Dear Brain Frame family, fans and friends and fanatics,

Seven days have passed since we met in celebration of death and new life, in Thalia Hall, on our third anniversary. There never was a more brilliant funeral. The altars, the spirit team, the oracle, all served as portals for grief, joy, and keening celebration. A fitting end to Brain Frame, the beginning of, as several friends and strangers wrote in my yearbook, “a movement.”

Preparation for the end was nuts, of course. And every performer pushed so far beyond themselves, exploring new content, new media, and new collaborative partnerships. The results were incredible, an impeccable assemblage of all the different ways Brain Frame blows minds - with plenty of room for further experimentation.

Collected here are a few social-media remembrances of the show. Please take a few minutes to read about what this community has meant for the people in it. Go to Gina Wynbrandt’s blog and read about her experience with BF19 and grit. Step back and look at your own community, your own work. Brain Frame is over. It’s in your hands now. Go out, take risks, make friends, experiment together.

I’m leaving tomorrow for a month long vision quest of sorts. When I get back I hope to see a lot of cool shit going on. Send me an email if you need curatorial, communication, show-running, technical, or conceptual advice. Or whatever. See you in September,

Infinite love,

- Lyra

Our Grand Finale gets a High Art Seal of Approval! Lyra Hill reflects on Brain Frame’s past three years, and what she wants to see in the future, for the very serious blog of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. CLICK HERE to read about it. Come to our “phoenix-regenerative ritual spectacle” TOMORROW!

Our Grand Finale gets a High Art Seal of Approval! Lyra Hill reflects on Brain Frame’s past three years, and what she wants to see in the future, for the very serious blog of the Museum of Contemporary Art ChicagoCLICK HERE to read about it. Come to our “phoenix-regenerative ritual spectacle” TOMORROW!

TOMORROW at Brain Frame 19, Grace Needlman and Will Bishop will conduct oracular experiments via this giant glowing Brain Oracle. Arrive between 6-8 to receive a consultation!

TOMORROW at Brain Frame 19, Grace Needlman and Will Bishop will conduct oracular experiments via this giant glowing Brain Oracle. Arrive between 6-8 to receive a consultation!

Gapers Block just published this wonderful article by Alex Thompson, looking into the life of our overlord Lyra Hill and the gumption it takes to put on something like our 3rd anniversary spectacular, this Saturday. Read about it! Click HERE for the full article.

Gapers Block just published this wonderful article by Alex Thompson, looking into the life of our overlord Lyra Hill and the gumption it takes to put on something like our 3rd anniversary spectacular, this Saturday. Read about it! Click HERE for the full article.

This Saturday at Brain Frame 19, Anya Davidson and Carrie Vinarsky debut their muddied adventure comic Swamped via video montage, swamp-punk pantomiming, and Jail Flanagan emanating beatific golden light.

This Saturday at Brain Frame 19, Anya Davidson and Carrie Vinarsky debut their muddied adventure comic Swamped via video montage, swamp-punk pantomiming, and Jail Flanagan emanating beatific golden light.

This Saturday at Brain Frame 19, Gina Wynbrandt debuts a moral tale about exiting adolescence with the aide of some bad cats.

This Saturday at Brain Frame 19Gina Wynbrandt debuts a moral tale about exiting adolescence with the aide of some bad cats.

This Saturday at Brain Frame 19, Nick Jackson will debut an autobiographic comic about the recent protests in Kyiv.

The Chicago Reader recommends you attend our last show! This Saturday! Click here to read the nice things they said.

The Chicago Reader recommends you attend our last show! This Saturday! Click here to read the nice things they said.

This Saturday at Brain Frame 19Aaron Renier and Jessica Campbell will direct a company of sixteen dogs in the performance of their murder mystery comic, Sylvia Leeds.

The Yearbooks have arrived! Holy crap! Remember to arrive early (between 6-8pm) to our Grand Finale this Saturday to pick up your will-call copy. If you missed pre-sales, we’ll have just 50 extra copies available for purchase. First come, first served. See you this weekend!