This documentary records my team of artists preparing for ACTIVATE, Network: Pulsing with Power on August 23, 2017 the day before the event along with the installation process on August 24, 2018, the day of the event. Activate transforms alleys into creative exhibition spaces that bring artists and the public together for an evening of exploration, interaction, and celebration of the arts. 
PORT Architecture assembles front entrance.
PORT Architecture assembles front entrance.
Ibarra Productions assembles stage. It will be installed in a storage container in the alley.
Ibarra Productions assembles stage. It will be installed in a storage container in the alley.
Preparing for my installation
Preparing for my installation
Lino Bernabe coats his painting to protect it from the crowd.
Lino Bernabe coats his painting to protect it from the crowd.
Christian prepares to install art in the alley.
Christian prepares to install art in the alley.
Pete installs hooks to hang lights.
Pete installs hooks to hang lights.
It rained in the middle of the install. The team had to scramble to pull everything under the awning.
It rained in the middle of the install. The team had to scramble to pull everything under the awning.
Preparing LED lights
Preparing LED lights
CREDITS
Architectural Installation - PORT Urbanism 
Microsafari -an interactive microscopy demo that pulses to live music -  THE ANALYTICS LOUNGE 
Animated Painting Installation - LINO BERNABE
Women in the Trades Mural - SAM KIRK
 3D Sculpting & Printing Classes -  THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY MAKER LAB  
 Virtual Reality Bike Tour -  created by ERIC WOLINSKY, painted by URSULA ANDREEFF
Immersive Fashion Photoshoot - Created by URSULA ANDREEFF, Live Photography by IAN VECCHIOTTI, Body Painting by MEGAN ESKOFFMARIANA ROCKWELL 
Master of Ceremonies - CIERA McKISSICK
House DJ - DJ CID IKARUS
Electro-Pop Performance Art - DORIAN ELECTRA
Hip Hop Performance - LA VAN GOGH with DJ MANTY 
Latin Folk Fusion Ensemble - SON MONARCAS 
Dancer - ORB BOX
 Mobile Bike DJ - CONCH SHELL
 Accordion Player - ANDREA FALCONE
Production Assistants - DENA SPRINGER, ANGELIKA LANKINA, WESTON ALLEN, CHRISTIAN ZWIT
Videographer - IVAN TIMM 

Special Thanks to 
Chicago Loop Alliance Placemaking & Creative Manager - KATE KELEMAN
Chicago Loop Alliance Placemaking Intern - KALINDI PARIKH
The event was made possible by a generous grant from THE CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE and SSA#1-2015​​​​​​​