Sunday, February 13, 2011

Feb 18: The Simulationists

interdisciplinary engagements with
art history, digital performance,
new media poetry, and augmented choreography

Mixed Reality Symposium
Friday, February 18th
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

An Evening of Performance
Friday, February 18th
7:00 p.m.

Both events at
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Performance Space
280 S. Columbus Drive, room 012

Free and open to the public
to reserve a spot email

February 1 through March 23
Betty Rymer Gallery
280 S. Columbus Drive
Tue.–Sat., 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Reception: Friday, February 18 @ 4:30–7:00 p.m.

The symposium, performance evening, and exhibition address the impact of networks, computer code, avatars, and virtual environments on our understanding and expression of embodied performance.

Curated by SAIC faculty members Claudia Hart (Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department), Mark Jeffery (Performance and Contemporary Practices Departments), and Judd Morrissey (Art and Technology Studies and Writing Departments), THE SIMULATIONISTS features cris cheek, Ursula Endlicher, Kurt Hentschlager, Second Front, Alan Sondheim; SAIC alumni Chris Cuellar (MFAW 2010), Cassie Jackson (BFA 2009), Colin Self (BFA 2010), and Tessa Siddle (MFA 2010); Katrina Zimmerman (BFA 2010); and SAIC students Lauren Elder, André Lenox, Evan Lenox, Lou Regele, Molly Shea, Nancy Tien, and Wesley Wilson.