Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Dutchies (and related cholos) take over C-TAS

Version Residency Space
@ (Con)Temporary Art Space (208 S Wabash)
11:30am-5:30pm (open all week)

What would you do if you were given an empty storefront space in the Loop? This Spring, we used it as a research center, working studio, and place to hold weekly exhibitions. We also held a few screenings, promoted performance art, and sold our publications, as well as others by artists from around the world. Thanks to the Pop Up Art Loop folks for their generosity and assistance – May 1st is our last day!

Throughout Version 10, students from the MFA AKV/St. Joost (The Netherlands) will use the space for a base of operations, studio work, performance and actions.

Participating artists from MFA AKV/St. Joost include:
Bruno Listopad, Lorelinde Verhees, Manuel Suarez, Ian de Ruiter, Thomas I'anson, Daniele Marx, Dominique Teufen, Mari Stoel, Adam van Drimmelen, Emy de Rooij, Janneke Kornet, Kiki Cheng, Yiannis Papadopoulos and Mehdi- Georges Lahlou. With Instructors: Bas van den Hurk, Erik Hagoort, Marjolijn Dijkman, George Korsmit, Thomas Bakker

Stop by to see their work in progress and get information, programs, maps, and related Version ephemera.

Friday, April 9, 2010

SpiderBug presents "Exothermia and Shadow Play"

"Exothermia and Shadow Play"

Exothermia & Shadow Play is a program of short films/videos and installations that focus on fire, light, fireworks, and/or shadows and darkness. SpiderBug is a mobile short film festival organized by Catie Olson and Erik Brown that initiates film screenings that focus on specific themes, often science based, that encourage mixed media and interactivity with the audience.

Video installation pieces: Alex Menocal, Orla McHardy, Dominic Moore, and more.

Short video/film program:
Laura Klein, Michael Converse, Stephanie Loveless, Michael Morris, Christopher Santiago, Alberto Aguilar, Carl Warnick and more.

Wednesday, April 21st, 5-9pm, screening at 7pm Free
at 208 S Wabash, Chicago

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Group Show #2


Today, (C)-TAS-ers present another fabulous round of ambitious works, just for you. We'll provide the art, the drinks -- also just for you -- and, at 8pm, a very special presentation by POCKET GUIDE TO HELL TOURS' Paul Durica. Paul will talk about hobos, from human parasites to Charlie "The Little Tramp" Chaplin. He'll bring a light projector and wear a charming hat. He'll teach you to eat things from cans. Come! Come see some art and hear some songs and get deloused. It's all rad -- and it's all free!

(Right photo credit Jacob S. Knabb)

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Charles Joseph Smith
specializes in preformance dance
he does buto (butoh in english)
he also incorporates some of his other dance
135 some preformances over the years
he was in the john cage music circus
played piano
and does other music art
He will be having at least 15 minutes of original music
he likes all types of music
he's also going to wear pink and he is going for the cross dresser look
w\ pink hat
& pink ear muffs
its not going to be all pink no no
& not exactly drag
but totally fucking awesome.
part of my interveiw with Charles
"I've seen cross dressers.
i did the jeezebel project."
he was going to have two collaborators but they declined
mallory and kara
it might start at 7 should be finished by 7:25
hes been doing this since about 1998.