Nicolas Maigret [Paris] && HARD R [Chicago] @ the Nightingale

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presented by Upgrade!Chicago @ The Nightingale 1084 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642

[TUES--FEB21--@7PM] //$5 DONATION

On Tuesday, Feb 21 (7pm) Upgrade!Chicago presents an evening of experimental sound/music performances and noise/new-media lectures by Nicolas Maigret (Paris) and HARD R (Chicago). Upgrade!Chicago is an art and technology series which presents new-media projects, engages in informal critique and fosters dialogue and collaboration between individual artists. Upgrade! Chicago is the local node of the international Upgrade! network and meets at the Nightingale Theatre.

nm3Nicolas Maigret has been developing experimental sound and electronic image projects (performances, installations, programming, radio) since 2001. Maigret takes the internal characteristics of the media, which are revealed through their errors, dysfunctions, borderlines or failure threshold, and develops them into sensory and immersive audio visual experiences. After studying Intermedia arts with a focus in avant-garde theoretical education, he joined the laboratory Locus-Sonus in Nice dedicated to networked sound art research. He taught at the Fine Arts School of Bordeaux and is presently involved in an artist run space named Plateforme in Paris. He develops digital and sound art projects in collaboration with Nicolas Montgermont under the name Art Of Failure. His works have been presented in various exhibitions and venues such as File (Sao Paulo, BR) – Gli.tc/h (Birmingham, UK) – DeOrigenBélico, (Caracas, VE) – Sonica (Ljubljana, SI) – Leeds FIlm Festival (UK) – Le Zoo (Genève, CH) – Artivistic (Montreal, CA) – ESG (Kosice, SK) – Cimatics (Brussels, BE) – Gaite Lyrique (Paris, FR).


http://peripheriques.free.fr
+ http://artoffailure.free.fr

hr2HARD R is a Chicago-based collaboration between Michael Junokas and Edward Breitweiser. Together, Junokas and Breitweiser design software and electronic systems for improvised musical performances.

Michael Junokas is a member of the faculty at Elmhurst College, teaching music theory and composition. He is also the music director at Notre Dame de Chicago Parish. In 2010, he graduated from DePaul University with an M.M., studying under Juan Campoverde Q.

Edward Breitweiser is a Chicago-based artist, musician, and writer. His works have been presented at Festival MusicAlp (Courchevel, FR), the Illinois State University Galleries (Normal, IL, USA), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Salle Cortot (Paris, France), threewalls (Chicago), the Giorgio Cini Foundation (Venice, IT), Stramash Space (Glasgow, UK), and the Network Music Festival (Birmingham, UK).

www.hardr.bandcamp.com

GLI.TC/H 20111 IS HERE!!! FULL-PROGRAM

::::::Tomorrow GLI.TC/H is starting! Exciting! And here is the full program::::::

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[Chicago, US]
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THU: Nov 3
@7pm  – GLI.TC/H Gallery Opening @MBLABS
Alma Alloro [IL], Anthony Antonellis [DE], Melissa Barron [US], Mark Beasley [US], Sophia Brueckner [US], ffd8 (Ted Davis) [CH], Jeff Donaldson && Daniel Temkin [US], Leanne Eisen [CA + US], Noah Eisenbruch [US], Gijs Gieskes [NL], jimpunk [www], Jeff Kolar [US], Harvey Moon [US], aandnota (Alex Myers) [US], Osada Genki [JP], Chelsea Arden Parker [US], Rob Ray [US], Pox Party (Jon Satrom && Ben Syverson) [US], Ant Scott [UK], Phillip Stearns [US], Party Time! Hexcellent! (Rachel Weil) [US], youpy [JP], Recyclism
And all the bumper artists!

After Party at RODAN
[Visuals] Theo Darst [US], outpt (Mary Ann Benedetto), vade (Anton Marini), v.jay MEИKMeN, vj jon.satrom


FRI: Nov 4
@7pm  — Real-time Performances/Executables/Events @ENEMY
Performances @Enemy
GLI.TC/H KARAOKE [London, UK]
stAllio! [Audio][Indianapolis, IN US] && Glitchard Nixon [Video][Chicago, IL US], Morgan Higby-Flowers [Muncie, IN US] Cracked Ray Tube [Houston, TX + Chicago, IL US], I Presets [Los Angeles, CA + Chicago, IL US]

[videos screening between sets]
J + C Feedback Factory (Carrie Gates and Jon Vaughn) [Saskatoon, CA], James Jackman [Boca Raton, FL US], Nicolas Maigret [Paris, FR], Gabriel Menotti [London, UK], Aaron Zarzutzki [Chicago, IL US]


