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Robert Beatty Performance; OM Rider, Takeshi Murata Screening at LAMPO, 6/21/14

17 June 2014 by

Takeshi Murata. Colorado, 2014 (still); digital animation with sound design by Robert Beatty. Courtesy of the Artist and Lampo.

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8pm
Graham Foundation @ Madlener House
4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL
Admission FREE; RSVP here 

On June 21, 2014, American artist and electronic musician Three Legged Race (Robert Beatty) closes out Lampo‘s spring 2014 season with a performance and screening of new and recent work, as well as sound and video collaborations with artist Takeshi Murata, including the Chicago premiere of OM Rider and a new video piece commissioned by Lampo. 

The program will also include three recent Takeshi Murata works including:

  • I, Popeye (2010)
  • Night Moves (2012)
  • Problem Areas (2013, for Oneohtrix Point Never)

RSVP here.

About Robert Beatty
Robert Beatty (b.1981, Lexington, KY) is an artist and electronic musician who performs solo under the name Three Legged Race. He is a long-running member of the bands Hair Police, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, and C. Spencer Yeh’s Burning Star Core. Through Beatty’s collaboration with video artist Takeshi Murata, Three Legged Race has performed at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China; Deitch Projects, New York; the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; and the New Museum, New York. In 2013, Beatty released the acclaimed “Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata” (Glistening Examples), a collection of his audio work for Murata. Beatty’s performances and recordings explore the repetition and decay of simple musical themes, evoking minimalist sci-fi soundtracks, clouded hypnotic landscapes, and primal industrial techno. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Robert Beatty first appeared at Lampo in October 2008, when he premiered a two-movement work, “Falling Order I and II.” In March 2010, he and Takeshi Murata appeared together in the Lampo series, in a live performance and screening co-presented by Lampo and Conversations at the Edge.

About Takeshi Murata
Takeshi Murata (b.1974, Chicago, IL) graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997 with a BFA in Film/Video/Animation. In 2007, Murata was the subject of a solo exhibition, Black Box: Takeshi Murata, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. His work has been included in solo and group shows at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Peres Projects, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; Eyebeam, New York; FACT Centre, Liverpool, UK; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh; New York Underground Film Festival; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Foxy Production, New York, and Deitch Projects, New York, among others.

About OM Rider (from Electronic Arts Intermix)
In OM Rider, Takeshi Murata deftly weaves the aesthetics of retro-noir, video games, and Italian giallo film into a cinematic exercise in cool, narrative minimalism and distilled rebellion. In a vast desert bathed in neon hues, a misfit lycanthrope blasts syncopated techno rhythms into the night. Meanwhile, an old man sits at a large, round table in a void-like space, rigidly sipping coffee and rolling snake-eyed dice as the faint sound of the werewolf’s pulsating, phantasmic synth grows louder. Hopping on his motorcycle and ripping a bowl, the werewolf tears full speed ahead over forbidding terrain while his hoary counterpart becomes increasingly anxious…

At once opaque and thrilling, OM Rider expands upon Murata’s previous 3D character-based animation and references to horror cinema, benefiting from the integral collaboration of longtime composer Robert Beatty, here joined by musicians Devin Flynn and C. Spencer Yeh.


Cunny Poem Vol. 1 by Bunny Rogers, Brigid Mason

15 June 2014 by




Cunny Poem Vol. 1
by Bunny Rogers

Cunny Poem Vol. 1 represents a complete archive of poetry written by Bunny Rogers from 2012–2014, first published online at cunny4.tumblr.com. Volume one includes 14 original illustrations by LA-based artist Brigid Mason.

Limited edition of 200.

Purchase here.

Now Feel Bad, new work by Darja Bajagić & Jared Madere, June 20 – July 13, 2014, at Interstate Projects

11 June 2014 by


Now Feel Bad
June 20 – July 13, 2014
at Interstate Projects
U:L:O: Part I | U: Curated by Queer Thoughts

Now Feel Bad, new work by Darja Bajagić & Jared Madere.

Organized by Queer Thoughts, Chicago.

POETRYTHREATS.com by Tim Grover, 2014

2 June 2014 by


by Tim Grover

POETRY THREATS is a web-based project by Tim Grover, a Chicago-based new media artist, which aims to “reclaim certain ‘threat’ words monitored by the DHS on social media sites. Users have a chance to take these words and turn them into art through the virtual magnet poetry board.”

The above image is a poem I generated/made using the website. It’d be great if the project offered more pronouns, verbs, conjunctions, and so forth, to augment the poetic potentials of the project; the selection of connective magnetic words unrelated to the DHS keywords is somewhat scant, therefore you find yourself looking for a pronoun like “her” to no avail, but the limitations do provide an interesting challenge and make the final outcome more cryptic.

You can create a poem of your own, or check out previous submissions at: http://poetrythreats.com/

1mage by Sage Keeler

19 May 2014 by

Sage Keeler DINCA one image

“Enya’s Castle via Google Streetview, angle one”
by Sage Keeler

1mage is a DINCuratorial series where guest participants curate one image. 


1mage by Mark Beasley

5 May 2014 by

“Link Garden”
by Mark Beasley

“Link Garden is a composition of found stylesheets and images hard-linked to their external sources from around the web. As time goes on, this drawing will slowly collapse from link rot and eventually revert back into a blank page.” — M.B.

1mage is a DINCuratorial series where guest participants curate one image. 

Rick Silva for Parallelograms.info

21 April 2014 by


Check out Rick Silva‘s new browser-based video installation for http://parallelograms.info/ featuring a levitating tent.

View the piece here.

“Parallelograms is an online artist project exploring the relationship between images and interpretation. Invited artists are given a set of images taken from deliberate web searches and asked to create a web-specific piece in response to one of them.”