• September 22, 2018, 5:45–7:15 p.m.

Rhinestone Cowboy

The 606

1801 North Ridgeway Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60647

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Mark Jeffrey of ATOM-r on a farm visit for Rhinestone Cowboy performance, July 2018.


In conjunction with 6018North’s Living Architecture exhibition, ATOM-r presents Rhinestone Cowboy – a movement and augmented reality performance during the Autumn Equinox with five live cows on the 606 trail. Celebrating the Equinox and Chicago's farming roots, the event includes a bedazzling dressage and procession of the cows, and a ritual, ceremonial dance for the cows by ATOM-r. Audiences, using smartphones, are invited to scan the cows' rhinestone garments to reveal archival imagery of dairy cows and milking parlors from Chicago’s history. The procession continues up the trail to mark the Observatory's alignment with the sunset at 6:47 p.m.