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Select Media Festival 7 : Infoporn • Nov 14-22, 2008

[ Archived festival website ] [ Photographs from the festival ]

From the website:

Select Media Festival 7
opened November 14th and ran through November 22nd at the experimental cultural center, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, and other venues across the city. The seventh annual festival featured video programs, art exhibitions, installations and presentations in conjunction with live music and action. As part of the festival we unveiled a new art space, Eastern Expansion and a new monthly art happening for Chicago: The Bridgeport Art District (B.A.D.). We also launched Select DVD

This year please enjoy INFOPORN. Join us as we investigate the art of information design and data visualization. We will be featuring some of the best work in the design and arts fields from an international group of scientists, artists and graphic designers.

Below was opening nite's program:

Friday November 14, 2008 8pm
Co-Prosperity Sphere • 3219 S Morgan St (MAP)

Infoporn Opening Night
We open up the festival with the group exhibition, Infoporn. The exhibition explores the art of information design by artists from around the world. It is curated by Gregory Calvert and Ed Marszewski. The opening night of the fesitval also features performances from Chicago ex-pats, Eric Fensler and TRS-80.

Featuring the work of

Catalog Tree
Univerité Tangente / Bureau d'etudes
Eric Fensler
Jonathan Harris
An Atlas of Radical Geography*
Dave Bowker
Nicholas Felton
Edward Marcotte & Alex Adai

Stephanie Posavec
Logan Bay
Yunchul Kim
Aaron Koblin
Jean Livet
John Duda
Jude M.C.
Ryan Scheidt
Lumpen (The Subjective Atlas of Bridgeport DWNLD it now)
Jonathan Petersen
Alison Haigh
Benjamin June
Peter Skvara
Gregory Calvert
Logan Bay

The exhibtion now runs through December 13, 2008. Hours are during festival hours and by appointment. (773-837-0145)

* An Atlas of Radical Geography (featuring An Architektur | the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) | Ashley Hunt | Institute for Applied Autonomy with Site-R | Pedro Lasch | Lize Mogel | Trevor Paglen & John Emerson | Brooke Singer | Jane Tsong | Unnayan)

8:30pm Video Screening

The music videos of EricFensler
A collection of Fensler's hot stuff from recent years featuring Arial Pink, Daniel Johnston, Flyin Lotus, TRS-80, Cold and Golden and others.

9:30pm: Performances by:
Meah, TRS-80, DJ Jamm Sammich, Club Spouse, and 2 Dollar Cockroach

$10 suggested donation



Images: Top: Flocking Diplomats by Catalog Tree , Middle: One
Week of the Guardian by David Bowker, and Bottom: Literary Organisms by Stephanie Posavec.

Select DVD #11 the Infoporn Edition, contains works by Eric Fensler, Dungeon Magesty, Telefantasy Studios, Thunderhorse, Ola Vasiljeva, Peter Skvara, Jenni Rope, Rand Sevilla, a taste of the Dave The Lightbulb Man Show, TRS-80, and other awesome stuff. Get a complementary copy while supplies last.


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