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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 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, 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, including Sandra Binion, Michael Vorfled, Alessandro Bosetti, Michael Zerang, Frédéric Moffet, Antonia Contro, Jacques Demierre, Vincent Barras, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Charlotte Hug, 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 executive director of Experimental Sound Studio.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Outpost returns

On Friday August 31, from noon to 2PM, I performed Outpost on Randolph Street just west of Michigan Avenue, in front of the Chicago Cultural Center.  Perched on a balcony across the street from the Cultural Center, I spotted individuals through a telescope, and described them in detail over a PA system audible to all in the vicinity.  Outpost turns surveillance inside out through a  theatricalizing public gesture that exposes its mechanisms and uses the amplified voice to identify a zone of description. This latest version of Outpost was presented as part of Industry of the Ordinary's retrospective exhibition Sic Transit Gloria Mundi at the Cultural Center.  Previous versions of Outpost appeared at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and at the Art Building of Indiana University in Bloomington.

Photos by Sandra Binion