WSSR: Solid Sound Radio | North Adams, MA
MASS MoCA, 2011, 2013 & 2015
WSSR: Solid Sound Radio was a site-specific low-power radio station created for WIlco's Solid Sound Festival. Co-produced with Michael Slaboch, WSSR was heard online or at 88.9 FM throughout the festival grounds and in the surrounding areas 24-hours a day for the duration of the festival.
Of Other Chicagos | Chicago, IL
Over the course of 5 monthly conversations, Of Other Chicagos explored ways in which local artists help us interpret, imagine, and participate in regional history and culture. By taking their practices out of the studio, the artists, organizers, educators, designers, and culinary enthusiasts featured in this series cultivate the potential for new types of collaborative processes and experiences for all Chicagoans. They expand our notions of art, research, activism, and community by framing activities taken from other disciplines as distinctly creative endeavors. Together, we explored possibilities for this expanded notion of everyday expressions and innovations and their relationship to civic life.
The Fine Art of Tinkering: adaptive re-use in object-making and public pedagogy
with Brett Ian Balogh, Jessica Charlesworth, Nic Collins, Tim Parsons, Erik Peterson, and Charlie Vinz
Micro Media: handmade and hyper local modes of communication
with Brandon Alvendia, Marco Braunschweiler, Edie Fake, John Neff, Aay Preston-Myint, Joe Proulx, Martine Syms, and Nell Taylor
Life on the Land: reimagining public space
with Nick Bastis, Mike Newman, Claire Pentecost, Ellen Rothenberg, Sarah Ross, Rashmi Ramaswamy, Michael W. Phillips, Jr. and Helen Slade
Unofficial Publics: evolving definitions of identity and community engagement
with Todd Diederich, Andres Hernandez, Samantha Hill, and Laura Shaeffer
Rooted: food and farming initiatives as regional artworks
with Martha Bayne, Fallen Fruit, Eric May, Andi Sutton, and Fereshteh Toosi
Found Sound: Chicago | Chicago, IL
Various Locations, 2011
Found Sound: Chicago was a series of intimate music & audio art performances that I created and co-produced with Michael Slaboch. Situated primarily in and around residential spaces and local businesses, this free festival presented musicians and artists in everyday spaces throughout the Ukrainian Village/West Town area of Chicago on Saturday August 13th, 2011.
Psychedelic front porch jams, backyard honky-tonk, handmade instruments, cerebral sound collages, an avant-classical shopping cart, ear hair-assaulting noise freak-outs, mystical americana troubadours, effusive analog synth love, and a very special Found Sound: Chicago garage sale were among the many happenings.
Performers included: Plastic Crimewave, Lawrence Peters Outfit, Mark Booth, Heartichoke, Andy Slater, the meme, Matthew Hale Clark, Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan, and Judson Claiborne.
For artist information and complete schedule, check out our program pdf.
Alternative Practices as Creative Civic Research | Chicago, IL
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011
Alternative Practices as Creative Civic Research was a panel discussion co-organized with Erin Nixon for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Arts Administration and Policy Departmental Colloquia. The session invited socially engaged cultural organizers based in Chicago to discuss their work and the specific issues and opportunities they initiate within the arts administration field.
Panelists: Eric May (Roots & Culture, EDogz), Abigail Satinsky (threewalls, InCUBATE), Daniel Tucker, (misc projects, AREA Chicaho), and Rachel Wallis (AREA Chicago).
Postcards from Gowanus | Brooklyn, NY
Cabinet Gallery, 2010
Postcards from Gowanus was a creative research program exploring a multitude of approaches to mapping the immediate vicinity surrounding Cabinet Magazine’s gallery space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Drawing upon the psychogeographic tradition of critically and creatively engaging with public urban space, Postcards from Gowanus examined the ways that mediation fundamentally alters our relationships to the environments in which we conduct our daily lives. Participating artists hosted a series of collaborative workshops incorporating multiple creative research tactics on the streets of Gowanus and material generated during the workshops provided the raw material for a small exhibit that included performances and a radio narrowcast at the Cabinet gallery March 16-19, 2010.
Postcards from Gowanus was co-curated by Penny Duff, Gabrielle Herbst, and Maria Papadomanolaki.
Participating artists: Bianca Ahmadi, Patrick Carey, Penny Duff, Kasia Gladki, Juan David Gonzalez, Gabrielle Herbst, Amir Husak, Maria Papadomanolaki, Heidi Prenevost + David Smith, John Roach, Allie Tsypin, and Bryan Zimmerman.
Sounding the Infra-Ordinary: A Phonography of Everyday Life
Various Locations, 2008-2010
Sounding the Infra-Ordinary was an experiential research project that explored ways that the mediation of sound fundamentally alters our relationship to the acoustic environment, and how acts of “sound writing” may be used to develop an ethics of imaginative listening that reconsiders the sonic experience of everyday life. In a series of a soundwalks organized in conjunction with Conflux Festival for Psychogeography (NYC), Postcards from Gowanus (Brooklyn), and Critical Animals Research Symposium at the This is Not Art Festival (Newscastle, Australia), participants explored the everyday acoustic environment while engaging in a series of experimental writing exercises.