All Exhibitions and Screenings

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11/22/2014 CONSENSUSCON 2014 - Outerspace - Chicago, IL. curated by ME

11/17/2014 Digital Potluck – SAIC Wired - School of The Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL. curated by

Digital Potluck : Creating Virtual Environments This is a crash course in fast and experimental 3d modeling, texturing, as well as the very basics of video game design using the Unity game engine. Bring your own laptop and together we will create an entire 3D virtual sculpture exhibition from scratch in 90 minutes. By the end of the class, you will have a fully playable, first-person 3D environment populated with digital sculptures by your peers! The workshop portion will be fun, freeform, and fast-paced, focusing on learning software skills through play, collaboration, and improvisation. A variety of techniques and software will be explored and will be tailored greatly to everyone’s skill-level and interest. This class explores software for artists–focusing on results instead of best practices. It is perfect for the beginner or traditional artist/designer who is interested in coding and video games, but intimidated by the technical barriers of traditional computer-science focused programming classes. If you already have these technical skills, this class is a great way to open up your creative practice and learn to work in a way that is less structured.

10/20/2014 Digital Potluck – Adobe User Group - Ascend Training - Chicago, IL. curated by AUG

Digital Potluck : Creating Virtual Environments This is a crash course in fast and experimental 3d modeling, texturing, as well as the very basics of video game design using the Unity game engine. Bring your own laptop and together we will create an entire 3D virtual sculpture exhibition from scratch in 90 minutes. By the end of the class, you will have a fully playable, first-person 3D environment populated with digital sculptures by your peers! The workshop portion will be fun, freeform, and fast-paced, focusing on learning software skills through play, collaboration, and improvisation. A variety of techniques and software will be explored and will be tailored greatly to everyone’s skill-level and interest. This class explores software for artists–focusing on results instead of best practices. It is perfect for the beginner or traditional artist/designer who is interested in coding and video games, but intimidated by the technical barriers of traditional computer-science focused programming classes. If you already have these technical skills, this class is a great way to open up your creative practice and learn to work in a way that is less structured.

10/03/2014 VIA Fest 2014 - Canvas, Giron Books - Chicago, IL. curated by VIA

03/28/2014 Produce Consume - grunt gallery - Vancouver, Canada. curated by Matt Troy

Matt Troy, grunt’s Media Lab artist-in-residence, has invited artists and teams around the globe to participate and facilitate interactive art websites. The exhibition includes the premiere of three commissioned artworks by Vancouver-based artists Patrick Daggitt, Dan Leonard, and Sammy Chien. Five international artworks will be screened by Kim Asendorf (Germany), Michaël Borras (France), Joseph Yølk Chiocchi (United States of America), Chris Collins (United States of America), and James Hicks (United Kingdom). These nine art sites include a tool to create something: a file, jpeg, mp3, gif, or text. Each file explores a component of human sensory interaction: sound and audio; touch and feeling; seeing and being seen; commerce and language. User engagement with these tools creates a file that is catalogued and immortalized forever online. The role of the traditional ‘artist’ is subverted as the artists act as facilitators, programmers or playground supervisors within this online landscape. The audience is encouraged to explore these digitally created tools, producing new works by interaction and participation.

03/01/2014 Evolution - 15 folds - , . curated by 15 folds

Every month 15 outstanding creatives respond to a theme with original GIFs.

02/15/2014 Stuff on Stuff on Stuff - Tritriangle - Chicago, IL. curated by Jennifer Chan

As part of the CAALTERNATE 2014, Tritriangle would like to invite all who are beat by the conference hustle to show and install their browser-based/screen-based/computer-based works at "STUFF ON STUFF ON STUFF"! Gifs, videos, websites, games, web works..etc. are all welcome. Participation is open to all who are interested. Bring your own laptops, projectors, portable DVD players, media players, and supports. Then bring a crate or a box of beer to put it on! This event was inspired by "Crates and Laptops" (2010) started by IT2S (Nate Hitchcock, Dain Oh and Jordan Rhoat)

12/25/2013 Reflections in A Broken Stream - #0000FF Gallery - , . curated by Georges Jacotey

#0000FF Gallery presents Reflections in a Broken Stream, the humble effort of an online show to transcend the screen, a group show being e-mailed out to our subscribers on Christmas Day , 2013.

