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.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Peers (2010) is a sound installation comprised of a recording of everything Lee Harvey Oswald said from the moment of Kennedy's assassination until the moment of Oswald's assassination. The text is recited by 12 people in unison, a stand-in for for the jury Oswald never had, one of many gaps and absences in an event that has become so mythological that its facts may never surface nor perhaps even matter. The piece was presented in October 2010 as part of Sustenance, a group exhibition of site-specific installations in Dallas, organized by Stephen Lapthisophon and Anne Lawrence ( Many thanks to the readers: Anton Hatwich, Kate Joyce, Chi Jang Yin, Rich Cahan, Jacob Ross, Noé Cuellar, Rebecca Kressley, Carla Duarte, Hamza Walker, Gary Marks, Lee Blalock, and Benjamin Chaffee.

Peers by Experimental Sound Studio

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Unattended Packages

Unattended Packages was a solo sound performance presented on 26 June 2009 at Sonic Peripheries, a series held on the outskirts of Bremen, Germany, curated by Petra Klusmeyer.

Unattended Packages by Experimental Sound Studio

Monday, October 11, 2010

Screenplay: one and one

Screenplay: one and one is a new text-based sound installation that recently opened as part of the Non-Cochlear Sound exhibition at Diapason in Brooklyn ( Two loudspeakers play two simultaneous texts, each of which is a real-time recording of me describing two different feature-length narrative films. The 106-minute loop is relentless, full of uhs and ums, a document of my inability to keep pace with the cinematic editing, a performance impediment made manifest. In short, an exercise in auditory parallax.
Screenplay: one and one by Experimental Sound Studio