FRIDAY, APRIL 18th at 8PM
1084 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
These two artists will meet in Chicago to produce a collaborative piece described as “A 3-part journey through simulated Earth.” For this performance, filmmakers, Silva and Burr will bridge their radically different approaches to produce a piece with 8mm film, video projection, and live performance. Knowing both of their work, I don’t know what to expect, but I’m sure excited to see it.
The performance will be followed by three recent works by Peter Burr.
Peter Burr is an artist from Brooklyn, NY, USA. His video and performance work has been presented in many venues including Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, ES; and MoMA PS1, New York, NY. He is also the founder of CARTUNE XPREZ, an animation project that has toured through more than 25 countries over the past 10 years to present site-specific cartoon events. Part live theater, part psychedelic insurrection, and part roads how, his work has become a touchstone for an experimental genre that animates its way out of Sunday morning cartoons to the extent of anarchy.
Fern Silva is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Moving Image in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His current research investigates the history, influence, and consequences of travel on culture and society. As an artist experimenting with various modes of documentary and narrative filmmaking, his work often shifts between ideas surrounding mysticism and the deceptive capabilities of memory. He has created a body of film, video, and projection work that has been screened and performed at various festivals, galleries, museums and cinematheques including the Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, New York, Edinburgh, Images, Oberhausen, London and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, Anthology Film Archive, Gene Siskel Film Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, San Francisco Cinematheque, Museum of Art Lima, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art P.S.1. He was listed as one of the Top 25 Filmmakers for the 21st Century in Film Comment Magazine’s Avant-Garde Filmmakers Poll, is the recipient of the Gus Van Sant Award from the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival and was nominated for Best International Short Film at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival. He received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, MFA from Bard College and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL.