Douglas Kearney and Val Jeanty performance, Poetry Foundation
Amidst Expo Chicago hoopla, the Poetry Foundation premiered “Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins,” a new performance work by poet Douglas Kearney and electronic music composer Val Jeanty. Working from the start of a collaboration with Adkins before he passed away earlier this year, Kearney and Jeanty responded to the artist’s way of reprocessing memory, history and identity. Their music and spoken-word piece was sexy, contemplative, funny and sophisticated—one of the best events Chicago has hosted this year.
61 W. Superior, 312.787.7070, poetryfoundation.org
Best of Chicago 2014