Dinca’s Weekly Links, 12.27.15

A North Korean operating system is seen in this screen shot taken in Seoul December 23, 2015. REUTERS/James Pearson

A North Korean operating system is seen in this screen shot taken in Seoul December 23, 2015. REUTERS/James Pearson

As part of Dinca’s plan for 2016, we will implement a weekly reading list of links. This concept of aggregating a list of links is nothing new to the internet, especially blogs; however, we feel it might benefit our readers if we get in the routine of roundin’ up links every week (yeehaw!). These links will range from art to technology to cinema and beyond. Most likely, we will post these links every Monday and the links will be gathered from the previous seven or more days. We hope you enjoy!

Dinca’s Links of the Week, 12.27.15

  1. “North Korea, whose rudimentary intranet system does not connect to the outside internet but allows access to state media and some officially approved websites, has been developing its own operating system for more than a decade. This latest version, written around 2013, is based on a version of Linux called Fedora …” [Reuters, 12.27.15]
  2. Sarah Cascone of artnet News published an article titled “The 18 Most Appalling International Art World Scandals of 2015,” which lists the Art Basel Stabbing, the Taubman Family Feud, Marina Abramović Calls Out Jay-Z, and Richard Prince Stealing Instagram Photos, as “some of the more scandalous news reports that have happened over the course of this year.” [artnet News, 12.23.15]
  3. According to Jason Farago of The Guardian, The MCA’s “The Freedom Principle” tops the list of “best American art shows of 2015.” [The Guardian, 12.16.15]
  4. Artsy published an article titled “The Biggest Art News Stories in 2015.” [Artsy, 12.16.15]
  5. Here’s another link from Artsy, which defines their “The Top 15 Emerging Artists of 2015.” [Artsy, 12.16.15]
  6. The Indie Film Community Picks the Best Movies and TV Shows of 2015 [Indiewire, 12.24.15]

Skycube by David Wallace Haskins

Skycube by David Wallace Haskins

Skycube by David Wallace Haskins
2015, Steel, glass, far infrared light film, limestone, 96 x 96 x 96 in.

“A Skycube is a self-contained version of a Skywall. It brings the full vertical dimension of the sky down to the horizontal space in which we live. It is not a digital projection or display, it is the actual live three-dimensional sky brought to the pictorial plane.” — David Wallace Haskins

“Tunnel,” a solo show of Snow Yunxue Fu

Still image from Video Projection: Tunnel, 2015, Snow Yunxue Fu

Still image from Video Projection: Tunnel, 2015, Snow Yunxue Fu

a solo show of Snow Yunxue Fu

Dec 11th, 2015 – Jan 16th, 2016
Exhibition Opening: Friday Dec 11th, 2015, 6–9pm
at Double Frame Gallery and DINCA Space
Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St. 4th floor, Chicago, IL, 60608

Tunnel” is an exhibition that will showcase Fu’s new series of investigative video projection and media installation, which continues her formal and conceptual exploration of the liminal space among the physical, virtual, and metaphysical realms.

The work engages in a Kantian quest to capture the experience of the sublime through the limited means of human consciousness. The moving image component of the work is inspired from Fu’s recent travel experience through a long and narrow mountain tunnel with small but increasingly larger windows that eventually reveal a great expansive landscape.

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Snow Yunxue Fu (b. 1987, Guiyang China) obtained a M.F.A. degree from the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and she is currently teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in both the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department and the Continuing Studies Department, as well as working as a faculty portfolio reviewer for Admissions at SAIC.

Fu has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Hong Kong Arts Center, Yellow Peril Gallery, Expo Chicago, Digital Culture Center in Mexico City, Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago Filmmakers, Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, MoMA PopRally Online Screening, NURTUREart Gallery in Brooklyn NY, TEMP Art Space in New York, The Gallery C Space in Beijing, Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, West Village Art Gallery in Chengdu China, SIMULTAN Festival in Romania, and 9:16 Film Festival in Australia and etc.

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Located at Mana Contemporary Chicago in a space generously provided by The Propeller Fund, Threewalls and Gallery 400, the Dinca Space (DS) is a visual arts workspace producing small-scale exhibitions, events, and a micro-residency program.

The Dinca Space was founded with the primary goal of strengthening the visual arts community by providing new opportunities for artists, curators, programmers, and creators to exhibit and organize events through cooperative efforts, serving as a visual arts production space that is open to the public, i.e., anyone with interest in organizing an event or exhibition at the DS is welcome to submit a 1–2 page project proposal, and opportunities will be awarded to project proposals that communicate an interesting concept that is logistically feasible. The DS is capable of hosting a variety of smaller-scale productions including group exhibitions, solo exhibitions, performances, moving image installations, screenings, workshops, lectures, presentations, experimental productions & performances, and much more. Ahhhh … Endless possibilities!

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To view the show at others times, please contact the gallery via doubleframegallery@gmail.com. * The show’s accompanying text will be in a booklet form by the artist and writer Bradley Carter, and it will be available at the gallery opening and other show open hours.

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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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