James Webb: Prayer
April 7, 2020 to May 3, 2020
Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5pm | Friday 11am-9pm | Closed Monday
Prayer is an ongoing project, remade around the world since its first presentation in Webb’s home city of Cape Town in 2000. The Chicago version was the tenth and largest to date, as well as the first version in North America. The work consists of recordings of prayer from individuals who belong to dozens of faiths and spiritual affinities in the host city. Listeners are invited to remove their shoes and walk the length of the carpet, composing their own arrangement of voices as they go, or to kneel or otherwise lower themselves next to a speaker to listen more closely to particular prayers.