2014

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED!

University of Illinois at Chicago's Biomedical Visualization・Student Association of Medical Artists presents

SAMA ART SHOW: Inside the Mind of Medical Artists

Friday, November 14, 2014・6-9pm

 

This exhibition was produced by first and second year masters students in the University of Illinois at Chicago Biomedical Visualization's program. The BVIS program focuses on creating digital content using  software programs including Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, and 3ds Max.  The works are biological/scientific and medical in content. 

 

For more information about the SAMA Art Show exhibit, visit the exhibit page.

 

 Special Thanks to Meredith Hoffman for taking pictures at this event.

 

 

 

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NMHM Chicago and BACKBONES present

REDEFINING THE GAME:

Athletics, Ability, Achievement

Saturday, November 8, 2014・6-9pm

 

NMHM Chicago hosted a last chance viewing of the Redefining the Game exhibit.

Redefining the Game showcases nine traditional and adaptive sports and features interviews with local athletes of all ability levels. Parallels between the traditional sport and adaptive sport are highlighted. This collection of interviews serves to educate our community about the variety of adaptive sports in the area and to celebrate the skill, athleticism and dedication of Chicago athletes.

 

For more information about Redefining the Game, visit the exhibit page.

 

 Special Thanks to Meredith Hoffman for taking pictures at this event.

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED!

NMHM Chicago and BACKBONES present

REDEFINING THE GAME:

Athletics, Ability, Achievement

Saturday June 28th6pm-9pm

 

Redefining the Game showcases nine traditional and adaptive sports and features interviews with local athletes of all ability levels. Parallels between the traditional sport and adaptive sport are highlighted. This collection of interviews serves to educate our community about the variety of adaptive sports in the area and to celebrate the skill, athleticism and dedication of Chicago athletes. 

 

We would like to thank:

  • Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for lending adaptive equipment for various sports to be displayed
  • Trader Joe's, Mariano's, Corner Bakery, and Einstein Bros Bagels for donating food
  • The McDermott family for donating floral arrangements
  • Special Needs Chicago for offering transportation services at a discounted rate

 

For more information about Redefining the Game, visit the exhibit page.

 

 Special Thanks to Meredith Hoffman for taking pictures at this event.

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED!

Electronic Literature Organization's Tour of the Operature

June 17, 2014 

 

The Electronic Literature Organization organized an event to celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary and to bring some people together in Chicago before the annual conference in Milwaukee. A presentation of the Operature installation was given by Judd Morrisey.

 

For more information about the Operature, visit the exhibit page

 

 

 

 

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ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality) Presents The Operature

March 21,22,28, and 29th, 2014

25 screen Interactive Exhibition from 6-8pm

Performance @ 8pm

 

The Operature is a durational fixed live performance, installation and augmented reality poem that engages histories of forensics and anatomical science and spectacle.  The work's choreography, objects, text and overall form and structure are influenced by research into a range of historical archives including early modern anatomical theatre, Francis Glessner Lee's miniature crime scene re-enactments known at the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, and The Stud File, a methodical record of the sexual exploits of Samuel Steward, a 20th century tattoo artist, pornographer, and friend of Gertrude Stein.

The performance will be extended by a 25 screen interactive exhibition on the ground floor based on the concept of an operating theatre.

The core of ATOM-r's performance is an interactive operating table that generates screen-based content and distributes virtual overlays that can be viewed through mobile devices throughout the event.  The choreography of bodies and objects enacts anatomy as both intact whole and distributed data-consuming system, as the elevated surface of the work shifts underfoot, fluctuating between references to surgery, sex and banquet.

ATOM-r is a provisional collective exploring forensics, anatomy, and 21st century embodiment through performance, language and emerging technologies.  Participants include Mark Jeffery (choreography), Judd Morrissey (technology and dramaturgical systems), Justin Deschamps, Sam Hertz, Christopher Knowlton, Blake Russell, and Kevin Stanton (collaborators/performers) with Alfredo Salazar - Caro (New Media Artist) and Studio Assistant Alexandria Eregbu.

ATOM-r co-founders Judd Morrisey and Mark Jeffery are a collaboration merging digital literary practices and performance (2003-). A given piece may have no singular fixed form as alternately or simultaneously presented as internet art, durational live installation or a performance of fixed length.  Both artists were members of Goat Island Performance Group.

The work is partially supported by a grant from the Chicago Dancemakers Forum and commissioning support from the European research group ELMCIP (Electronic Literature as a Model for Creativity and Innovation in Practice) in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art and New Media Scotland.  The piece has also been supported by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and by artist's workshops at Dance4, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, York St John University and the Department of English at King's College London and by the King's Cultural Institute Creative Futures initiative.  The work is also supported by the National Museum of Health and Medicine Chicago with the collective being artists in residence at the Museum.

 

For more information about the Operature, visit the exhibit page

 

Performance Reviews

Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/dance/ct-atom-dance-review-20140324,0,5684399.story

Bad At Sports: http://badatsports.com/2014/layering-of-slices-atom-r-presents-the-operature/

TimeOutChicago: http://www.timeout.com/chicago/dance/the-operature

Chicago Reader: http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/03/19/the-operature-dance-inspired-by-a-former-professors-stud-file

New City: http://art.newcity.com/2014/03/17/preview-anatomical-theatres-of-mixed-realitynational-museum-of-health-and-medicine/

Chicago Windy City Times: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/SPRING-DANCE-SPECIAL-Whats-coming-in-the-world-of-dance/46656.html

Chicago Artist Resource: http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/singletracks/singletrack-atom-r-mark-jeffery-and-judd-morrissey

Culturebot: http://www.culturebot.org/2014/03/21097/atom-rs-the-operature-in-chicago/

 

Photo Gallery - Coming Soon!

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED!

SANATORIUM:

Sochi and Battle Creek on the Crossroads of Medical History

February 28th, 2014・6-9pm

 

A look at the history of health resorts curated by cultural historian William Nickell

(Asst. Professor of Russian Literature, University of Chicago)

Explore the rise and fall of radical health therapies in the Soviet and American Sanatorium.

 

Photo Gallery - Coming Soon!