Steve Everett: Out of the Frame
Out of the Frame (2016) is an interactive installation on Ophelia, the young girl portrayed 2012 US Poet Laureate, Natasha Tretheway's poetry collection, Bellocq's Ophelia (2002, Graywolf Press). Music and video are drawn from Everett's 2008 opera, Ophelia's Gaze for soprano, string quartet, and interactive audio-video. The work is a narrative sequence of tableau vivant in which viewers are asked to engage with the imagined thoughts and perceptions of a young mixed-race prostitute in the Storyville section of New Orleans in 1912.
Location: High Concept Labs, 4th floor, inside Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2233 S. Throop Street Chicago, IL 60608
Dates: Wednesday through Sunday, October 5-9, 2016
Times: Wed 5-8 pm; Thu 3-6:30 pm; Fri, Sat, Sun 2-6 pm
Free admission and parking