Eye and Ear Clinic is a free public screening and exhibition program run by grad students in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It provides opportunities for students to curate screenings, organize gallery-based exhibitions, and arrange artist lectures and studio visits. Students work with distributors, archives, galleries, and emerging and established artists.
Please come and join Eye and Ear Clinic’s last event of the fall semester:
Eye and Ear Clinic presents Nicholas O’Brien on Monday Nov 4th, at 4:30pm, in SAIC Neiman Center first floor!
Nicholas O’Brien is a net-based artist, curator, and writer whose research revolves around the exploration of digital self and the relevance of landscape representation within network culture. His work has appeared internationally in Mexico, Berlin, London, Dublin, Italy, and throughout the US. He has also been featured several publications including ARTINFO, Art Fag City, Dazed Digital, ilikethisart, Frieze d/e, the Brooklyn Rail, the New York Times, and Rhizome. This past year he has premiered a new collaborative work at the Baryshnikov Art Center in New York and a curatorial project mounted at the Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. He currently is teaching at acting as gallery coordinator for the Department of Digital Art at Pratt Institute.
Through looking at several examples of contemporary video games, 3D animation, and experimental net-based art, O’Brien will explore the ways in which digital practices are beginning to exhibit more signs of contemplative and Romantic behavior.