Louis Mallozzi – Guest Lecture

5th Guest Lecture in Creative Media Colloquium this semester with:

Louis Mallozzi

Date: Tuesday March 17, 2015
Time: 4.00-5.00
Venue: 6/F Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre M6094 Future Cinema Studio

Louis poster

Title: Three Hats in Chicago: Working as an artist, administrator and educator


Like many artists in the US, my working life involves three mutually enriching and occasionally mutually frustrating practices: artist, arts administrator, and educator.  This situation often comes about in the US, in part because art is very badly funded, so artists are constantly trying to invent their own economies.  Therefore one’s involvement and survival often depend on flexibility, adaptability, and a collaborative and lateral approach to work and culture, or work in culture.  I’ll share examples of my work in all three areas – my art-making practice, the programs of Experimental Sound Studio, and the curriculum of the Sound Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago — and articulate some of the crossover among them in the context of experimental and exploratory approaches to culture in Chicago.

About the speaker:

Louis Mallozzi is an artist based in Chicago. Sound and/or language are often a focus or a launching point for his work. His artistic practice typically subjects ideas, materials, structures, and contexts to impediments, collusion and collision, resulting in installations, performances, media art works, collaborations, and improvised music that take place as gallery exhibitions, performances, or public interventions. Though varying in medium, format, complexity, and presentational context, these pieces as a whole focus on efforts to dismantle and reconstitute sound, image, language, gesture, and signification in order to expose and explore the unstable relationships among perception, mediation, ideology, and image. Mallozzi is on the faculty of the Sound Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is co-founder and director of Experimental Sound Studio, a sonic arts center in Chicago.


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