October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM @ Babycastles Gallery

w/ Abe Avnisan, V. Charlesworth, Edek Sher & Nandi Loaf

WordHack is a monthly evening of performances and talks exploring the intersection of language and technology. Code poetry, digital literature, e-lit, language games, coders interested in the creative side, writers interested in new forms writing can take, all are welcome here. We also have an OPEN PROJECTOR (like an open mic for digital work) where anyone can come up and show their work (for 5 minutes). Signup starts at 6:45, and will fill up so get here early! Performers start at 7:15. This month we will feature talks and performances by: ABRAHAM AVNISAN (http://abrahamavnisan.com/) VIVIAN CHARLESWORTH (http://www.viviancharlesworth.com/) EDEK SHER (http://www.edeksher.com/) NANDI LOAF (https://www.instagram.com/nandi_loaf/) Host: TODD ANDERSON (http://hotwriting.net/) Lead Organizer: CLAIRE DONATO (http://somanytumbleweeds.com/) SUGGESTED DONATION $5-10 Join the WordHack Email List: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WqcjgCk67ghz7b8UjwZVProo9gIpYFhxmAIyOeGsdFI/viewform --- PERFORMER BIOS ABRAHAM AVNISAN is an artist, technologist and educator whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text, and code. He holds M.F.A. in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago an and an M.F.A in Poetry from Brooklyn College. Abraham works as a freelance computer programmer and lecturer at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches courses on mobile app development and immersive virtual environments. As a new media and interdisciplinary artist, VIVIAN CHARLESWORTH creates interactive narrative environments that allow for a physical interplay between the viewer and the artwork. Each space fosters the sensation of stepping into the middle of a story, and includes media in the form of video, audio, electronics and/or projection. The narrative in each space is fragmented, where gaps between the viewer’s experience and the space’s referents foster a sense of friction. Charlesworth's artworks are the result of an intense research and writing-based process in which she analyzes gathered field recordings, notes and archival material. This research is composited together to form a semi-fictional written account that is then translated again into a physical installation. In each of her artworks, Charlesworth's aim is to reach both forward and backward in time to investigate how technology is embedded in our cultural mythology. EDEK SHER, a sweet tooth, makes bleeps, bloops, multimedia art. NANDI LOAF is the most important artist to the 21st century.


Hosted by Todd