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March 25, 2017

Submissive Exhibitions is pleased to announce the opening for Dylan Cale's solo exhibition and performance, Observation Device.

Dylan Cale Jones invites you to observe and draw a Chicago Police Observation Device.

WHERE: Humboldt Park, just west of the intersection of California and Potomac.

Bring your own drawing and observation materials. Limited materials will be provided. Event is free and open to the public. No previous observation or drawing experience required.

Submissive Exhibitions is pleased to announce the opening for Norman Long's performance Soundwalk.

A guided listening tour from Submissive Exhibitions to Eckhart Park starts 12PM and ends back at Submissive Exhibitions at 1PM.

Note from the artist:

What is a sound walk? A guided exploration of a site using listening focused skills. We will listen to how the community sounds as we are moving through it. I believe that through listening we have a tool to define communities and ourselves. We also can use those tools to shape who we are and where we live. We will be listening for changes, interactions, conditions, weather, traffic, animals, insects, people, vehicles and other factors in what makes a place what it is. We start by listening in our own silence. Being mindful of our own consciousness through our breath. Then we focus on how we sound as we move throughout the site. We then expand our listening to what is near to us, what just passed us and then what is ahead. Our path is a score that changes each time we walk it. Our walk is a performance unique to our own bodies and spaces we pass through.

After the walk we should be able to answer these questions:
How do these sounds define where you are in the park? What sounds are constant? What sounds changed? What moves through it? What did you expect to hear? What did you remember hearing? What sounds do you like? What sounds don’t you like?

Submissive Exhibitions is pleased to announce the opening for Michelle Hartney's solo exhibition and performance, The Weight of Words.

The Weight of Words is a performance piece and installation about Donald Trump’s long history of objectifying women. Handmade ankle weights were paired with a metal plaque containing a misogynistic statement attributed to Donald Trump. Each weight was stuffed with shredded paper that contained the original source of Trump's statement.

Several of the weights were worn during a performance piece at the Women’s March in D.C., where a group of women marched wearing the ankle weights, carrying Trump's words on their bodies for the duration of the march.

Additionally, a community activated performance piece is included in this installation, where viewers are invited to choose from stacks of printed out Trump tweets and interviews that contain his misogynistic statements. Participants can shred his words with paper shredders that are provided in the gallery. There is also a virtual shredder available via www.michellehartney.com where viewers can press “play” and shred Trump’s words.