GB reports on a local artist who is planning a year of performances to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 1995 Chicago heat wave. The calendar isn't much use for long-term planning, but the documentation itself reads like a performance art blog of sorts. It'll be fun to see what else she comes up with; the "performances" run the gamut from the traditional readings, etc., to improvised rolling in the snow. She writes:
There is something about these outdoor movement pieces that resonates with the idea of the heat wave. I don't fully understand it yet, but I think it has to do with: 1) total acceptance of, and interaction with, weather and environmental conditions, and 2) that fact that twice in one week my outdoor improvisation has been interrupted by people walking by who are worried about my safety and offer help. So at the same time that HEAT:05 deals with social isolation, I am impressed by the civic concern of Chicagoans.