SAT: Nov 5
@11am — Lectures @theNIGHTINGALE
Rosa Menkman [Amsterdam, NL US], Nullsleep (Jeremiah Johnson) [New York, NY US] && Francoise Gamma [Barcelona, SP], Curt Cloninger [Asheville, NC US], jonCates [Chicago, IL US],

@1pm  — Workshops @theNIGHTINGALE
Andrew Reitano [New York, NY US]
** nintendo hardware hackery, build your own realtime glitch[in]strument **
Free!!!
Cracked Ray Tube (Kyle Evans && James Connolly) [Houston, TX + Chicago, IL US]
** watch them Friday night, then participate in a workshop + learn about DIY video transmitter and VGA signal generators **
$10 for workshop materials

@6pm  – GLI.TC/H Screening Program @theNIGHTINGALE –curated by Theo Darst–
Clint Enns – Looking for Love… (3m)(Canada)
Simon Tarr – Interruptus (3m)(USA)
Kim Asendorf – In Progress (~5m)(Germany)
Evan Meaney - Ceibas: Epilogue(7m)(USA)
Jimmy Joe Roche – Pascals Room(3m)(USA)
Jacob Riddle – Buffer (2m)(USA)
Aurora – Beastie Dancer(1m)(Uruguay)
4x3Freddy / Freddy43 – OJAJOH(4m)(Netherlands)
NoSync – Screen Recording (6m)(USA)
Beth Wexsler – The Melters (3m)(USA)
Jennifer Chan – Capture (3m)(USA)
Thorrific – SoundLines (1m)(USA)
Sarah Samy – Exploring Error (5m)(Egypt)
Justin Harvey – One and A Half (2m)(Australia)
The Art Donkey – Bombshell Boom Boom(2m)(USA)
Yolk – Orang (5m)(USA)
Navax – Beta Bodies for Delta Frames #1(1m)(Brazil)
Frank Van Duerm – White Bike (Gliiitch)(3m) (USA)
Alex Cruse – Opaque Separates (1m)(USA)
Thomas Cheneseau (1m) (France)
Miyö van Stenis – := Ades =: (1m)(Venezuela)
Jimpunk – Bruce Lee Destruction (1m)(www)
eleccionguate2011 – ALFONSO PORTILLO (3m)(Guatemala)
Jan Mensen – Media Offline (2m)(Netherlands)
Jesse Malmed – Ruinas (Part One)(6m)(USA)
Andrew Benson – Short Pieces(~1m)(USA)

@8pm  — Real-time Performances/Executalbes/Events @ENEMY
Square Square [Chicago, IL US], Vaudeo Signal [Chicago, IL US], ARCANEBOLT [Chicago, IL US], the Spunkytoofers Experience [A][Colombia, MO US] && A Bill Miller [V][Atloona, PA US], GODXILIARY [Spaceship Earth], mikrosopht *FM signals, Minusbaby, Noé Cuéllar *harmonium, Nullsleep
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..
SUN: Nov 6
@noon — SCANNING POLITICS IN/OF GLITCH [Panel/Discussion] @MBLABS

++ Open Forum // Working Brunch // href to Amsterdam
facilitated by organizers: Nick BrizEvan MeaneyRosa Menkman, and jon.satrom



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[Amsterdam, NL]
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FRI: Nov 11
@1pm  – Opening + Book Release @STEIM
Opening // href from Chicago
facilitated by organizers: Nick BrizEvan MeaneyRosa Menkman, and jon.satrom

[Book Launch]
Rosa Menkman [NL] The Glitch Moment(um) 2011
(Published + Supported by the Institute of Network Cultures)

