February 7 – March 8

SITE 280 Gallery


Contributing Artists

Liz Flood, Clare Lobenfeld, Madison Mae Parker

Exhibition Statement as Preserved in the SUGS/SITE Archives:

“Wordshop is a playful invitation into the text-based practices of three interdisciplinary writers and artists. This exhibition considers language not as a xed form but as a container for pliability, experimentation, and reorientation. The work—collage, traces left behind from performance, posters—reveals the materiality of language; interactive elements—card games, collage-able text—invites viewers to revel, themselves, in its potential. Encountering language as a sensory experience in the body through sound, visualization, and somatic exploration, audience members will be immersed in their own curiosities as to how texts might come alive in and through them. The exhibition will open with performances by the artists; many of its products will remain as part of the show.

The centerpiece is a communal table that encourages visitors to spend meaningful time together with our games and tools; to document text derived from their interaction with collage-able language and the results of their game-playing. As such, the gallery also becomes a space for making and meeting. Language is communicative, and we aim for our work and the space to reect this. Additional activations and workshops will be scheduled throughout the exhibition to sustain this generative tempo.”


February 7, 4:00-6:00 PM
280 Gallery 

Valentine’s Day Letters

February 14, 4:00-6:00 PM

Program statement from the SUGs/SITE archive:

“Want to send valentines but don’t know what to say? Stop by the gallery and play language card games to create valentine poetics.”

Performance Lecture + Workshop

February 19, 3:15-5:15 PM

Program statement from the SUGs/SITE archive:

“Explore poetry, failure, and the body to expand and collapse inside of language + a movement workshop following to locate words, sentences, feelings inside of our bodies.”

Artist Talk with Mathew Coulish

March 4, 4:00-6:00 PM

Program statement from the SUGs/SITE archive:

“A panel discussion between the artists–Liz Flood, Madison Mae Parker, and Clare Lobenfeld–and Matthew Goulish (Professor, Writing) on language, performance, and art.”

Exhibition Material


Email SITE Directors: sitegalleries@saic.edu




SITE Sharp Gallery
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60603

SITE 280 Gallery
280 S. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL, 60603



Gallery Hours (during exhibitions)

Monday – Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Saturdays and Sundays: Closed