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A. Laurie Palmer, Sensing Connection to the Time Left (detail), 2018, fabric, thread, steel cable, hardware. Installation view. Photo: James Prinz.

A. Laurie Palmer

Iceberg Projects

A. Laurie Palmer, Sensing Connection to the Time Left (detail), 2018, fabric, thread, steel cable, hardware. Installation view. Photo: James Prinz.

The Rogers Park community borders Evanston, Illinois, on Chicago’s far north side. In 1992, the collective Haha, comprised of artists A. Laurie Palmer, Wendy Jacob, John Ploof, and Richard House, initiated a project in a Rogers Park storefront that involved growing hydroponic vegetables and herbs for people with HIV. The project was called Flood. In addition to serving as a distribution point for meals and produce, the storefront functioned for three years as a hub for educational activities and alternative therapies. Not far from Flood’s former Greenleaf Street location is the noncommercial gallery Iceberg Projects. Founded in 2010, the space is located in a remodeled carriage house behind the home of Scott Wenthe and Daniel S. Berger, the latter a clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine who founded the largest private HIV treatment research

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