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Artist Intervention in Alberto Aguilar’s Home Field Play: Collective Cleaners

Tue, Sep 17, 2013


Collective Cleaners
Courtesy of the artist

Collective Cleaners is a horizontally structured collaborative grounded in the process of cleaning with hand-woven rags. Performing in places both public and private, they honor the past, prepare for the future, and mindfully engage with the present. They clean to acknowledge, to demonstrate, to restore, and to invite. They clean to clean.

In response to t Alberto Aguilar’s interactive installation Home Field Play, Collective Cleaners spend the day cleaning the furniture, objects, and surfaces of the installation with hand-woven rags and other domestic devices. Visitors are invited to participate.

About Alberto Aguilar’s Home Field Play

On view Jun 29–Oct 13, 2013, artist Alberto Aguilar's Home Field Play is an installation of repurposed furniture, in which familiar household objects provide visitors with opportunities for play, interaction, and repose. A dining table is transformed into a mirrored ping-pong table, a carpeted area houses a musical game involving bells and balloons, televisions turned on their side invite visitors to play familiar movies in a new light, and a bed offers moments of rest, reading and contemplation. Presented in association with the exhibition Homebodies, Aguilar invites three Chicago-based artists to activate the installation with a series of performances.

Alberto Aguilar received his degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA in 1997, MFA in 2001). He is currently a tenured instructor of studio art at Harold Washington College in Chicago. He coordinates Pedestrian Project, an initiative devoted to making art accessible to people of all walks of life. Aguilar’s current practice merges his various life roles and attempts to capture fleeting moments, personal discoveries, and his interaction with others using whatever medium is at hand.