Allen Moore / Gordon Fung / Instinct Control

∆ Allen Moore

∆ Gordon Fung

In collaboration with Allen Moore and Ryan Dunn, Gordon Fung’s video setup, a set of obsolete video mixers and cassette camcorders, amplifies their performative gestures. Moore’s and Dunn’s practices focus on turntable and hacked tape machine respectively. Alongside his video equipment that sonifies visuals and visualizes sound, the analog trio mutually enhances each other’s audiovisual existence. The amplified sensation and perception create a collective and immersive experience where audiences can explore expanded consciousness through our real-time interaction with analog technologies.

Gordon Fung (b. 1988, San Francisco) is a transdisciplinary artist who primarily works with multi-/new media performances, experimental film/video, noise music, DIY electronics, installations, media archaeology, and curatorial/collaborative practices. His works highlight unconventional executions like equipment misusing, noises, lo-fi presentations, and glitches. Such aesthetics confronts the viewers’ understanding, perspective, and point of view on reality through a more philosophical, if not esoteric, investigation.

To expand the possibilities of artistic idioms, he intertwines both analog and digital technologies—also to signify the co-existence of mundane and spiritual worlds. By overloading software and hardware, he collapses the two worlds to expand the audience’s perception of reality. As a break-maker, he deliberately misuses electronic equipment and software to regain consumers’ sense of agency through artistic means. Through media archeology, he strives to unearth concealed potentials of obsolete equipment and to revive them to artistic life.

Instinct Control is a project of Ryan  Dunn primarily utilizing the unintended, soul-salvage of planned obsolescence through direct physical contact with the circuitry of tape players. Instinct Control considers instrumentality, expectations and the musician’s gesture—resisting the implied philosophies of settings, knobs, planned instruments, reveling in chance and dialogue, performing sound with an object that is fickle to changes in environment and performer.

Ryan Dunn is a media and performance artist considering the implications and manipulation of mediation and communication. He is invested in open culture, expanded field interventions, and the primacy of experience as product. His practice is inherently collaborative, redefining the roles of creativity and pedagogy as both inexorably intertwined and problematically so. He has a BA from Reed College, an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is co-founder and Director of Tritriangle since 2012, an alternative performative media space in Chicago’s Wicker Park.


Friday, November 17, 2023
8:00 pm doors, 8:30pm start
$10 suggested donation

1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3
Chicago, IL 60622

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