@2pm  – Lectures Part I @STEIM

@5pm  – GLI.TC/H Screening Program @STEIM
Clint Enns – Looking for Love… (3m)(Canada)
Simon Tarr – Interruptus (3m)(USA)
Kim Asendorf – In Progress (~5m)(Germany)
Evan Meaney - Ceibas: Epilogue(7m)(USA)
Jimmy Joe Roche – Pascals Room(3m)(USA)
Jacob Riddle – Buffer (2m)(USA)
Aurora – Beastie Dancer(1m)(Uruguay)
4x3Freddy / Freddy43 – OJAJOH(4m)(Netherlands)
NoSync – Screen Recording (6m)(USA)
Beth Wexsler – The Melters (3m)(USA)
Jennifer Chan – Capture (3m)(USA)
Thorrific – SoundLines (1m)(USA)
Sarah Samy – Exploring Error (5m)(Egypt)
Justin Harvey – One and A Half (2m)(Australia)
The Art Donkey – Bombshell Boom Boom(2m)(USA)
Yolk – Orang (5m)(USA)
Navax – Beta Bodies for Delta Frames #1(1m)(Brazil)
Frank Van Duerm – White Bike (Gliiitch)(3m) (USA)
Alex Cruse – Opaque Separates (1m)(USA)
Thomas Cheneseau (1m) (France)
Miyö van Stenis – := Ades =: (1m)(Venezuela)
Jimpunk – Bruce Lee Destruction (1m)(www)
eleccionguate2011 – ALFONSO PORTILLO (3m)(Guatemala)
Jan Mensen – Media Offline (2m)(Netherlands)
Jesse Malmed – Ruinas (Part One)(6m)(USA)
Andrew Benson – Short Pieces(~1m)(USA)

@7pm  – GLI.TC/H Gallery Opening @PLANETART
With Live performance by Karl Klomp
GLI.TC/H KARAOKE 
Jankenpopp

Exhibition: Alma Alloro [IL], Anthony Antonellis [DE], Melissa Barron [US], Mark Beasley [US], Sophia Brueckner [US], ffd8 (Ted Davis) [CH], Jeff Donaldson && Daniel Temkin [US], Leanne Eisen [CA + US], Noah Eisenbruch [US], Gijs Gieskes [NL], jimpunk [www], Jeff Kolar [US], Harvey Moon [US], aandnota (Alex Myers) [US], Osada Genki [JP], Chelsea Arden Parker [US], Rob Ray [US], Pox Party (Jon Satrom && Ben Syverson) [US], Ant Scott [UK], Phillip Stearns [US], Party Time! Hexcellent! (Rachel Weil) [US], youpy [JP], Recyclism


SAT: Nov 12
@11am — Lectures Part II @PLANETART
Michael Dieter [AU]
Nick Briz [US]

@1pm  – Workshops @PLANETART
Codec meets Vernacular workshop  by Nick Briz and Rosa Menkman
&& to be confirmed!

@8pm  – Real-time Performances/Executables/Events @STEIM
Rosa Menkman and Aron Birtalan (Collapse of PAL)
GLITCHARD NIXON
Ben Baker Smith & Evan Kühl
jon.satrom

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[Birmingham, UK] –curated by Antonio Roberts–
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SAT: Nov 19
@12pm — Workshops @VIVID
Nikki Pugh [UK] – Easy Circuit Bending
** Add a light sensor to a desk toy in order to distort the sounds it makes by waving your hand over it. A bit like this: http://vimeo.com/11023225**
FREE! | All materials provided | Limited to 10 places | Sign up here:http://glitchcircuitbending.eventbrite.co.uk/

Nick Briz [US] – Glitch Codec Tutorial
** Delve into the process of making glitch art by using hacked video codecs. Take a sneak peek here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOemlx2sBIo **

@3pm  — Lectures @VIVID
Nick Briz [US]
@6pm  – GLI.TC/H Screening @VIVID
Jeff Donaldson – Pin 1/12 effect (2m) [US]
Ben Baker Smith – Unsound (6m) [US]
Evan Meaney – Ceibas: The Well of Representation (7m) [US]
Jon Satrom – Too Many Cats (1m) [US]
Dan Tombs – kacien (6m) [UK]
Rosa Menkman – Radio Dada (4m) [NL]
Andrew Benson – Click on it (2m) [US]
Nick Briz – A New Ecology for the Citizen of a Digital Age (4m) [US]
Theodore Darst – Icannotfindmywayhome (4m) [US]

@7pm — Real-time Performances/Executables/Events @VIVID
Students from Birmingham City University [UK]


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Online components
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Online Gallery — curated by fa-g.org
Extrafile — created by Kim Asendorf
glitch safari — instigated by Antonio Roberts and Jeff Donaldson
T.RASHB.IN — by jon.satrom and Jake Elliott
404 — Jodi and the GLI.TC/H/BOTS
Ben Baker Smith — infinite glitch


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Physical Components
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GLI.TC/H READER[ROR] 20111. editors: Nick Briz, Evan Meaney, Rosa Menkman, William Robertson, Jon Satrom, Jessica Westbrook, Japan: Unsorted Books, 2011. ISBN: 978-4-9905200-1-4.

The Glitch Moment(um). Rosa Menkman, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011. ISBN/EAN 978-90-816021-6-7.


Back2Back2Back: Remix + Multiple

– if you’re Chi-local, I’ll be showing some work @Carousel Space Project next week.

