Two-Part Program: JeeYeun Lee and Kyle Malott on Language and Place

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Lunchtime Program : Discussion

12:15 pm Program over Zoom

Artist JeeYeun Lee and Kyle Malott (a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) will discuss how language shapes human experiences of place, specifically the shore of Lake Michigan in what is now Chicago. In preparation for the preview of her work Shoreline later in the evening, Lee will present her research on the contestation of the lakefront through the language of treaties, lawsuits, plans, and other mechanisms of settler colonialism. Malott, a Potawatomi language speaker, will discuss that language and efforts to revive the languages of Indigenous nations.

Free remote viewing



Evening Program : Performance

Convene at The Arts Club’s Garden at 6:00 pm

Artist JeeYeun Lee’s work focuses on the Indigenous and working class history of the area. In collaboration with Roman Susan Art Foundation, Lee’s work in progress, Shoreline, will be an audio walk along the lakefront. She will contemplate this liminal space between land and water as simultaneously a public good, treaty violation, and strategy to suppress insurgence. The walk will feature audio recordings that incorporate treaties, lawsuits, traditional Korean folk songs, and Potawatomi language recordings by Kyle Malott, available to stream through a smartphone or a provided mp3 player. Following the walk, stay for a pop-up bar in the Mobile Makers Space. 

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Posted June 25, 2021
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