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.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Halve Knots at the Arts Club Chicago

On April 20, 2016, I presented Halve Knots, a program of four simultaneous works at the Arts Club in Chicago.  The pieces presented were: 

Two Rooms (for DVM) [2005], looping video with stereo sound. 

Talk to the wall [2016], performed by Anna Orlikowska and Willy Smart with voice-activated piano. 

Module [2016], floor installation with four tape measures. 

Decades (for MM) [2016], a durational performance and drawing, beginning in the upstairs salon and continuing through the stairway and into the gallery space.

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 Decades (for MM)

 Decades (for MM)

 Willy Smart performing Talk to the wall

Anna Orlikowska and Willy Smart performing Talk to the wall

Prior to presenting those pieces, I performed five pieces from the series Usi scrutati for Arts Club members and guests in the second floor salon.  

Arc from the series Usi scrutati

Special thanks to Experimental Sound Studio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, John Vinci, Stephen Ptacek, Yechen Zhao, Anna Orlikowska, Willy Smart, Danhua Ma, Yoni Goldstein, Meredith Zielke, and Kristin Mariani. Design by Dan Mohr. Photos by Mary Maclane.