11/21/2013 Vision Quest 2013 - Mana Contemporary - Chicago, IL. curated by Andrew Rosinski & Fern Silva

Vision Quest 2013 is a three-day post-internet [IRL] translation of the dinca.org blog experience, featuring a handful of screenings and live A/V performances that travel the niches of internet art, computer art, new & experimental media, video art, avant-garde film and video, documentary, and ethnographic cinema.

11/08/2013 Internet-art.net Popup Show #1 - Internet-art.net - Online, . curated by Nick Kegean

11/04/2013 Young Internet Based Artists - The Wrong Digital Art Biennial - Online, . curated by Anthony Antonellis

09/07/2013 Unknown Drawing - Third Party - Cincinnati, OH. curated by Third Party

Third Party's annual Standard Formats series returns with a publication release and gallery exhibition that takes a look at the tension between classical and contemporary modes of drawing. Topics include: the reconfiguration of mark making; gender and youtube instructional drawing videos; 21st century tablet drawing with a handicap; essence, aura, and loss; comics.

08/11/2013 Medium Cool - Prairie Productions - Chicago, IL. curated by Ria Roberts

Medium Cool is an art book fair in Chicago that aims to engender new conversations and relationships, both within the city and abroad. A book fair is a means of dispersion and a social event. At an art opening, you can gaze briefly at a work that often costs more than your net worth; at book fair you can buy a book—often from the person who made it—take it home, and read it. You can also place it on your coffee table or lend it to a friend. Books are an interactive technology and book fairs are a social network. At the present moment there are very few places in Chicago to buy art books and printed matter, though a tremendous and enthusiastic audience exists. While the city is in need of a permanent space for this, Medium Cool has merit in being a one day only event, bringing together a multitude of artists, designers, writers, publishers, collectors, enthusiasts, and dilettantes, local and visiting.

04/20/2013 Blade Runner Final Final Cut Pro - CultureHub - New York, New York. curated by Megapolis 2013

Come participate in recording of a live improvisational redubbing of the Ridley Scott cyberpunk classic. Bring your own musical instruments, noisemakers, foley gear, or voice over skills, or use the ones provided. All are welcome, no experience/skills/talent required. We will collaboratively record an excerpt, and then the finished piece will be screened immediately after.

04/03/2013 Works for a Prepared Library – Blindsketch LIVE! - Cincinnati Public Library - Cincinnati, OH. curated by Steve Kemple

Inspired by Fluxus and John Cage, Works for a Prepared Library is a one-night art/music/happening extravaganza featuring music, film, poetry, performance and other time-based works... each lasting exactly 2 minutes and 16 seconds! All the performances are loosely themed around the notions of randomness (chance operations) and libraries.

02/08/2013 DVD Dead Drop Vol 5 - Museum of the Moving Image - New York, NY. curated by Fach & Asendorf Gallery

Fach & Asendorf Gallery debuted online in 2011 with these words:

The Internet, it is everywhere. It is here, it is there and it is where you actually are. It is so huge that nobody ever could print it. It is so deep that no one ever would dive to its end. There is peace and war in it, love and hate and all between. Once you have traveled through it, you will never forget, and you will come back, asap.

Since then, Fach & Asendorf Gallery has served 24 online exhibitions of digital and net art to more than 28,000 unique visitors. To celebrate the beginning of their third season, Fach & Asendorf Gallery presents BEST OF, an enormous collection of unreleased and exclusive work by 87 artists from around the world spanning a broad range of formats including applications, videos, and animated GIFs. BEST OF is a whole week of Internet on DVD.

02/08/2013 AD BOOK: Express Visual Edition - GLORIAMARIA Gallery - Milan, Italy. curated by BFFA3AE

AD BOOK consists entirely of art advertisements: for artists, galleries, publications, businesses, and anything arts related. For the book, BFFA3AE created a system of value to determine the cost of each ad. The fee was based on a set of variables mimicking advertising standards, while offering a new approach to the traditional system. With an introduction by Knight Landesman, publisher of Artforum.

