For National Poetry Month, The Poetry Center of Chicago is highlighting poets that work across media. For this Six Points reading, we are showcasing poets that use film as a way to speak to language and image.
Please join us for a screening/performance/conversation with these multidisciplinary artists.
Sherae Rimpsey is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has exhibited her work in the U.S and internationally, most notably at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland; the Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland and National Library of Buenos Aires, Argentina as a contributing artist in Luis Camnitzer’s El Ultimo Libro - The Last Book project; and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany where she was awarded the prestigious Solitude Fellowship. She is the recipient of a Philadelphia Foundation Grant, as a Flaherty Fellow and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and Residency. She has a BFA in Technology & Integrated Media with an emphasis in Visual Culture from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jazzy Smith is an adjective - doing her best to listen deeply. From the Nevada desert, blown around, right now in Chicago. She writes, films, and enjoys cinnamon rolls when she can't tell any more stories. Most likely thinking about you.
Shawné Michaelain Holloway is a Chicago-based new media artist using sound, video, and performance to shape the rhetorics of technology and sexuality into tools for exposing structures of power. She has spoken and exhibited work internationally in spaces like The New Museum (New York, NY), Sorbus Galleria (Helsinki, Fi), on NTS Radio (London, UK) and was one of the 2017 residents at The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City, IA.)