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, October 31, 2012

Multimodal Approaches to Learning International Conference

I was invited to participate in the Multimodal Approaches to Learning International Conference, sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Art Beyond Sight in New York, October 26-28, 2012.  I presented documentation and descriptions of the three iterations of my piece Outpost as a way to investigate ways that the amplified voice impacts public and institutional space through naming, redundancy and surveillance.  Also on the same panel were sound artists Stephen Vitiello and Bruce Odland. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012


My latest installation is Imbedded, presented in the group exhibition Home: Public or Private?  The exhibition is curated by Tricia Van Eck and takes place at 6018north, a dilapidated mansion in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood that serves as an art space -- as such, you need to make a reservation for a tour.  There's  a recent review in the Chicago Tribune.

Imbedded places something highly personal -- the wedding rings from my first marriage -- in an altered domestic/public context.  The rings are placed in a small hole bored into the kitchen floor of the house.  This is covered with a clear piece of plexiglas so that they are visible, but protected from foot traffic or removal.  Diagonally above this site on the second floor, a small pair of binoculars is mounted in a rectangular hole in the wall, focused on the rings.  There are several layers of personal and metaphorical significance to this gesture, none of which need to be overtly stated to the viewer.

Home: Public or Private?
5 - 28 October 2012
6018 North Kenmore, Chicago

Artists include: Teresa Albor, Lise Haller Baggesen, Rebecca Beachy, Sandra Binion, Troy Briggs, Deborah Boardman, Sandra Binion, Cupola Bobber, Keith Buchholz, Chelsea Culp and Ben Foch, Collective Cleaners, Meg Duguid, Daniela Ehemann, Maria Gaspar, Jane Jerardi, Jennifer Karmin,  Joseph Kramer with Radius, Carron Little, Lou Mallozzi, Trevor Martin and Victoria Fowler, Jesus Mejia and Ruth, Harold Mendez, Meredith and Anna, Katrina Petrauskas, Jesse Schlesinger, and Vintage Theatre Collective

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Performance with Vandermark + Hull

I'll be performing in a collaborative project by Ken Vandermark and Richard Hull on Wednesday 10 October at 7PM.

DePaul University
935 W Fullerton, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL

Free admission

Richard Hull: artwork and visuals
Jason Roebke: double bass
Tim Daisy: percussion
James Falzone: Bb clarinet
Lou Mallozzi: electronics
Tomeka Reid: cello
Ken Vandermark: bass clarinet