This event will be held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a part of the Graduate Talk Series for the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department. The two graduate students will be lecturing on their artistic practice, current research while attending SAIC.
Bryan LeBeuf – 4:15pm
Shi Zheng – 5:00pm
It will be take place in Maclean, Rm. 1307
Bryan A. LeBeuf is a new media artist and programmer. His recent work examines community through collective memory, using overlapping memories as a tool to rebuild, and reimagine his neighborhoods in Detroit, MI. The landscapes and design draw inspiration from the defined environments of early role-playing games and dating simulators, while weaving together imagery of post-industrialized neighborhoods. His work both excavates and archives disappearing communities.
Shi Zheng was born in 1990 and graduated from China Academy of Art in 2014. Currently, Shi lives and works in Shanghai and Chicago. Applying the digital media, his creations range from electronic music, audio-visual installation and performance. In his work, he attempts to extend the audience’s visual and audio experience that is considered as the integral part of his work. In recent years, his individual and cooperated works have been presented in a wide range of museums, art institutions and media art festivals home and abroad, for instance, Sound Art China, FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Ars Electronica, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Castello di Rivara, The Lumen Prize, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum and Power Station of Art.