Portable Homes in Chicago

Portable Homes in Chicago
Event on 2014-01-18 19:00:00

Attention: People With Body Parts, a body-positive collective based in Central Europe. Our project Portable Homes involves collaboration with survivors of domestic violence and intersecting communities of those who experience political violence and embody histories of occupation and uprootedness. Through book-making, dance, workshops, and other collaborative art projects, Attention: People With Body Parts works to increase the accessibility of control of borders and boundaries, celebration, and space for connection to and from body parts. 

To make our Portable Homes project in solidarity with survivors more accessible, we will have a 14-city tour crossways the United Says and Canada in Jan 2014. Our tour consists of writing and movement workshops in partnership with grassroots organizations at apiece of our tour stops. All of these designated safe-spaces work with communities of survivors, ranging from centers for kids who have incarcerated parents to rape crisis centers to transition homes for domestic violence survivors.

Part of the mission is to give life to the letters and issues that contributors address. Our tour will feature night-time performances with spoken word, contact improvisation dance, and media and visual art from the writers of our upcoming book. This portion of the tour gives survivors dominance over how their bodies enter the public space in choosing how to having their pieces represented within a performance space. This form of control and party of body parts showcases the many ways in which survivors can move forward and into a body that feels a tiny more like home.

Here's the scoop for Chicago! 

Workshops: 1/18 from 1-3pm @ The Awakening Center and Gallery
**Free and for survivors and folks in solidarity with survivors. 
**All participants will have guaranteed access and opportunities for participation in our performances

Performance: 1/18 from 7-9pm @ The Ribcage 
3036 N. Lincoln Ave # 3B 
**Doors open at 6:30 

Bring a ticket! Bring a lamp! Bring anything that makes you feel safe! & follow our Facebook page for this event to receive updates related to accessibility, local resources, and things to expect. Here is information on the venue's accessibility. 

Want more info on us? Or our other 13 stops this January!?

Click here! Or check out the links below,

Send a letter to your body parts

The book that started this moving movement in 2012

at the Ribcage
3036 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, United States

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