Chicago Dream House

Lindsay Hopkins
Mike Mroch
Molly Mullen
Karen Yates

Using digital sound and scenic design inside a foreclosed home in Albany Park, Chicago Dream House interprets the personal pain of the 2007-08 economic crisis while community programming on the property creates neighborhood relationships, fostering connection and breaking isolation.

Chicago Dream House combines several potent ideas: the site-specificity and timeliness of a real foreclosed house using a promenade-style sound and scenic installation in order to plunge the viewer-listener into the experiences of those suffering during the economic downturn. Afterward, on the home’s grounds, audiences engage in community building in a contrasting celebration of human connection. Chicago Dream House is a unique blend of art and community outreach slated for Spring/Summer 2014.

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