+ (pronounced “plus sign,” formerly emanuel vinson) has become a staple of LEX·IC·A. He is fresh off his 12th album serenity: ocarina of time. In a visit to Young Chicago Authors with H Melt I was given my first glimpse into the endlessly innovative self-declared no-fi Musician/Writer/Activist that is +. + has performed for Mayor Emanuel, been protested at a Planned Parenthood gig and has been smiled upon by music critic Jim Derogatis. +’s chapbook of poetry wife will be released in March of this year.
LEX·IC·A is a celebration of the ways in which we communicate with one another and the knowledge we share in this process. It seeks to explore the myriad of complex and beautiful ways we share, play, love, suffer and honor one another through performance work and strive to cultivate community. LEX·IC·A is an inclusive event for anyone interested in procuring dialogue and discourse through performance. Take risks, challenge norms, resist and thrive!