“the strangest gathering since the destruction of the Tower of Babel” Adela Goldbard

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the strangest gathering since the destruction of the Tower of Babel

Adela Goldbard
2016

Films, photographs, maps, drawings, building and cooking will transform the studio into a set where late XIX century collides with contemporary Chicago. The project was prompted by the book “The Devil in the White City” and will stage archival research and ethnographic explorations of Jackson Park. This work will dig into the immanent exoticism and colonialism of a show of spectacle such as the World’s Columbian Fair of 1893 and into the influence that private institutions like the University of Chicago (est. 1890) can have in the (mis)configuration of a community.

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Airing February 29 – March 6, 2016

As part of The Set Speaks