Abandoned Practices 2018 Performances

On Wednesday, July 25 @ 1PM, in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Columbus Building, sixteen participants of the three-week summer course devoted to abandoned practices and endangered uses shared presentations devised in response to the form of the Chautauqua Assembly, a traveling rural adult education institution, the popularity of which peaked in the late 1800s. Sharing the theme of useful knowledge, the three 15-18 minute presentations each weave a series of strictly timed original responses to subjects such as “Moving Sidewalk,” and “Acoustic Location” in alternating presentational modes of expert demonstration, traveling exhibition, entertainment performance, misremembered fabulation,and the "occasional poetry" of the toast.