A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One

Finder Fantasy (2013) by Emilio Gomariz
A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One
Friday, June 26, 2015
8pm–10pm, free admission
Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

“A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images” is a three-part screening series surveying contemporary moving image-based art, both film and video, by established and emerging artists. This installment, part one, focuses on the topic of “Video Art & Computer Art,” circa 2010–2015, and traverses the domains of screen capture videos, digital animation, and internet art and culture, with many of the works embracing innovative uses of technology. (TRT: 69 mins; free admission)

FEATURING WORK BY :

Brenna Murphy
Chris Collins
Chris Kennedy
Emilio Gomariz
Jasper Elings
Jesse Malmed
Jesse McLean
Jon Satrom
Joshua Tonies
Miyö Van Stenis
Nick Briz
Nicole Ginelli
Sanaz Sohrabi
Sara Ludy
Shana Moulton
Snow Yunxue Fu
Stephanie Barber
Theodore Darst
Zahid Jiwa

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Curated by Andrew Rosinski

Spheres 1-20 by Sara Ludy

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Spheres 1-20, 2013, 20 min, HD video, sound
by Sara Ludy

“In Spheres 1-20, ambiguous forms float in polygonal landscapes created from snippets sourced from Ludy’s wanderings of the internet, personal photos, and samples of computer-aided-drafting motifs. Taking two-dimensional screen captures and image-mapping them onto three-dimensional rotating forms, Ludy creates her Spheres as virtual architectures that refer to an amorphous and psychological space. Between each 1-minute episode of the video, abrupt cuts shift the focus to new structures while an audible synthesized drone changes pitch with each reveal, similar to the shift found between levels in video gameplay.

Ludy’s interest in spatial compositions stems from her lifelong captivation with video games, haunting second life and google warehouse looking for imagery and her professional experience creating immersive environments as a VJ for Los Angeles nightclubs. She pursues a sense of familiarity and the uncanny, pointing to the flexible spectrum of spaces designed for human habitation and the facsimiles of those spaces found online.” – Rob Hult, Klaus Gallery

Thalé by Barry Doupé

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Thalé by Barry Doupé
2009, 5 min, video, sound

Barry Doupé’s Thalé (2009) experiments with the phenomenology of light and colour through fiber-optic flower arrangements. Doupé’s animations are inspired by the Thale Cress plant, which is commonly used in biological mutation experiments. His rotating electronic floras, which resemble neon lights, sex toys and fireworks, glow in the dark digital void.

– Amy Kazymerchyk, Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film