2018 Wavefront artist-in-residence Dave Chow presents recent work in ESS’s Audible Gallery.
Exhibition opening for 2018 Wavefront artist-in-residence Dave Chow’s exhibition of recent work in ESS’s Audible Gallery.
Stop by Star Lounge on Friday, April 13 to hear and see new collaborations from Chicago artists Melina Ausikaitis, Ambrosia Bartosekulva, Allen Moore, and Sadie Woods. Known for their robust practices in both visual art and music, these performers were brought together through the collaborative project Ten x Ten.
Functioning as both an encore of Ten x Ten 2017 and retrospective of prior iterations, audience are invited to enjoy musical performances from 2017 artist pairs (Allen Moore & Sadie Woods and Melina Ausikaitis & Ambrosia Bartosekulva) while viewing Ten x Ten screen prints from all five iterations.
The Ears Have Walls features video game art that assigns audio to a lead role instead of merely a support for video or a confirmation of transmitted commands. Curated by Stephan Moore and Chaz Evans, The Ears Have Walls is an exhibition spanning two location, with work on view at both ESS and VGA Gallery.
The fifth and most conceptually broad iteration of Ten x Ten, ‘Ten x Ten 2017: Dual Practices’ brings together 10 notable Chicago artists who have robust practices in both visual art and music. By considering questions about boundaries and location, Ten x Ten 2017 will investigate Chicago neighborhood identities, urban change, and comfort in space and place.
Five artist pairs have been collaborating over several months to each create a two-part work that includes a song or audio piece and an 18” x 18” screen print. The results of these partnerships will be released with a concert and gallery exhibition at Experimental Sound Studio on Saturday, September 9th.The artists will perform excerpts from their collaborations and display their prints as well as other work.
Malachi Ritscher was first presented as Public Collectors' contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to numerous never before exhibited materials drawn from the Ritscher collection at Creative Audio Archive, Malachi Ritscher included objects borrowed from close friends and others associated with the late documentarian and activist. Objects include Ritscher's DAT recorder, a sign made to quiet people standing near his recording equipment during concerts, recordings, ephemera connected to concerts he documented, and unpublished photos taken by Ritscher. The Chicago iteration of Malachi Ritscher will include additional materials from the Creative Audio Archive, and will be accompanied by copies of a free essay booklet that was first produced for the Whitney Biennial.
As part of our Sun Ra/El Saturn Commissions series, ESS asked Damon Locks (The Eternals) to create a new artwork responding to ESS’s extensive archive of Sun Ra recordings. In lieu of a solo work, he teamed up with writer/performer Terri Kapsalis, The Eternals’ Wayne Montana, and animator Rob Shaw to collaborate on an 18-minute video. Throughout the process, Locks has been working on a new series of related prints that will be on display in ESS’ Audible Gallery through April 4. At the opening of the exhibition of these prints on Saturday February 4th, the video—Noon Moons—will screen at 7:30 and 8:30pm.
Co-presented with the UBS 12×12 New Artists/New Work exhibition series at the MCA.
An online exhibition from the ESS Collection of the Creative Audio Archive presented on vocalo.org