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Who knew that 50 pounds of recycled Readers (with a few New York Times pages thrown in) could be so attractive? Erica Mott opens her piece, InPrint, with her back to us, wearing what appears to be a bridal gown with a gigantic skirt. In fact all the costumes and set pieces in InPrint, a trio, are made of newspapers, which here reveal an unexpected luminescence and startling aural capabilities, from gentle rustling to a snapping racket. In one ingenious transformation, the strings attached to the bridal dress, which at first suggest puppetry, haul it up and away from Mott; later the skirt resembles a tepee and a glowing doorway. Though Mott addresses female disposability, InPrint is far from didactic. It closes all three programs in "The InPrint Project," which also features five other works: Nicole Garneau's outdoor public action, 220 Weeks of War/Acts of Love, on Friday (at the corner of Sheffield and Clark); Jennifer Karmin's This Expert Slut Moans and Clare Dolan's A Reading From the Interrogation Log of Detainee 063 on Saturday; and Anida Yoeu Ali and Cristal Sabbagh's Say That! and Erin O'Brien's The Monk Who Licked Me on Sunday. a Fri-Sun 6/8-6/10, 8 PM, Link's Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, 773-281-0824, $10-$12. There's a free symposium on contextualizing art and community Sat 6/9, 2 PM, at Link's.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): InPrint.

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