09.30 - 10.30.16

Joan Dickinson / Mildred Hood
Coming in from the North

Joan Dickinson is an artist working in multiple forms following multiple lines of inquiry: mythological, autobiographical, geographical, and historical. Her work has been presented in the United States, Canada, England and Scotland, France, Belgium, and starting in the spring of 2017, Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia.


Mildred Hood is a 38-year veteran of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad [BNSF] working as a locomotive engineer primarily along the route beginning at the BNSF depot at 41st and Pulaski in Chicago and ending in Fort Madison, Iowa. Mildred hauls FAK [Freight All Kinds] except circus animals and recently retired to St. Louis and a second career as the theater manager for an historical society.


In 2007, Joan and Mildred met at a party and through an evolving series of conversations and activities––movement-based performance, video and audio field recordings, historical research, travel and writing––generated something like a collaboration that looks something like a palindrome with Mildred's train as the central mode of conveyance for wide-ranging ideas about narrative, place, nomenclature, travel, race and class, and freight. Coming in from the North––a performance in two parts and one installation––presents a portion of that collaboration.

 

Curated by Lou Mallozzi.

 

Joan Dickinson: writing, performance, and exhibition design
Mildred Hood: video and audio field recordings

 

Part 1: Listening for home with my ears I am listening.

Opening performance on Friday, September 30, 9pm

 
Exhibition hours:
Saturdays & Sundays from 1-5 pm and Mondays at OPTION
or email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment.

 

Part 2: The October Horse Rites

Performance on Friday, October 14, 9pm


Exhibition hours:
Saturdays & Sundays from 1-5 pm and Mondays at OPTION
or email info@ess.org to schedule an appointment.

 

Photo ©2016 Joan Dickinson


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