Tara Rodgers (Analog Tara) is a multi-instrumentalist composer and historian of electronic music and sound, originally from upstate New York and now based in the Washington, DC area. She earned an MFA in Electronic Music & Recording Media at Mills College and a PhD in Communication Studies at McGill University. Her work has been presented at the Tate Modern (London), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), Eyebeam (NYC), on the Le Tigre Remix album, and in many other forums. Recent events include Loop (Berlin), Sonic Circuits (DC), and keynotes for Sound:Gender:Feminism:Activism (London), opensignal (Providence), and CTM (Berlin). She is the author of numerous essays on music, technology, and culture, and of Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound (Duke University Press, 2010), a collection of interviews that received the 2011 Pauline Alderman Book Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music; her work has been translated into multiple languages and reviewed around the world. She has taught at Dartmouth College, the University of Maryland, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has served on the editorial boards of Leonardo Music Journal and Women & Music.
Mykel Boyd (°1970, Kankakee,IL) makes sound recordings, conceptual artworks, photos, installations and films. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, Boyd creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used
His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for maneuvering with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of conceptual art: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. With a subtle minimalistic approach, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages.
His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to revise art history and, even better, to complement it. Combining unrelated aspects lead to surprising analogies. By applying abstraction, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
Katieʼs work investigates relationships between body and space through sound, text and image. The results of these investigations manifest as performances, soundscapes and multimedia assemblages that place personal experience within sociopolitical narrative. Elements of these assemblages have included vocal performance, text, field recordings, synthesis and amplified objects. This locative process contextualizes identity and troubles the complex interrelationships between people, place and power. Examining the personal as political, Katie creates dense, multi-layered performances that excavate the global implications of everyday lived experience. Katie holds a BA in Studio Art and Environmental Studies from the College of William & Mary, and is an MFA candidate in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Soledad Fatima Muñoz
Soledad Fatima Muñoz is an interdisciplinary artist born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Rancagua, Chile. Currently based in Chicago, her work seeks to explore the analogy between the ever-changing social spaces we inhabit, the inter-connectivity materialized in the woven structure and an embodied experience of sound.
She holds a Diploma in Textile Arts from Capilano University, earned a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and is currently working towards completing her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2014 she founded Genero, an audio project which focuses in the distribution and greater representation women and non-binary artists working in the sound realm, and is one of the head organizers of CURRENT “A Pacific Northwest Feminist Electronic Art Symposium”. Soledad was the recipient of New Artist Society Full Merit Scholarship at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Artist in Craft and Design, and The Emily Carr President’s Media Award – Installation/Interactive Media.
Friday, April 20, 2018
8p doors, 9p start
$7-10 suggested donation
1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3