Deadlines and Divine Distractions (Virtual)

Monday, Sep 27 – Nov 29, 2021

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637

With writings by Kaveh Akbar, Miranda July, Eileen Myles, Ariana Reines, Natasha Stagg, and Audrey Wollen.

Deadlines and Divine Distractions is an ongoing epistolary project, which brings together letters between friends and strangers, the living and the dead. In this special iteration, letters penned by six artists, writers, and filmmakers—each accompanied by a phone recording—will intervene weekly in the Renaissance Society’s regular cadence of email announcements.

The project’s co-editors—Negar Azimi, writer and Editor in Chief of Bidoun, and Pati Hertling, Deputy Director of Performance Space New York—have made this selection of letters on the occasion of Smashing into my heart.