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
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
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.
“A week of smart, groundbreaking, funny, beautiful, vital, courageous artist videos, talk shows, films, performances, psychedelic cartoons and surprises by more than sixty artists spanning over four decades—has consumed me, in the best way, for the past many months. I hope you’ll join us each evening from Monday, May 18th to Sunday, May 24th at 7:00 (plus an extra, kid-friendly program Saturday at 1:00 pm) as the legendary Links Hall (3111 W Western) plays host to the best guests. I could not be more excited to share this with you.” — Jesse Malmed
Monday, May 18, 7 pm – AESTHLETICS
Monica Panzarino — Monica Panzarino Sings The Star-Spangled Banner
Dara Birnbaum — Pop-Pop Video: General Hospital/Olympic Women Speed Skate
Josh Weissbach — Football Films Presents
Run of Life — Eligible Receiver (Hand Off from Ivan Ladislav Galeta) (performance)
TVTV — TVTV Goes to the Super Bowl
Christine Lucy Latimer — Mosaic
Seth Vanek — The Seth Show Tonight! (performance)
Chris Collins — Post-Show Wrap-Up (performance)
Tuesday, May 19, 7 pm – THE SITCOM SET
Ilene Segalove — More TV Stories
Marc Couroux — We Know What You’re Looking For—A Situationist Comedy
Sherry Millner — Unruly Fan/Unruly Star
Chris Rice — 8 Seasons (Excerpt)
Ann Magnuson and Tom Rubnitz — Made for TV
LJ Frezza — Nothing
Eric Watts and Josh Duensing — Is This Real? (performance)
Sean Joseph Patrick Carney — BHQFUTV (performance)
Wednesday, May 20, 7 pm – DIAL-A-SOAP
Emily Bernstein and Julia Calabrese — Cosmic Serpent
Michael Robinson — The Dark, Krystle
Brian L. Frye and Katrina Dixon — Andy Warhol’s Schrafft’s Commercial [remake]
Joan Braderman — Joan Does Dynasty
Kyle Schlie — Trailer #4 (Ned Charles) for J.T.B.C.C.’s “Lifelong Longing”
Anne McGuire — All Smiles and Sadness
Blair Bogin — A Child’s Voice Screaming My Name (performance)
Leslie Rogers — The Wesley Wodgers Show! (performance)
Thursday May 21, 7 pm – ECSTATIC STATIC
Brandon Alvendia, Josh Rios and Anthony Romero — Talk Is Cheap (performance)
Tyrone Davies — Cathode Loop 1
Jennifer Juniper Stratford — Radioactive Dreams
Philippe Blanchard and Peter Rahul — Chroma Crypt
Vaudeo Signal — SNObound
Alejandro T. Acierto — Cavities (performance)
Caitlin Denny and Nicole Ginelli — Ambient Exploitation : IV : Holes
Eric Watts — LCD
Vaudeo Motion — Performance (performance)
Experimental Half Hour — Live Telecast from Los Angeles
Friday, May 22, 7 pm – NO NEWS
Nate Whelden, Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney — Space Pursues Them (performance)
Tyrone Davies — At the Commercial Break She Started Screaming
Videofreex — Video Games
Videofreex — Taping of Video Games (excerpt)
Ximena Cuevas — Tombola
Jesse McLean — Somewhere Only We Know
Damian Lebiedzinski — Snowball Diatribe
Lori Felker — Broken New
Shehrezad Maher — Dimensions of a Fish
Andrew Filippone Jr. — ‘Charlie Rose’ by Samuel Beckett
Chris Little — Life During Wartime is a song by the Talking Heads
Marisa Williamson — Hemings and Hawings (performance)
Saturday, May 23, 1 pm – MAKE ME PSYCHIC
Kathy Rose — Mirror People Kathy Rose — The Doodlers
Kathy Rose — Mysterians
Kathy Rose — Pencil Booklings
Sally Cruikshank — Quasi at the Quackadero
Sally Cruikshank — Make Me Psychic
Sally Cruikshank — Face Like a Frog
Trixy Sweetvittles — La Mujer Lagartija
Amy Lockhart — Walk for Walk
Amy Lockhart — Landscapes (video)
Julie Potratz — The Last Thing You Said (performance)
Cereal Bar to benefit S.A.C.K. (Supporting Artists with Children and/or Kids)
(all titles on 16mm unless otherwise noted!)
(Presented with the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation)
Saturday, May 23, 7 pm – CABLE EXCESS
Michael Smith — It Starts at Home
Christine Lucy Latimer — Program Description
George Kuchar — Hefner’s Heifers
ESP TV — ESP TV in Chicago
Mothergirl — Talking With Katy and Sophia (performance)
Sunday, May 24, 7 pm – SKETCH BOOK
Scott Wolniak and Derek Fansler — The Buddy Cycles
Steve Wetzel — Sethio Paints
Jennifer Juniper Stratford — Painting Electrons
John Kilduff — Let’s Paint TV
Guy Richards Smit — Grossmalerman Pilot
Danny Volk — Made Up with Danny Volk
Jaime Davidovich — Portrait of the Best Artist
Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy — New Report Artist Unknown
Kelly Lloyd — Man Artists on Television (performance)
Tom Friel — Sparkle Donkey (performance)
Lori Felker — Show & Talk Talk Show (performance)
special thanks to our generous partners: Links Hall, Video Data Bank, The Nightingale, Media Burn, Cole’s, Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, S.A.C.K.
* Lt. Paper features works by Ben Segal, Chris Reeves, Clint Enns, Devin King, Gita Jackson, Josh Duensing, Kuras and MacKenzie, Kelly Lloyd, Run of Life, Sadie Harmon, Sean Ward, Tim McMullen, Robyn Farrell, Jesse Malmed and (especially) Kyle Schlie
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
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