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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Glaze at Garfield Park Conservatory

I'm presenting a new performance called Glaze, created specifically as an homage to the hail storm destruction at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory. In the summer, a sudden violent hail storm destroyed much of the glass in the conservatory's roofs; through painstaking efforts, the plants, display rooms, soil, and glass are now being repaired and replaced. Glaze uses glass as its material and as a performance acts somewhat like an expanded "moment after" in which amplification figures prominently. It is being performed by the Chicago Composers Orchestra at Garfield Park Conservatory December 7 at 6:30PM, along with new works by Nicole Mitchell, Kyle Vegter, John Dorhauer, and Francisco Castillo Trigueros.