Fate has brought together LJ Frezza & Chris Collins on October 25th of the year 2015.
That is to say, Roots & Culture is pleased to bring together these two artists for a DOUBLE EXPOSURE screening. Chris and LJ didn’t know each other before fate stepped in, but their videos, web art and performances wonderfully resonate with each other somewhere in this life that is all tangled wires and series of tubes. Both LJ and Chris find, question, and celebrate the generic, repeated and over-designed in our media landscape, making for some critical, satirical and downright enjoyable media works.
Join us in the church of media on Sunday the 25th to laugh, mine the box sets, feel the internet, live the stream, and bask in the nothingness.
Programmed by Lori Felker
LJ Frezza is an artist, curator, and human being whose work examines the ways in which we personalize and subvert our experiences with mass culture. He is the co-founder of the BASEMENT Media Festival, and is currently pursuing his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chris Collins work is the collective awkward squirm of a networked digital culture. Through videos, games, participatory performances, and curatorial experiments, he highlights both the absurdity and the humanity in the technology that’s reshaping our experiences, our relationships, and our perception. In other words: Chris makes work about what the internet feels like. He’s shown extensively in the states and abroad, including the Museum of the Moving Image, The MusieumsQuartier in Vienna, The Nueberger Museum, The MCA, MDW, CAC, CS13, WFMU, WLPN, SFMOMA(’s blog), and other places both with and without acronyms. He lives in Chicago where he teaches at SAIC and UIC. iamchriscollins.com