X-102 Rediscovers The Rings Of Saturn (1/16)

X-102 Rediscovers The Rings Of Saturn

"A visual and sound graphic exposé of one of the universe's most beautiful and mysterious planets"

Friday, January 16, 7 pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center
77 E. Randolph St.

::::Free admission:::::

Saturn In 1992, X-102 (Experimental 102), otherwise known as Underground Resistance – the Detroit-based electronic musical trio of Mike Banks, Jeff Mills and Robert Hood – set out to create a musical project about the planet Saturn and its rings in a full-length LP entitled X-102 discovers the Rings Of Saturn (Tresor). X-102 attempted to musically describe the physical make-up and content of the never-before seen planet and each of its significant rings known as A, B, C, E and F. Fifteen years later, Banks and Mills have produced a brand new musical soundtrack, featuring re-mastered original compositions paired with a visual version of the project and breathtaking images from the NASA Cassini/Huygen exploratory mission, which visited and documented Saturn and its moons. Musician and director Jeff Mills will discuss the project after the screening. The approximate running time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. This Ohm Multimedia Series program is supported by Axis Records and GammaPlayer.com.

Watch the film trailer here.

Re: Production (1/9 -2/13)

Re: Production - recent work by Christa Donner

At Three Walls
January 9th - February 13th

artist's talk: Thursday, January 29th, 6pm

Donner’s project Re:Production, is an exhibition that “re-imagines reproduction” through a wall installation, large scale drawings, a small-press zine and an animation made in collaboration with biologist and fellow artist Andrew Yang. What role does the notion of birth play in our diverse conceptions of femininity? What feelings or fears arise out of it? How might pregnancy conflict with or alter our priorities? What sort of agency do we even have in directing our bodies, and to what lengths are we willing to go? Drawing on both the personal narratives of a diverse group of women and from the reproductive models of other organisms -- the Peach Aphid, Surinam Toad, Adactylidium Mite, Hydra, and the Mollusk Crepidula --Donner creates new visions of human reproduction during a time when fertility drugs and genetic modification seem to make all sorts of impossible things viable.

Chicago Reader review