Starts:
May
13
2011
Performance:

Daisy Chain: An Anarchic Performance Event

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POSTED BY: Adam Trowbridge | Tue May 10th, 2011 2:13 p.m.
LOCATION: Antena

Daisy Chain: An Anarchic Performance Event 
Produced by Channel TWo
Antena Gallery, Pilsen, Chicago http://www.antenapilsen.com/
Friday May 13, 2011  6pm-10pm
PROJECTIONS IRL - Antena Pilsen, 1765 S. Laflin, Chicago, IL 60608
WWW - see project roster
Daisy Chain is an interconnected series of performances that will be featured at Antena Gallery in Chicago while simultaneously occurring across the Internet. Performances will incorporate one or more other performances. 
Artists:
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Susan Abelson, Deborah Boardman, Lisa Cline, Ryan Richey, and Craig Trompeter
title: La La La Death
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/la-la-la-death
Put that paintbrush in the paint and spread it around like you're playing with your food. Lose all control like you're running in the nude.
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J. Christ
title: Yelling Box
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/user/bonertown
J. Christ is a founding member of Project Group Collective, a globe-spanning collective of moderately productive weirdoes working in every medium from experimental rap to motorcycles.  In addition to being Yelling Box, J writes a series of comics called Moon Treatise, edits and contributes to Banjos Suck Quarterly, and makes one-offs, cardboard masks, and other "things". 
http://bonertown.com/?author=1
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Sheridan Cudworth
title: Two Girls, One Bowl
time: 8-8:30PM Central
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/two-girls-one-bowl
Two Girls, One Bowl is a response to the infamous Two Girls, One Cup video that went viral in 2007. In continuation of my first live-feed performance, Exhibitionist: Scud6969, I will continue to investigate the relationship between the submissive and dominant aspects of sexual assertion amongst women, men, and its integration into media.
Sheridan Cudworth assembles her life and her artworks with a raw-refined enthusiasm that is not for the faint of heart. She works in performance, which is mediated by her career as a make-up artist. Cudworth’s work incorporates these elements in a highly stylized edge that challenges the viewer’s perspectives of femininity. Her most recent work branches out into social media, as she has begun to produce live-feed performances.
http://sheridancudworth.com
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tyrone davies
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/loaf-tv
title: Untitled re-broadcast
time: entire duration

For the duration of the event, I will take the broadcasts of the other participants, video-tapethem off the screen of one computer with a closed circuit camera, projecting them live onto a screen... onto which I will layer other projections of completely random and unrelated motion graphics.  I will aim my webcam at this screen and connect that to my second computer to create a degraded and kaleidoscopic collage of the originalmaterial that would be sent back out via Ustream.  This live image manipulation will function as a sort of chanceoperation in video editing.  I expect it will create images and visual textures that will be, at times beautiful, at times ugly, and that will continue to shift in tone and content.
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Joseph DeLappe
title: Chatroulette: Discipline and Punish
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/joseph-delappe
I propose to engage in a performative reading of Michel Foucault's classic text Discipline and Punish - The Birth of the Prison whilst connected to the online video/chat site, Chatroullete. My performance will involve a four hour "professorial" reading primarily from Part Three  Discipline, section 3 Panopticisim.  For this performance I will read from a comfortable chair, with a bookcase in the background. I will dress appropriately to the task, in dress slacks, black sport coat and tie. I will connect to Chatroullete and proceed to read. Over the past ten years I have performed within a variety of online contexts ranging from first person shooters, to massively multiplayer online role playing games to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  Chatroullete is a logical venue for performance experiments as it exists, as "a tool to meet new people with webcam and mic".  Chatroullete allows for a type of random access to a two way, voyeuristic experience, to view and be viewed.  Everyone connected to Chatroulette is performing in some basic sense of the word. This type of random, real-time visual and auditory social media website is unique and will not only provide a interesting context in which to perform, but will allow for the extension of the notion of "audience" to equally function in the Daisy Chain context but also exist as a live interventionist act within the semi-public forum that is Chatroulette. I am interested in Foucalt's book Discipline and Punish specifically in relation to his focus on the creation of the panopticon as a concept. This seems wholly appropriate content to read into a context such as Chatroullete.
