Sara Ludy, “\O/” performance, Vision Quest 2015

Sara Ludy media art performance
Sara Ludy : “\O/”
Friday, September 11, 2015
realtime audiovisual performance at Vision Quest 2015
@ Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219-21 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL

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

Peter Burr, Arcology, Vision Quest 2015

peter burr "arcology"
Peter Burr
2015, 6 min, USA, hd video, b&w, sound, (World Premiere)

In video games there is the concept of an infinite dungeon – an endlessly regenerating death labyrinth. There’s an intimate quality to a structure that remakes itself after each horrible demise and invites you to try again. Dungeons are the study of structures as living things. Their diet is your curiosity, and their luring plumage is gold and gems.  There is another kind of labyrinth — a zone that has been subtly, horribly altered by something beyond human understanding. It has a set of strange rules that must be understood to survive. In this zone, the opposite of survival is not death–it is change. (PB)

Screening at Dinca Vision Quest 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 7pm, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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Ben Russell, Greetings to the Ancestors, Vision Quest 2015

Ben Russell "Greetings to the Ancestors"

Greetings to the Ancestors
Ben Russell
2014, USA, 29 min, 16mm => digital file, color, sound, (Chicago Premiere)

Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid government, GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS documents the dream lives of the territory’s inhabitants as the borders of consciousness dissolve and expand. Equal parts documentary, ethnography and dream cinema, GREETINGS TO THE ANCESTORS presents a world whose borders are constantly dematerializing. (BR)

Screening at Dinca Vision Quest 2015.
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6pm, Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago
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Vision Quest 2015


Presented by, Vision Quest is a three-day festival celebrating the most notable contemporary moving image and media art culture.

September 10, 2015, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
September 11, 2015, at Co-Prosperity Sphere
September 12, 2015, at Co-Prosperity Sphere

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 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 Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One

Finder Fantasy (2013) by Emilio Gomariz
A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One
Friday, June 26, 2015
8pm–10pm, free admission
Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

“A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images” is a three-part screening series surveying contemporary moving image-based art, both film and video, by established and emerging artists. This installment, part one, focuses on the topic of “Video Art & Computer Art,” circa 2010–2015, and traverses the domains of screen capture videos, digital animation, and internet art and culture, with many of the works embracing innovative uses of technology. (TRT: 69 mins; free admission)


Brenna Murphy
Chris Collins
Chris Kennedy
Emilio Gomariz
Jasper Elings
Jesse Malmed
Jesse McLean
Jon Satrom
Joshua Tonies
Miyö Van Stenis
Nick Briz
Nicole Ginelli
Sanaz Sohrabi
Sara Ludy
Shana Moulton
Snow Yunxue Fu
Stephanie Barber
Theodore Darst
Zahid Jiwa

Curated by Andrew Rosinski

“Chip” by Chris Bradley

"Chip" by Chris Bradley

“Chip,” Chris Bradley, 2010, painted cast bronze, 2.5″ x 1″ x “2

Chip, 2015,” a different iteration of this piece, is currently available through the Paddle 8 Threewalls / Neon Dreams auction, the 2015 benefit gala for Threewalls, “a non-profit contemporary arts organization in Chicago that organizes exhibitions, artist residencies, and public programs. Funds raised will be split between Threewalls and six partner curators who contributed works to the auction. Bidding will continue at Moonlight Studios on May 29 where the work will be installed.”

Learn more about Neon Dreams here.