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

Peter Burr, Arcology, Vision Quest 2015

peter burr "arcology"
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
Click here for more info

Vision Quest 2015

dinca-vision-quest-2015-postcard

Presented by dinca.org, 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 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.

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

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.

Seven Signs that Mean Silence by Sara Magenheimer

Seven Signs that Mean Silence
Sara Magenheimer, USA, 2013, 11 min, video, color, sound

A cryptic conversation between two computer voices anchors the fragmented structure of Sara Megenheimer’s Seven Signs that Mean Silence; it’s an experimental mnemonic device of video poetry that seemingly draws inspiration from contemporary culture, digital art, and surrealist theory.