Joseph DeLappe is a Professor of the Department of Art at the University of Nevada where he directs the Digital Media program. Working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad - including exhibitions and performances in Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Canada.  In 2006 he began a  project dead-in-iraq , to type consecutively, all names of America's  military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America's Army first person shooter online recruiting game.  He also directs the iraqimemorial.org project, an ongoing web based exhibition and open call for proposed memorials to the many thousand of civilian casualties from the war in Iraq. He has lectured throughout the world regarding his work, including most recently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, CBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and on The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio. His works have been featured in the New York Times, The Australian Morning Herald, Artweek, Art in American and in the 2010 book from Routledge entitled Joystick Soldiers The Politics of Play in Military Video Game.
http://www.delappe.net
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Christina Houle
title: 16 Conversations with Escape Bird
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/christinasukhgianhoule
In the performance I wear a soft sculpture costume, created entirely out of trash, recyclables and the pelts of stuffed animals, and speak using gestures and nonverbal sounds as the character, Escape Bird.  Conversations are scheduled with friends, strangers and art world professionals at 15 minute intervals during which I will try to communicate my intentions, goals and desires as a performance artist, as the Escape Bird. 
Christina Sukhgian Houle attends Texas State University in pursuit of BFAs in Drawing and Photography, and has studied and performed comedic improvisation at The Second City in Chicago, Illinois.  Her performances have been nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award, named by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top Ten Dance Phenomena of 2010, and selected to be performed at the Southwest American College Dance Festival.  Ms. Houle has toured with Salsation Theatre Company (IL), worked with Creative Time (NY) and in 2008 was a visiting artist at Spelman College (GA).  Additionally, her films and art have been exhibited at Flatbed Studios, Pump Project Satellite Space, and the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, and her poems and essays published in multiple literary journals including the Sun Poetic Times and Quirk.  Most recently her video, String Theory, received an Honorable Mention in the Spring FASA Show, and in July her installation and performance art will be exhibited in a solo show at Co-Lab.  When not working on her artistic practice Ms Houle studies Hakomi and yoga, and works as an assistant to choreographer, Deborah Hay.
http://christinasukhgianhoule.weebly.com/
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John Kilduff
title: Let's Paint TV
time: 6-7PM Central
Broadcast: http://www.stickam.com/letspainttv
Mr Let's Paint can be seen performing live in person around the world and on his internet tv show airing Monday-Friday 11AM -12:30PM Pacific Standard Time. 
John Kilduff and Let's Paint TV have performed live at the following venues: Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO 2009; Horse Bazaar, Melbourne,AUS 2009; Tape Space,Melbourne,AUS 200909; Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra,AUS 2009; Electrofringe,Newcastle,AUS 2009; Seriel Space, Sydney, AUS 2009; Red Rattler, Sydney, AUS 2009; Drake Hotel, Toronto,ON 2009; Pleasure Dome, Toronto, ON 2009; Ed Video, Guelph,ON 2009; Isssue Project Room, Brooklyn,NY 2009; Northwestern College, St Paul, MN 2009; Smokey's Tangle, Oakland,CA 2009; University of Wisconsin, 2009; Ottawa Bluesfest, 2008; Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL 2008; GarageComedy, Los Angeles, CA 2008; LA Weekly Biennual, Santa Monica, CA 2008; Electric-Eclectics Sound Art and Media Festival, Meaford, ON 2007; America's Got Talent, 2007; Tyra (Tyra Banks), 2006; VH1's Big in 06, 200
http://www.letspainttv.com/
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Jeff Kolar
title: Hallmark Cards
time: 7:10-7:30PM Central
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hallmark-cards
"Hallmark Cards" is a hand-bent playback of Hallmark greeting cards with sound. 
Jeff Kolar is an audio/visual artist working in Chicago, USA. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press) and “amusingly kitschy” (Music For Maniacs), investigates circuits that are disguised, hidden, or ignored. Jeff is the administer of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform. His recent interests include cross-platform collaboration, low-powered radio, and live performance. 
http://www.jeffkolar.us/
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Nicole McClure in collaboration with Jesse Swansburg-Meade
title: Over Sext
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/smlab
Two female performers sit across a table from one another. Both are nude. In a steady voice, each performer recites text messages, as if reading dialogue. While they read, the text is projected onto the table and their bodies. As the dialogue progresses, a video is projected on the wall behind them. The video shows the two performers attempting to merge their cell phones with their bodies, in an increasingly erotic and aggressive manner.
