Closing Reception: whatever-is-not-here-present-to-our-senses-now
@ ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Sunday, February 16th, from 2PM - 4PM
On view through Sunday, February 16th
*SPECIAL CLOSING EVENT
On Sunday, February 16th, ACRE Projects will be the departure point for a walking/reading tour that will expand the exhibition to sites in the surrounding area.
Artists, Philip Peters and David Rueter have curated a small group of artists and writers who will read/perform original texts for the event. Each reading will be coupled to a site within walking distance of the gallery. The audience and performers will walk as a group from site to site before returning to the gallery for an informal discussion with the readers.
Hot drinks and Swedish parkas provided.
In whatever-is-not-here-present-to-our-senses-now, artists Philip Peters and David Rueter present new works and public programming as an extension of their ACRE residencies and subsequent excursion research—from Utah’s Bingham Canyon Mine and nearby Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center to the Mississippi Delta and upstate New York. Disparate domestic locales, patterns of migration, technologies of survival, and the infrastructures of telecommunication and mobility provide points of departure for the exhibition. Presented at ACRE Projects in Chicago, whatever-is-not-here-present-to-our-senses-now will open to the public on February 2, with related programming throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Philip Peters is a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA program in Sculpture, and the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson MFA fellowship. His work is a fusion of technology and materiality, combining interests in myth, media, architecture, and installation. Phil grew up in Rochester, NY, and received BA in Psychology from Carleton College in Minnesota. He holds a particular fondness for the cold and the inclement.
David Rueter, a recent graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s MFA program in Art and Technology Studies, works at the intersection of public art, software, electronics, and performance. In 2013, he was awarded a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in the category of Interactive Art, and received a John W Kurtich scholarship for travel to Scandinavia. His work has been exhibited at galleries and festivals across the US, including the International Symposium on Electronic Art and Northern Spark. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, he graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Politics and a focus in Political Theory.
whatever-is-not-here-present-to-our-senses-now is organized by Philip Peters, David Rueter, Pat Elifritz, and ACRE Projects.
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