Literary Nonfiction. Art. Book with Accompanying CD. The ARC Digest is an archive of the activities of Chicago's artist-run spaces between 1999-2009. It acts both as a companion to, appraisal of and extension for the initial project and exhibition. Included are essays by Lori Waxman, Mary Jane Jacob, The Pond, John Neff/Scott Speh, Abigail Satinsky, Allison Peters Quinn/Britton Bertan, and the editors, Shannon Stratton and Caroline Picard; a series of interviews between Dan Gunn and the over 30 spaces participating in the exhibition; and a CD with two audio interviews by Bad At Sports with artist-run media groups and Temporary Services. Interviews, essays and conversations alongside floorplans, exhibition histories and other visuals presents a 10-year time period in Chicago's artist-run culture while providing history, reflection, critique and dialog about artist-run culture, its importance, difficulties, sustainability and necessity as well as its specificity to a community and generation. Co-published by ThreeWalls and The Green Lantern Press and designed by JNL Design, each copy includes an audio CD.
Caroline Picard is a writer, publisher, and curator. Her writing has appeared in Artslant, ArtForum (critics picks), Flash Art International, and Paper Monument, among others. She is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press—a nonprofit publishing house and art producer in operation since 2005—and the Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Chicago.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA