BIT X BIT RETURNS WITH FALL THRILLS TO DADS
STREAMING ON TWITCH.TV/DADSCHICAGO
Doors at 8, music at 9
DEFENSE MECHANISM is a globe trotting chiptune musician who combines intricate compositional prowess with a love of catchy melodies to create kickass dance tunes using LSDj on a Nintendo Gameboy.
The King of Chipbreak
Thorne Brandt (DAD) is a weathered software engineer, VR developer, game designer, and new media performance artist who as exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Haggarty Museum, Berlin, and Art Basel. Thorne received his B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute in 2007 with an emphasis in New Media. Brandt’s work is centered around play, the construction of rules to create a game or microcosm, an observation of the metaphysics of inhabiting free will. Past works have included an online collaborative drawing-based exquisite corpse chatroom (exquisitechat.org), an underground fluxus league of an emergent midnight dodgeball game, and a competition that turned art critiques into competitive, high-risk elimination rounds. Thorne directs Digital Art Demo Space in the hope that it can provide a venue for audio-visual experiments and game development & playtesting. His latest focus is writing software to build instruments that produce sublime interactive synesthesia.
ilai emerges from the undernet to bring you vertical monorail jazz and positive crystal techno on live hardware.
Sarah Rooney is an artist and web developer living in Chicago, IL ++ online. thru sparkly gifs and nostalgic gestures, they work to make colorful, rich, saturated visual experiences that engage with the internet in a girly vernacular, recollecting aesthetics lost to obsolescence as a means of reclaiming personal digital narrative and autonomy.
D’oh!nut is an aspiring glitch artist who uses a combination of internet art, datamoshing, and old ROMs to create saturated, kaleidoscopic images that defamiliarize our shared nostalgia.
Tettai is a music producer and composer who places an emphasis on emotion, anime scenery, and lush melodies. Working within the electronic dance music industry through multiple positions, the Chicago resident has now formed Euphor Collective – a family of music producers with an emphasis on Otaku culture the Japanese electronic music scene. He strives to promote and unite the music and art circles behind anime conventions and online communities.
Live interactive demos by WirelessTaco