is a Detroit artist, hacker and teacher. Chris holds a MFA from UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. Working individually and collaboratively, his artwork explores communication, relationships, perception, participation, and collaboration using media including games, performances, software, installations, and open-source hardware/software projects. Chris has performed and shown artwork in solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. Recent shows include Body Clock at CAVE Detroit; the Intimate Instruments workshop at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and Music Tech Fest in Ljubljana, Slovenia; a public installation at Zero1 Biennial in San Jose, CA; and collaborative projects in Hong Kong’s Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. Chris is the official Infinity Manager of Detroit’s Picnic Club, an arts collective dedicated to site-specific inquiry, play, and picnics. His works have been profiled in Hyperallergic; We Make Money Not Art; Make Magazine; Wired Magazine; and Punk Planet. Chris has published photo/video essays and art texts in Geez Magazine and Infinite Mile. Chris is Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design; he has also taught New Media and Digital Fabrication courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as authoring 3D modeling/animation courses for lynda.com.
December 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
art, balloons, books, cosmology, detroit, illustration, inception, photogrammetry, photography, plywood, podcast, projectors, routing, synesthesia, the body, the self, video
Chris Reilly is our guest this week! Detroit in tha house!!!! DEEEE---TROIT!
We talk about the body, synesthesia, photogrammetry the difficulty of trying to re-invent our creative practice while also trying to reinvent ourselves. The hope is that both issues will sort of just fix the other. SPOILER ALERT: It doesn't really work, but it kind of works, or at least helps. And gentrification comes up. Gentrification always comes up... Welcome to late capitalism!
Speaking of gentrification, Rob uses an LCD projector as an old school opaque projector and also tries to upcycle your inbox.. so boojie. Chris sets his worries aloft. Will he go full Hindenburg or ride a unicorn off into space? Taylor goes full podcast inception. Stay tuned to see if the universe collapses in on itself!
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