Día del Padre
Philip Hartigan is a multimedia artist working with personal narrative. Día del Padre (Father’s Day) brings together work related to the death of his father in 1967: four short stop-motion animations with narrative (previously shown in galleries and festivals in the USA & the UK); and a new photographic piece. The Spanish phrase for Father’s Day was chosen in homage to the neighborhood in which the gallery is located, and to reflect the international character of the collaborations.
On August 10th there was a live reading of short pieces by artists and writers relating a single memory of each person’s father from the window gallery. A microphone broadcast live to the street. Contributors include UK writer Vanessa Gebbie (winner of many awards for her short stories); UK-based poet Carrie Etter (whose verse has appeared in Poetry Review, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic); artist/writers Dianne Bowen, William Evertson, Tullio DeSantis, and Susan Shulman; and students and alumni of the Fiction Writing program at Columbia College Chicago (Wyl Villacres, Ben Kramer, Cyn Vargas, Gibson Culbreth, Gail Bozzano, Greg Baldino).