Voices: Dodie Bellamy

A red toy camera with a blue lens, white buttons, and a white strap.

The Violence of the Image

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location:Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Dodie Bellamy reads an essay/fantasy that explores online harassment, bullying, and surveillance culture, written in conversation with a photo collage she created.  She will project and discuss the collage titled Stuff My Stalker Has Ordered for Me Online.

About the Artist

Dodie Bellamy’s writing focuses on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions between fiction, essay, and poetry.  She is the 2018-19 subject of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art’s On Our Mind program, a year-long series of public events, commissioned essays, and reading group meetings inspired by an artist’s writing and lifework.  Her most recent collection is When the Sick Rule the World, from Semiotext(e).  Her essay, “The Beating of Our Hearts,” was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. With Kevin Killian she edited for Nightboat Books Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997.


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). We will post updates about the status of the elevator on the Gallery 400 Facebook page and the Facebook Event page.

There are 2 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 Megan at gallery400engagement@gmail.com.