Following a talk and demonstration in the Edlis Neeson Theater, join the four Chicago artists involved in Jeremy Bailey's Lean Artist Chicago, Jon Chambers, Óscar González-Díaz, Mashaun Ali Hendricks, and Shawné Michaelain Holloway, in the MCA Commons to see and handle their artwork prototypes in person.
The Lean Artist Chicago Demo Day helps kick off the exhibition I Was Raised on the Internet and offers opportunities to directly engage with the artists involved in one of the exhibition's key commissioned projects. Following the demonstrations in the Commons, make your way to the exhibition on the 4th floor where I Was Raised on the Internet artists Christopher Kulendran Thomas and Annika Kuhlmann give a talk and an in-gallery demonstration on their commissioned work, New Eelam.
About the Artists
Jon Chambers is a Chicago-based new media artist who teaches media literacy, media art histories, net art, new media art (software + hardware), and video at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University.
Óscar González-Díaz is a Mexican-born artist displaced by violence. His practice currently revolves in data dredging and contextualization of data sets. The content comes from the data around subjects and locales that are marginalized, avoided, and ignored while being moved through systems of record keeping, allocation of rights, and even assignation of citizenship.
Mashaun Ali Hendricks is a result-oriented practitioner and educator in restorative justice philosophy and practices, specializing in providing training and professional development for youth services providers, including K–12 teachers and school administrators, community organizations, and criminal justice systems. He is a social justice visionary committed to resolving social issues that lead to instances of crime and violence in under-served and disadvantaged communities. As a visual artist, Mashaun owns the streetwear brand, TRAP House Chicago.
Shawné Michaelain Holloway is a Chicago-based new media artist who uses sound, video, and performance to shape the rhetorics of technology and sexuality tools for exposing structures of power.