Honey Pot Performance: The Mapping Sessions

the honey pot

HPP presents a series of interactive public mapping workshops: ‘Juke Cry Hand Clap: The Mapping Sessions’ at the new home of High Concept Laboratories– 2233 S. Throop (Pilsen’s Mana Contemporary Chicago).

As part of our 2014 HCL artist residency, HPP hosts this FREE monthly interactive/ music-themed event which celebrates the social and sonic roots of Chicago’s house music scene.

HPP collaborator DJ Jo de Presser will get it hot on the 1′s & 2′s as we dance, reminisce and archive our memories of Chicago house.


HCL Sponsored Artists HPP offers an interactive experience combining music, storytelling, dance, and YOU! Each session features a uniquely curated set by DJ Jo De Presser, exalting house and other 20th century musical genres that have influenced Chicago’s sound culture.

Part of Juke Cry Hand Clap, HPP’s sponsored project at HCL, these monthly gatherings are designed to create a map of well-paved Chicago house venues and experiences. HPP’s community created archive will historicize local house music’s roots in the evolution of the Great Migration.


Fridays, 7:30p-10:30p:

March 21 (R&B/Gospel/Funk)
April 25 (Disco) featuring an exhibition of Chicago house archival
materials in partnership with the Modern Dance Music Research and Archiving Foundation
May 16 (Punk/New Wave)
June 27 (Classic/Acid/Deep House)
July 25 (New School/Global Music)


HPP is Felicia Holman, Aisha Jean-Baptiste, Abra Johnson & Meida McNeal. HPP is a creative collaborative committed to chronicling Afrodiasporic feminist and fringe subjectivities amidst the pressures of contemporary global life.

***Stay tuned to this page, www.honeypotperformance.com and www.highconceptlaboratories.org for complete event details and updates!***

HPP Mapping workshops will be held Friday evenings from 7:30pm until 10:30pm on March 21, April 25, May 16, June 27, and July 25 at Mana Contemporary. Juke Cry Hand Clap premieres in Fall 2014 at Mana Contemporary.

Mana Contemporary
2233 South Throop Street
Chicago,IL 60608