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We Series: Sleep

// Kurt, Waking Adam and I go about a small ritual where we interrupt our sleep on a few nights during the week. We’ll interrupt our sleep, and write down some experiences, some feelings, and some outcomes. Those records will be made available to the public, offered up here. This rite against sleep points at its relationship to presence. When we sleep, we sacrifice something small of our presence for the chance at sleep. Now, Adam and I will sacrifice our sleep for some exceptional and previously unknown aspects of our waking life. Similar to certain books about drugs. Like, if you want to read about drugs but have a limited desire to try the drugs yourself. I have read those books too, I know. Don’t know why. I’m hunting, I suppose. I’m curious and I hunt for what the drugs do. And then I know what the drugs do, and now I don’t need to do them. Our friend Andrew is going to help. He has read some books and he is into it. …

Image: A photo showing the front of the zine issue with an image by artist Ireashia M. Bennett on the cover. The booklet sits slightly open on top of a jet black background. Photo courtesy of Candor Arts.

Sixty + Candor Arts: Something to look forward to

Sixty Inches From Center and Candor Arts have teamed up to bring you a new zine subscription to get you through the Winter! Something to look forward to is a subscription of six thematic printed issues compiling essay, interviews, and articles Sixty has published over the years, selected by our editors. Each of the six issues is printed in 300 total copies, sold at sliding scale cost tiers (60 copies available at each varying price point). PURCHASE AND SUPPORT One subscription includes all six issues, mailed to you sequentially over the course of the Chicago Winter (January—April). Orders can be placed from anywhere in the US, unfortunately this item is not available for international shipping. Every subscription purchased is in direct and equally-shared support for the work of Sixty Inches From Center and Candor Arts. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our friends at Candor Arts, who are covering the cost of print production and distribution for this project as an in-kind donation to Sixty. Candor Arts designs, publishes, and produces …

Leave a Message After The Beep: Sixty Anniversary Voicemails

It may go without saying, but all of us at Sixty are fans of the overlaps between digital and analog. It’s reflected in the archiving work we do and also the ways we all move between daydreaming about the future, standing in the present, and holding close the nostalgia of our pasts. With those ideas in mind, Sixty quietly celebrated 10 years of publishing and archiving by setting up a phone line and asking people to do something that few people do anymore—leave a voice message. We reached out to past and present Sixty artists, editors, writers, and collaborators and asked them to share birthday wishes or memories from their times working with Sixty. We then teamed up with On the Real Film and artist Kiki Lechuga-Dupont to animate those voice messages. This first one is from artist, curator, and one of Sixty’s earliest writers, Jenny Lam. She tells a story of the birthday bash Sixty and Autotelic threw on a very classically cold Chicago night in 2013 after we gave her full autonomy to …

Sixty Illustration by Kiki Lechuga-Dupont 2

Write for Sixty

Sixty welcomes writers and artists of all experience levels to pitch ideas for traditional and experimental arts writing around topics, and practices that are relevant to the cultural landscapes of the Midwest. Priority will be given to writing by, about, and for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists, artists with disabilities, and the long list of writing, art-making, and cultural practices that have been neglected in mainstream conversations and canons about art and culture. We publish writing, photography, art, archive materials, video, and conversations that are thoughtful, generative, experimental, and relatable to a variety of readers. Once a pitch is accepted, writers have full and free access to our editors, transcribers, translators, photographers, and illustrators to support the creation and completion of the final piece. We publish articles in the following forms (word counts are flexible): Archive and collection highlights, curated selection of digitized archive materials, archivists writing about cultural archives Bilingual essays, interviews, and writings (Spanish/English) Topic-driven columns + series Interviews (transcribed, email exchange, audio, or video) Essays and reviews of exhibitions, performances, talks, screenings, conferences, …

In Case of Emergency: Artist Resources For You, For Us

All of us at Sixty can’t help but to think about the strain that is being put on our arts community in Chicago and across the Midwest. Exhibitions, performances, and fundraisers are being canceled or postponed indefinitely, contract opportunities are halting, schools and cultural institutions are being shut down, side-gigs at and income from bars, restaurants, and retail stores are dwindling. We are also seeing incredible examples of community organizing in and beyond the arts that are providing quick support locally, regionally, and nationally. And if you’re like us, you’re looking for ways to support those efforts or even start your own initiatives to help others who are in need. Knowledge is power, so in an effort to share information, we’ve compiled a growing list of suggestions, resources, and things you can do, models you can adapt, and small actions you can take now to do your part. And though we are sharing these resources with the best of intentions, we encourage you to also do your own research into the organizations, initiatives, and efforts …