Catherine Forster is an artist, filmmaker, and independent curator based in the Chicago area. She received an M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artwork has been shown at the Notebaert Museum (Chicago), Flint Institute of Art, Carnegie Art Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, South Bend Regional Art Museum, The Rymer Gallery (Nashville), Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), Brick City Gallery, Missouri State University, Merwin Gallery Illinois Wesleyan University, Freewaves (Los Angeles), San Diego Art Institute, Llewellyn Gallery, Alfred State College NY, City of Louisville Colorado Sculpture Garden, Orange County Contemporary Art Center, Exit Art (NY), and the Hyde Park Art Center Chicago, to name a few. Films have been screened at the Sao Paul International Short Film Festival, Krakow International Short Film Festival, Currents Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Magmart Film Festival Casoria International Contemporary Art Museum (Italy), East LA International Film Festival, the Great Lakes International Film Festival, Chicago REEL Short Film Festival, the Other Venice Film Festival (CA), Echotrope New Media Arts Festival (Omaha), Simultan Media Arts Festival (Romania), Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles), Directors Lounge (Berlin), and San Diego International Women Film Festival. Forster is also the founder and director of LiveBox, a roving gallery focused on new-media art.
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LiveBox open call

Sun Jul 01, 2007 00:00 - Tue May 29, 2007

LiveBox will be media arts guest curator for the Around The Coyote Festival this October. The Festival expects 10,000 visitors this year. The Festival and Gallery are undergoing exciting changes under the new directorship of Allison Stites, previously the director of Franklin Parrasch Gallery in Midtown (a contemporary sculpture gallery) and then head curator of 65 Hope Street Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The Festivals film and video screenings have always been popular, but this year's vision is far more ambitious than screenings on roof tops and in bars. The Festival has acquired a large building to house video and new media installations, a screening space and a video lounge.

The commitment to media is truly exciting. We are looking for video and new media proposals as well as film and video for screenings. Submissions must be recieved by July 1st.

Format: Please send a CD with resume, statement, short synopsis of the work, and jpg images. Video should be NTSC DVD, if your piece is in PAL, please send mini DV tape. Label DVD and case with title, running time and contact info. Note materials will not be returned, unless specifically requested.

Send proposals to:
Catherine Forster
LiveBox submissions
1031 North Shore Dr
Crystal lake, IL 60014



Fri Jun 01, 2007 00:00 - Thu May 10, 2007

Notions of Wilderness, curated by LiveBox
at kasia kay art projects
June 1 - July 28, 2007
Opening Reception June 1st,6-9 pm
1044 W Fulton Market St, Chicago, IL 60613

The word wilderness is derived from the notion of wildness; uncultivated, uninhabited, in other words without human modification. The social and political realities of “nature verses economics” makes defining wilderness in the 21st Century ever more elusive. What is “wild”, what can be called “wilderness”, what is the measure of human “influence” that defines wildness? Notions of Wilderness includes artists deploying multiple mediums to uncover their context of wildness.

Exhibition Highlights: Adam Chapman’s “Legible Nature: Fate is an Afterthought”: models the flight patterns and physical movements of Atlantic Grey Gulls, which are altered to periodically converge and form letters. These letters slowly spell out poems from the Manyoshu, 8th century Japanese poems.(more info on Rizome ArtBase). Claudia Hart's Timegarden" is a one-hour 3D animation;a camera revolves 360º from the center of a circular walled garden, like a clock. Four time spans are represented simultaneously. Chris Oakley’s “Sight/Seeing video installation explores the commodification of the wild as typified in the modern safari. Julia Oldham translates invertebrate rituals into choreography that she performs and films.

Exhibiting Artists:
Adam Chapman
Kim Curtis
Kim Dorland
Howard Fonda
Carla Gannis
Claudia Hart
Jodie Jacobi
Heather Lyon
Chris Oakley
Julia Oldham
Dominika Skutnik
(art)n collaboration Gerhard Mantz, Ellen Sandor, and Chris Kemp


LiveBox October Announcements

Sat Oct 14, 2006 00:00 - Mon Oct 02, 2006

LiveBox has a busy October. For Chicago Artists Month, LiveBox is presenting Unfolding Spaces by Julieta Aguilera, plus LiveBox is curating video for the Open House Project. The Open House Project is an exhibition conceived and curated by Jodie Jacobi. Both projects are described below.

Unfolding Spaces
Julieta Aguilera
October 18- November 25, opening night October 20th, 6-9PM
Location: lower level of Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery,
1044 W. Fulton Market, Chicago, 312 492 8828

Unfolding Spaces is a virtual reality environment that explores higher dimensional navigation on a grid structure linked to gesture. The experience cycles through color, like the times of the day, atmospheric conditions, seasons or eras, seeking to internalize the sublime in the evolving forms and sounds perceived. This exhibition would not be possible without Kais Kay Art Projects Gallery who donated space for the show.

Open House Project
Cruated by Jodie Jacobi
Video curation by LiveBox

October 14, 5:00PM - 9:00PM
1712 Ashland Avenue, Evanston, IL

Gather at the Jacobi home on October 14 to view installation, sculpture, photography, painting, and video. This show is an outpost between “gallery districts” and “block parties”; a celebration of artists and the community.

Featured Artists:
Remy Barnes
David Coyle
Dana De Ano
Howard Fonda
Catherine Forster
Jodie Jacobi
Anna Joelsdottir
Darrell Roberts
Shannon Stratton
and (Featured Artists Video):
Jill Johnston-Price
Carole Kim
David Lachman
Joon Sung
Kim Collmerc


World of Art Award

I submitted to a call posted on Rizome and recieved email that I had recieved an award which included on line gallery placement for a year. Soon after this notice I recieved email regarding participation in an art book, this time a $ contribution was required. Does anyone know the publisher Peter Russu? or the publication World of Art Magazine?


LIVEBOX Open Screening project

Fri Sep 01, 2006 00:00 - Sat Aug 19, 2006

Livebox announces the opening of 'ROLL