THE CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT'S MOBILE youth arts PROGRAM DEDICATED TO THE SONIC ARTs, COLLABORATIVE MEDIA EXPERIMENTATION, AND CIVIC DIALOGUE

Columbus Park: Teen Media Creators Premiere S

aturday Sept 14,

9:00 pm (map)

Our teen media creators at Columbus Park, mentored by artist AJ McClenon, will present both of their video projects from spring and summer outside on the big screen at 9pm sharp!

•Music video: “Black Culture” (all music and video created by the team with AJ!)

•Young documentarians project for the Year of Chicago Theater:

“Reimagining” — covers the first of three cross-city gatherings by teen theater groups (Kuumba Lynx, Albany Park Theater Project, and Free Street Theater) in Uptown during the Hip Hop Theater Fest, in June 2019. movement was led by Ayodele Drum & Dance.

**Featured in the poster is Adonis, who provided the title and the chorus for the song in the music video


IMMERSION (Aug 16)

•videography⤴: Christine Varisse, filmvarisse.com, IG: @varisse_

•all sounds in the video above sourced from Inferno sessions and events (SoundCloud)

•chalkboard illustration: Danielle Knight, daniknightillustration.com, IG: @daniknightdraws

•photography⤵: Junipero Media, IG: @juniperoproductions

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At our 2019 summer celebration,

…we presented participatory music and video art workshops, a therapeutic drone, our Doc:Team’s digital stories, sound and video work made in the parks (with and by youth and community), and a family sound and movement performance.

Special thanks to the Ping Tom Park/Chinatown community for hosting and collaborating 💕

You can listen to the participatory therapeutic drone and watch the Belonging digital stories presented by our Doc:Team below ⇊.

•artists featured: Sara Goodman, Johanna Brock, Jason Roebke (& family), Rob Frye, Ben Lamar Gay, Selah Say, Nia-Blessing Armstrong, Aminah Muhammad, Tayvia Ridgeway

•program/event organizer, contributing artist: Sean Heaney

•poster illustrated and designed by Tayvia Ridgeway


Belonging Digital Stories, Inferno Doc:Team

This summer, the Inferno Doc:Team (nia-blessing armstrong, aminah muhammad and Tayvia ridgeway; led by teaching artist selah say) created and contributed media to the BELONGING project, from local Chicago artist, Tonika Johnson. In Belonging, she explores the youth of Chicago and the places where they feel they belong, and where they don't. Tonika has also recently been recognized for her project, Folded Map.


⬐Summer Inferno participants! Find your session below⬎

(sounds)

(VIDEOS)


Try out a recipe for an Inferno activity yourself:

central cover photo by rob frye, all others by inferno doc:team

central cover photo by rob frye, all others by inferno doc:team


SPRING 2019 projects:

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Teen Media Creator

series with AJ McClenon

This April and May, the teens at Columbus Park in the Austin community are making music and a video project with teaching artist, AJ McClenon. Stay tuned for community event soon!



Novation Circuit workshop with Jayve Montgomery

Thurs Mar 28, 2019 at Taylor Park Fieldhouse

photo by Ed Bornstein

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other highlights below


↓2018↓

Sound Re:Creation


PROSPER, OUR 2018 RESIDENCY CELEBRATION:

•artists featured: John Alfaro, Johanna Brock, Nicholas Cline, Rob Frye, Ben Lamar Gay, Jayve Montgomery, Tayvia Ridgeway, Tkumah Sadeek, Selah Say, Hameed Weaver

•videography/production/editing: Christine Varisse, filmvarisse.com, IG: @varisse_ ↑

•still photography: Junipero Media, IG: @juniperoproductions ↓

•chalkboard illustration: Danielle Knight, daniknightillustration.com, IG: @daniknightdraws

•senior program specialist: Sean Heaney


**In Spring, we also collaborated on the Instrument Petting Zoo at Humboldt Park library, and hosted Presage Dinners 1, 2, and 3 , curated by Emme Williams at three different parks across Chicago!

summer 2018 Inferno Artists: