Screening & Artist Talk The Vigil

The Vigil Open Call © Goethe-Institut/Alberto Ortega

Sat, 04/10/2021 -
Mon, 04/12/2021


Open Call Selected Works

Please join the Chemical (Re)Actions program for a screening as well as an artist talk on April 12, at 6PM CDT, with the selected works of the second open call, The Vigil, moderated by Nancy Valladares.

The Guardians of the Cerrado by Fábio Erdos (2017)

Aguas Negras (Black Waters) by Mateo Vargas (2021)

The River Escapes by Eduardo Makoszay Mayén (2019)

Click here to register for the talk on April 12, at 6PM
Thank you to the jury:
Maite Borjabad López-Pastor

Architecture and Design Curator, Art Institute of Chicago
David Ayala-Alfonso
Curator and Researcher, Independent Curators International
Rosa Gómez
Member of Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization.

We live in unprecedented times and will have unprecedented needs. Climate change demands responsive transformations of the social realm, as well as a deep sensorial engagement with the world.

Artists, designers and filmmakers around the world are encouraged to submit their ideas to The Vigil, the second platform of the Chemical (Re)Actions, a project by the Goethe-Institut Chicago.  
The submission deadline has passed.

About Chemical (Re)Actions: On Environmental Struggles in Chicago

The Goethe-Institut Chicago presents a new project that enables artistic exchanges responding to critical sites of environmental and social conflict in Chicago. This platform transforms the toxic and educational tours given by local organizations into virtual content as a way to generate engagement with larger questions regarding pollution, industry, the environment, segregation and social equity.

Project concept and coordination by Joshi Radin and Alberto Ortega Trejo.