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.

More info TBA at dincavisionquest.com

SOD by JODI

SOD by JODI

JODI, 2013, 5 mins, video, b/w, sound

A severe modification of the MS DOS game Wolfenstein 3D (1992) deconstructs it into a hyper-minimalist black-and-white maze of geometric forms and pixel patterns.

For the month of March, I’ll be guest curating the Echo Park Film Center‘s FB page. The theme for March is MYST:

MYST
Identifying with the 1993 computer adventure game MYST, this program of contemporary moving image-based art mazes through aberrant places and mystifying spaces, highlighted by digital simulacra that employ new technology to render regressive aesthetics inspired by the nascency of the early virtual. (AR)

MYST continues every monday of March. Follow along on the Echo Park Film Center’s FB page.

One Week Left for Open Submissions: DINCA Vision Quest ’15

Arcane Bolt performs at DINCA Vision Quest 2012

Arcane Bolt performs at DINCA Vision Quest 2012

VISION QUEST 2015
contemporary moving image & media arts festival

presented by dinca.org
submit here
submission deadline: October 7, 2014

DINCA Vision Quest ’15 is accepting open submissions for one more week, so submit soon.

dinca.org is now accepting and reviewing submissions for its upcoming iteration of Vision Quest. We’re currently accepting submissions of video, film, experimental media, moving image installation, realtime audiovisual performance, browser-based artworks, and proposals for digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA — more info on this to be posted soon). We’re also open to proposals for presentations, lectures, and panel discussions.

Based in Chicago and presented by dinca.org, 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.  Vision Quest is presented in a multimodal and multimedia format, where audiovisual performances are cross-pollinated with time-based media screenings and digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA) to present a showcase of the most essential contemporary media culture.

Here are some salient links we suggest you check out to better understand Vision Quest:

 

Submit to Vision Quest 2015 – Contemporary Moving Image & Media Arts Festival

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Vision Quest 2013 at Mana Contemporary

Vision Quest 2013 at Mana Contemporary

Shana Moulton

Shana Moulton

James Connolly performance at VQ 13

James Connolly performance at VQ 13

Arcane Bolt performance at VQ 12

Arcane Bolt performance at VQ 12

VISION QUEST 2015
contemporary moving image & media arts festival
presented by dinca.org
April 2–4, 2015, at Mana Contemporary, Chicago
submission deadline: October 7, 2014
—> SUBMIT HERE

dinca.org is now accepting and reviewing submissions for its upcoming iteration of Vision Quest. We’re currently accepting submissions of video, film, experimental media, moving image installation, realtime audiovisual performance, proposals for digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA — more info on this to be posted soon), and more.

Based in Chicago and presented by dinca.org, 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. Vision Quest is presented in a multimodal and multimedia format, where audiovisual performances are cross-pollinated with time-based media screenings and digitally exhibited commissioned artworks (DECA) to present a showcase of the most essential contemporary media culture.

Thus far, over 100 works have screened at Vision Quest, many of them being national and international premieres, and some of which were made by artists that have exhibited at a variety of festivals, museums, and galleries of note including: MoMA, Tate Modern, the Whitney Biennial, New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sundance, MCA Chicago, Threewalls, London Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Toronto International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Forum, Images Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Migrating Forms, Museum of the Moving Image NYC, Eyebeam NYC, Viennale Austria, and MoMA P.S.1.

Submitting is free of charge; if you’re interested in submitting, please complete the submission form below before October 7, 2014.

To better understand what we do and what type of work we’re looking for, we strongly suggest you look at our 2012 program & 2013 program. Also view photos from the 2012 program here and photos from the 2013 program here & here.

Submit here: http://dinca.org/dinca-vision-quest-submission-form

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