Youtube is a Museum Too

October 4, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

I just came across the following super sweet website by Tessa Siddle and would recommend your checking it out. It’s great. It’s a site with several youtube screams going at once, in co-ordination….

http://othervixen.com/media/bluemutants.html
http://othervixen.com/media/bluemutants2.html

In her words, “Here are the first two web installations, they’re two different versions of the same piece, the first will likely cause your browser to crash after 2 or 3 minutes and the latter probably won’t.”

posted by Caroline Picard

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There is some amazing stuff going on in the neighborhood tonight. Like Really Awesome. It’s like a whole other kind of circus. To that end, I thought I’d post a little something about things going on along the street so that, should you chose, you can visit other spaces and events.

03.27.09 – 04.25.09!!

Of course, there is the *super fantabulous* Providence RI/Chicago IL show here at the Green Lantern, featuring work by Andrew Oesch, Angee Lennard, Agata Michalowska, Dan S. Wang, Myriel Milicivic, and Kevin Haywood, Delia Kovac, DeWayne Slightweight, Karin Patzke, Heather Ault, Jason Tranchida, Jean Cozzens, Laura Szumowski, Matthew Lawrence, Meg Turner, Rob Ray, Sonnenzimmer, Xander Marro. We’re opening our doors at 6 p.m. this evening. The opening, official, will go until 9 p.m. There will be a stack of invitations by the front of the door. Please take one. i.e. you are invited to this party. Also, in keeping with the tender vulnerabilities of this business license nonsense, we’re going to serve prohibition era beverages, The Greyhound and Annehattans.

From 9/10 pm on there will be live music performances provided by Helen Money, John Bellows, and DeWayne Slightweight from 9-12 am. A donation of five dollars is suggested to watch the music; this event is BYOB.

Also of Note: There will be an artist talk on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Green Lantern with a whole bunch of participants from Rhode Island.

You can see more about this by going here.

Otherwise:

FRIDAY, March 27th
TAKE A TOUR DOWN MILWAUKEE AVE.!

whoopee

“I Don’t Believe You”
new works by Lauren Anderson, Jamisen Ogg, and Oli Watt.
between 6 & 9 pm
Through May 2nd.
check out Roots & Culture at 1034 n Milwaukee Ave.
&
Elegant Mr. Gallery

1355 N. Milwaukee 3rd Fl.
Doors at 7:30 / Films at 8:00
$5-10 sliding scale

FEATURING…
Nine.5, Keith Wilson, Artist Statement, Daniel Barrow, New Bike, Stephanie Yang, Hey Fox, Tessa Siddle, Hannah Free (trailer), Tracy Baim, So-Called Living, Cyra Polizzi, Rosebud, Ricky Kelley & Scott Ross, Self Control, Latham Zearfoss

&

US (that is the GL)

&

Heaven Gallery

Boombox

Start: 03/27/2009 – 7:00pm
End: 03/27/2009 – 10:00pm

&

Lloyd Dobler

1545 W. Division Second Floor Chicago, IL 60622

Case-By-Case Basis, featuring the print and mixed media work of Diana Behl, Alex Chitty, Regan Golden-McNerney, Joe Hardesty, Noah Hyleck, Jeremy Lundquist, Amanda Repo Taiwo Thomson, and the collaborative work of Ryan McMurran and Shira Soskel.

&

i’m sure there are other things in the area, and if you go to Lloyd Dobler, you can pick up a map to figure out where everything is-

ok. forget the cold snap. happy fridays

and don’t forget this is, like, our second to last opening at this location. Crazy, huh? We’ll make it something to remember.

Looking back on Subprime

October 23, 2008

Subprime at Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival

October 17-19, 2008

The Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival is a delightful event.  One may take the weekend with family or friends with the hope of skimming through a selection of local cultural producers; perhaps purchasing a pretty picture from one of the many charming artists who sit beside their work, warmly greeting passerbys.  Wandering through the many rows of booths in the festival at Plumbers Hall this year, more than a few spectators happened upon the Green Lantern booth, with expressions that read, “What the fuck?”  The ‘what the fuck’ expressions ran the gamut of potential applications for the phrase, and also spanned the spectrum of potentially implied feelings, from bewilderment, aggravation, to sheer joy.

“Subprime,” is the busking installation with a rotating schedule of artists, that we set up in the Green Lantern booth. It was initially inspired by Lily, Sarah, and Marvin, the then- members of “Subprime Mortgage,” who took to busking on the streets for the fun of playing for an audience, more than anything else.  For “Subprime,” the artists who took part were promised a video monitor or two, a bucket for tips, and a mobile stage/painting, which would serve as the platform for the artists’ performances and exhibitions.

