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Special Event: Jordan Martins, 'Fugal Systems'


Special Event and Performance:
Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6 - 9 pm

Fugal Systems is an ongoing project by Jordan Martins encompassing a variety of performance based works, including music and sound performances employing various collage tactics, as well as reading-performances that scramble, graft, or otherwise interpolate appropriated texts. The underlying principle of all the pieces is to investigate signal-noise relationships through layers of simultaneous sounds.

On January 31 ESS presents a prototype of a larger format Fugal Systems music series scheduled to debut at Experimental Station in fall 2019. Participating in this preview iteration are Billie Howard, Ayanna Woods, Angel Bat Dawid, and Adam Vida. Join us for this unique, immersive live sound collage that will take over the entire ESS building.

Jordan Martins is a Chicago based visual artist, curator, and educator. He received his MFA in visual arts from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil in 2007, and is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and North Park University. He is the executive director of Comfort Station, a multi-disciplinary art space in Chicago. Martins’s visual work is based in collage processes, including painting, photography, video and installation, and he has exhibited nationally and internationally. His work has been featured in exhibitions at The Mission, Evanston Art Center, LVL3, The Franklin, The Museu de Arte da Bahia, Goldfinch, and Experimental Sound Studio. He was a resident in the Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH program in 2013. Martins is co-director of the Perto da Lá, a biennial multi-disciplinary art event with international artists in Salvador, Brazil.