Lou Mallozzi is a Chicago-based artist known primarily for his work in sound, often with a focus on dismembering and reconstituting language, gesture, and signification. His work includes performances, installations, music works, recordings, and radio works. In addition, he has a visual art practice that includes drawing and other media. He has performed and exhibited in the U.S. and Europe, including projects at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Arts Club in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington, Experimental Intermedia New York, "Le Cri du Patchwork" on Radio France, Ausland Berlin, Podewil Berlin, TUBE Audio Art Series Munich, and the Radiorevolten Festival Halle. In addition to his solo works, Mallozzi often collaborates with artists, filmmakers and musicians. These have included Sandra Binion, Michael Vorfeld, Alessandro Bosetti, Michael Zerang, Frédéric Moffet, Antonia Contro, Jacques Demierre, Vincent Barras, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Charlotte Hug, Jaap Blonk, Vincent Raude, and many others. He has received support for his work that includes several fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, and artist residencies through the Chicago-Lucerne Sister Cities Program, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Study Center, Ragdale Foundation, and Spritzenhaus Hamburg. He is on the faculty of the Sound Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is co-founder and former executive director of Experimental Sound Studio.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Accumulation Drawings

Ongoing series of drawings made from layered gesture drawings of objects in lists. White, or red, gray, and white colored pencil on black paper, various sizes.


The sound installation Interval is the coincidence of three separate looping, asynchronous sources: a piano being tuned, a recording of inhalations and exhalations, and the occasional interruption of these by a recording of a tree being chopped down. The sounds interact unpredictably to create tensions, releases, interactions, and hints at narrative, only to be disrupted every 15 minutes by the tree falling in the woods.

two raw loudspeakers and three audio monitors, three CD players, dimensions variable

exhibition history:
Portland Art Center, OR, US
Evanston Art Center, IL, US
Radiorevolten Festival, Halle, Germany