Anthony Romero and Jillian Soto reading
Amidst the hype around the inaugural year of EXPO Chicago some of Chicago’s most vital arts organizations programmed a near-hidden outdoor performance space and bar on the roof of Navy Pier. There Threewalls hosted a release party for their “reader” MAKESHIFT and featured performances by a number of the contributors. Escape Group, the shared performance identity of artists Anthony Romero and Jillian Soto, was the highlight of the evening with a slide-show lecture involving slam-poetry inflections and a complex narrative involving Joseph Cornell pushing a boulder and the Black Power poet LeRoi Jones aka Amiri Baraka.
Best of Chicago 2012