The remix and the multiple have become an interdisciplinary language. The hybrid process of combining fragments in a non-linear re-interpretation has found an essential voice in today’s visual practice. The remix allows for a major conceptual leap in making art on a meta-structural level. Artists draw together and make sense of a much larger body of information by threading a continuous narrative through it. The machine has allowed us the ability to re-conceptualize our relation to knowledge and to organize it, rather than merely accumulate information.

Alex Valentine
Nick Briz
Corkey Sinks
Caleb Sheridan
Daniel Luedtke
Matthew Cummings

BYOB (After party @ Rodan!)

Carousel Space Project
1310 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

http://carouselproject.blogspot.com/

Chris Cuellar @Upgrade!Chicago

Tuesday, October 4 · 7pm

@the Nightingale Theatre [1084 N. Milwaukee Chicago, IL]

Chris Cuellar is a Los Angeles (previously Chicago) based new-media artist, writer and provocateur. His works occupy various media simultaneously including www, installation, social-media and printed texts. His pieces, occasionally brain-busting but often conceptually simple, deal with themes of digital identity, distribution of information, labor, spam, networks and telepresence in a way that never fails to incite a re-evaluation of these issues. He has worked and performed for the Austin New Music Co-op in Austin, TX; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hyde Park Art Center; the Red Rover Reading Series in Chicago; and Diapason Gallery in Brooklyn.

Chris Cuellar will be presenting on a series he recently organized for the Art21 blog where he transformed the guest column into “a practical art-making resource” as well as a “vehicle for the un-distribution of existing works.” He asked a small group of artists to give away their secrets in the form of online tutorials. “Each how-to is meant to give the reader enough information to accurately reproduce the project presented.” Furthermore, “in order to reduce issues of artistic ownership, each artist’s contribution has been more or less ‘anonymized’ before posting, with as many overt references to the the individual artist or original project removed as possible.” Cuellar asks why display a work when you can use a work? Why distribute copies when you can distribute a process? “Why buy a work, when you can just make it yourself?”

Read more about the series and view the tutorials on the art21 blog

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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’s vibrant cinema community.
http://nightingaletheatre.org/




DINCuratorial T0p5 [Middle School Remix Vidz]

Andrew Rosinski over at DINCA recently started a series called t0p5, “a DINCuratorial series featuring guest participants that curate five embeddable internet videos. There are no guidelines for their selections, other than participants are encouraged to reflect upon their choices in however many words they deem necessary.”

For my DINCuratorial slot I put together the following:

  • Over the summer I taught a video remix class at Marwen (here in Chicago) for middle school students. The class served as an introduction to video editing (non of these students had any kind of serious prior editing experience) as well as an introduction to remix based work, theory and politics. I was extremely surprised how in depth we were able to discuss critical theory (a subject usually reserved for college level students) and digital policy. By the end of the course every student was producing critical, technically proficient, and occasionally hilarious remix videos, and most could explain to you in serious detail their fair-use rights and how best to navigate intellectual property issues on the web. I was extremely proud of the work they produced in class, and while I think you should check out all their videos here, I’ve forced myself to choose only five for DINCA’s t0p5. I think these exemplify their various projects + perspectives fairly well. Enjoy ‘em (and keep in mind these videos where made by 11 – 13 year olds!)

Check out the videos/post here!

thnx for the invitation Andrew!

Sample Chest v1.0 [download] #PiraticalPractices

[UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE: version1.0 no longer worx - get the latest v1.1 here]

part of a “Creative Piracy Suite” of [art]ware I’m slowly working on, Sample Chest v1.0 is a stripped down version of an app/patch I made using Max/MSP (w/ a little python) for creating video sample libraries by ripping videos from today’s richest AV cultural repository, YouTube. It’s a variation on an app I made for my students, in a video remix course I taught this summer, which they would use to quickly download videos and build their own sample libraries for video remixing.

DOWNLOAD: [SampleChest v1.0] +++ [SourceCode.zip]

if you’re a Max/MSP person, you can also download the source-files and incorporate this patch into your own video-app projects. Make sure you read the README file for some important set-up instructions before appropriating the patch into your projects.

sadly, I only really have this working on Mac, but if you’re a PC Max person and can remix this patch into a PC version please send me a copy. Also, if any Pure Data people can appropriate some of this into a PD version that would be super rad! Please share that if it happens.

thnx to Mark Beasley, youtube-dl team, phihag and Bill Orcutt

GLI.TC/H 20111 Needs Your Help!

If it hasn’t yet hit any of your lists and/or feeds, GLI.TC/H 20111 is happening! But we need your help!!1

█▄┘DO iT TO_GATHER!

