Curated by Jenna Lyle, Program Manager at The Arts Club of Chicago in conjunction with “Platforms Series: Architecture and Sound Panel” featuring artist D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, architect Leigh Breslau, and musicologist Ryan Dohoney, Corpus Meum represents the first installation by D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem at The Arts Club of Chicago and exists as a one-night-only multi-site interactive sound installation activating the galleries and its intimate spaces in conjunction with the Architecture & Sound Panel. Conceived as a self-portrait in space and sound, each space corresponds to a part of the body with the entrance as the “head” and to a point in time within the artist’s aesthetic development including: a composition in the central gallery based on late AFRICOBRA co-founder Barbara Jones-Hogu’s iconic Unite (1969, on view at DePaul Museum of Art at the time of panel) comprised of the voices of artists, students and practitioners around Chicago; installation of Wan Chuku and the Mystical Yam Farm sculptures in the Mies Van der Rohe stairwell with a tale from the artist about camping in the Nigerian bush emanating from a Lorax-style funnel; a plaintive song of desire and longing inspired by Pipilotti Rist’s 1996 Sip My Ocean; and an enticing Black feminist homage/challenge to Vito Acconci’s 1972 Seedbed. 


To listen to Corpus Meum sound components, visit DENENGE DESIGN -> SOUND | FILM.