Smart Museum at the University of Chicago

Chicago, IL | 2009

about the show

This installation and performance was created for the regional curated exhibition Heartland.  “The exhibition featured site-specific installations and performances as well as drawing, photography, and video by artists and artist groups who are working in—and in response to—Detroit, Kansas City, and other cities and rural communities across the region.  Organized by the Smart Museum of Art and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, NL, one of Europe’s premier contemporary art institutions, this exhibition offers an idiosyncratic look at the innovative forms of artistic creation taking place in the American Heartland.”

For the exhibition, eighteen Whoop Dee Doo artists worked for two weeks to create a multi-room installation and viewing room.  In conjunction with the show Whoop Dee Doo held a live performance at Chicago’s Experimental Station. Youth from Blackstone Bicycle Works worked daily with Whoop Dee Doo artist to create the stage set and props.


Matt Roche
Jaimie Warren
Chris Beer
Natalie Myers
Lee Heinemann
Stuart Scott Smith
Megan Mantia
Leone Anne Reeves
Flannery Cashill
Erica Peterson
Shannon Stubbs
Michael Boles
Zach Van Benthusen
Ashley Miller
Brock Potucek
Madeline Farrell
Patrick Dunn
Julie Potratz


Stephanie Smith and Charles Esche

Youth Group

Southside Blackstone Bicycle Works Youth Program


the American Indian Center dancers and Big Sky Drummers
Angelina Jolie presents “All that She Wants”
The Magic/Cooking show with Chic-a-go-go
Lee Marek, scientist from U of C
The Boogers
Team Classic
Spotlight interviews with Miss Mia and Ratso
Honey Blo
Halau O’Manulani
Trinity from God’s House of All Nations
Chica X
Thistle and Heather
Goody Two Shoes
National Headquarters
As the stomach turns
Smell Your Hand
The Arts of Life Ban


Smart Museum
Heartland Exhibition
Blackstone Bicycle Works
Experimental Station
Van Abbemuseum