[Animated GIF excerpt #znX3bvuA]
…preparing for my Post-Static: Realtime New Media && Noise performance project tmrw:
Post-Static: Realtime Performances by jonCates & Jon Satrom
curated by Christy LeMaster
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
756 N. Milwaukee Ave
In conjunction with the current exhibit, Ex-Static: George Kagan’s Radios, Intuit has invited two local new media artists, Jon Cates and Jon Satrom, to create screen-based, real-time performances inspired by Kagan’s re-purposed and interactive radios. Both Cates and Satrom glitch hardware and software to create live cinema performances in the same way Kagan tweaks radio technology. Technological objects expand in purpose to become instruments of sound and image.
jonCates makes Dirty New Media Art, Noise Musics and Computer Glitchcraft. His experimental New Media Art projects are presented internationally in exhibitions and events from Berlin to Beijing, Cairo to Chicago, Madrid to Mexico City and widely available online. His writings on Media Art Histories also appear online and in print publications, as in recent books from Gestalten, The Penn State University Press and Unsorted Books. He is the Chair of the Film, Video, New Media & Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
Jon Satrom undermines interfaces, problematizes presets, and bends data. He spends his days fixing things and making things work. He spends his evenings breaking things and searching for the unique blips inherent to the systems he explores and exploits. By over-clocking everyday digital tools, Satrom kludges abandonware, funware, necroware, and artware into extended-dirty-glitchy-systems for performance, execution, and collaboration. His time-based works have been enjoyed on screens of all sizes; his Prepared Desktop has been performed in many localizations. Satrom organizes, develops, and performs with I ♥ PRESETS, poxparty, GLI.TC/H, in addition to other initiatives with talented dirty new-media comrades.