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2018 Méthode Room | Peggy Pierrot

French writer, activist, and researcher Peggy Pierrot is the 2018 resident of the Méthode Room for a research project in the South Side of Chicago, entitled Untold stories - conversations between the dead and the livings.

She is collaborating with different local institutions, such as Hyde Park Art Center, Experimental Station, Temporary Service Publishers, Dusable Museum of African-American History and Expo Chicago, inviting local communities to actively participate in her exhibitions through workshops, lectures, screenings, interviews, and radio programs. Pierrot is developping a multiform writing project that ties together her personal affective links to the city of Chicago with open dialogues between 'the living and the dead'.

Upcoming Public Events


@Hyde Park Art Center
Studio visits without appointement every thursday from 11am to 4pm.
09/15
Open studio as part of Solid Gold Saturday
3pm Reading performance
Serendipity of Trauma memories (part.2)

09/19  –  6:00pm
Talk with Peggy Pierrot & Isabel Vàzquez
Pierrot will be in dialogue with Isabel Vàzquez, Producer at Third Coast International Audio Festival, about working through international contexts of identity & making through narrative forms spanning writing, audio & oral history.

09/25  –  3:00pm
Va Toto Film Screening + Dialogue with Peggy Pierrot
Join Peggy Pierrot for a screening of 'Va Toto' by Pierre Creton, as part of her “Transatlantic melancholia” film curation practice for EXPO Chicago. This film about belonging, gay rural life, physical labor & elderly bodies all inform and illuminate Pierrot’s own practice that intersects journalism, publishing, and radio programs as necessary tools to make audible the voices of societies silenced groups and individuals.

@Experimental Station: Open studio

09/11- 09/12  –  9:00am-3:00PM
What's in a work? Small encounters around the meaning of labour.

Peggy Pierrot invites you to participate in 5-20 minute recorded conversations on the meaning of work. Conversations will be compiled and included in a booklet that seeks to answer the question, what is work?

09/27/ 9:00am-3:00PM & 09/28– 12:00-8:00pm
Metacognition, a mindmapping

As Peggy Pierrot maps her research called “Lost in the diaspora: serendipity of trauma memories,” community members are invited to ask questions and engage in the research process. 

Both events are open to everyone who is a part of Experimental Station. The broader public may also visit by making an appointment with Peggy at experimentalstation@supergeante.net.

09/28– 5:00-8/00pm
Ce n'est qu'un au revoir - Residency ending drink
We will close Peggy’s residency by having a chat and a drink in the Experimental Station kitchen. Artifacts from her time in Chicago, including “Metacognition, a mindmapping,” will be on display.

@Alliance Française de Chicago
09/26  –  6:30pm
Lecture & screening Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais
When a movie is more than just a movie. A propos de l'épuration entre mémoire et transmission

@WHPK- 88.5 FM Chicago
09/04 and 09/18 – 10 am
Brussels no Chicago – musical ping pong


The Méthode Room is a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago, conceived and curated by Guillaume Désanges (Work Method), and made possible thanks to the generous support of FACE in Chicago, a program of FACE Foundation.

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