Voices: Ephraim Asili

Polaroid images courtesy Ephraim Asili.


Measuring Time

Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: 6pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Artist-Filmmaker Ephraim Asili explores the question of how we "measure time" as it relates to his recent creative output in film, music, and photography. The lecture will include excerpts from films, a photo slideshow, and live sonic explorations.

Ephraim Asili is a Filmmaker, Deejay, and Traveler whose work focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA, MoMA PS1, LA MOCA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Whitney Museum. Asili currently resides in Hudson, NY, and is a Professor in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College.

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Accessibility

At Gallery 400, we strive to continually increase the accessibility of our physical space, exhibitions, and programs. Through growing relationships with partners at UIC and the wider disability community in Chicago, we strive to integrate creative access measures into our exhibition and program planning from the outset. We will continue to work transparently with individuals and organizations to improve our institutional practices and create spaces that are accessible to all. We welcome any feedback or ideas that you may have.

Gallery 400 is located on the first level of the Art & Exhibition Hall building with a push-button accessible door and can be accessed by a set of stairs with a railing or an elevator (Level 1R). If there are any barriers to entry on the day of the event, we will post updates through our social media channels.

There are two all-gender restrooms located on the same floor as Gallery 400. While the restrooms are accessible to wheelchair users, the door to the restroom is not. Visitors who use wheelchairs can request personal assistance with opening and closing the restroom doors by asking any Gallery 400 staff member.

The entrance to the building is located in a turn-around where visitors may be dropped off right outside the main door. The closest UIC public parking lot is the Harrison Street Parking Structure. Further information regarding parking on campus can be found at UIC Parking Services. Motorist assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 312.355.0555.

Gallery staff can provide chairs in the gallery space upon request. The front desk attendant is trained in Personal Assistance and can provide audio description, large text labels, and transcriptions.

Other accessibility services are available upon request and may be arranged by contacting the gallery at 312-996-6114 or emailing Gallery 400 at gallery400engagement@gmail.com.