Photos by Anja Jamrozik.
To everyone who came out/particpated: thanks for the great memories.
Here is a nice video recapitulation of Nick Briz‘s performance at DINCA Vision Quest 2013 (at Mana Contemporary, Chicago), a performance that lead to a new-media Holy Communion of sorts, where the audience joined in a line and received bread (mini cookies) from Briz.
A very special thanks to Anja Jamrozik for shooting and editing this video.
More documentation of VQ13 forthcoming.
Our Relationships Will Become Radiant
London, England | 2011 | 9 min | video | sound
watch –> here
Three narratives unfold together. Inside a vast nature reserve sits a solitary building, a café, where an important meeting is being held by executives. Outside in the park – the collective singular lounge about wearing fancy garments. Images are exchanged, participation simulated: the interminable present. Meanwhile, the dormant wildlife fades away. (JL)
Our Relationships Will Become Radiant screened at Vision Quest 2013 as part of the Computer Blood 2.0 program.
Vision Quest is this week, 11/21–11/23, at Mana Contemporary Chicago. Check out the official festival site with full program at http://visionquest.dinca.org.
Vision Quest will screen works by Ben Russell, Laida Lertxundi, Michael Robinson, Bunny Rogers, Alexandra Gorczynski, Anthony Antonellis, Kim Asendorf, Stephanie Barber, Sabrina Ratté, Leslie Thornton, Trisha Baga, Deborah Stratman, Shana Moulton, Jennifer Reeder, Andrew Lampert, Jennifer Reeves, Jesse McLean, Tomonari Nishikawa, Jennifer Chan, Theodore Darst, Kerry Laitala, Darja Bajagić, and more. Find links to artist websites on http://visionquest.dinca.org along with much more.
Spread the word, it will be fun. Use #VQ13 on twitter and facebook if you feel inclined. Invite your friends to the FB event here.
Mana Website: http://manafinearts.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dincablog #VQ13
Aloha folks, mark your calendars for Vision Quest 2013 — which is less than two weeks away — and will feature an abundance of new media art, video art, internet art vids, and avant-garde film, with subsequent new media performances and after parties.
This years festival will run Thursday–Saturday (11/21-11/23) featuring work by Ben Russell, Laida Lertxundi, Kim Asendorf, Rick Silva, Anthony Antonellis, Bunny Rogers, Darja Bajagic, Alexandra Gorczynski, Shana Moulton, Trisha Baga, Kerry Laitala, Michael Robinson, Sabrina Ratté, Tomonari Nishikawa, Stephanie Barber, Theodore Darst, Jennifer Chan, Chris Collins, Andrew Lampert, Deborah Stratman, Leslie Thornton, and many more.
Soon our VQ micro-site will launch and will include all of the program information, we’ll keep you posted.
Screenings at 2:30, 5:00 and 7:30 PM
$10 admission for each program
$30 full festival pass includes a free 2013 festival poster, designed and printed by Sonnenzimmer
The 2013 Eyeworks Festival lineup:
PROGRAM 1, 2:30 PM
Ian Cheng, bbrraattss, 2013
Yoriko Mizushiri, Futon, 2013
Jenni Rope, Tiikerimuuri, 2012
Stefan Gruber, Lightweight, 1999
Paul Bush, Furniture Poetry, 1999
Lawrence Jordan, Solar Sight II, 2012
Africanus Okokon, New Everyday, 2012
Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, The Fly Mill, 2011
Karen Yasinsky, No Place Like Home, 1998
Matt Abbiss, collected short works, 2011-2013
Lisa Barcy & Jim Trainor, The Ordovicians, 2004
Robert Breer, Man and His Dog Out For Air, 1957
Sarina Nihei, The Play of Independent Heads, 2013
Luigi Allemano, Improvisation no. 1: Cumulative Loops, 2013
Eduardo Paolozzi with Emma Calder and Susan Young, 1984 (Music for Modern Americans), 1984
PROGRAM 2, 5:00 PM
David Lebrun, Tanka, 1976
André Ruvio, O Dilúvio, 2011
Atsuhi Wada, Anomalies, 2013
Michael Frei, Not About Us, 2012
Jake Fried, Down Into Nothing, 2013
Brandon Blommaert, aaa[A]aaa, 2012
Manfred Mohr, Cubic Limit, 1973-74
Oskar Fischinger, Allegretto, 1936-43
Alexandre Louvenaz, Minotaure, 2012
Edwin Rostron, Of Unknown Origin, 2010
Paul Glabicki, Object Conversation, 1985
Michael Whitney, Binary Bit Patterns, 1969
Michaela Pavlátová, Words, Words, Words, 1991
Sawako Kabuki, Here, There, and Everywhere, 2013
Georges Schwizgebel, Rapture of Frank N. Stein, 1982
James Lowne, Someone Behind The Door Knocks at Irregular Intervals, 2011
PROGRAM 3, 7:30 PM
Harry Smith, Heaven & Earth Magic, 1961. A legendary feature-length collage animation.
Eyeworks is an invitational festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Festival programs showcase outstanding experimental animation of all sorts: classic films, new animations and rare or overlooked works. The Eyeworks festival was founded in 2010 and is held annually in Chicago, with additional curated programs presented in Chicago and other cities throughout the year.
The Eyeworks programs showcase a range of animation techniques, including paper cutouts, stop-motion with puppets, 3D computer animation, and a wide variety of hand-drawn methods. The content of the films is equally varied, and includes cosmic abstraction, psychedelic characters, geometric patterning, and surrealistic narratives.
Eyeworks celebrates animated moving images that express unusual vision, unusual approaches, and unusual style.
An online Wishing Well made in collaboration with Harm van den Dorpel. Sound effects by Ashiq Jahan Khondker. Adding a coin to the wishing well is easy, by first paying for the coin you wish to add to the well with Paypal. The coins ranges from a US quarter to a 100 Yen coin. — J.L.
Erotic Playing Cards, 2013, 13 min, video, silent
by Darja Bajagić
A silent and salacious duad of shuffling erotic playing cards and images.
Maximum Sexual Stimulant Cards, 2013
by Darja Bajagic