CHICAGO (by antonio canseco)
2012: Year of the GLI.TC/H panel at SXSW
What happens when accidents become the building blocks of the art-making process?
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- Patrick Lichty Columbia College
- Jon Satrom School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Jon Cates School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Alan Sondheim EyebeamAdditional Supporting Materials
White Dwarf Deflagration, Burning Front (by flashCenter)
3-Dimensional Flash Center simulation of the deflagration phase of a Type Ia supernovae. Variable shown tracks the burning front. Calculated at LLNL; the software used in this work was in part developed by the DOE-supported ASC / Alliance Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes at the University of Chicago.
Leviathan is a Chicago-based production studio creating large-scale visual experiences across all media. Since launching in 2010, the studio’s collaborations with agencies, brands and leading filmmakers have resulted in sensational projects across all markets and industries. Leveraging the talents of extraordinary storytellers, software developers, producers and artists, Leviathan develops cutting edge content that maximizes the greatest capabilities of today’s media platforms, from broadcast to experiential installations. Leviathan in conjunction with V Squared Labs (VSL) contributes to the acclaim of Amon Tobin‘s live tour supporting his new Ninja Tune Records release entitled “ISAM.” The use of real-time projection mapping and generative, audio-reactive graphics, mixed with traditionally rendered media creates one-of-a-kind experiences for each audience. “A live 3D camera feed of Amon is distorted with effects and projected onto the structure’s facade, over the pre-rendered animation,” explained executive creative director Jason White. “The result is quite unbelievable, and in fact, every aspect of each performance is custom tailored for Amon to be able to deliver amazing, one-of-a-kind performances. This project is really a perfect fit for Amon, VSL and Leviathan: The perfect blend of cutting-edge technology and progressive sound, design and animation, in the hands of one of the most phenomenal musical artists of our time.” (see a preview of the show below) (via Design-focused production by Leviathan | Partfaliaz)
2012 Adopt the Public Way Garden Grant - APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED Posted on January 23, 2012 Under the cover of today’s snow are summer’s plants, getting ready to send up their pale shoots. Gardeners like to think about such things and dream of spreading flowers and shrubs in every parkway, traffic circle and park. If this is you, the Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG) wants to help. Grants of up to $500 for plant material, soil amendments, and mulch are available to anyone who is creating, restoring, or enhancing a garden located in the public way. The grants program is called, “Adopt the Public Way.” Anyone is eligible, but the garden must be in Rogers Park, east of Ridge and north of Devon. Grants are also available for anyone running a youth program that wants to add gardening to the activities; and for the youth projects, the gardens don’t have to be in the public way.
Lupe Fiasco - The End Of The World (Occupy Wall Street Anthem Song) #OWS (by AdamRocksYourWorld)
As the subject line indicates, just two things in this message …
One, The Reader will be presenting a free showing of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” on Monday night, December 19, 7:00 p.m. at Kerasotes ICON, 150 West Roosevelt Road. Free with an entrance pass, that is. And we’ve got the passes. Come in while they last (and they’re going fast). We’re open daily 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Two, if you have any plans to shop at Transistor this holiday season (or even if you don’t but your mind is open to the possibility), this Saturday, December 10 is the day to come in. We’re having an in-store holiday market with 10 of our contributing artists here selling their wares, including items not usually in our stock. 1:00-6:00 p.m. Mention this email and get (a modest) 10 percent off your purchase of anything from the market (hey, it covers Chicago tax).
