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.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Peers live

On November 13, Peers was performed live by twelve readers at the Chicago Cultural Center.  This iteration of Peers was commissioned by Industry of the Ordinary for their exhibition at the Cultural Center, Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.  There were two performances at noon and 6PM.  Peers is a choral reading of everything Lee Harvey Oswald said from the moment of Kennedy's assassination to the moment of Oswald's assassination.  It was originally produced as a sound installation, and there's an audio file of the complete text on an earlier post on this blog.  
Many thanks to the readers:
  Kristen Magee
    Brandon Ross
      Ed Herrmann
        Ben Chaffee
          Dan Mohr
            Rebecca Kressley
              Audrey Flegel
                Samantha Topol
                  Tyshuan Lang
                    Anthony Apodaca
                      Kate Joyce
                        Amelia Ishmael
                          Lou Mallozzi

                                                                            photo by Mark Booth

                                                                                              video by Milad Mozari

And many thanks also to Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson of Industry of the Ordinary, to Greg Lunceford and the Chicago Cultural Center staff, to Richard Cahan, and to Milad Mozari.

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