Ayer Collection 0024

Application, 5/5: 11th Annual Juried Show of Illinois Artists, November 1985
Application, 5/5: 11th Annual Juried Show of Illinois Artists
D A Ayer for the Neoteric Ensemble
Plain paper copy
8 1/2 x 11 inches (truncated from original)
November (?) 1985
Collection of David and Rebecca Ayer
The Randolph Street Gallery made a space available for performance as part of the annual juried show "5/5", named for the number of participating galleries. The Ensemble applied to present Elastic Theatre (note the spelling of "theatre" is persistently inconsistent).


Blank application (front)
Blank application, 5/5: 11th Annual Juried Show of Illinois Artists ( front)
Randolph Street Gallery
Plain paper copy
8 1/2 x 14 inches
November (?) 1985
Here is the original blank application in all its double-sided, 8 1/2 by 14 inch glory.
Collection of David and Rebecca Ayer


Blank application (back) with floor plan
Blank application, 5/5: 11th Annual Juried Show of Illinois Artists (back)
The application is notable chiefly for the floor plan. Interestingly, it was rare to receive one when planning a performance—often only rough room dimensions were available, or one was invited to "come down and check out the space"—but galleries specializing in concrete works tended to have dimensioned plans on file. RSG, which catered to performance and video art, provided better information than most.