It’s official – as of yesterday, I’ve been awarded the first residency in the newly renovated first floor Chicago Cultural Center Garland Gallery, April 25 – mid July. It’s an amazing space. I’m also opening an extensive exhibition of my diagrams in one of the adjacent Michigan Gallery spaces that day, along with shows by Miller & Shellabarger and Shane Huffman, April 25 – August 24, 2014. (And I also have a couple of pieces in the Public Art Survey on the 4th floor.) In the exhibition, called “Enter the Matrix”, I am showing a brief retrospective through documentary photos of earlier installation work that foreshadows the later development of the matrix; a series of diagrams based on artist/musician interviews in Vienna and Krems, with musical responses by Andrea Sodomka and Maria Gstaettner, and a poetic reading of all exhibited artist diagrams, recorded by Judith Leemann; there will also be a series of randomly generated portrait prints, a collaboration using face detection algorithms, with programmer Robert Woodley.
At the residency space, I will conduct interviews with artists and further explore the mechanisms of critique, program community ecology related events, also around projects that the management studio class at SAIC is currently supporting me with, and will work towards a series of videos of responses to my diagrams. We will also host our Art&Tech Meetup there, and Robert is looking to offer programming workshops. If you are in Chicago, stop by the opening at 5:30, before the SAIC MFA show, which opens at 7:00.
I will publish residency related info as events arise. Please let me know if you want to get involved.
It would be wonderful to see you there,