The text message has become a progressively dominant means of communication.  It is unique in being both casual, and private. Through the text message, we are able to become both performer and play-write, scripting our own conversations over time. The text message is now used in every type of interaction, including our most primal. By allowing us to be simultaneously engaged and detached, it has altered the boundaries of human behavior. Through reading our own, most personal text messages as conversation we confront this alteration and its consequences.
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Another language Performing Arts Company
Elizabeth Miklavcic – Artistic Director, Jimmy Miklavcic – Executive Director
title: The Two
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/another-language-the-two
A middle aged couple experiences the activities of the Internet. The couple's reactions to the various incoming video streams from other performers participating in the Daisy Chain project will include movement, gestures, lexical/non-lexical vocals and pedestrian activities.
Elizabeth Ann Miklavcic - is the Founding Artistic Director of Another Language Performing Arts Company established 1985. She is a choreographer, actress, filmmaker and performance artist. Elizabeth is the co-director of the InterPlay performance series. She has over thirty years of professional performance experience. Elizabeth is a Multimedia Specialist at the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing. Her digital video works have been shown at a variety of film festivals and are available at the University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections Division. Elizabeth has appeared in several feature films such as Napoleon Dynamite and Dark Matter, as well as, a variety of independent features and shorts. She is the recipient of the Salt Lake City Mayor's Artist Award for Performing Arts. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (1982) and Master of Fine Arts (1989) Degrees in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, where she received two Orchesis Honorary Dance Society Awards; her choreography has been presented nationally and internationally. The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters chose "InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire", co-authored with Jimmy Miklavcic, to receive the 2010 "Best Paper Award in the Arts."
Jimmy Miklavcic - is the Founding Executive Director of Another Language Performing Arts Company and the co-director of the InterPlay series, a telematic collaborative performance form. A combination of computer science, visual arts, music composition, acting, and multimedia experiences textures Jimmy's artistic background. In 1972, he began his visual arts studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Focused mainly on painting, he also became involved in other artists' projects in theater, performance art, and music. In 1978 he continued his studies in Performing Arts, including acting, technical theatre and electronic music at Cabrillo Community College, Aptos, CA. Jimmy returned to higher education to study Computer Science at the University of Utah where he graduated in 1987 with a BS. He is currently a Multimedia Specialist for the Center for High Performance Computing and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Utah. Jimmy is the founder of ArtGrid, an informal consortium of artists and technologists that utilize the Access Grid technology for artistic pursuits. He has been awarded the Salt Lake City Mayor's Artists Award for the Performing Arts.
http://www.anotherlanguage.org/
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Wyatt Niehaus
title: Obscenity Sleep
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wyatt-niehaus
Wyatt Niehaus is a visual artist and curator whose work focuses on political structures in the New Media paradigm.  Highlighting the dissonance and subversion of traditional communication through the Internet, he illuminates the Internet as a place for an egalitarian and anarchistic reconstruction of both artistic process and conversation. Intensely interested in the critical theory surrounding emerging media, Niehaus has spent time both creating art that relates to this subject, as well as writing formal analysis and speaking at interdisciplinary conferences in academic settings.
http://wyattniehaus.com/
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Rob Ray
title: Boom Harangue
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/robray
Follow along: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5S3_dmj8BU
"Boom Harangue" uses Richard Serra and Nancy Holt's 10min 27sec "Boomerang" (1974) public television broadcast as a script for improvised streaming performance.
Rob Ray makes site specific electronic installations, wondrous public games and experimental videos. He has recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA from Chicago via Rensselaer's Electronic Arts MFA Program in Troy, NY. Rob also collaborates with Jason Soliday and Jon Satrom as a member of the Chicago-based circuit-bent multimedia noise trio I Love Presets and is visual arts editor for the online journal Drunken Boat. Rob is also a keyholder at Public Address Los Angeles via Publica - a new experimental cultural center currently in residence at the Outpost for Contemporary Art and is a member of the CrashSpace hacker space in Los Angeles. From 1999 to 2008 Rob was founder and head curator of the DEADTECH electronic arts center in Chicago, IL, USA.
http://robray.net
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V1rus
title: untitled?
