoy a light installation by Chiara Galimberti and winter music by:
Bilingual, witchy singer of sad songs, favoring unrequited love in waltz tempo
lo fi electro noise dance psych folk apatheticisms and bits of gold
Shelby grew up in Olympia, WA and moved to Chicago in the middle of winter four years ago. He writes a lot of songs and hosts show at his house, Pinky Swear in Humboldt Park
Gold Paint Boy
I used to think talking about the weather was mundane, but then I realized i was just afraid of being mundane!
Madeleine Aguilar was born in 1998 in Phoenix, AZ. She currently resides in Chicago, IL. In high school she had an encounter with Joan of Arc which is the basis for her album titled Made in. In summer 2015, Madeleine went on a 7 week family road trip making a song for each state she stayed in.
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