2012 Awardee Lucky Pierre presents “A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 – Present)” at Comfort Station

A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 – Present)
October 7-29, 2017
Comfort Station
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647


The project features an extensive timeline citing historical, political, and social events occurring during the U.S. led war on terror, including the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Exhibition Events:

Opening Event: 16 Lectures Concerning 16 War Years
Saturday, October 7, 6-9 PM

On the 16th anniversary of the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom the U.S invasion of Afghanistan, Lucky Pierre invites 16 guests to give 10 minute presentations on one of the years corresponding to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Closing Event: 38-hour Screening
Friday, October 27, 8AM to Saturday, October 28, 10PM

Lucky Pierre will screen for 38 hours the highest grossing films for each of the war years. The films have been re-edited to remove human bodies while maintaining the original runtimes – condensing and measuring 16 years of war into 2,280 minutes of now altered entertainment product. While each of the films is being screened, timeline entries correlating to the year of that film are removed from the gallery wall. At the end of the screening all timeline entries will have been removed leaving the gallery space empty.

For more information, visit Lucky Pierre’s website.