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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Residency in Krems, Austria

In July-August 2015 I had a one-month residency in Krems, located on the Danube about 1 hour west of Vienna.  It was awarded through the School of the Art Institute.  I  worked on a number of projects, including plans for a new sound installation and a series of drawings based on a little-known archaeological dig in the area that, in 2005, unearthed a unique burial of two infant twins dating to 25,000 BCE. 

This part of Austria, the Wachau, is home to some of Europe's finest white wines, a troubled fascist history, and innumerable beautiful landscapes and contradictions.  Our hosts were exceptional, the apricots were superb, and even the 100-degree-Fahrenheit heat didn't deter us from many new discoveries.

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