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Elastic Arts, Homeroom, and Spudnik Press present:
Ten x Ten 2015
Release Concert & Exhibition
2015 Visual Artists
Join Elastic Arts, Homeroom and Spudnik Press in the celebration of the completion of Ten x Ten 2015 with a performance and gallery event at Elastic Arts on September 12th. The event will showcase each artist’s print and include a live performance of each accompanying piece performed by the Ten x Ten jazz ensemble. The vinyl LP, full-color booklet and digital download will be made available in a limited edition of 200. A limited edition of 10 hand-screenprinted and signed 18” square prints by each visual artist will also be available.
Artwork on display through November 1.
The Ten x Ten 2015 Collection is the manifestation of a year-long collaboration involving ten unique partnerships between musicians and visual artists. Producing organizations Homeroom and Spudnik Press along with Guest Curator Elastic Arts highlight the Chicago free jazz community to investigate how artists across media interpret improvisation.
Each of the 20 distinct contributors have explored their artistic practice in a cross-media collaboration with another artist in a series of live visual art and music performances including a Working Performance at Constellation and a live Recording Performance at Elastic Arts. Working within the genre of jazz and improvised music, the musicians each composed and performed new work in collaboration with a visual artist. Working in tandem with their musician counterpart, each visual artist developed a new screenprinted artwork. The final product of their collaboration is a limited edition LP and a full-color publication featuring each print, statements by each artist/musician pair that illuminates their collaboration, and a digital download link.
The Ten x Ten 2015 Collection is $40 and includes admission to the September 12th release at Elastic (a total value of $55) or $50 for the Collection and two tickets to the release event. Tickets are available at tenxtenchicago.com. Single tickets to the release show are $15.
The vision of Ten x Ten is to go beyond a typical call-and-response collaboration by encouraging artists and musicians to deeply investigate the creative process. Paul Giallorenzo of Elastic Arts hand-selected ten musicians to create an ensemble whose members composed and performed new works for the project. Visual artists were invited by Homeroom Curator Colin Palombi, and represent a broad spectrum of styles and traditions, from street art to pure abstraction.