January 29, 2014

2014: ATOM-r & Angela Ellsworth @ Julius Caesar

ATOM-r's Mark Jeffery & Christopher Knowlton, "Augmented Reality Chest Garden," Phil Sparrow tattoo, viewer & LAYAR app.
ATOM-r & Angela Ellsworth
"Promiscuous Code / Plural Wife Project"
January 26 - March 2, 2014
Julius Caesar Gallery
3311 W. Carroll Avenue
Chicago, IL




"This exhibition of the collective, Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r), includes artifacts from their practice of melding performance and technology in an investigation of anatomical narratives and queer histories of computing.  [...]  Angela Ellsworth’s 'Plural Wife Project' explores homosocial dynamics within the construct of early Mormon polygamy in relation to contemporary queer discourses around marriage, family, and non-heteronormativity."

"ATOM-r is a provisional collective exploring forensics, anatomy, and 21st century embodiment through performance, language and emerging technologies.  The work collective mixes the live body with ubiquitous computing, most notably through the use augmented reality techniques in which virtual content is overlaid onto bodies and spaces.  Participants include Mark Jeffery (choreography), Judd Morrissey (technology and dramaturgical systems), Justin Deschamps, Sam Hertz, Christopher Knowlton, and Blake Russell. (collaborators/performers) with Stephanie Acosta (Company Manager) Meghan Moe Beitiks (Technical Director), Andrew Pace (Textile Artist), Laura Prieto-Velasco (Prop / Jeweller) Alfredo Salazar - Caro (New Media Artist), Bryan Saner (Master Carpenter), Kate Hampel (Costumes), and Studio Assistant Alexandria Eregbu."

"Angela Ellsworth is a multidisciplinary artist traversing practices of process-based drawing, durational performance, collaboration, and video. Informed by the histories of public art, feminist art, and performance art she is interested in art merging with everyday life and public and private experiences colliding in unexpected spaces."

Quotation above from: http://www.juliuscaesarchicago.org/atom.html

"Memories That Smell Like Gasoline," by Matthew Steinbrecher in ATOM-r / PINUPS' collaboration "The Operature."
"Live Captures of Liminal Space," slides w/ magnifying glass, 2014 ATOM-r Performance Archive.
Wall assemblage "The Operature," 2014, created for PINUPS; Christopher Schulz photos, ATOM-r Performance Archive.
Above: Angela Ellsworth's (Untitled, 2011) "South Mountain Kiss," and "Willy and Lane," on January 26, 2014.
Images (1-5) January 26, 2014;
Copyright Paul E. Germanos.

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