Working against the tropes that cast darkness as maligned to the light, Perfect Dark is an exercise in altered presents and imaged futures.
PERFECT DARK: 004
DJ Tuga (Earth Angel, Aguas de Rosas)
Hijo Pródigo (Futurehood)
$8 Adv / $10 Before 12AM / $15 After / 21 & Over // Doors: 10PM / Show: 10PM
*$5 Before 12AM with Valid Student ID
This installment of Perfect Dark brings Milwaukee party-founder DJ Tuga, house/hip hop vocalist & performer Blu Bone, Pilsen ghetto house producer Elock, and FUTUREHOOD'S Hijo Pródigo!
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#PERFECTDARK IS A DREAM CONCEIVED BY FUTUREHOOD MEMBER HIJO PRODIGO. FEATURING THE INEXORABLE TALENTS OF BLACK & BROWN QUEERS IN NIGHTLIFE. IN OTHER WORDS… LOUD. BLACK. DANCE MUSIC.
#FUTUREHOOD IS A CHICAGO BASED RECORD LABEL AND MULTI MEDIA PLATFORM FOR QUEER & TRANS ARTIST OF COLOR
Join us for the opening reception of Fall 2019 Arist in Residence Namir Fearce's Capstone Exhibition, "I'm Building Me a Home." Free and open to the public. Beverages provided by our sponsors; alcohol served to 21+. Museum is located at 1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL. Accessible entrance, ramps and elevator are available.
“I’m Building Me a Home” is a multi media installation and film piece by Fall 2019 Artist in Residence, Namir Fearce, in response to the collections and exhibitions at the International Museum of Surgical Science. In it, Fearce weaves a nest/cocoon in the shape of a storm system; a site for the Black American conscience to restore, recall, exalt and project itself into. “I’m Building Me a Home” realizes the Black American body as the medium of pleasure and affliction, exaltation and exhaustion, and ultimately a site of resistance in its ability to transpose, adapt, collapse, remember and re-imagine.
Throughout his residency, Fearce explored sites and histories of pain and the body. Pain comes in all forms, some temporary, others that linger on. Acute pain is the brain’s way of signaling to the body that something is harming it. Chronic pain is much more vexing and difficult to treat. It is pain with no end in sight, lasting for weeks, months or years.
This body of work explores the memory of a near fatal childhood experience, allowing Fearce to relate to the Museum in terms of mortality, the body and healing.The installation weaves a narrative and creates a space for Fearce to perform, project into and navigate. The materials of the space are linked to a near-fatal self hanging accident, reconciling and realizing his personal relationship with rope, its potential as a building material, and its cultural, spiritual, and historical place in a larger collective futurity. Materials used in “I’m Building Me a Home” include readily accessible building and fishing materials, ropes, twine, steel and ladders to transform the space into something that acts like a habitat – activated through several acts of suspension, accompanied by the film “I’m Building Me A Home” and audioscape.
Namir Fearce is an interdisciplinary artist residing in Chicago, by way of North Minneapolis. His practices include experimental film, sculpture, painting, audio, and performance. Fluidity is central to his practice, drawing on a constellation of references and sites of Black American queer experience. He uses these histories, both personal and cultural, to weave complex, emotional, and political landscapes while exploring the potential bodies, identities, and stories that can arise in these newly woven domestic spaces. Fearce is a 3rd year BFA candidate at the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been featured in Red Bull Music Academy, Paper Magazine, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Walker Arts Center, Soap Factory and more.
The Cool Mom Lip Balm is special collaboration between Petty Butter and the Cool Mom of Futurehood, Mister Wallace
Ingredients: shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, avocado oil, castor oil, argan oil, jajoba oil, vitamin E oil, essential oil.
All products ship within 5-7 business days
Available Essential Oil Blends:
Cool Mom Custom Blend: clary sage, eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree
Petty Butter was created by Petty aka Itunuoluwa Ebijimi in 2016 after returning from a trip to Lagos, Nigeria. She was inspired by the long history with the shea nut. Petty Butter is made with Grade A unrefined shea butter, carrier oils, and essential oils combined together using Petty’s own recipes perfected over time and research. Petty Butter eliminates ashiness and provides a little bit of self-care in each jar. Petty Butter products range in price from $5-$45, so there is something for every budget. Petty Butter’s goal is provide healing while making one feel great in their own skin.
A mix conjured to accompany the 1971 film "Pink Narcissus". Initially performed at the Bijou Theater in Chicago in 2017, this mix offers a dreamy trip through bathhouse labyrinths and bookstore backrooms. - HIJO PRODGIO
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GIRLBOIFRIEND, CAE MONAE, & MISTER WALLACE
LAMIA, ARIEL ZETINA, DJ DAPPER, DJ LUCA
EVENT PHOTOS & GRAPHICS BY: TORi
[Tickets will be available via this facebook event page and the Promontory's Eventbrite, in three waves of pricing. Limited quantities of Super Early Bird tickets will be available for $5, followed by limited quantities of $10 Early Bird tickets. The remainder of the advanced tickets will be $15 and available until we reach capacity or the day of Solaris. Door tickets will be $20. We recommend buying advance tickets to guarantee your entry to the event.]
「 About Swoon」
Swoon brings the lgbtq+ community in Chicago together to dance+connect+party, with a focus on qtpoc+trans/gnc+femme identified folx to the front, always. Our goal is to create an intentional space where our politics remain in our party and we can give back to our community through the funds we raise. Any racist, transphobic, misogynistic, etc behavior is not tolerated in any capacity at our events.
「 About sWC」
smallWORLD Collective is a celebration of community and solidarity in the form of electrifying pop up events around the city of Chicago. With an emphasis on fluidity and individuality, sWC is always a space for you to be exactly who you are.
We often find ourselves saying “small world” when we realize just how intimate and small our world really is. We say it when we meet mutual friends, or recognize a stranger isn’t as strange as you may have thought. We are all connected, we are all family, and sWC’s intention is to highlight that phenomenon.
「 About House of Zetina」
Ariel Zetina is a deejay and curator for various dance music focused parties in the city- Diamond Formation at Smartbar, Ariel’s Party at Hideout, Rosebud at Berlin, and Rumors at Exit. House of Zetina represents the deejays, daughters, and performers who regularly contribute to these spaces.
「 About FUTUREHOOD」
#FUTUREHOOD IS A CHICAGO BASED RECORD LABEL AND MULTI MEDIA PLATFORM FOR QUEER & TRANS ARTISTS OF COLOR
ACCESSIBILITY NOTE: The Promontory is wheelchair accessible. If you have special needs, please call The Promontory ahead of time or send them an e-mail at email@example.com.
If you are interested in bottle service, please contact Matt at Vip@promontorychicago.com. Reservations for the downstairs restaurant are recommended for attendees interested in dining before or during the event. Reservations can be secured at http://promontorychicago.com/restaurant/reservations
SOLARIS II is the return of the collaborative event inspired by the warmth and renewal of the summer solstice. As we come to the end of the summer season, join Swoon, smallWORLD Collective, House of Zetina, and FUTUREHOOD for a one of a kind party that unites all corners of Chicago’s queer community.
Fetish by Roy Kinsey
Directed by Ashley Battle
A city’s social progress is shaped by the people that call it home, and Chicago is no exception. A movement of artistic collectives is elevating Chicago's marginalized communities to reshape the city's social climate, including the founders of Chicago's longest-running weekly party Queen!, queer Black femme collective Party Noire, LGBTQIA+-centric label and artist collective FutureHood, and drag performers Bambi Banks and Kenzie Coulee.