cabinfever presents

In 2018, CabinFever commisioned an artist each month to produce an original work inspired by the times we live in and the month the work is created, collectively mapping the trajectory of 2018 through dance, music, poetry, live performance, video and more.

CabinFever Presents was curated + edited by Doug Barber, Patrick Glennon, and Elana Jacobs.

A message from our Artistic Director, Elana Jacobs:

In a year when the political climate was and is extremely polarized, it was truly healing to experience the power of art created from the core truth of one individual.  When you look through the art that was created for each month, you realize that we are all humans living with our own unique and beautiful lives, which provides hope for all of us coming closer together at some point in the near future. 

Some works were political pieces such as Keisha Janae’s poem about finding her place and “homeland” as a black woman. Some works were about human events such as A Raheim White’s healing adornments for transformation. And other works confronted a bit of personal and political strife like Dylan Ward’s piece about his brother’s suicide. As this year comes to a close, while you’re sifting through the news of the year, and reflecting on where we are as a society, I urge you to find a cozy space and look through these works of art created by people living in this same time and creating new art within it. It brings us hope!

Issue No. 01

Released January 1, 2018

Anna Goren writes two poems for winter: "Sameness" and "An Out of Season Poem".  She accompanies her writings with her own film photography of Decembers past.                                                                                     .

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Issue No. 04

Released: April 1, 2018

Sound artist Stephan Moore unveils field recordings from his journeys in Cairo, Egypt, and Doha, Qatar. 



Released: July 1st, 2018

Lia Kohl  and Alex Babbitt explore a surreal and dreamlike lakeside landscape in their new video work, "Sun Float".

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Released: October 1, 2018

Evan Anderson composed a cassette (produced by Dead Definition) of original tunes specifically for this moment in time with cover artwork and poetry by Daphne Agosin.

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Issue No. 02

Released February 1, 2018

Architectural designer Katherine Ranieri creates an experiential installation entitled "one love down".  This deeply personal piece explores the physical and emotional reaction to loss - particularly the loss of love.                              

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Issue No. 05

Released: May 1, 2018

Chicago dance artist Keisha Janae explores her own definition of existence through the lens of identity, race,  and belonging in her original poem entitled "Out of the Box Home" . 


Issue No. 08

Released: August 1st, 2018

Aaron-Raheim White explores the power and mystery of their crown through creating a healing adornment in their new work for CabinFever Presents, "Kueens Qrown."

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Released: November 1, 2018

Choreographer, dancer, and videographer Dylan Ward utilizes video game creation and film as a way to reflect on and cope with his past year.

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Issue No. 03

Released March 1, 2018

Chrystine Rayburn, Michael Wambolt, and Patrick Glennon compose an original electro-acoustic score accompanying Serena Niesley's original, non-narrative film "Solhund."                                                         

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Issue No. 06

Released: June 1, 2018

 Dancer Maggie Stack pieces together film clips from her exploration of lone movement against landscapes.                               .                                                                                 



Released: September 1st, 2018

Emily Pacilio and Gavin Price share a deeply original film documenting their experience transitioning from a home filled with close friends to a new one filled with possibilities.



Released: December 1, 2018

Doug Barber composes a 6 track album entitled “Tertle” with a bonus music video to his song “Hat.”