An evening of realtime audio/video performances to accompany the exhibition “Control Signals.”
Artists will present original compositions through a projector and an installation of 19 modified cathode ray tube monitors.
James Connolly is a Chicago-based artist, educator, museum worker, and archivist. His videos, open-source tools, and real-time audio/video performances undermine the interfaces and break through the algorithms of digital and analog systems, examining hidden power structures and liberating latent aesthetic materialities in cathartic and captivating compositions. He is an Associate Professor, Adjunct at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the Collection Manager of the Roger Brown Study Collection.
Nick Briz makes work with and about our digital ecosystem. He is an active participant in various online communities and conversations including glitch art, net art, remix culture, digital literacy, hacktivism and digital rights. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of the Moving Image, New York City; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Tate Exchange, London, among others. Briz is co-founder of netizen.org, a nonprofit focused on digital literacy and digital culture, a professor, adj. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecturer at the University of Chicago, and a freelance creative technologist.
Sky Goodman is a multimedia artist, poet, and educator living in Chicago, Illinois. Sky’s formal training is in poetry (MFA from Columbia College) with a background of teaching creative writing and literature to high school and college students. Currently they work full time as an artist, creating music videos for bands and working with virtual reality and 3D software, crafting dream-scapes. Sky regularly collaborates with other artists, musicians and dancers. They are a part of the audio visual duos interference//, ethereal_interface, and Twin Render. They are one half of the New Media collective S H R I N E which puts on live events, exhibitions, and performances in Chicago. Sky is the author of three published poetry books, “Starfish” “Deep Dream” and “Universal Texture.” Their work has been exhibited internationally and in the metaverse.
Warning: video elements of this exhibition feature a strobing effect that may affect photosensitive viewers.