I am Back: Recent Work by Nicholas O’Brien
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011, 8PM–11pm
1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642
“During the course of the evening, Nicholas O’Brien will weave a conversation and lecture around his recent screen-based works. These routes will range from a reading of an online conversation about mediated spatial awareness, screening samples from an ongoing video blog, presenting a pecha-kucha style lecture on the show Breaking Bad, as well as showing a VHS love letter sent to a distant, yet familial, stranger. The evening will enfold over the course of interlinking monologues discussing loss/return, finding sincerity in transient formats, discovering self through cultural history, excavating digital landscapes, and employing wit to both disarm and embrace.
Nicholas O’Brien is a writer, curator, and artist currently living and working in Boulder and online. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently getting his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he also teaches Digital Art production and theory. His work has appeared both nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Xth Biennial in Lyon, The Interferenze Festival in Bisaccia, Italy, and USC’s Ed and Gayle Roski MFA Gallery.”