Joe Grimm Performance in Collaboration with LAMPO

Date: 11/15/2010

FRI Nov. 19 at 8pm
Columbia College – 916 S Wabash, Rm 214
Admission $10, Students $5

Epic new solo work from Joe Grimm. Circuit-bent 16mm projectors and screen-mounted light-sensitive audio electronics. If you were on a bus, writing a blurb and your stop was coming up, you might say in haste: flickering light modulates the sound. But that’s an oversimplified abstract. Joe’s stuff is not to be missed. It’s raw, it’s stroboscopic, it’s the week before Thanksgiving.

Joe Grimm (b. 1978, Safety Harbor, Fla.) is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist working primarily with light and sound. In his performances, sculptures, videos and constructed situations, he appropriates material from enlightenment-era metaphysics, contemporary pop music, and the troubled legacy of minimalism—insisting always on the centrality of sheer sensory pleasure.

Grimm studied philosophy at Yale before receiving a graduate degree in experimental music composition at Brown and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Collaborators and associates include Lauren Carter, Lucky Dragons, Glenn Branca, Alvin Lucier, Dirty Projectors, Lightning Bolt and experimental filmmaker Ben Russell. His work has been shown at institutions such as CAPC Bordeaux, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Bezalel Gallery in Tel Aviv, and MCA Chicago.

Organized by Lampo in cooperation with Columbia College, Audio Arts and Acoustics Department.

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