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Exhibition Detail
The Synesthetic Plan of Chicago: A Multi-Sensory Journey
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602


June 1st, 2009 - September 30th, 2009
 
The Synesthetic Plan of Chicago: A Multi-Sensory Journey,
The Synesthetic Plan of Chicago: A Multi-Sensory Journey

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The Synesthetic Plan of Chicago: A Multi-Sensory Journey
Through Chicago and Its Neighborhoods (SPC)

An interactive installation at the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center (77 E. Randolph Street), The Synesthetic Plan of Chicago: A Multi-Sensory Journey Through Chicago and Its Neighborhoods is part of the citywide summer tourism initiative, Explore Chicago: Take A Neighborhood Vacation (June 1-September 30). More than 40 artists and organizations have joined in creating this exploration of Chicago through the five senses. Visitors and locals can experience Chicago imagery, sounds, fragrances, flavors and textures captured in miniature neighborhood scenes such as a mapping of the tastes and recipes of Chinatown, and an exploration of East Garfield Park candy. Explore Chicago: Take A Neighborhood Vacation showcases the city's famous enclaves through over 100 insider events and activities including this special exhibition. Presented in collaboration with Chicago cultural and neighborhood organizations, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Office of Tourism and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Tourism.

For details and to book a hotel stay, call 877.CHICAGO (877.244.2246 toll-free), or visit www.ExploreChicago.org. The TTY toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 866.710.0294.

Chicago visitors and Chicagoans welcoming out-of-town guests can receive additional information, brochures and maps on Chicago's exciting events and attractions at the Visitor Information Centers. The centers are located at Chicago Water Works, 163 E. Pearson Street at Michigan Avenue, and the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street.

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ADDITIONAL INFO / TEXT

2009 is the centenary of the publication of The Plan of Chicago. The Synesthetic Plan of Chicago: A Multi-Sensory Journey Through Chicago and Its Neighborhoods is an art installation project which corresponds with the celebration of this historic event. SPC's participating artists and organizations have designed installation pieces which bring together sounds, sights, tastes, smells, and tactile things that relate to Chicago's neighborhoods; create an interactive environment so participants can interact with the sensory "artifacts" of Chicago in creative and imaginative ways; and invites people to think about synesthetic connections with things that relate to Chicago.

The Synesthetic Plan of Chicago is commissioned by the City of Chicago. SPC, which is co-curated by Annie Heckman and Daniel Godston, includes the following projects:

Neighborhood Synesthesia, by Anti Gravity Surprise
blank maps for "Notes for a People's Atlas of Chicago," by AREA Chicago
"Somnambulant City," by Brett Ian Balogh
"Bottletracks," by Sarah Bendix and Kelly Connolly
"Within the Scope of Wiki," by Alpha Bruton
"Urban Messengers," by ,"Every Four Blocks," by Kelly Connolly
"A Cross-sensory Questionnaire About Chicago," by Eric Elshtain
"Putting Layers on the Onion," by Daniel Godston
"Memorializing Chicago's Disasters," by Elise Goldstein
"A Book of Chicago Bookstores," by Laura Goldstein
"Haunted Spaces," by Annie Heckman
"Chocolate Stockyard," by Jeriah Hildwine
"NetWorking & Plasti-City," by Anni Holm
"Bubbly Creek," by James Jankowiak
"A Slice of Shoreline," by Deanna Krueger
"Daisy Chain," by Maggie Leininger
"Sensory City," by Clover Morell
"Extraction: Intelligentsia," by Ira S. Murfin
"Synestheticizing the Outsidereal," by the Next Objectivists
"C(l/r)aving," by Carol Ng-He
"The City in a Garden," by Lindsay Obermeyer
"Textaport Vending Machine," by PiSplice
"Read Up and Down and You Will See Why I Love You and You Love Me," by Felicia Grant Preston
"A Walking Dream of the World's Columbian Exposition," by Kelley Schei
"Musical Chairs," by the Stockyard Institute with Faiz Razi, Beth Wiedner, & Zeb
"Acoustic Mirror of the World," by the World Listening Project

SPC has been installed in the Visitors Center at the Chicago Cultural Center, with June 1st being its starting date. Parts of SPC will travel to locations throughout Chicago, and it will be part of the Fourth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival


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