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mcv1rus
V1rus has been doing rap and beating on samplers for a lot of years, and it doesn't look like it is going to end anytime soon. In his home city of Seattle he is known for making all forms of music, from true school hip hop to improvisational noise.
http://soundcloud.com/mcv1rus
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Heather Warren-Crow
title: 4-Hour Confession (After 1984 After 1984, or Confession is the Princess of Evidence)
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/after1984after1984
Using Winston's final confession from the 1984 film adaptation of the novel 1984 as a template, 4-Hour Confession is a series of public expressions of guilt.  A group of volunteers working in shifts will watch other Daisy Chain performances and make small changes in the original text based on what they see.  Warren-Crow will read these scripted mea culpas with great sincerity, happily taking on other artists' "crimes" as her own.
Heather Warren-Crow is a performance artist and professor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Her solo performance pieces both critique and embrace representations of identity in the mass media. She joins the vernacular of low art (the language of pop music, social networking websites, and Internet memes) with the rhetoric of body art to address issues pertaining to youth and femininity. Alternately playful, tragic, cheeky, and earnest, her performances confront the aesthetic pleasures of the American Brand Identity as well as its pains.  She has exhibited her work at galleries and in performance spaces in the United States, Austria, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Spain,Tanzania, and Trinidad and Tobago.  Warren-Crow received a doctorate in Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.  She is a professor of art theory and practice at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts.
http://simplesatellite.org/artwork.html
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Webster Oppewal and Interweb Plasma (Jon Satrom, Mark Beasley)
title: Daisy Chainsaw: An Anachronistic Parallelistic Event
time: entire duration
Broadcast: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/meatspace
Second Life Teleport: http://4nt3n4.info/
Throughout the evening, Webster Oppewal and Interweb Plasma (AKA Jon Satrom, Mark Beasley) will be functioning as gateways betwixt the IRL Pilsen Antena Gallery Meatspace and a Second Life 4nt3n4.gallery-meetspace. Participants, attendees, and virtual visitors will overlap and dissolve through this anarchistic mirrored polygon swap.
Mark Beasley is an artist/educator making software, video, performance and web art. 
http://arcanebolt.net/
Jon Satrom performs realtime audio/video and enjoys working within collaborative projects and open systems. 
http://jonsatrom.com
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Curators:
Daisy Chain: An Anarchic Performance Event is curated by Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook of Channel TWo. 
Adam Trowbridge makes work exploring the aesthetic possibilities that arise as communication breaks down. He invents incidents and simulations that occur slightly above the noise level, between words that organize our communities and the chaos that lies beyond them. His work was recently awarded a 2011 Turbulence commission and has been featured nationally and internationally including The Grey Market and Anthology Film Archives, NYC; Pleasure Dome, Toronto; Workspaces Ltd., San Francisco, CA; The Hyde Park Center, Chicago, IL; and festivals in France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Korea, and Russia. Trowbridge is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Contemporary Practices and Art and Technology Studies Departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jessica Westbrook’s projects explore desire, visual cues, cultural artifacts, systems, language, and contradictory sensations that vacillate between great fortune and impending catastrophe. Always semantic in nature and modular in form, she considers her productions a section of visual language culled from a complex matrix of assets, reconfigured and repurposed per space and time. She was recently awarded a 2011 Turbulence commission and has exhibited work nationally and internationally including recent and upcoming projects for: gli.tc/h/ Chicago, InLight Richmond, Nature/Nurture Kinsey Institute, Carnegie Museum, and Experimental Media Series Hirshorn Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institute. She is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of Technology Initiatives in The Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Antena:
"antena" is a new project space headed by Miguel Cortez of Polvo and located in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. The spanish word "antena" means a device that is a transducer designed to transmit or receive electromagnetic waves but in this case it is meant to define it as a cultural space that transmits/broadcasts symbolically art ideas, new media and installation projects on a local and global scale.

Link:
http://www.antenapilsen.com/

Address:
Antena
1765 S. Laflin
Chicago, Illinois 60608
United States of America