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.

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

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VISION QUEST 2015
contemporary moving image & media arts festival
presented by dinca.org
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.

Clement Valla : “Wrapped terracotta neck-amphora”

Clement Valla : Wrapped terracotta neck amphora storage jar

“Wrapped terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar)”
by Clement Valla

Wrapped Terracotta neck-amphora (storage jar) is a sculpture that is neither an object nor an image. Valla used digital 3D capture to reproduce a 7th Century BC Greek amphora on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. To highlight the artifacts produced by computer vision the completed reproduction is broken down into its constituent parts: a flat image wrapped around a 3D volume. The resulting sculpture echoes the packing of objects for storage and shipping, transitory moments when only an object’s image is accessible. The image ends up serving as surrogate for the sculpture underneath.”

Jaime Davidovich: “Outreach 1974–1984” at Threewalls

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“Jaime Davidovich: Outreach 1974–1984”
Opening Reception: Jaime Davidovich and Latham Zearfoss
Friday 01/23/2015, 6-9 PM at Threewalls
119 N. Peoria, #2C, Chicago, IL 60607

“Join us in the gallery for an opening reception for Jaime Davidovich: Outreach 1974-1984, the first solo exhibition in Chicago of video and television works by the pioneering Argentine artist Jaime Davidovich, curated by Daniel Quiles. The exhibition examines the dynamic ten-year period in which Davidovich transitioned from formalist experiments with installation and video to the production of public-access cable television programs.

In the Project Room, as part of Threewalls’ SOLO exhibition program, Chicago-based artist Latham Zearfoss has created an immersive sound installation titled Yes x 1000. A layered, echoing series of recordings of the word “yes,” his piece explores rituals of affirmation, addresses ways in which interconnected online platforms create realms of easy approval and validation, while also sometimes–paradoxically–reinforcing isolation.”