1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

Brent Coughenour

The Sick Sense (live a/v performance!)

Wednesday, April 1, 7 PM, $7-$10
Cancelled for now – check back for reschedule info

Building on research by Diana Deutsch, Alfred Bregman, Maryanne Amacher and others, The Sick Sense is an ongoing project exploring the limits of the perceptual system. These projects stimulate otoacoustic and flicker phenomena and auditory and visual hallucinations while searching for stimulus patterns that deactivate the brain’s default mode network, switching the brain into the role of ecstatic perceiver.

 

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The Sick Sense, part 2: The Seventh Sense (for Maryanne Amacher)
approx. 25 minutes
Wherein, while seeking the annihilation of the self at the boundaries of the perceptual system through a mechanism comprising grid patterns controlled by banks of sine waves, we discover otoacoustic and flicker phenomena—auditory and visual hallucinations which deactivate the brain’s default mode network (DMN), resulting in the ecstatic euphoria reserved for the beatific.

 

left/right/wrong (or, RGB and You and Me) – The Sick Sense, Part 3 (for Diana Deutsch)
approx. 15 minutes
Phasing, color blending modes and the verbal transformation effect combine to create a sensory overload spurring a variety of auditory and visual hallucinatory phenomena and depth illusions, a series of techniques clinically proven to have salutary effects on depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronophobia, and other maladies of the mind.

 

The Sick Sense 2020: The Year We Make Kontakte (Work-in-progress)
approx. 20 minutes
“During a sunny afternoon foray spent gamboling along the thresholds of flicker fusion and the auditory fusion frequency, I discovered, for the first time, ways to bring all properties [i.e., timbre, pitch, intensity, and duration] under a single control in order to create a total serialism of the mind, a sort of psychophysiological gesamtkunstwerk in which the fabric of time is rolled up like a rug, rotated, cut into sections, taken out of doors to be cleaned slice by slice, then reassembled into its previous totality and unrolled, once again seamlessly blanketing the surface of our conscious reality.” -Karlheinz Stockhausen

 

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Brent Coughenour is a media artist originally from the Motor City, currently based in the Golden State, whose most recent work incorporates computer programming for live manipulation of sound and image. He has presented his work at a variety of festivals and venues throughout the U.S. and internationally and is distributed by Video Data Bank.


Filed under: artist in attendance, expanded cinema, performance, Uncategorized, video

PAIN IS JUST A PROGRAM,

BUT SO IS PHOTOSHOP

Jacob Ciocci presents: “April fools! Pain is just a Program made by your Mind: the video Program. New Videos made by your Mind by Jacob Ciocci” presented on April Fools Day, the day that was made by your mind

Monday, April 1 at 8 PM (doors 7:30), $0-7-10

The Nightingale is fool-less-ly excited to bring relatively new Chicagoan Jacob Ciocci and some of his (relatively and, as they say, brand) new work to the big screen. For a legally voting or vaping aged human’s life, Ciocci has produced an immense body of work in video, performance, animation, sound, netart, sculpture, drawing, publication, painting and whatever else there is that has exhibited in museums and punk houses alike, populated by an idiosyncratic cast of characters from the far edges of junk culture, the bleating hearts of pop op and whatever a mind is. Formally diffuse, but with key ties (ecstatic color and movement, 31st century collage, heavy/heady/leafy sentiments), his work continues to grow and deepen, responsive both to Culture and culture, never shifting away from the lens (like a camera, like a projector) of his own subjectivity.

If you didn’t zone deep to paperrad.org or (f/b)reakdance at an Extreme Animals show, did you really vote against Romney?

Or, as a recent excursion to Planet Fitness for Jacob yielded:

It’s April fools but who is the biggest fool? An internet troll, a gremlin, the joker, or me, who still believes in these fantastic creatures ?

On April 1st Watch out for internet trolls gremlins and jokers and real trolls and fake jokers aka jokesters.

It’s always April fools day with all these trolls gremlins and jokers all over the place

On the internet it’s always April fools day so don’t get tricked by a troll gremlin or joker when you check your email

On the internet it’s always April fools day. Never trust a troll, a gremlin or a joker and definitely never ever trust yourself

If a troll asks for your password on April fools day give it to them it’s a reverse prank

Listen to the fools, the trolls and the jokesters for they have the mystical passwords and might steal your bank info

Can you handle life inside The mind of a fool, just for one day? What if that fool also happened to be a troll mixed with a gremlin and stole your password?

Jacob Ciocci (b. 1977, Lexington, KY) is a multimedia artist and musician. Ciocci was a member of the influential art collective Paper Rad whose work in the field of net.art––one of contemporary arts’ recent movements of the true avant-garde––helped ignite the genre, and is considered formative to a generation of younger artists whose works deals with the digital. He is also a co-founder of the long running electronic music and performance group, Extreme Animals.In his videos, installations and performances, the cultural symbols and technological tools of our time, both the popular and the obscure confront one another and the viewer on a visceral, emotional, and experiential level.

Ciocci has had recent solo exhibitions with Interstate Projects, New York; And/Or Gallery, Los Angeles and Prosjektrom Normanns, Norway. He has exhibited and performed his work at a range of venues, including MOMA, the New Museum, and the Tate Britain. Recent activities include a series of cell-phone charging sculptures for the Difference Engine group exhibition at Lisson Gallery (summer 2018) and “Appetite For Destruction” a short essay about the online “Finger Family Video” phenomenon. Ciocci is also the second Google Image result for the phrase “making friends with computers”.

programmed by Jesse Malmed



Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, experimental, found footage, new media, Uncategorized, video

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