Spinning Home Movies RE-STREAM: “If just for a moment, eutopia” with DJ Rae Chardonnay
Jul. 17, , 2020
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Join us for a one-of-a-kind Spinning Home Movies watch party and conversation via Zoom! South Side Home Movie Project is excited to partner with PO Box Collective to re-present one of our favorite episodes, “if just for a moment, eutopia,” followed by live conversation with DJ Rae Chardonnay and the team from SSHMP and PO Box. Join us on Zoom to watch the episode together, and then share your thoughts and questions with the organizers and your fellow viewers.
In this program, vintage South Side home movies paired with Rae Chardonnay’s powerful mix invite us to wade in the waters of 1960s Chicago. Waves of beautiful people, enduring style and eternal bonds emerge alongside a rising tide of social change, with an unforgettably soulful soundtrack.
Rae Chardonnay Taylor is a DJ, arts administrator and events producer based in Chicago dedicated to encouraging a life of open-minded learning and expression. She began DJing in 2010 and has since held residencies at prominent venues in Chicago including the late Double Door, The Promontory and Soho House. She has circulated many private and public events to share her musical styling techniques, opening for acts such as Janelle Monae, Jamila Woods, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Madison McFerrin, Megan Thee Stallion, OSHUN, Tiffany Gouche, CeCe Peniston, J Rocc, Just Blaze, Little Dragon, Big Freedia and many others.
As an arts manager, her involvement in programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Stony Island Arts Bank, School of the Art Institute and various arts organizations have catapulted her career in unimaginable ways. She is the Founder of Black Eutopia, a series of segmented programming intended to cultivate space for marginalized communities. She is also a co-founder of the award winning Party Noire. She was recently noted as one of Chicago’s Top 5 DJ’s by NPR, and Chicago’s Best DJ by the Chicago Reader. Rae received a B.A. in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago.
PO BOX is a creative collective & intergenerational social practice center dedicated to building Rogers Park community through radical art making & programming. We embrace a horizontal organization model that centers marginalized voices, confronts systems of oppression while fostering mutual growth & healing.