Category: Cross Discipline Art

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Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival

The 22nd Annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival: A Sneak Preview Roxanne Samer             Chicago Art Magazine published a post on where and when to get your video art fix during the 2010 summer around Chicago. One of the events featured was the 22nd Annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival to […]

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Video Art in Chicago During Summer 2010

The A/V Geeks present a night of classic campy 16mm school films that examine the behavior of potential wimps and what can be done to fix it. Films include: Soapy the Germ Fighter (1951), William’s Doll (1985), Fears of Children (1951) and Neurotic Behavior–a Psychodynamic View (1973).

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An Interview with Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger

Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger are an artist-couple who work both collaboratively and independently, in modes that could be classified as sculpture, performance, both, or neither.

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Skokie Group Photo of 300+

Editor’s Note: Skokie totally rocks, so none of you jerks are allowed to post any jokes in the comments. Do you know that we’re the sister city of Porbandar, where not only Ghandi was born, but Lord Krishna’s wing man Sudama? So stick that in your pipe and smoke it. We’re lining up our outstanding, […]

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The Seductiveness of the Interval at The Renaissance Society

From May 2nd through June 27th, Chicagoans can checkout The Seductiveness of the Interval curated by Alina Serban at The Renaissance Society, which originally served as the Romanian Pavilion at 53rd La Biennale di Venezia last summer.

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“The Black Pupil” : Exhibition by Students of the Black Arts Movement

“The Black Pupil: Exhibition and Event Curated and Hosted by Black Arts Movement Students of Columbia College Chicago”

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Akram Kahn, The Seldoms & Troika Ranch

CAM contributor Heather Liberman surveys the recent performance work by Akram Kahn, The Seldoms, and Troika Ranch.

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The Chicago Performance Network

The Chicago Performance Network works to bring an awareness and variety into performance art in Chicago, while also trying to sustain and build interest in the genre. Cofounders Mark Jeffrey and Sara Schnadt created this committee in hopes of creating a stronger and more diverse performance art community in a city where such a scene was lacking.

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Tessa Siddle’s Hexenhaus at No Coast Gallery in Pilsen

Hexenhaus” can be translated as “enchanted house”. This is also the title of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate student, Tessa Siddle’s installation and performance that took place on Friday, March 12, 2010 at No Coast Gallery in Pilsen.

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Theaster Gates Speculates Darkly

Chicago performance artist and potter Theaster Gates Jr. is going up the road to the Milwaukee Art Museum to create a spectacular installation elaborating on a relationship with Dave Drake, an enslaved African-American potter and poet from antebellum South Carolina. The artist will transform the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Decorative Arts Gallery into a built environment comprised, among other things, of a glass lantern slide tunnel, ceramic speakers, video, and vessels.

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IN>TIME at the Chicago Cultural Center

For all you performance art fans out there, you’ll be happy to hear that IN>TIME, an annual Chicago performance series hosted by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Performance Department, is back for its second year to showcase local, national, and international artists at the Cultural Center in downtown Chicago.

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Third Coast Filmless Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art

MK Meador recaps the 2010 Third Coast Filmless Festival. Featuring Ira Glass rants, Analog tape art and an Audiophonic afternoon.

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“Chasing Two Rabbits” at Threewalls

The scene Friday, February 26 at threewalls gallery for the animation screening/performance project, “Chasing Two Rabbits” was not unlike a basement punk-rock show

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Ken Fandell at Donald Young Gallery

A seizure warning is posted on the door to multidisciplinary artist, Ken Fandell’s new exhibition of video and sound work at the Michigan Avenue, Donald Young Gallery. The tiny spaced housed the artist and visitors during opening reception of “SQUARES AND CIRCLES AND SEX AND STARDUST,” Friday, February 26, 2010.

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Blocks of Continuality/Body, Image and Algorithm at the Dance Center of Columbia College

Heather Liberman reviews Blocks of Continuality/Body, Image and Algorithm at the Dance Center of Columbia College.

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Nikhil Chopra at He Said She Said

…A series of quiet but distinct contradictory sounds spill out; Indian music, the distant city streets, the clicking of a slide projector and people speaking over the game playing quietly on a living room television…

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CAC and Micro Grants

Which CAC, you ask? Come find out, and learn about their micro grant system.

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“To New Music and Performance Art Installations”: Performance Artist, Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has arguably become the Queen of Pop—Pop Music, Pop Art, and Pop Culture. Every idea, each avant-garde detail of her show, is fully represented and pushed to the max, down to the last sequin and false eye-lash.

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New Blood III at the Chicago Cultural Center

Todd Frugia gives a fantastic (if belated, fault of the editor completely) take on New Blood III, the third round of SAIC’s annual performance round-up.

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Look for Me: Animated Films the Gene Siskel Film Center

Animated puppet theater! Laura Heit’s work at the Gene Siskel Film Center.