“Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present ‘Broadcast Yourself,’ a free public symposium in conjunction with the gallery’s ‘Broadcast’ exhibition…Speakers will include NPR ‘On The Media’ host Brooke Gladstone, ‘Broadcast’ curator Irene Hofmann, and ‘Broadcast’ participating artists Gregory Green, Angel Nevarez and Valarie Tevere of neuroTransmitter, and Siebren Versteeg.
‘Broadcast Yourself’ will address the issues of power and control extended by traditional media outlets in contrast with the do-it-yourself attitude pervasive in the tech-savvy younger generation. Symposium panelists will also speak to the impact that radio and television can have in shaping the events of our time; how artists can directly engage, challenge, or subvert the structure and authority of broadcast media; and how our culture is shaped by the actions of individuals and artists.”
For more information please visit Pratt’s site.
Gregory Green, M.I.T.A.R.B.U. (Mobile internet, television, and radio broadcast unit), Mixed media with 35-watt pirate FM broadcast system, 100-watt pirate television broadcast system, and internet broadcast system, 2000.
Thursday, March 19, 6:00 pm
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street
Chicago Il 60601
via Conversations at the Edge
Best known for his Nintendo game cartridge hacks, multi-media trickster Cory Arcangel uses new and vintage computers, sound, performance, and the web to recontextualize popular figures (Super Mario Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel) and aesthetic systems (the instructional video, adult contemporary music, the “artist talk”) in subversively comedic ways. This evening, he’ll provide an overview of his practice, possibly including his Super Mario movies, the epic and aptly titled performance piece “Bruce Springsteen Born to Run Glockenspiel Addendum,” and an archetypal “experimental film,” complete with digital scratches and Final Cut Pro countdown. Co-presented by SAIC’s Parlor Room. 1998–2008, Cory Arcangel, USA, multiple formats, ca. 60 min.
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 p.m.
“Based in New York, Gareth James is a British artist and writer whose work often addresses the physical and technological substructures of economic and political systems, of which Artforum says, ‘(James) seems less concerned with articulating meanings then with devising a way of making and representing that is commensurate with-and therefore perhaps capable of capturing and resisting-the diffuse, nonlinear, and extra-linguistic logic by which those systems operate.”
All lectures occur at SAIC Auditorium, 280 South Columbus Drive unless
otherwise indicated. Admission is $5 for general public, $3 for
students and seniors, and FREE for SAIC/AIC faculty, staff, and students.
In January I had posted about the Renaissance Society‘s roundtable “Is there such a thing as a Chicago artist anymore?”. I was unable to attend but I just stumbled on The Ren’s Youtube page. They have not only the full panel separated in 12 segments but also a bunch of interviews that they have done over the course of this year. The panel includes: Elizabeth Chodos, Director of Three Walls; Paul Klein, critic; Chuck Thurow, Director of The Hyde Park Art Center; Philip Von Zweck, artist; and Lynne Warren, Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art. I haven’t had a chance to finish the series but it seems worth checking out.
view video here
Andrea Fraser: Thursday, February 12, 6pm
SAIC Auditorium, 280 S. Columbus Drive
Andrea Fraser will be kicking off this season of SAIC’s Visiting Artist Program series entitled “Art and the Right to Believe Lecture Series.” The performance artist whose work often is rooted in feminism and institutional critique will be worth catching.
“Admission: $5 per person for the general public; $3 per person for SAIC alumni, non-SAIC students, and seniors; and FREE for students, faculty, and staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.”
For more information please visit the visiting artist program’s website