Meg Duguid: Parade for a Nuclear Bomb
March 26-April 28, 2018
Closing Reception Saturday, April 28, 2018 6-8pm
Please join us on April 28 6-8pm for the culmination of Meg Duguid's project "Parade for a Nuclear Bomb". Duguid will present the work she has developed during her residency at boundary--including our parade day on April 14! We hope to see you on the 28th.
Parade: April 14, 2018 1-3pm
Please join us to participate in a parade or be a spectator! Bring instruments, costumes and any parade outfits you throw together..bring it South Siders...you've got ensembles from the SS Irish Parade! Kids, adults & family pets are welcome.
In 2012, Duguid optioned the rights to James Agee’s script, The Tramp’s New World, originally written for Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character. Duguid's project, entitled The Tramp Project, is made up of a series of events, exhibitions, and performances. For this exhibition, Duguid is using the gallery as an extension of her studio to create a scene in which a parade for an atomic bomb launch is produced. She has installed a scenic backdrop, a prop plane and bomb creating a scene in which a town excitedly prepares for the launch of an earth-destroying bomb. "The set" will be used for a series of interactive performances and the resulting documentation will be used in The Tramp Project .
Meg Duguid believes that documentation is paramount to her art making and is invested in the ways that documentation and art can be integrated in a single practice. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Bard College. She has performed and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 6018 NORTH, Slow Gallery, the Mission, Terrain, Kim’s Corner Food, the Chicago Cultural Center, and Defibrillator Performance Art Space in Chicago, as well as the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, 667 Shotwell in San Francisco, and the Zona Maco Art Fair in Mexico City. Duguid has screened work at Synthetic Zero in New York, Spiderbug in Chicago, and the Last Supper Festival in Brooklyn. From 2009 to 2011 she ran Clutch Gallery, a 25-square-inch white cube located in the heart of her purse; since then, she lends her purse to others to curate and carry. Duguid is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Chicago. She lives and works in Chicago with her husband, her son, and two cats.