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, November 6, 2013

European weeks

From late August until early November 2013 I was in Europe for a variety of projects, adventures, and excursions.  This included six performances in Berlin, one in Geneva, and a conference in Athens…

6 and 7 September, LaborGras, Berlin: performances with Chris Heenan,
 Michael Vorfeld, Michael Thieke, Ute Wassermann, Mercedes Appugliese, Renate Graziadei, Reinaldo Ribeiro, Arianna Rodeghiero, Mariagiulia Serantoni, Arthur Stäldi.

10 September, Ausland, sponsored by Liebig 12, Berlin: performance with Alessandro Bosetti, I volunteer to be what I already am.

13 September, Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance, Berlin: performance with Johannes Bergmark and Tomomi Adachi.

14 September, Lange Nacht mit Trojanpferd, Berlin: performance with Michael Vorfeld.

22 September, Ausland, Berlin: performance with Michael Thieke and Michael Vorfeld.

2 October, Echopolis Days of Sound, conference on sound and the city, Athens: presented a paper titled Sound Art in public space: integration, opposition, but never decoration.

30 October, @ptt, Geneva: solo performance and duo with Céline Hänni.

1 November, Haute École d'Art et de Design, Geneva: visiting artist presentation.

Many thanks to Sandra Binion for being the world's best travel companion, to our friends and hosts, to my collaborators, and to the Goethe-Institut and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Alessandro Bosetti & Lou Mallozzi: I volunteer to be what I already am
photos by Sandra Binion