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Allison Holt, Need For Storms, and Kit Young will perform their project, Denial
Allison Leigh Holt, (Oakland, CA) Allison Leigh Holt is a multidisciplinary artist whose research-based work uses Light and Space Movement and expanded cinema techniques to model divergent ways of sensing, processing, and exchanging information. Among her numerous awards, Holt is a Fulbright Scholar (Indonesia, 2009 – ‘10), a past resident artist at Djerassi Resident Artist Program (2014, 2019), Cemeti Art House (Indonesia), and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; and she exhibits, performs, and speaks internationally. Her article The Conversation: Feedback Systems, Ways of Knowing, and Neurodivergence is in the current issue of PUBLIC Journal: Interspecies Communication. www.oillyoowen.com
Need For Storms, (Vancouver) is an electronic music project by Vancouver-based VFX artist Dorien Gunnels. Writing soundscapes for unwritten stories, Need For Storms seeks to find the overlap of ambient, drone, noise, rock, and electronic music.”
Kit Young, (Chicago) is an artist who produces video, and performance art. He builds video systems that can be played in an improvisational way. He performs collaboratively with other sound and visual artists at expanded cinema events. Experimental sessions conducted in his studio become video essays. His practice pursues questions of perception, awareness, social justice, and humor. Recent screenings or performances have taken place at the Montreal Underground Film Festival, (Canada); The Experimental Film Festival, (Middlesbrough, England); Crossroads Film Festival, (SFMOMA); The Exploratorium, (SF); Coaxial Arts Foundation, (L.A.); and Elastic Arts, (Chicago). http://www.youngkit.com
Collaboration #GM Sci Fi Mascara and Uuskhy
Sci Fi Mascara, (Chicago) is interested in the way hardware, software, and interfaces influence social behavior as well as aesthetics. They are specifically interested in the ways glitch art gives insight into contemporary American culture and politics. Their grappling with their own complex relationship to technology can be found in their poetry and performance known as “Deep Dream.” They are the co-founder of the New Media collective S H R I N E and one half of AV Duos Interference// , ethereal_interface, and Cruising Utopia. They work and collaborate with other curators and parties in Chicago such as Eutopia and TRQPiTECA, bringing live visuals and TV installations to further enhance the ambiance of those spaces. Sci Fi Mascara’s work also aims to create a psychedelic experience for the viewer. A space where color, texture, and landscape can help the mind to relax and expand with easier access to extra dimensions. http://saranaomigoodman.squarespace.com
Uuskhy, (Chicago) is the musical project of Joey Meland that delivers kinetic and glitchy post-industrial sound design paired with digitally manipulated vocals. web address:: uuskhy.online (strobe warning)
Collaboration #BN suture and royb0t, (Chicago)
…stepping into fragmented, digital worlds, suture pushes the viewer through visually intricate, haunting, and celestial environments. in compliment, royb0t drives the tension and release while navigating ambient, frenetic, and cinematic soundscapes. suture.blue × royb0t.net
Collaboration #LM Shawna Lee and Allen Moore
Shawna Lee, (Minneapolis) is a video artist who creates live and recorded visuals using analog video synthesizers, modified electronic devices, various other video equipment and feedback techniques. As if peeking through a porthole into another dimension she navigates through waves and washes of color and sharp lines and points of light with these tools. The end result is a hypnotic journey taken into uncharted territory. Shawna has participated in gallery shows, an installation at the Walker Art Center’s 2019 Avant Garden, made demonstration videos for LZX video synthesizers and collaborated with others at Vidicon, the first video art convention. Instagram: iamadot Vimeo: iamadot
Allen Moore, (Chicago) My art is psychological, sociological, and aural interpretation of the interdependence of symbols and institutions. My work often exploit’s the signifiers from my childhood. As an African American, it is also important to elaborate on the underlying themes of my social and economical experience. My subjects exist in an environment on the fringe of order and disorder.
I attempt to repurpose the subjects to a bare elemental form and portray them with elegance and volume through rhythm and repetition. My art is psychological, sociological, and aural interpretation of the interdependence of symbols and institutions. My work often exploit’s the signifiers from my childhood. As an African American, it is also important to elaborate on the underlying themes of my social and economical experience. My subjects exist in an environment on the fringe of order and disorder. I attempt to repurpose the subjects to a bare elemental form and portray them with elegance and volume through rhythm and repetition. www.allenmooreart.net