Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Artist Talk : Chris Collins

With tremendous excitement we are happy to have the multi-talented new media artist Chris Collins give a talk on his whole life’s work on the very month of his thirtieth birthday! 

Collins is well known online for his humorous art games, videos, and participatory performative events. The talk will happen 7pm, Wednesday December 10 at Catalyze Chicago on 650 W. Lake Street, Suite 220.

Chris Collins1 is a prolific new media artist exploring the way relationships are mediated through technology. Emphasizing humor, collaboration, and banality, he creates absurd online platforms2, participatory performance events3, videos4, video games5, and all sorts of digital ephemera. He is also celebrating his 30th birthday this week. Oh, what these eyes have seen.

For Dorkbot December, Chris will present a self-curated “thirty year retrospective,” with some recent projects alongside some older, ultra #rare deep cuts. He will use this work as an opportunity to discuss the importance of collaboration, the personal archive, and engaging with an audience outside your filter bubble. 

Chris has an undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his work has shown nationally and internationally, notably at the Museum of the Moving Image (New York), SFMOMA, MCA (Chicago), The Nerberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY) and the Grimmuseum (Berlin)
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