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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arcanebolt audiovisual performance at Vision Quest 2015

arcanebolt performance at vision quest 2015

live audiovisual performance at Dinca Vision Quest 2015
Friday, 9/11/15, at Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago
3219-21 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607 (map)

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.

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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.

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.

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)


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

Curated by Andrew Rosinski



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:

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.

Vision Quest 2015, Sept 10–12, at the Museum of Contemporary Art & Co-Prosperity Sphere


contemporary moving image & media arts festival
presented by
September 10–12, 2015

A quick note: Vision Quest 2015 will officially occur September 10–12, 2015, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and at Co-Prosperity Sphere.

More exciting announcements and official website coming soon.

Due to the large amount of open submissions we received, those that submitted will not be notified until late May-June of 2015. We appreciate your patience.