02/01/2013 When Analog Was Periodical - z-Bar - Berlin, Germany. curated by Anthony Antonellis and Lorna Mills

From the molecular to the astronomical, the unbeatable combination of Science fiction and Science fact. In celebration of 2013, The Year After the Year of the GIF, Anthony Antonellis and Lorna Mills present two evenings of animated GIF projections, February 1st and 2nd, 19:00 at z-Bar in Berlin, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin. http://www.z-bar.de/

01/03/2013 AD BOOK by BFFA3AE - Online - New York, NY. curated by Badlands Unlimited

“Everything is a reality show. The only escape is advertising.” –
Knight Landesman, from the introduction to AD BOOK

AD BOOK is an e-book that consists entirely of advertisements: for artists, galleries, publications, businesses, and anything arts related. Through both open call and invitation, BFFA3AE received over 200 ads from emerging and established artists and institutions from New York, London, and elsewhere. AD BOOK contributors purchased ad space based on a price determined by BFFA3AE’s own invented system of value. Each ad—like all great advertising—teeters at the edge of expression, promotion, and common sense. Taken as a whole, AD BOOK testifies to how perverse and diverse any self-respecting marketplace of ideas ought to be. With an introduction by Artforum publisher Knight Landesman.

12/15/2012 Suitable Video #5: Hits - Regina Rex - Queens, NY. curated by Scott Wolniak

Suitable Video #5: Hits' brings together a variety of recent video works, combining fact and fiction, narrative and optics, with an emphasis on entertainment. As a series of shorts, these 13 pieces build off one-another through relational logic and sequential ebb and flow. Some works are clustered by tone, aesthetics or technique, while others function essentially as palette cleansers for that which preceded it (see Jen Stark following Paul Nudd). The thematic thread through the collection is the presence of, or allusion to, evidence within a story, joke or optical freak out. This screening marks the 5th iteration of Suitable Video and is the project’s New York debut. All of the artists or titles in the program have appeared in previous Suitable volumes, making it a sort of Hits collection. Suitable Video is the occasional curatorial platform of Scott Wolniak, showcasing innovative video art through screenings, exhibitions and limited edition DVDs.

12/15/2012 12th Annual Dysfunctional Holiday Show - Squeaky Art Center - Buffalo, NY. curated by Goda

"Even though the party itself is on the 15th of December, the stars really seem to be lining up in the favor of 12 - this is the TWELFTH annual Dys(fun)ctional Party, December is the TWELFTH month of the year (which also happens to be two thousand TWELVE), there are supposedly TWELVE days of Christmas, at this point there are probably TWELVE different holidays one can choose from to celebrate during the holiday season, and TWELFTH is a fun word to spell. Come celebrate all these TWELVES with us!"

12/01/2012 Disco Sleaze - Cregg Castle - Galway, Ireland. curated by Nora O' Murchú Mai

11/26/2012 Ad Book Preview Party / Networking Event - Goethe Institut - New York, NY. curated by Badlands Unlimited

AD BOOK by BFFA3AE is an e-book that consists entirely of advertisements: for artists, galleries, publications, businesses, and anything arts related. Through both open call and invitation, BFFA3AE received ads from emerging and established artists and instituitions from New York, London, and elsewhere. AD BOOK contributors purchased ad space based on a price determined by BFFA3AE’s own invented system of value. Each ad—like all great advertising—teeters at the edge of expression, promotion, and common sense. Taken as a whole, AD BOOK testifies to how perverse and diverse any self-respecting marketplace of ideas ought to be. With an introduction by Artforum publisher Knight Landesman.

10/26/2012 Suitable Video Vol. 4- Ten and a Half Stories - MDW Art Fair - Chicago, IL. curated by Scott Wolniak

This fourth volume from Suitable Video brings together stylistically disparate works involving the construction of narrative, built temporal experience and videos about buildings.

Works range from appropriated footage of consumer spectacles (“L.C.D.” by Eric Watts; “Exhaust Stack/ Cooling Tower Controlled Demolitions” by Brett Tracy); meditations on architectural aura (“Witch Kiln” by Lauren Beck; “It Wasn’t Night It wasn’t Day” by Mike Schuh); ghostly pajamas (“Disillusionment of 10 O’Clock” by Lilli Carré); Caribbean rental units (“Satinwood” by Joshua Conro); high-anxiety rooms, (“GRIND” by David Cordero), retinal terrorism (“The Brain Terminator” by Thorne Brandt), twisted choreography (“Pony” by Chris Collins and “Response to Pony” by Anjali Alm-Basu) and neurotic conversations between small animals (“Everybody” by Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke).

