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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Peers returns to the scene of the crime

My sound piece Peers will be presented at the newly formed Dallas Biennial. In this iteration, it will be presented as a stereo sound piece at the Texas Theater -- highly appropriate, since Peers uses a text that is a transcription of Lee Harvey Oswald's words after the Kennedy assassination, and the Texas Theater was the scene of Oswald's arrest. The program also includes works by Robert Smithson, Nam June Paik, and others.

Texas Theater
231 West Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX
May 31, 2012, 7PM-10PM

The Dallas Biennial runs April-June 2012, with a substantial online component continuing into the archival undetermined future.
Improvising trio with Charlotte Hug and Fred Lonberg-Holm

Dubbed "Three the hard way" by the Renaissance Society's Hamza Walker, this is an energetic and subtle trio with Zürich-based viola virtuosa Charlotte Hug and America's favorite anti-cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm.

Bond Chapel
University of Chicago
1050 E 59th Street, Chicago
Sunday, April 1, 3PM

Charlotte Hug: viola, voice
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello
Lou Mallozzi: turntables, CDs, microphones, mixer
Improvising quartet with Jaap Blonk, Jeb Bishop, and Frank Rosaly

We three Chicagoans are joined by one of the Netherland's finest, the great sound poet and vocalist Jaap Blonk. This was Jaap's return to Chicago after a six year absence.

The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia, Chicago
Wednesday, March 14, 9:30PM

Jaap Blonk: voice, electronics
Jeb Bishop: trombone
Lou Mallozzi: turntables, CDs, microphones, mixer
Frank Rosaly: drums and percussion

photo credit: Ray Ellisgsen (c) 2012
Talk, talk, talk

I've recently been asked to participate on several panels concerning sound, media art, and public space:

Panelist, How to Do Art in Public Spaces, panel for artists and the public, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago Cultural Center, January 2012.

Moderator, artists’ talk with the public, Luminous Field by Luftwerk (Sean Gallero and Petra Bachmeier), Chicago, February 2012.

Panelist, Phono + Photo, a panel exploring the relationship between the history of phonography and the history of photography at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, February 29, 2012; with fellow panelists Bill Fontana, Kate Bussard, Anna Friz, Ken Fandell, Lisa Dorin, and Eric Leonardson.

Presenter, Multimodal Approaches to Learning International Conference, presented by Art Beyond Sight and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, October 2012.
Peers and Screenplay in New Orleans and Cleveland

Two of my sound pieces, Peers and Screenplay: one and one were presented in two exhibitions curated by Valerie Brodar.

"Headphones: Listen Up!"
The Front
4100 St Claude Ave
NewOrleans, LA 70117
February 11 - March 4, 2012
Featured artists: Jacki Apple, Lynn Book, Paul Bright, Michael Burns, Thomas Edison, Philippe Landry, Lou Mallozzi, Filippo Tammaso Marinetti , Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville , David Moss, Senga Nengudi, Luigi Russolo , Kurt Schwitters, Helen Thorington, David Webber, Hildegard Westerkamp, Gregory Whitehead, Michael Winter

2220 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH 44113
February 3 - March 30, 2012
Featured artists: Ben Kinsley, Brian Sabalausky, Karel van Laere, Roger Beebe, Jessica Langley, Kate Gilmore, Jacki Apple, Lynn Book, Paul Bright, M.W. Burns, The Cake Dancers, Philippe Landry, Lou Mallozzi, David Moss, Senga Nengudi, Helen Thorington, David Webber, Hildegard Westerkamp, Gregory Whitehead, Valerie Brodar