People love a big ending. Tonight we learn if Live to Tape existed in a snow globe or was just a dream or if everyone finds their ending. Tonight is almost an anagram for nothing, but it’ll be so much more. We’ve enlisted Lori Felker, she of Broken New, This Is My Show and It Doesn’t Matter artist television fame, to host her final talk show. It was a brief run, but as the clip reel attests, we laughed, we cried, we grew. Why, even tonight, we celebrated the television painter, the mark-makers hidden amidst the pixels and signals. Drawn like a mirror to itself, art is made between the scanlines. It’s all too much, this sweet sadness of parting.
Or painting. John Kilduff tries to sell the Let’s Paint TV collection, while Guy Richards Smit, Danny Volk, Steve Wetzel and Kelly Lloyd try to figure out the notion of man artists on television. Jennifer Juniper Stratford paints with electrons while Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy, pregnant with information, report on bad paintings and the women in contemporary art. Jaime Davidovich offers a portrait of the best artist while Scott Wolniak and Derek Fansler bring a suitable puppet portrait of a buddy road movie. Thomas Friel is on hand to do all these things at once.
Scott Wolniak — The Buddy Cycles
Steve Wetzel — Sethio
Jennifer Juniper Stratford — Painting Electrons
John Kilduff — Let’s Paint TV
Guy Richards Smit — Grossmalerman Pilot
Danny Volk — Made Up with Danny Volk
Jaime Davidovich — Portrait of the Best Artist
Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy — New Report Artist Unknown
Kelly Lloyd — Man Artists on Television (Performance)
Tom Friel — Performance
Lori Felker — Talk Show
ABOUT LIVE TO TAPE
Links Hall is proud to present Live to Tape Artist Television Festival, a week-long celebration of artist television performances and screenings curated by Jesse Malmed. From May 18th to 24th, the festival will showcase video and performance works by more than sixty artists—spanning four decades—that take television as object, as concept, as antagonist, as material, as form, as inspiration. Some of the most exciting artists working on the edges of broadcast, video art, comedy and performance are brought together for a week of wild and wonky televisionary delights, offering a glimpse into the futures and pasts of artist television.
Festival pass here: http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/event/798397-live-tape-festival-pass-chicago/