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Filmmaker Jeremy Newman’s work, City in a Garden, was chosen for exhibition in our May 2018 show CounterCultures: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present. This film explores Chicago from cultural, historical, and sociological perspectives. Its montage sequences, comprised of archival film clips and digital footage, immerse viewers in an unflinching and timeless sense of place. The use of rhythmic sound creates a visceral connection to the city- one that ranges from despair to hope, suggesting to the viewer that societal redemption requires advocacy and political cooperation.

To view more of Newman’s work check him out here

Featured work: City in a Garden, film still, 2014