Tonight: Vision Quest “Anti-Vapor Waves” at the MCA Chicago



Dinca Vision Quest 2015 (opening night)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
7pm, $5 admission | purchase tickets online | RSVP on Facebook

Anti-Vapor Waves
Curated by: Andrew Rosinski & Fern Silva
TRT: 90 min Starts at: 7:00pm
Featuring: Trisha Baga & Jessie Stead, Stephanie Barber, Michael Bell-Smith, Peter Burr, Petra Cortright, Kevin Jerome Everson, Victoria Fu, Zahid Jiwa, Sara Ludy, Johann Lurf, Jodie Mack, Sara Magenheimer, & Tomonari Nishikawa.

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Slow Zoom Long Pause by Sara Magenheimer

Sara Magenheimer "Slow Zoom Long Pause"

Slow Zoom Long Pause
Sara Magenheimer
2015, 13 min, USA, hd video, color, sound, (World Premiere)

Q: How do we know it’s real?
A: It feels real
Q: What if fake feels real?
A: Then it’s real
Q: What color is the sound of your name? A: Peach
Q: What comes next? A: A
Q: Can you think of a thing that itself is a symbol, too? A: A
Q: Do you know anyone whose name is just one letter? A: I
Q: If your first name was only one letter which letter would it B? A: I

World Premiere screening at Dinca Vision Quest 2015 on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7pm, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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Dinca Vision Quest 2015 Full 2015 Program

Dinca Vision Quest '15

Dinca Vision Quest ’15


Contemporary Moving Image & Media Arts Festival
September 10–12, 2015
at the MCA Chicago (9/10) & Co-Prosperity Sphere (9/11–9/12) | | @dincablog #DVQ15

Presented by, Vision Quest is a three-day festival celebrating the most innovative contemporary moving image and media art culture from artists worldwide, with salient interest in supporting artworks made using unconventional processes and emerging technologies. Dinca Vision Quest is presented in a multimodal and multimedia format, where audiovisual performances are cross-pollinated with time-based media screenings and digitally exhibited and broadcasted components to present a showcase of the most essential contemporary media culture.

Sara Ludy, “\O/” performance, Vision Quest 2015

Sara Ludy media art performance
Sara Ludy : “\O/”
Friday, September 11, 2015
realtime audiovisual performance at Vision Quest 2015
@ Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL

Visual artist Sara Ludy will visit Chicago to premiere “\O/”, a realtime audiovisual media art performance, at Dinca Vision Quest 2015 on Friday, 9/11/15.

Sara Ludy is an American artist whose work explores confluence of the physical and virtual. Her practice incorporates photography, Second Life, animation, video and sound. Past exhibition of her work have included Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; bitforms gallery, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Western Front, Vancouver; Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Barbican Centre, London; Carroll Fletcher, London; and Xpo Gallery, Paris.

Dinca Vision Quest will be exhibiting Dream House (2015) by Sara Ludy, on Thursday, 9/10/15, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (7pm). For more info and tickets, click here.

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Peter Burr, Arcology, Vision Quest 2015

peter burr "arcology"
Peter Burr
2015, 6 min, USA, hd video, b&w, sound, (World Premiere)

In video games there is the concept of an infinite dungeon – an endlessly regenerating death labyrinth. There’s an intimate quality to a structure that remakes itself after each horrible demise and invites you to try again. Dungeons are the study of structures as living things. Their diet is your curiosity, and their luring plumage is gold and gems.  There is another kind of labyrinth — a zone that has been subtly, horribly altered by something beyond human understanding. It has a set of strange rules that must be understood to survive. In this zone, the opposite of survival is not death–it is change. (PB)

Screening at Dinca Vision Quest 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7pm, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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Vision Quest 2015


Presented by, Vision Quest is a three-day festival celebrating the most notable contemporary moving image and media art culture.

September 10, 2015, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
September 11, 2015, at Co-Prosperity Sphere
September 12, 2015, at Co-Prosperity Sphere

Featuring work by: Basma Alsharif, Ephraim Asili, Trisha Baga & Jesse Stead, Tony Balko, Stephanie Barber, Michael Bell-Smith, Peter Burr, Petra Cortright, Zachary Epcar, Kevin Jerome Everson, Victoria Fu, Nicole Ginelli, Joe Hamilton, Sean Hanley, Zahid Jiwa, Adam Kaplan + Boaz Levin, Rainer Kohlberger, Meredith Lackey, Kent Lambert, Kerry Laitala, Laida Lertxundi, Sara Ludy, Johann Lurf, Jodie Mack, Sara Magenheimer, Jesse Malmed, A Bill Miller, Shana Moulton, Tomonari Nishikawa, Elizabeth Orr, Simon Payne, Sabrina Ratté, Ben Russell, Jon Satrom,  Sanaz Sohrabi, Mike Stoltz, Deborah Stratman, Esther Urlus, Karen Yasinsky, and more!

With live A/V Performances by: Sara Ludy, Arcane Bolt, James Connolly, Jon Satrom, _ʝ⌡△✕✕✕5̶¥̶N̶_, and more!

Featuring artist curated radio for Aquabahn Radio / WLPN 105.5 Lumpen Radio by: Ando, desert_adder7, Ephraim Asili, Stephanie Barber, Khalee, Kelly Lloyd, Lori Felker, Jeff Kolar, Jesse Malmed, Jeremiah Meece, Will Thomas, Nick Williams & Chris Collins, Violet Systems, and More!

Curated by Andrew Rosinski & Fern Silva, with a special Video Data Bank program curated by Robyn Farrell & Ruth Hodgins. Official site and program at More info TBA.

Support for this project is provided by The Propeller Fund, a joint administrated grant from Threewalls and Gallery 400 at The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Initial support for the program is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts as part of its initiative to promote informal and independently organized visual arts activities across the United States.