Mar 25th 2023

Join us March 25th from 7pm-9pm at Compound Yellow for Side Yard Sounds of 2023

We will also be hosting the closing reception for Sspatz’s Toolbox exhibition, so don’t miss this very special evening of art, music and community!


Claire Fleming Staples

Dorothy Carlos

Gabriel Vincent Postle.

Claire Fleming Staples billed as Fleming (b. 1987, Philadelphia) is a queer multidisciplinary artist, and a long term member of a network of DIY underground creative communities in the United States. They are currently a second year MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Film Video, New Media, and Animation department.

 The breadth of their work encompasses both an antagonizing and joyful irreverence for late capitalist cultural mores, and a sincere and persistent reverence for the sublime. Ultimately, whether the work’s expression is humor, rage, psychedelic maximalism or meditative transcendentalism, the force and goal that drives it is liberation. They are engaged in the work of constantly questioning how and what that freedom looks like, and the analysis and growth out of the constructs and systems that inhibit it. Through immersive installations of projected video, sound and sculpture, they invite the participant to experience embodiment and an expanded understanding of what it means to be human. A desktop performance practice that pairs navigation of deep media archives with political discussions typed to the audience, is complemented by an intertwined social practice of advocating for access and equity within art institutions. They are one half of the tekno duo 404 NOT FOUND.

Dorothy Carlos is a cellist and sound artist working in improvised performance and multi-channel sound installation in New York City and Chicago. Her work utilizes randomized effect pedals and programmed electronics to explore themes of intimacy, ephemerality, and imaginaries. Recent solo performances have been presented by Experimental Sound Studio, e-flux, and 29speedway and this year Dorothy will perform at Big Ears in Knoxville. Last year, she released an album on the Chicago-based label American Dreams in collaboration with artist, Brian Oakes. Dorothy holds a Bachelor’s degree from NYU where she studied classical cello and anthropology on full scholarship, and is currently pursuing an MFA in sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Gabriel Vincent Postle billed as g0rb is an experimental sound artist/musician who transforms, manipulates, and arranges various electronic audio signals in real-time, using an assortment of digital and analog technologies.

We are so excited to be featuring these talented individuals.

Free Event | Donations of $5+ encouraged to support the arts and programming.

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