OPEN CALL | RE-WIRED

This is an OPEN CALL for individuals and groups who feel unheard, misunderstood, marginalized and invisible.

It is an invitation to GATHER and COLLABORATE on art installations that amplify your voices and real-life experiences. Whether queer, indigenous, immigrant, refugee, a senior citizen or a person with a disability, all of us are connected by our shared humanity. This truth is too often mired by conflict, inequality, greed, misunderstanding and a lack of empathy. The role of CRAFT & MAKING—to facilitate communication and HUMANIZE THE OTHER—is at the heart of THE RE-WIRED PROJECT, an ART INSTALLATION that will be displayed in a gallery exhibition at FACILITY from September–November 2022, http://facilitychicago.org.

THE RE-WIRED PROJECT is inspired in part by the moving and powerful expressions of solidarity that emerged as chalky sidewalk slogans and impassioned murals throughout the City in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The walls, sidewalks, front yards and windows of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods have long served as a canvas, reflecting individual and community values. These very public yet personal affirmations, including sentiments like ‘I am beautiful,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Hate Has No Home Here,’ bring awareness to social justice issues that have long impacted our city’s (and nation’s) complicated relationship with its history. It is also an expression of hopes and dreams. From The Great Migration of African Americans from the South, to refugees fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, Chicago continues to serve as a city of hope and refuge; a reality filled with contradictions and opportunities for self-reflection.

To Participate
PO Box Collective
6900 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Saturday, April 23, 11 am – 2 pm
Saturday, May 21, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday, June 18, 11 am – 2 pm

YOU CAN CREATE ART BY SHAPING OBJECTS AND WORDS OUT OF WIRE FOR THIS PUBLIC ART PROJECT. THIS IS A CHANCE TO EXPRESS YOURSELF AND HAVE A GREAT TIME DOING IT.

Chicago artists Anke Loh, Sharon Shoji, and Savneet Talwar will guide you through the workshop.

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