arcanebolt, comprised of Tamas Kemenczy, Mark Beasley & Alex Inglizian, is a video synthesizer cobbled together out of homemade electronics and microcontrollers that target old, corruptible CRT displays. We use firmware generated animations, feedback loops, keyboards and bleeding circuits to build up and tear apart video images and tease out unexpected audio/video territory from bygone computer peripherals.
Paying titular homage to Drexciya, and presented and broadcasted by Lumpen Radio (WLPN 105.5), Aquabahn is an audio variety show where artists and guests are invited to create a 30 or 60 minute radio broadcast centered around a self-imposed central theme or concept.
Aquabahn will intermittently premiere new artist curated broadcasts leading up to September 10–12, 2015, where Aquabahn will broadcast live from Dinca Vision Quest 2015 at Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago. Shortly thereafter, each broadcast will be archived and available for on-demand streaming and download through lumpenradio.com.
Stephanie Barber & Xavier Leplae
Jeremiah Meece (The-Drum, JODI, Valis)
Nick Williams & Chris Collins
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. 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.
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
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)
Presented by dinca.org, Vision Quest is a three-day festival celebrating the most notable contemporary moving image and media art culture.
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 dincavisionquest.com. 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.