Hương Ngô is a multidisciplinary artist whose work often incorporates performance, time-based media, and sculpture. She was recently awarded the prestigious Fulbright US Scholar Grant in Vietnam to continue a project (begun at the Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer in France) that traces the colonial history of surveillance in Vietnam and the anti-colonial strategies of resistance vis-à-vis the activities of female organizers and liaisons. The project, To Name It Is To See It (which she is currently exhibiting at DePaul Art Museum, April 27-August 6, 2017), fleshes out identity and visibility as territories that both colonizer and colonized manipulate to achieve personal agency or state sovereignty. Ngô was born in Hong Kong and is currently based in the US. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she studied Art & Technology, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her BFA in Studio Art, and recently a studio fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program.
May 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 23 mins
artists, balloons, bone folders, cameras, cnc, common, databases, etching, github, helium, internet, juice, maker culture, oblique strategies, paper, rock, scissors, trans, trees, usb drives, whiteness, women, word jazz
Artist Hương Ngô joins us this week! Chicago in the house! We consider the cinematic grossness of windblown shopping bags to the face. Our helium shortage is real and Rob is wasting it being dreamy. There is a champion of rock, paper scissors... and a robot champion... Hương hurls a rock through "I would show more work by ________ but I just don't know any..." Taylor creates some high burrs with his orthogonal strategies.
Ken Nordine and Brian Eno walk into a bar and say to the bartender... "Pour me a Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps." The bartender says "Who do I look like, Ben Franklin? Try the Dream Machine, instead." Put that in your technicolor dream coat and smoke it! Try to end the day on a solution.