Aug 16th 2016

Her Environment #4 Dream Machine

@ TCC Chicago

2547 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Tuesday, August 16th, at 8PM

On view through Tuesday, August 30th

Her Environment presents: Dream Machines

Featuring work by

Selden Paterson, installation and video, Chicago IL
Sara Goodman, Glitch Installation and performance, Chicago IL
ChanHee Choi, Installation and video. New York NY
Leyla Rodriguez, video, Hamburg Germany
Erin Gee, sound installation, Montreal QB
Magritte Nankin, Sculpture, Chicago IL
Luis Mejico, performative scuplture, Chicago IL
CH, Video, Chicago IL
Zsofi valyi-Nagy, Chicago IL
Chloe Cucinotta, Installation, Chicago IL
Rebecca Uliasz, Installation, Stonybrook NY
Sam Prestigiacomo, Video, Chicago IL

5 dollar suggested donation at the door

Dreams and Machines both share the mechanics of repetition. Machines externalize physical labor and dreams externalize our internal labor both through the means of repetition. Our subconscious minds read into objects, people, and ideas and repurpose them to expose new meanings. Within feminist art practice machines can be used as a means of critiquing systems of labor and production. Dreams provide a subversion of utilitarian ideals by existing in the realm of the impossible. Mika Rottenburg and Ramadios Varo work with visual language of machinery to express ideas about the impossible and the absurd. We are looking for work that uses utilitarian and mechanical structures towards impossible and absurd ends.

Her Environment is the curatorial project of artists Allie Shyer and Chelsea Welch. It began in Winter of 2015 after many conversations which lead us to realize there was no space for feminine spectrum artists working in new media to show their work that was challenging, intentional and encouraging of experimentation. Our focus is broadening the understanding of how New Media practices can be used in multiple forms of art making, from video to installation and performance, our aim is to show pieces that challenge how new media can be used, and the male dominated culture that surrounds it.

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