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Ants fall in star-crossed love. A bitter mother plots to fake her own death. A woman sneaks beef broth into her vegan husband's couscous. A boil named Barry. Mother and son ghosts. These are the characters of the greystone in Jill Dorothy Summers' work, Cohabitation.

It's unusual for Gapers Block to point you to another site for our weekly feature, but the nature of this production necessitates it. So, without further ado, please immerse yourself in Cohabitation.

 

About the Author(s)

Jill Dorothy Summers studied music performance at Indiana University and Rollins College and has a master of fine arts in interdisciplinary book and paper arts from Columbia College Chicago. She is a two time Caxton Club fellow whose artists' books have been exhibited throughout the city. She is a regular musical contributor to the Michael Montenegro puppet theater, and is currently involved musically with The Incurable Theater. She runs a small recording studio, Stray Dog Recording Co., with David Whitcomb, who engineered and co-produced Cohabitation.

Cohabitation was originally exhibited at the Glass Curtain Gallery and has been featured by the Third Coast International Audio Festival through their program Re:sound on Chicago Public Radio. It is supported in part by a grant from the Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship, and will be exhibited next in January 2006 at Columbia's Hokin Gallery.

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