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Announcing DINCA VISION QUEST 2012

Thursday, August 16–Saturday, August 18, 2012
1807 S. Allport St., Chicago, IL (map)
Free. 8pm e’ery night. (Seating is limited; first-come, first served, or RSVP here.)
Seating is limited; RSVP recommended. Please call 978-590-2900 if you have any questions.

Official program notes –> Click here for DINCA VISION QUEST 2012 program notes w/ film synopses.

Vision Quest website –> click here.

DINCA VISION QUEST 2012 will host three nights of vision quest festivities in Chicago, including a handful of screenings with live audio/video performances. VISION QUEST’s credo is to translate the dinca.org blog experience into an amalgamated IRL (in real life) experience, to further expand the ambit of experimental film & video, new media art, internet art, and to share the subterranean magic of great artists & filmmakers in a physical and social setting.  In addition to screening work from around the world, it’s our mission to bolster the Chicago arts community by featuring the works of many Chicago filmmakers & artists in a setting that’s free of charge.

The screenings will take place in Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.), a grand old Czech theatre built in 1892 in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.  Thalia Hall remained in use until the mid 1960s.  Since then, the theatre has largely been abandoned, seeing raves and metal shows in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and most recently, a Space Program multiple-date screening series organized by artist and filmmaker, Ben Russell, during the spring of 2011.  Since then, the theatre has been inactive, and with VISION QUEST 2012, we wish to revive the building with free screenings of contemporary recherché film and video, with subsequent real-time a/v performances. (More information on Thalia Hall.)

Much more information will be released soon; here is the lineup.


Thursday, August 16, 2012


Featuring work by:

Bea Fremderman
Chris Naka 
Eijane Janet Lin 
Emilio Gomariz 
Eric Fleischauer 
Gabrielle de Vietri 
Geoffrey Pugen 
Jesse McLean
Jennifer Chan
Joe Hamilton
Miyo Van Stenis
Nicholas O’Brien
Nicolas Sassoon & Sara Ludy
Sarah Weis & Emilie Gervais
Stephanie Barber
Telcosystems presented by Bonobostudio

w/ presentations by:
• Jon Satrom (real-time a/v desktop hacking performance)


Friday, August 17, 2012


Featuring work by:

Andrew Norman Wilson
Ben Russell
Bobby Abate presented by the VDB
Brenna Murphy
Frank Pollard
Jaakko Pallasvuo
Jesse Malmed
Jodie Mack
Joshua Solandz
Kent Lambert
Kerry Laitala
Max Hattler
Neil Ira Needleman
Robert Todd
Sabrina Ratte
Shana Moulton
Stephanie Barber
Theodore Darst
Tony Balko

w/ presentations by:
• Arcane Bolt (arcanebolt is a crew [Tamas Kemenczy, Mark Beasley, & Alex Inglizian] of dweomerkrafters building up & breaking naive circuits and bygone hardware)


Saturday, August 18, 2012


Featuring work by:

Ben Russell
Chris Kennedy
Clint Enns
Deborah Stratman
Fern Silva
Jacob Bricca
Jaakko Pallasvuo
Jesse McLean
Kent Lambert
Laida Lertxundi
Lori Felker
Mary Helena Clark
Michael Robinson
Robert Todd
Sara Ludy
Stephanie Barber

w/ presentations by:
• Jesse Malmed (video L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetics + abstractedelia and participatory performance w/ conversational karaoke)
• Jon Cates & Jake Elliott (dirty new media multiple projector performance)


Much more information and materials to be released soon, so keep checking back.

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