The program is sequenced like a multi-level building, with a foundation that is followed by a number of self-contained but ascending levels. Each next thing washes away what came before or builds upon it.

Suitable Video is the occasional curatorial project of Scott Wolniak, showcasing innovative, mostly local moving-image art in screenings, exhibitions and limited-edition DVDs.

09/22/2012 Time Trial #1 - Hairpin Arts Center - Chicago, IL. curated by Visual Arts Network

TIME TRIAL 1 is the first in a series of trial video art test projections onto architectural landmarks and screenings of work that blurs the line between video art and cinema, in anticipation of the inaugural Time Zones Chicago, premiering late Summer 2013. Projections will be available for viewing concurrent with EXPO Chicago, The International Art Exhibition on Navy Pier, September 19-23, 2012. Please also join us Saturday, September 22 from 6pm to midnight at the Hairpin Arts Center 2800 N Milwaukee Ave for an exclusive lineup of one-night-only screenings at the Time Trial 1 Reception.

09/19/2012 Time Trials #1 - Chicago Art Loop - Chicago, IL. curated by Visual Arts Network

08/31/2012 Electric Picnic - BLOCK T - Dublin, Ireland. curated by Grace McEvoy

"BLOCK-T will be transforming the late night forest area of the Picnic into a labyrinth of geometrica! themed visuals and installations. Picture giant illuminating screens hung from trees and floating shapes that come alive with light. l n stark contrast to the organic forest forms, the geometrica l theme wiIl keep with the spirit of the Algorhythm stage set up, which will be entirely built from giant cubes which pulse with coloured lights. BLOCK T have invited Slipdraft, a Live Visuals and Stage Design collective, to take over the forest floor wh ile the screens wi Il be featuring work by internet artists from around the world curated by BLOCK T's Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Grace McEvoy."

07/07/2012 History of The Universe Part 1 - Museum Gallery / Gallery Museum - Cincinnati, OH. curated by MG/GM

For MGGM's 30th (!) show, twenty one artists present and contribute to faux cosmogony. Things considered: - creations of Creation. - beginnings of things like pyramids, trees, and rainbows - museum information dispersal - something as believable as Xenu - where did we all come from and how did we get here?

06/30/2012 CPSCSC Homemade Film Festival - Marburg - Cincinnati, OH. curated by Cincinnati Private Selection Cinema Social Club

"6 months ago 260 Ludlow Apt. 3E began hosting bi-weekly screenings in our living room (under the name Cincinnati Private Selection Cinema Social Club). To celebrate the six month run of this melding of home screening and potluck gathering, we'll put our Netflix queues on hold in order to show films of our own. A homemade film festival of new video art, narrative shorts, docs, you name it, you make it, we screen it."

06/05/2012 How To Download a Boyfriend - Badlands Unlimited - New York, NY. curated by Micaela Durand

The first of its kind, How To Download a Boyfriend is a group exhibition in the form of an interactive e-book. Featuring the work of 50 artists from New York and elsewhere, HTDAB showcases what is being made at the intersection of digital and popular culture today. Artists and writers have also created interactive "quizzes" that test readers with funny, probing, or simply absurd questions about love and longing in the 21st century. Curated by the staff of Badlands Unlimited.

05/19/2012 Wicked Games - The Hills Esthetic Center - Chicago, IL. curated by The Hills

Successful games reside in a sweet spot between structure and freedom, emerging from acts of "Play" (a metaphysical act of the will.) In the accelerating universe of the ADHD-digital-age, the incentive for investing valuable time to sit down to try a new game is rare. "WICKED GAMES" attempts to examine the concept of incentive in it's various forms and origins. Curiosity and self-expression sharply contrast competitive survival and monetary rewards, as The Hills hosts a night of immersive interactive media installations created by Thorne Brandt and Chris Collins on Saturday, May 19th. An oxymoronic situation will cause participants to compete for the best collaboration with their opponents. Prizes, including the grand prize of a Wacom Drawing Tablet, will be awarded at the stroke of midnight.

05/02/2012 SPAMM IRL - Galleries Expo - Brussles, Belgium. curated by SPAMM

Under the artistic direction of Philippe Franck, and Valerie Cordy an artist associated with this fourth edition, "Les Transnumériques" constitute a unifying platform for digital cultures in Wallonia-Brussels Federation, and exposes one hundred projects in a hybrid approach to both prospective and friendly: installations, performances AV, exhibitions, projections, talks/meetings, workshops and many more.

