Juanjose Rivas at the Nightingale
presented by Upgrade! Chicago
SAT AUG 27 2011
Juanjose Rivas is a is a Noise && Dirty New Media Artist based in Mexico City. His experimental musics, video art projects and realtime audio video performances have been screened and performed internationally. From his recent performance at BENT Festival in NYC to his current and previous engagements in the Chicago scene, Rivas brings a visceral digitalPunk energy to every event. For his screening at the Nightingale, he will be showing selections from his personal and collaborative projects.Rivas teaches video and cybernetics at Universidad Centro in Mexico City, runs dorkbot Mexico City and will be participating in the Festival de Música Electrónica Latina while in Chicago:
Nick Briz will facilitate a discussion following the presentation.
Nick Briz, an organizer of GLI.TC/H and curator of various Glitch Art programs, will moderate the discussion following the presentation:
Upgrade! Chicago is the local Chicago-based node of the international Upgrade! network, an emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. Its decentralized, non-hierarchical structure ensures that Upgrade! (i) operates according to local interests and their available resources; and (ii) reflects current creative engagement with cutting edge technologies. Upgrade! Chicago presents new media projects, engages in informal critique, and fosters dialogue and collaboration between individual artists. Upgrade! International functions as an online, global network that gathers annually in different cities to meet one another, showcase local art, and work on the agenda for the following year.
Upgrade! Chicago meets @ The Nightingale 1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642
The Nightingale is a rough and ready microcinema dedicated to screening emerging work across film, video, and new media genres and aims to support Chicago vibrant cinema community.