jcates
Since 2008

BIO
jonCates makes, organizes and teaches experimental New Media Art. His projects have been presented internationally at various events in locations such as Beijing, Madrid and Mexico City; nationally in Chicago, New York and Boston and are widely distributed online. Art Games, experimental Machinima, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise music are some of the unstable categories that his work playfully moves through.
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EVENT

The Unintentional Art of Digital Cultures & Communities


Dates:
Fri Dec 10, 2010 00:00 - Tue Dec 07, 2010

The Unintentional Art of Digital Cultures & Communities: From 4chan to cam4 & beyond…
an Upgrade! Chicago event
organized by jonCates

FRIDAY DECEMBER 10 2010
7 PM
FREE

The Nightingale
1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642

The Unintentional Art of Digital Cultures & Communities: From 4chan to cam4 & beyond…

WITH ARTISTS Natacha Stolz, Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jiaxin IN PERSON

What happens when contemporary Performance Art meets Digital Cultures online? How is New Media Art conversational? Who is having these conversations and what are their expectations?

Natacha Stolz performed her Interior Semiotics project at an exhibtion/event called FOREVER(21) in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 2010. Stolz uploaded video documentation of the performance to YouTube on May 8. Then, as Know Your Meme reports, “During the week of August 5th, the video was posted to 4chan. Many more threads were posted and the video soon went viral.” The collective entity/4chan-/b/-based identity known as Anonymous mobilized, responding to the video in various ways including threatening Stolz with violence and rape. Anonymous posted her personal contact information online to facilitate these threats, leaking personal photos that Stolz had previously posted to Facebook while her YouTube video continued to climb in popularity, at one moment gaining 200,000 views in 48 hours. Stolz watched within the feedback and feedforward loops of Digital Culture and responded as all of this activity occurred. Her online responses complicated and confounded Anonymous, enfolding 4chan into her project and causing many to speculate that she was in fact ‘trolling the trolls’ or in other words, entangling 4chan in her performative art process and practice:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/interior-semiotics

Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jiaxin interact with the online community of cam4 in explicitly Performance Art oriented interventions. The website cam4 describes itself accurately as being dedicated to “Free Live Sex Webcams - Free Live Cams Sex Chat”. Lin and Jiaxin’s performances play with the expectations and limits of the cam4 community, flowing in and out of variously experimental erotic, comedic and theatrical moments. Their collaborative performances have been met with enthusiasm, attention, dismissal and denial. In particular, their works, although all performed live and in realtime, are often accused of being video playback and therefore violating the rules of the cam4 site and community. This tension between the expectations, realities and performativity of their projects underscores the complexity of their relationships to power exchanges in art and pornography:
http://www.vimeo.com/linmiao

Natacha Stolz, Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jiaxin will present their work, discussing the intended and unintended results of their projects. Nick Briz will facilitate a discussion following their presentations.

Nick Briz, an organizer of GLI.TC/H and curator/participant in the Critical Glitch Artware event, will moderate the discussion following presentations by the artists:
http://www.nickbriz.com

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.
http://upgradechicago.org

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.
http://nightingaletheatre.org


EVENT

The Unintentional Art of Digital Cultures & Communities


Dates:
Fri Dec 10, 2010 00:00 - Tue Dec 07, 2010

The Unintentional Art of Digital Cultures & Communities: From 4chan to cam4 & beyond…
an Upgrade! Chicago event
organized by jonCates

FRIDAY DECEMBER 10 2010
7 PM
FREE

The Nightingale
1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642

The Unintentional Art of Digital Cultures & Communities: From 4chan to cam4 & beyond…

WITH ARTISTS Natacha Stolz, Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jiaxin IN PERSON

What happens when contemporary Performance Art meets Digital Cultures online? How is New Media Art conversational? Who is having these conversations and what are their expectations?

Natacha Stolz performed her Interior Semiotics project at an exhibtion/event called FOREVER(21) in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 2010. Stolz uploaded video documentation of the performance to YouTube on May 8. Then, as Know Your Meme reports, “During the week of August 5th, the video was posted to 4chan. Many more threads were posted and the video soon went viral.” The collective entity/4chan-/b/-based identity known as Anonymous mobilized, responding to the video in various ways including threatening Stolz with violence and rape. Anonymous posted her personal contact information online to facilitate these threats, leaking personal photos that Stolz had previously posted to Facebook while her YouTube video continued to climb in popularity, at one moment gaining 200,000 views in 48 hours. Stolz watched within the feedback and feedforward loops of Digital Culture and responded as all of this activity occurred. Her online responses complicated and confounded Anonymous, enfolding 4chan into her project and causing many to speculate that she was in fact ‘trolling the trolls’ or in other words, entangling 4chan in her performative art process and practice:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/interior-semiotics

Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jiaxin interact with the online community of cam4 in explicitly Performance Art oriented interventions. The website cam4 describes itself accurately as being dedicated to “Free Live Sex Webcams - Free Live Cams Sex Chat”. Lin and Jiaxin’s performances play with the expectations and limits of the cam4 community, flowing in and out of variously experimental erotic, comedic and theatrical moments. Their collaborative performances have been met with enthusiasm, attention, dismissal and denial. In particular, their works, although all performed live and in realtime, are often accused of being video playback and therefore violating the rules of the cam4 site and community. This tension between the expectations, realities and performativity of their projects underscores the complexity of their relationships to power exchanges in art and pornography:
http://www.vimeo.com/linmiao

Natacha Stolz, Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jiaxin will present their work, discussing the intended and unintended results of their projects. Nick Briz will facilitate a discussion following their presentations.

