Meg Duguid: Parade for a Nuclear Bomb
March 26-April 28, 2018
Closing Reception Saturday, April 28, 2018 6-8pm
The Tramp Project is a performance for film project based on James Agee’s script, The Tramp’s New World, originally written for Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character. Throughout the Tramp Project, Duguid is generating a set that is a platform for a series of performances. The result of those performances will be a fully edited feature and cinema experience, a series of objects and sets, and a series of production stills, all of which can be interchanged in various exhibitions and screenings that continue to loop from performance to documentation and back to performance again. In essence, the performance is the shooting of the film, the film is the documentation of the performance that is screened to an audience while an experimental band plays a live score, the live score is then edited into the film, which is then rescreened to a new audience….
Please join us on April 28 6-8pm for this phase of Meg Duguid's The Tramp Project. Duguid will present the work she has developed during her residency at boundary. 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.
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.