LiveBox Video Art and New Media Lounge announcement

Video Art and New Media Lounge at Around The Coyote Festival 2007
Curated by Catherine Forster of LiveBox

location: 1275 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
Media Lounge Dates and Hours
Friday, October 12th 6pm-10Pm
Saturday, October 13th 11am-10PM
Sunday, October 14th from 11am-6PM

The Video Art and New Media Lounge provides viewers with an opportunity to experience international and local new media projects in three settings:

1. Exhibition Hall: video and new media installations
2. Screening Room: experimental film and video art, scheduled screenings
3. Video Lounge: relaxed and intimate viewing of video art

Program Highlights:

Featured Artist Program. Two international Guest Artists will be featured this year:

Kurt Hentschlager: New York/Chicago based Austrian artist, Kurt Hentschlager creates audiovisual compositions in which audio and video actuate one another. The immersive nature of his work reflects on the metaphor of the sublime. Trained as fine artist, in 1983 he began as a sculptor, building surreal machine objects, followed by works with video, computer animation and sound. Hentschlager is a recipient of numerous prizes and large-scale commissions. He has represented Austria at the 2001 Venice Biennial and has shown his work internationally for two decades.

Carole Kim: An interdisciplinary artist with a focus on performance-based video installation combining digital/new media technologies and improvisational live performance. The work emphasizes video’s capacity as a live medium and the illusory architecture of layered video projection in space. The seamless cinematic distance of pre-edited film viewing is ruptured by the awareness that the moving image is being constructed in the moment. Recent venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art-Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art-NY, REDCAT/Disney Hall, the Getty Center, the Stanford Jazz Festival, Engine 27 (New York), Beyond Baroque (LA), Electron Salon at the Rio Theater (Santa Cruz), Highways (Santa Monica), the Knitting Factory (LA).

Exhibition Hall: The Exhibition Hall features artists working in both video and new media technologies. Exhibiting artists include Adam Chapman, Kim Collmer, Robert Ladislas Derr, Kurt Hentschlager, Igloo, Carole Kim, Andrew Hicks, Robyn Voshardt and Sven Humphrey, Eun Sun Lee, Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier and Sean M Gallero), Galina Schevchenko, and Stacia Yeapanis.

Kaleidoscope 1, 2 & 3: Kaleidoscope is a three-part program sourced from Around The Coyote submissions and through invitation. Kaleidoscope reflects the complex medley and richness of contemporary video.
Night of Animation: selections from Directors Lounge Berlin Festival 2007. It is all about location: locations that give us comfort or discomfort, allow us to imagine, laugh, squirm; locations that transport us or bring us quickly, and sometimes harshly, back to reality. This selection of animations from around the globe all touch somehow on the animator's place within the world.

Hi/Lo Film Festival San Francisco: touring selection from 2006 festival. Originally organized in 1997 by the San Francisco Production Company and comedy collective Killing My Lobster, the Hi/Lo Film Festival has evolved into a major West coast showcase for independent low-budget filmmakers. Now in its 10th year, the Hi/Lo film Festival continues to prove that big imaginations are more important than big wallets.

Chicago Fresh: curated selections from Chicago’s Art Schools, Including Columbia College’s Interdisciplinary Program and Film & Video Department; School of The Art Institute of Chicago’s Art and Technology Studies and Film and Video programs; Northwestern University, Dept of Art Theory and Practice; and Marwen Academy, Chicago’s leading youth program.