the Undersphere

Lindsey French and Rosalynn Gingerich

A room is a psychological place, but also a real place. A room fades into the background, a room is the background. But what is at stake in noticing the nuance? When the uncanny nature of a room withdraws, we can overlook its idiosyncrasies - the sags, curves, and flickers that stray from the straight lines and tight corners we come to expect when we enter a space. Is there an unstable encounter waiting for us in the edges of anomaly? Last November, Lindsey French and Rosalynn Gingerich converted THE SUB-MISSION into a sensual—but not sensational—room, dripping, dragging, and drooping into a gooey and inflated environment.

Join us for a catalog release for the Undersphere this Sunday at ACRE projects, with readings from Katie Waddell and Fulla Abdul-Jabbar, a re-inflation of a central form, and soft vibes. Copies of the catalogs will be on sale for $15, and include writing contributions from Katie Waddell and Kayla Anderson.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

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Lindsey French and Rosalynn Gingerich began their collaboration while co-teaching an interdisciplinary studio course at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where they both continue to work. While Lindsey’s interest lies at the intersection of new media and landscape, Rosalynn’s practice focuses on sculpture, drawing, and installation. Together, they respond intuitively and build off of ideas, impulses, and the presence of the other, embracing the unknowns of collaboration.

Katie Waddell is an independent curator, writer, and event producer based in Chicago, IL. She collaborates with artists across disciplines, organizing their projects, artworks, or ideas into total environments or sequential events. Her research and projects focus on the encounter, by way of public events and programming, as the nexus from which intimacy, curiosity, and the experiential unfold. Waddell holds a dual-M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the Founder and Director of 2nd Floor Rear, a DIY festival of art in alternative spaces. You can learn more about her work at and 

Fulla Abdul-Jabbar is a writer and artist living in Chicago. She presents thought in the form of language and presents language in various forms. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is Assistant Editor at The Green Lantern Press based at Sector 2337. She has performed or exhibited at SPACES, Defibrillator, Woman Made Gallery, the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, and St. John University in York. Her writing has appeared in Bad at Sports, DIAGRAM, and is forthcoming in Bombay Gin.

Kayla Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and organizer based in Chicago, IL. Her writing has been published in Leonardo Journal (MIT Press), the International Awards in Art Criticism (IAAC) compendium (The Royal College of Art), and MU TXT (MU Art Space, Eindhoven), and presented at SIGGRAPH 2014-2015, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at the UCSB, and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Event Details:

ACRE Projects
2439 S Oakley Ave
Chicago , IL 60608

Wheelchair Accessible

Readings start at 1pm with:
Katie Waddell, Fulla Abdul-Jabbar, and Kayla Anderson