Art In Lockdown Live: Our Valence

Friday, May 29, 2020 3 – 4:30 pm

835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

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Join us for a screening of Our Valence, a film by Kennedy Yanko in collaboration with Lutfi Janania with performance by Zachary Tye Richardson, curated by Tessa Ferreyros for Art in Buildings. In its original iteration Our Valence was a performance-driven installation composed of exotic florals, organic material, found metal and paint skins, and narrative bodily movement. It was a somaesthetic enactment of creating the indivisible: building the building blocks of matter and representing the personifying moment when seemingly opposite forces harmonize. Our Valence exists as the repetitive moment that begins and ends again and again. It must occur before life can be seen, felt, heard, or perceived as a whole. 

We invite you to revisit the experience of Our Valence with Kennedy and her creative collaborators on the evocative piece. The evening will begin with a screening of Our Valence and will be followed by a live conversation.