Postmodern Anxiety/ Curated by Ricardo Saavedra

Saturday, about it  May 14, approved 2016, search  6:00 – 9:00pm | Pro Arts Gallery

“It’s all so weirdly transparent, so densely opaque, so concretely banal; like an Uber driver emerging from a trans-dimensional portal. The ambiguity of present digital culture is a sophisticated meandering. Wi-fi drones are given, self-driving cars will take us there.”

Come to Pro Arts for the first edition of Postmodern Anxiety, a new series featuring local and international artists which works explores current practices in new media, performance art, collaborative performances, sound and video art.

Schedule:
6:00 pm – Doors open
6:30 pm – Samuel Hertz and Ricardo Saavedra – Live visuals and live electronics
7:00 pm – Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir – video work
7:30 pm – Paula Morales – video work and live visuals
8:00 pm – Christopher Wood – performance art piece
8:30 pm – Dania Stacian and Kim Nucci – synthesizers and live
electronics

Liam Sanborn-Petterson – DJ set
Art work by Paula Morales

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As a composer, improviser, singer and a sound-artist, Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir (Iceland), is constantly researching new techniques to improve her ability to explore and experiment with composing and performing music. In her compositions she extends the language of acoustic instruments by using unusual playing techniques and pre-recorded sounds with instrumental compositions. Furthermore Ingibjörg seeks to use her voice in her composition, and expend the vocal sound-source by exploring different vocal techniques.

Paula Morales (1983) investigates the space between the analogue and digital worlds. As a visual artist she is constantly questioning images and their origins. Her work is charged with nostalgic elements as well as modern cliches while exploring space as a subject. She currently finds herself exploring “thingness” and things as an aesthetic expansion of spaces and people through installation pieces. Her works range from editorial portraiture, digital media, video, installation and virtual performance.

Chris Wood is a performance artist, electronic musician,
and composer. His works cross and combine the mediums of performance art, music theater, electro-acoustic, performance poetry, and fixed media. He combines physical and emotional endurance with custom analog and digital electronics to create situations of emotional and social renegotiation. His works ask questions like: How do the vibrations of sound effect our social situation? How can empathy be encouraged as common practice within a locality? What effects does internet-based sociallity have on our community thinking? Currently pursuing his MFA in Electronic Music and Recorded Media at Mills College (2017), he is based in Oakland. He has had pieces performed in Oakland, Chicago, Toronto, Berlin, Tashkent, and Graz. In Chicago he co- founded, performs, and curators for Mocrep, a performance collective dedicated to the performance of radical art that engages with contemporary culture – aesthetically, socially, and politically.

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Dania Stacian (Oak) // soundcloud.com/staciansound
Samuel Hertz (Oak) // samhertzsound.com/bio
Christopher Wood (Oak) // chriswood.pizza
Ricardo Saavedra (Brazil) // soundcloud.com/ricardosaavedra
Paula Morales // www.paula-morales.com
Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir (Iceland)

This program is FREE and Open to the Public.