At Galeries Expo (new exhibition space for media arts and new images), for its first exhibition, Les Transnumériques has invited SPAMM (SuPer Art Modern Museum) recently launched by Thomas Cheneseau and Michaël Borras. This new virtual museum 2.0 invites you to discover 30 international digital artists.

03/20/2012 Downcast Eyes - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - Chicago, IL. curated by TAGTEAM and twohundredfifitysixcolors

For this one-night event, twohundrededfiftysixcolors and TAGTEAM have invited artists to bring their laptops to the MCA and present an amalgam of animated GIFs—the only restriction being that everyone’s work be on display only as long as their computer’s battery lasts.

03/10/2012 Open Network - Cirrus Gallery - Los Angeles, CA. curated by Art Object Culture

Open Network, part of Once Emerging Now Emerging: a series of exhibitions presenting work from the archive of Cirrus Gallery alongside the work of current emerging artists, will include a physical sampling of projects by Justin Botchek & Chris Collins, and Jeff Baij & Michael Manning, both originally exhibited on http://artobjectculture.net/

ArtObjectCulture is an online site that curates two artists a month to create new art objects from items preexisting in various online stores. All artworks link each material to the store where it is available for purchase to the general public. Each exhibition lists prices based on the accumulated cost of all the materials used to create an artwork, plus an additional 43% for art object tax. Purchasing terms for each object imply the initiative of commerce but also cite its source materials, making it openly accessible and able to be independently recreated. These two acts work in direct opposition to each other. The two projects selected for Open Network address the awkward conflict in attempting to make what is available to everyone for sale as art.

In Chris Collins & Justin Botchek’s project United Character Emporium, the artists depicted on T-shirts several images of familiar cartoon characters drawn from memory. The characters resembled bootleg characters due to their inaccurate and incomplete portrayal. The online store of merchandise that the artists created via http://www.cafepress.com/ was quickly made inaccessible due to copyright issues. Although copyright does not cover ideas themselves, it does cover the manner in which they are expressed. Regardless of the quality or accuracy of portrayal, a sentiment on the impression of a branded character cannot be profited from.

03/02/2012 An Evening of Readings and Jams - Stop Smiling - Chicago, IL. curated by Tyler Trykowski

Visuals Collab w/ Theo Darst for The-Drum, Supreme Cuts, and DJ Pariguayo

02/23/2012 Astral Projection Fantasy - Monstertruck Gallery - Dublin, Ireland. curated by Standard Features

Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy is a series of screenings curated by the artist group Standard Features. The series presents an exciting selection of video and screen based artwork which will be shown in the public context of Monster Truck Gallery's NightScreen in Temple Bar, Dublin. Featuring over 30 artists and content creators from around the world, Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy consists of four one-week programmes, each dealing with a separate thematic exploring different territories within online culture.

02/13/2012 PDF Release & Party - AGWF - Brooklyn, NY. curated by AGWF

PDF Release & Party is a scaled venture into the relations between people and information. The project takes peer-to-peer file sharing protocols as a metaphor, while adapting it to include not only virtual but concrete factors as well. Our protocol is a formula which mixes the concrete and the virtual in equal doses, injecting both with intimacy and casualness. Submit your PDF and be distributed to subscribers

02/05/2012 SUPERBOWL XLVI SPECIAL ENHANCED 1080p HD LIVESTREAM - My Home - Chicago, IL. curated by Me

This SUNDAY, come to our house and watch an EXCLUSIVE LIVESTREAM of the SUPERBOWL, remixed live using ADVANCED COMPUTER GREEN SCREEN TECHNOLOGY + other special effect wizardry that gets you closer to the ACTION than ever before, and maybe puts that ACTION in OUTER SPACE or inside A HUMAN HEART or in THAT AVATAR WORLD or something.

We'll be providing some FOOD and some DRINKS, but please bring something to share if you can.

OPTIONAL: if you've got some video clips lying around that would look great super imposed over the biggest night in sports, bring them!

clear eyes.
full hearts.

05/26/2011 Artist Talk and Workshop - DAAP School - Cincinnati, OH. curated by Jordan Tate

12/11/2010 Redux - CS13 - Cincinnati, OH. curated by CS13

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