Nick Briz, an organizer of GLI.TC/H and curator/participant in the Critical Glitch Artware event, will moderate the discussion following presentations by the artists:
http://www.nickbriz.com

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.
http://upgradechicago.org

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.
http://nightingaletheatre.org


EVENT

SPEED SHOW CHICAGO!


Dates:
Wed Apr 27, 2011 18:00 - Wed Apr 27, 2011

Location:
CHICAGO, Illinois
United States of America


!!!ANNOUNCING:
SPEED SHOW CHICAGO: "while loop is true"
WITH NEW PROJECTS BY: MAX CAPACITY, Christina Kassi, onehalfprince, Whitney Carrier, Sage Keeler, creepysleepovers (Valerie Brewer) with Alex Inglizian, Pall Thayer, Saya Da Jung and Derek Repsch!
Wednesday April 27th 2011
6 PM - 8 PM
FREE!
@
COPYMAX
1321 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago IL
60622
Berlin-based artist/curator ARAM Bartholl initiated an ongoing series of exhibitions of New Media, Digital + web-based art called SPEED SHOWS. starting in the summer of 2010, SPEED SHOWS have been held in Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, NYC + now Chicago! Chicago’s SPEED SHOW is curated by jonCates:
http://fffff.at/speed-show/
SEE YOU THERE!!!



EVENT

SPEED SHOW CHICAGO!


Dates:
Wed Apr 27, 2011 18:00 - Wed Apr 27, 2011

Location:
CHICAGO, Illinois
United States of America


!!!ANNOUNCING:
SPEED SHOW CHICAGO: "while loop is true"
WITH NEW PROJECTS BY: MAX CAPACITY, Christina Kassi, onehalfprince, Whitney Carrier, Sage Keeler, creepysleepovers (Valerie Brewer) with Alex Inglizian, Pall Thayer, Saya Da Jung and Derek Repsch!
Wednesday April 27th 2011
6 PM - 8 PM
FREE!
@
COPYMAX
1321 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago IL
60622
Berlin-based artist/curator ARAM Bartholl initiated an ongoing series of exhibitions of New Media, Digital + web-based art called SPEED SHOWS. starting in the summer of 2010, SPEED SHOWS have been held in Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, NYC + now Chicago! Chicago’s SPEED SHOW is curated by jonCates:
http://fffff.at/speed-show/
SEE YOU THERE!!!



EVENT

Theo Darst and Louis Doulas @ Upgrade! Chicago


Dates:
Tue Apr 12, 2011 19:00 - Tue Apr 12, 2011

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Theo Darst and Louis Doulas discuss curating New Media Art
Upgrade! Chicago
2011.04.12
The Nightingale
7PM
FREE
The Nightingale
1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
Theodore Darst curates TLVSN "a monthly series of video and new media screenings/performances". TLVSN has recently featured the work of Chelsey Hoff, Bit_Synthesis (Ben Baker-Smith), CRACKED RAY TUBE (James Connolly and Kyle Evans), Jon Satrom and many more. Upcoming events include realtime audio-video-artware performances by arcanebolt (mark beasley and tamas kemenczy) on April 11th 2011. Darst will discuss organizing and curating these events and issues related to New Media Art events IRL (in real life).
http://www.theodoredarst.net
Louis Doulas curated and ran the online exhibition space, The Gallery Space (TGS). Doulas exhibited various international artists in solo and group shows in/on TGS including Ryan Barone, Colin Schappi, tanner america, Petra Cortright, Arend deGruyter-Helfer, Dain Oh and many more. Incorporating models from offline galleries while also focusing on the particularities of online platforms TGS dealt with issues such as "our dependency on digital documentation as a way of experiencing artwork". Doulas will discuss contemporary online curatorial practices; tracing these practices across blogs such as VVORK and Rhizome, to spaces such as Jst Chillin' and Chrystal Gallery, while looking at how online spaces and AFK (away from keyboard) spaces, such as the BYOB series, can cooperate and propose new directions.
http://louisdoulas.info
Nick Briz will facilitate a discussion following their presentations.
Nick Briz, an organizer of GLI.TC/H and curator of various Glitch Art programs, will moderate the discussion following the presentations by the artists/organizers/curators: http://www.nickbriz.com
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.
http://upgradechicago.org
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.
http://nightingaletheatre.org