Apr 6th 2014

Michael Milano, Alyssa Moxley, & Milad Mozari: Rounds

@ ACRE Projects

1913 W 17th Street Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Sunday, April 6th, from 4PM - 8PM

On view through Sunday, April 27th

ROUNDS brings together collaborative and individual works by Michael Milano, Alyssa Moxely, and Milad Mozari. With backgrounds in a variety of materials and mediums, the three artists come together at meeting points in their work. Approached from these different perspectives, they explore the process of pattern making across visual and sonar planes. Together, they have recorded a collaborative sound work that will be played on multiple record players. Played back at different speeds and distributed throughout the space, the sounds will build on each other through beating and harmonic relationships. Visual works by the artists along with the Harmonograph–created by Moxely and Mozari at the ACRE residency–will reflect this effect of harmonic pattern and interference. The sonic and visual works represent simultaneous undulations throughout the space, creating patterns that are experienced in relationship to one another.

MICHAEL MILANO is an artist living and working in Chicago. He received a MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Humanities from Shimer College. He has shown at Roots & Culture, threewalls, Peregrine Program, Adds Donna, and the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. He is a member of the artist collective/study/gallery Adds Donna, is published in Surface Design Journal, and is currently included in threewall’s Community Supported Art program.

More information about Michael Milano can be found at michaelmilano.net

ALYSSA MOXELY has created radio and installation art, engineered studio recordings, played music, and written journalism and poetry. In London she was an ethnomusicologist and has recorded bards in several Central Asian countries. She is especially interested in the developments of observation and surveillance technologies because of their dichotic power of expanding both communication and control. These technological extensions of the body permeate the world invisibly, binding humans to each other and the natural world through webs of knowledge, fields of interaction, and clouds of mass communication. The power of sound to bring together multiple people in a community of wordless shared experience is shifted by the combination of live performed sound and recording technologies. Using multiple voices, microphone techniques, field recording, music, sound design, and speaker placement, she plays with memory as both a personal and shared medium. She is currently based in Chicago studying Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

More information about Alyssa Moxley can be found at alyssamoxley.com

MILAD MOZARI’s work in sculpture, video and performance moves through the complex role of mobile sites and their associated norms and codified behavior. As an immigrant from Iran, growing up in a majority Mormon society in Utah, his interest in understanding cultural contexts is informed by intersecting elements of memory and tradition. While studying for his BS in International Studies at the University of Utah, he began to make and exhibit work about language and place. He continued his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received an MFA in the Department of Sound, and has presented works and lectures in the United States, Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. His projects often start with sound experimentations, which then grow into large transitory performances dealing with issues of socio-economic status and gender. Automobiles such as advertisement trucks and taxis are used to explore nomadic music, identity and cultural tradition through performance. These mobile sites extend into metaphors for identity through repetition, dispersion and ornamentation of sound in space. He currently lives in Chicago where he teaches at SAIC in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects.

More information about Milad Mozari can be found at miladmozari.com

Rounds is organized by Make Space in conjunction with ACRE Projects. make-space.net / acreresidency.org

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