Boar, Melon, Jackie, Mallory Qiu, Gordon Fung, Some), Instinct Control, Selving

∆ BOAR is a lifelong resident of Iowa capturing the directionless, no boundary style of the no coast midwest. Extreme electric cutup frequencies matched by an aggressive performance.

∆ Melon Sprout uses ceramic instruments to extend their body physically and sonically. Material and body become a tangible space for the ephemeral. “Ceramusic” – a word for Melon’s ceramic music – encourages viewers to activate, interact with, and extend themselves physically and sonically in the form of ceramic music-making. Their ceramic instruments retain physical traces of the ceramic’s original soft clay state, and the instruments go through many transitions as functional and aesthetic art objects. Sprout’s ceramic instruments are performed, climbed, spun, recorded, edited, and altered. The ceramic instruments become a conduit of reciprocity, and offer non-linguistic communication in order to develop an animated environment where feelings and ideas are free to exchange.

∆ Clark Woods is a Chicago based artist who focuses on new media, video, and performance to extend the boundaries between physical and virtual realities. In Woods’ work, trans* narratives are utilized to expand the viewers’ understanding of expression and identity within the artwork’s greatly detailed reality bending worlds.

∆ Jackie is a sound and performing artist, continually existing in the in betweenness of ambient, drone, and noise. Creating a space of nothingness in order to become a transitive trans-self. Working with heavy body drones created with traditional instrumentation which is mixed with experimental movement and sounds in order to feel a more subtle body.

∆ Mallory Yanhan Qiu (b. Chongqing, China) is a Chicago-based artist and curator who is deeply passionate about live sound performance, sonic studies, body movement, poetry, and digital visuals. Qiu draws inspiration from physical sensations and biological movements, aiming to flip the familiar and discover memory-laden places that coexist both near and far. She has performed at Compound Yellow, Epiphany Center for the Arts, Elastic Arts, Mana Contemporary, {} () {} ∆ ‡ | () {} Nonation Art Lab, Research House for Asian Art, SAIC, and Tritriangle.

∆ Gordon Fung is a transdisciplinary artist who primarily works with experimental film/video, noise music, multi-/new media performances, DIY electronics, digital art, programming, and installations. 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.

∆ Some) creates situationist music, exploring the present surroundings and how it influences the sonic space. Form and structure tend to be secondary to the immediate Situation some) finds itself in. Using electronics, field recordings, found sounds and tape manipulation to express our current, and our new situation.

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.

∆ Selving – Fried tape cutup and collage from Crystal Lake.

Saturday, May 20, 2023
8:30pm doors, 9 start
$10 suggested donation

1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3
Chicago, IL 60622

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