GLI.TC/H was a simple idea that was hatched upon the notion of folks gathering together and engaging/chatting/debating the issues/theories/concerns of failure, systems, art, && glitches. We were able to realize this gathering last year in Chicago. GLI.TC/H 2010 brought people together for five days of glitchy art, hacking/coding workshops, discussions, screenings, lectures, and realtime audio/video performances. All events were free & open to the public and ended up exposing an extremely diverse, amazingly deep, somewhat quirky community. The community is growing and this year we are hoping (and planning) to do it again! From the beginning, we consciously adopted a free & open ethic forGLI.TC/H. We believe that exorbitant entrance fees and exclusive passes create obstacles between “actor” and “audience.” It takes considerable resources and energy execute an exciting event likeGLI.TC/H. We’re reaching out to you (and your networks) in an effort to help amplify these efforts and make GLI.TC/H 20111 a reality. Some generous artists have donated exciting incentives to this Kickstarter campaign. Please check them out; of course, the biggest incentive of this campaign is actually making GLI.TC/H 20111 happen.

▀─█┐GLI.TC/H IS GROWING LIKE A VIRUS

GLI.TC/H is spreading from the web to Chicago: US; to Amsterdam: NL; and Birmingham: UK; GLI.TC/H will launch in Chicago on NOV: 4TH, 5TH, & 6TH. Amsterdam will commence on NOV: 11 & 12. Birmingham: UK; will follow onNOV: 19. GLI.TC/H is both a physical and virtual event with always-on online games, galleries, easter-eggs, downloadable artware, scavenger hunts, APIs, and loads of other experimental components. These activities will continue through-out and beyond the physical events. We hope that branching and forking the gathering/festival/conference will mesh && mosh conversation(s) with local happenings, multiple perspectives, and allow for more individuals to participate. This year, we are opening frameworks and structures to involve the community at core levels including curation and organization. For example, Kim Asendorf (fa-g.orggifmarket.net) is curating an online component and Antonio Roberts (AKA hellocatfood) initiated and is leading the Birminham: UK; component. Many more artists and curators are investing their talents. We can’t do this alone. Let’s make this gathering happen together! Executing GLI.TC/H takes considerable resources. Your donation will be use for the acquisition, construction, and transportation of materials and artwork for the exhibitions. It will allow us to support the local independent venues that we have partnered with. It will help supply materials for workshops and provide resources for the printing and pressing of festival data for dissemination at and before the events. ─▄┘THNX! We will continue to update this Kickstarter page with details/announcements/activities. Please help by donating and spreading the word by liking/sharing/linking/tweeting/posting EVERYWHERE! ─▄┘─ █┐█▄┘─▀┐─▄┘─█┐█ … ▄┘. >word.doc error< EOF?=gli.tc/h/bots

Art21: guest post#4: A Good Engineer [interview w/Todd Bailey]

my 4th and final post for art21: A Good Engineer [interview w/Todd Bailey]

  • Within the underground, DIY and circuit bending communities of Chicago, NYC and elsewhere Todd Bailey is the name associated with the 8bit sampler/kit WTPA (Where’s The Party At) and other unique home-brew electronics. For the last decade, Bailey’s activities have also found their way onto the shelves of toy stores like Target and the walls of museums like the Whitney.

Art21: guest post#3: Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/Elisa Kreisinger]

My third post for the Art21 blog is up: Pop Culture Pirate [interview w/ Elisa Kreisinger]

  • Elisa Kreisinger is a video remix artist, writer, curator and educator whose work often addresses feminist, queer, and social issues. While there is a long history of appropriation based political critique in the arts, and though many of these works long to invoke social change, they are often prevented from doing so, locked up and stowed away in the closed stacks of proprietary institutions while occasionally finding their way to a gallery wall or micro cinema screen to preach to the choir.
  • Unlike these works, Kreisinger’s practice involves inhabiting pop cultural spaces such as youtube and other online communities, offering radical social critique to a mass audience. Her concerns are realized in myriad ways, through writings, workshops, and online tutorials and curation.

Art21: guest post#2: Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]

My second post for the Art21 blog is up: Work Smarter, Not Harder [ interview w/ Evan Roth ]

  • Evan Roth is a prolific producer whose activities take on many different forms, including teaching, collaborating, engineering, collecting gifs, analyzing graffiti, enriching the public domain, developing tools of empowerment and raising awareness of issues pertaining to the open-web and free speech. His work is most comfortable where the interests of activists, artists, and general web meanderers intersect.