Once the stage was set, it was all up to the artists to arrive and do their thing; and all of the artists did in fact arrive, more or less, at their scheduled times, and everyone did their thing marvelously.  Greg Cook exhibited his monument to humanity’s sordid erection.  I showed a video about the connection between the painting/stage, my dad, and Sally Struthers.  Marco Kane Braunschweiler & Martine Syms showed a video of empty Chicago landmark interiors.  Rodney Lee conducted his percussive soul transfusion.  Subprime Mortgage collaborated with David Diarrhea, who was inducted into the group through the course of their performance.  Amanda Browder exhibited her rainbow vomitting gorilla.  Paul Cary crooned amid the hustle and bustle.  Tessa Siddle premiered her powerful performance involving surveillance cameras and 6 chickens. Toby Bengelsdorf read penetrating remarks. The Dead Gods brought their own P.A. and very loudly rocked the fuck out! Todd Mattei showed a contemplative video about football and words. And Ventrilla Kiss closed out the festival with a divalicious drag performance.

Central to the praxis of “Subprime” is the action of artists (and artworks) busking for gratuity(ies) from the audience.  There was certainly a rotating audience (especially after our installation was moved from the original booth to the front entrance of the festival, after causing a ruckus and too many traffic jams), and a few people made their way to “Subprime” numerous times, for different performances/displays.  Each performance/display beckoned spectatorship by the virtues of each artist’s practice.  Cumulatively, over the course of the festival, we made a little more than $10 and a cherry tomato.

It happened; we pulled it off; it was beautiful.

 

Greg Cook’s monument kicked off the event.

The two monitors are playing videos by Young Joon Kwak, and Martine Syms & Marco Kane Braunschweiler.

 
 

Rodney Lee Jones took the stage shortly thereafter.

 
 

tragic foreshadowing.

 
 

Subprime Mortgage

 
 

Lily and Marvin

 
 

The song called for bangin’ of heads.

 
 

Paul Cary

 
 

Tessa Siddle

 
 

The Dead Gods are setting up, as Toby Bengelsdorf gets ready to read.

 
 

Dead Gods

 
 

Ventrilla Kiss puttin’ on her makeups.

 
 

Goodbye.

 
 
much thanks to Around the Coyote and my homegirl, Allison Stites.
 
 
-Young Joon

It’s a busy weekend for many, and The Green Lantern is no exception. In addition to Brian McNearney’s opening on Saturday at 1511 N Milwaukee, (7-10pm) “Subprime” is participating in the Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival, at Plumbers Hall: 1340 W Washington, West Loop, Chicago. FYI there is plenty of
Free Parking

Subprime

Toby Bengelsdorf, Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Amanda Browder, Paul Cary, Greg Cook, Young Joon Kwak, Todd Mattei, Tessa Siddle, Martine Syms, Rodney Lee Jones, Subprime Mortgage (Marvin Astorga & Lily
Robert-Foley), Dead Gods, Ventrilla Kiss

Opening Friday, Oct. 17, 6-10, runs through Sunday, Oct. 19
Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival
Plumbers Hall, 1340 W Washington

Green Lantern Gallery is pleased to present “Subprime,” a 3-day
busking* installation at the Around the Coyote Fall Arts Festival, for
which the main structural element is– a painting/mobile stage, which
is the subject of an accompanying video piece, and the platform for
the scheduled artists’ performances and exhibitions. The term
‘subprime’ is engendered with the belief that certain communities
represent a lower order.  Taking this for granted, the stage is that
spot in town reserved for the sad and lowly, where through a
performance, a video, or an art object, visual and aural pleasure is
proffered to the audience, with the hope of accruing gratuity(-ies).

* Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips and
gratuities.

Subprime Busking Schedule October 17-19

Friday
6:00    Greg Cook, Monument
7:15    Rodney Lee’s Soul Transfusion
8:30    Subprime Mortgage

Saturday
1230    Paul Cary
2:30     Subprime Mortgage
5:00     Amanda Browder, Gorilla

Sunday
1:00     Tessa Siddle, Hey Fox
2:30     Toby Bengelsdorf
3:30     Dead Gods
4:30     Ventrilla Kiss

Videos by Young Joon Kwak, and Marco Kane Braunschweiler & Martine
Syms will be shown simultaneously, Friday & Saturday.  On Sunday
October 19, a video by Todd Mattei will close out the show.

Great Interiors is a contemplative video piece by Marco Kane
Braunscwheiler and Martine Syms, about intimate public spaces.

Subprime is a video by Young Joon Kwak, which explores the connection
between a painting/stage on casters, and Sally Struthers.

ON SUNDAY

Hey Fox!!: A multi-media performance.
Tessa Siddle is proud to premier a new performance at the Green
Lantern Booth at the Around the Coyote Fall Festival, this Sunday,
October the 19th. “Hey Fox!!,” seeks to blur the line between the
personification of animals and the de-personification of the artist by
performing legendary animal behaviors whilst confessing personal and
animal desires through live video feeds.

Donations go directly to the artist.

for more info go to: http://www.aroundthecoyote.org/festivals/2008_fall/

when it rains, it pours.

August 10, 2008

 

Tessa Siddle is a film, video, performance, and media artist recently settled in Chicago from San Francisco whose work focuses mainly on the impact of technology on identities.