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"After Walker Evans" - Chase Public Response Project XXII

  • Chase Public 1569 Chase Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45223 United States (map)

We announce the 22nd installment of the Chase Public Response Project: On May 18th, six exciting artists and thinkers have been invited to each perform ten minute responses to Photographer Sherrie Levine’s 1981 series “After Walker Evans,” in which the artist shot reproductions of Depression-era photographs by Walker Evans (which were made ubiquitous after being featured in the book “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”) and then presented them as her own artwork without manipulation of the images.

The respondents have been given total autonomy to respond however feels most appropriate to them; which could vary from musical performance, to poetry, dance, lecture, rant, powerpoint, game, anything. 


Matthew Shackleford | Abby Friend
Rachelle Caplan | Tyrone Williams
Chris Glass | Om Srivastava
Elyse Johnson

Inspired by Pianist Brianna Matzke’s “The Stockhausen Response Project,” The Chase Public Response Project is an opportunity for creators and audiences to interact with art in a new way. Writers, artists, performers, and thinkers are assembled monthly to give their interpretation and share their impressions of the selected piece; they are given free range to do so by any means they choose. 

Chase Public is a collaborative space for art and assembly in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati. Chase Public was conceived with the intent to create an environment that could help balance consumption with creativity, individualism with collaboration, high art with honest work and plain language. Occupying a room that was previously Elyse's Passion, a feminist sex shop, Chase Public hosts poetry readings, music concerts, art openings, book signings, independent theater, stand-up comedy, hotly-contested debates, collaborative art-making, radical activism workshops, crazy-ass parties, and maybe one bird fight. Mostly poetry readings.


Chase Public
1569 Chase Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45223

Thursday, May 18th
Doors at 7:00
Performance at 7:30


BYOB, respectfully. Disrespectful b will be shunned with great contempt.