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May 11, 2022

Portable Gray issue 8: "Earth"

University of Chicago Arts

Damon Locks, The World is a Different Place, 2017. Xerox. Courtesy of the artist.

The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the release of the eighth issue of Portable Gray, a publication that draws on the work of the Gray Center, a research center for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars.

Published twice annually (fall/spring) by the University of Chicago Press, Portable Gray is a forum for experimenting with two genres of publication: the scholarly journal and the art magazine. Each issue is shaped by a theme, which is treated elastically and through myriad forms: artworks, essays, interviews, reflections, photography, and poetry among others.

About this issue
The eighth issue of Portable Gray considers the Earth as its object and reason for being. With special attention to the sonic and material resonances that the planet invokes, this edition is an occasion for a stock-taking of our shared ecosystem with some of the challenges it poses and the joys it has to offer in the twenty-second year of the 21st Century in the Third Millennium.

Editor’s Plaisance
Zachary Cahill

Observation and Artistic Imagination in Deep Time
Paul Sereno and Julie Marie Lemon

“Dispatches from the Animal Revolution”
Ron Broglio and Jacob Henry Leveton

The Brokenhearted Sovereigntist
Andrea Carlson

Fluid Dynamics—Water, Rights, and Art in the Body Politic
Susan Gzesh, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Abigail Winograd, and Jill Sterrett

A Cage Full of Oxygen
Jennifer Scappettone

Exposing The Hero
Dan Paz

Full Pink Moon, Night on Earth
Sean Griffin and Seth Brodsky

Elementens Musik
Karin Hellqvist, Liza Lim, and Seth Brodsky

Heartbeats at the Knot of Presence
Karin Hellqvist

One and the Other (Speculative Polskas for Karin)
Liza Lim

Melodies in Gold, Dipped in Sunlight: A Performance-Lecture
Damon Locks

Spontaneous Funghi: Musica Elettronica Viva and Lo Zoo in Turin, 1968
Alvin Curran and Tenley Bick

Sandcastle Notes: For Zach Cahill
W. J. T. Mitchell

For the online issue and subscription information visit here.

Executive Editor: Seth Brodsky / Editor-in-Chief: Zachary Cahill / Senior Editor: Mike Schuh / Managing Editor: Naomi Blumberg / Design: David Khan-Giordano / ISSN 2637-8361.

About the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
The Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry is a forum at the University of Chicago for experimental collaborations between artists and scholars. Gray Center activities take place all over campus (encompassing various divisions, departments, and programs), across the community, throughout the city, and beyond. Through its various programs—including the Mellon Residential Fellowships for Arts Practice and Scholarship, exploratory research initiatives, the monthly Sidebar conversation series, Gray Sound, an experimental music and sound performance series, international conferences, and institutional collaborations—the Gray Center seeks to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation at the intersection of arts practice and scholarship.

Press contact: Mike Schuh, Gray Center Assistant Director of Fellowships and Operations, at mikes1 [​at​] uchicago.edu.

Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry
929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, Illinois 60637
United States

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