Here is a quick list of contributors:
- Jennifer Burack / Zerobird Studio (silkscreen CTA prints and image-transfer pillows)
- Michael Darin / imvent (lamps made from tiny glass bottles and more)
- Laurie Freivogel / Kiku Handmade (fused glass coasters, kitchenware, belt buckles, jewelry)
- Rafael Rivera / r2 fotografia (photographs from around the city and around the world)
- Juana Ryan / Stellalily (photo-transfer tiles, coasters)
- Juli Sherry / Cordinated (yarn-wrapped instrument cables, iPhone cables, earburds and vintage headphones)
- Betsy Siber / Foxglove Accessories (jewelry made from vintage stamps)
- Paul Snagel / Works! (lamps made with vintage typewriters, projectors, and records)
- Michael Una / Unatronics (handmade electronic instruments)
- Rani Woolpert (jewelry made from ball bearings, compasses, clock parts, lightbulbs, plus art cards and more!)
Visit www.transistorchicago.com for more complete details about the artists.
Hope to see you!
3819 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
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By Patrick Lichty
It is with great pleasure that I introduce this month’s subject of “Glitched, Cracked, and Dirty Media”, featuring a list of wonderful scholars and practitioners in the degradation of the signal/datastream as artform. There are many perspectives on this set of practices, so I will only say that my initial remarks are a loose framing on a diverse set of practices.
For the past five years, I have lived in Chicago, one of the homes of “glitch” media, which involves artful manipulations of the datastream to create artfully degraded media, which one of our participants, Caleb Kelly, has written on extensively in his book “Cracked Media”. This differentiates itself from “dirtstyle” New Media, popularized by artists like Cory Arcangel, Michael Mandiberg, and Marisa Olson (who also participates in “glitch” media), which utilizes lo-fi, often kitschy tropes, but still use uncorrupted media.
In regards to Chicago, there are pioneers in the area of degrading the video signal such as Dan Sandin and Phil Morton, who used analog video synthesizers to create groundbreaking works, and these are a specialty or one of our guests, Jon Cates. I also remember a recent talk at the Art Institute of Chicago by legendary video artist Steina Vasulka that was facilitated by Cates where she remarked upon the magic of the manipulation of the signal. It seems that, in light of the digitization of the signal through the elimination of analogue television in North America in 2009 , the signal has become the datastream, and noise has become fetishized as it has become obsolescent.
For this month, I have invited a number of different groups to remark upon the art of degraded media, all of whom I will list at the end of this introduction. I have also asked them to represent a number of different practices, which I will cover briefly.
Rosa Menkman, Jon Satrom, Theo Darst, and Nick Briz are all participants of the GLI.TC/H conference, which expanded this year from Chicago to include Amsterdam and Birmingham, UK. This annual gathering celebrates glitching, noise, circuit bending, and injection of noise into the data stream by any means. Rosa Menkman is internationally renowned for her glitch video work with a recent solo show at Fabio Paris Gallery, Brescia, Italy, and Jon Satrom’s I <3 Presets and “Dinos and Rainbows” performances have been performed widely.
Caleb Kelly, Marisa Olson, and Curt Cloninger are all long-standing names in the area of New Media, wigh Kelly’s “Cracked Media” from MIT Press being a definitive text on the genre of degraded media. Marisa Olson a scion of the New media community, having organized events for the Guggenheim, Getty, written for WIRED, Flash Art, and far more, and has explored analogue and digital signal manipulation as an artist-in-residence at the Experimental Television Center and as part of the dirtstyle blogroll Nastynets. Curt Cloninger is a longtime participant of many listservs, including Rhizome, is progenitor of lab404 and playdamage, has written extensively on New Media, and is an Assistant Professor of New Media at University of North Carolina Asheville.
Lastly, Jon Cates is another long-time figure of the New Media scene, and is an Associate Professor of Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a graduate of the Media Art Histories program, has done extensive work on the oeuvre of Phil Morton, and was, along with Nick Briz, part of criticalartware.net, which has done extensive explorations in the genre of glitch.
I am very pleased to have this fantastic array of friends and colleagues as part of our dialogue.
While I am very eager to begin the discussion, glitch is an unruly genre, and it seems the signup portal for Empyre has appropriately glitched for the opening of this discussion. Due to this, we may have a couple days while we finish signing up our participants for the discussion. In the meantime, I offer these links for your consideration: