For this booklet - the 97th publication produced by Temporary Services - we decided to work with some long-respected peers: the Chicago-based collaborative group Lucky Pierre. The folks in Lucky Pierre have been friends of ours for years. We have included the group, and members of the group, in a couple past projects in a pretty minor way, but we had never really collaborated with them or done something substantial together.
Lucky Pierre was founded in 1996 by Michael Thomas and Mary Zerkel as a collaborative group working in writing, performance, and visual forms. Lucky Pierre creates structures for open forms of engagement with various publics. In these forms, we explore complex issues and ideas (political, aesthetic, social) in ways that accommodate a wide range of experience, styles and approaches. The open structure allows collaborators and viewers to define their own participation; helping to create the meaning, and determine the final form and outcome of the work.
This booklet is part of Lucky Pierre's contribution to The Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project.
Author: Lucky Pierre
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 in.