Using a variety of media and materials that reference archives, Sara Condo and Oli Rodriquez trace the production of public and private memory. Condo pieces together images and objects reflecting upon her mother’s history as a laborer in railroad industry. She uses video programming and archived materials to confront the liminal and transient spaces between analog and digital media.
Rodriguez, seeking out his father’s lovers through a massive archive of found snapshots and other ephemera, builds a bridge across lost bodies and lost time. In both instances, these artists utilize private images and documentation to project outwards towards public spaces and personal narratives. “Love to Love You” invites the audience to reflect upon images, sounds, and textures of passed era through the lens of class, domesticity and transformation.
Sara Condo is an interdisciplinary artist who currently resides in Chicago, IL. Born and raised in Cicero, she is a third-generation Lithuanian-American who uses Chicago as a living site for exploration into the complexities of socio-economic class, psychology and gender. Her work combines sound, photography, video and computer programming. Condo studied Media Arts at DePaul University and received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2009.
Oli Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography and performance. His projects often conceptually intersect and dialogue within consent, queerness, childhood and sexuality. Oli has screened, performed, lectured and exhibited internationally and nationally. Currently, he is faculty at the Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.