Fourth Annual Select Media Festival
[ Insurgent Media Arts ]
October 20- November 13, 2005 / Chicago / U$A

SMF4 web site coming soon.
in the meantime::

Select Media Festival
Select Media Festival is an exploration of contemporary art and media. Join us to investigate secret histories and imagined futures in spaces located throughout Bridgeport, the Community of the Future.

Select Media Festival presents the New Chicagoans exhibition, the Secret Histories Museum and as well as four weekends of performance art, film and video, audio and visual explorations and more.

SMF4 also presents the 2nd Bridgeport Arts Walk, which is also a participant of the Department of Cultural Affairs Chicago Artist’s Month. The festival is produced Lumpen and Public Media Institute a a 501 3c not for profit corporation.

Special Programs and Projects include:

New Chicagoans
October 21 - November 13, 2005

Opening Reception Oct 21st, 2005 6pm -1am

Iron Studios
3636 Iron St 2nd floor
Gallery Hours: 1pm-5pm Sat and Sun

New Chicagoans refers to the multiplicity of
approaches by the vanguard of the Chicago art communities. This group exhibition unveils the wide range of approaches in contemporary art making in the city by emerging and established practioners.

Featuring: Michael Merck, Cody Hudson, Rob Doran, Joe Compean, Christine Tarkowski, Melina Ausikaitis, Duk Ju Kim, Jonn Salhus, Victor, Barbara Kasten, Nat Ward, Sighn, Chris Uphues, Ryan Davies, Juan Chavez, Brian Ulrich, Greg Stimac, You Are Beautiful, Elisa Harkins, Nick Black, Carl Virgo, Al Burian, Al Pocius, Andrew Wilson, Steven Eichorn, Melinda Fries, Michael Genovese, Paul Nudd, Erin Foley, and Dolan Geiman.

The Tactical Ice Cream Unit
October 24 - October 30, 2005

The Tactical Ice Cream Unit (TICU) rolls through Chicago in an act of intervention that replaces cold stares with frosty treats and nourishing knowledge. Unbelievable excitement ahead. Check out the site for more info.

Secret Histories Museum
October 28 – November 13

Opening Reception Oct 28th, 2005 6pm -1 am

Iron Studios
3636 Iron St 2nd floor
Gallery Hours: 1pm-5pm Sat and Sun

The Secret Histories Museum discovers and presents historical evidence in order to seek understanding of ourselves and our world in between history and the future. The mission of the museum is to deepen the understanding of past choices; present circumstances and future possibilities; strengthen the bonds of community; and facilitate solutions to common problems.

The grand opening of the Secret Histories Museum
features exhibits and educational projects about Streeteervilee, Secret Societies, Chicago Fluxus, Folk ADD, Cointelpro, Archigo and more.


previous festivals
Select Media Festival 3
Select Media Festival 2
Select Media Festival 1