The Encyclopedia Show at MCA's Cabinet of Curiosities

November 17, 2009

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The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. This is a special Encyclopedia Show reprise of: the Visual Spectrum.

Featuring: Tristan Silverman (two-time National Poetry Slam semi-finalist) and Marty McConnell (HBO DefPoet) on gay rainbows; Shadell Jamison (Louder Than A Bomb Champion 2007) on the color red; Jilted Emily Rose on orange; Joel Chmara (HBO Def Poet) on yellow; Jon Sands on green; Cameron McGill (musician; Cameron McGill & What Army) on blue; Jonathan Messinger (Featherproof Books/TimeOut Chicago/Dollar Store Show) on indigo (the worst color); Alex Petruszak (UW Whitewater Creative Writing Festival Poetry Champion) on violet; Marc Smith (Founder of Slam Poetry) also on rainbows; and Shawnimal Smith (Visual Art; Shawnimals) on the human eye (pictured here); along with The Encylopedia Show cast the Encartigans, and Kurt Heintz from the Institute of Human Knowledge and Hygiene.

Hosted by Shanny Jean Maney and Robbie Q. Telfer.

The Encyclopedia Show is part of YCA's Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) University. LTAB University consists of all spoken word performing arts and presents: WordPlay, a weekly Tuesday night open mic event for teens between ages 13 and 19 years of age; the newly formed LTAB College, a monthly open mic series for college students hosted by Kevin Coval; The Encyclopedia Show, providing a monthly spoken word alternative to slam; and the annual LTAB Teen Spoken Word Poetry Festival.

 

Recorded Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Museum of Contemporary Art.