EX NIHILO - Improbable Objects


Patrick Lichty
EX NIHILO:
A Digital Journal Made Manifest

Project Area: Improbable Objects
Selected 3-d printed artworks and other items.
Participants include: Samuel Bernier, Josh Billions, Jordan Bunker, Scott Carter, Theodore Darst, Mike Dorries, Micah Ganske, Bilal Ghalib, Claudia Hart, Taylor Hokanson, Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Sophie Kahn, Patrick Lichty, Mike Moceri, Harvey Moon, Christian Oiticica, Dan Price, Rob Ray, Emily Schulert, Dave Sharma, Marius Watz, Jihoon Yoo

Opening reception: Thursday March 29th, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibition dates: March 29th – April 28th, 2012

Gallery hours:
Weds: noon – 3.30pm
Thurs – Sat: noon – 5pm

What It Is
23 E. Madison,
Chicago, IL, 60602

  • Patrick Lichty, "Your Day/My Night: Discomprehension" Jacquard tapestry, 60 x 80 inches, 2012

     
  • Patrick Lichty, "Ceci Nes pas une Wikipedie" Jacquard tapestry, 60 x 80 inches, 2012

     
  • Patrick Lichty, "Orange Alert" Jacquard tapestry, 80 x 60 inches, 2012

     
  • Patrick Lichty, "Glitch 2" Jacquard tapestry, 60 x 80 inches, 2012

     
  • Patrick Lichty, "8 Bits or Less: Never Quit," Jacquard tapestry, 60 x 80 inches, 2012

  • Patrick Lichty, "One: Yellow," Jacquard tapestry, 80 x 60 inches, 2012

  • Patrick Lichty, "8 Bits or Less: Pray for Pills," Jacquard tapestry, 60 x 80 inches, 2012

  • Patrick Lichty, "Glitch 1," Jacquard tapestry, 60 x 80 inches, 2012

  • Patrick Lichty, "8 Bits or Less: Milo S. Fisher," Jacquard tapestry, 60 x 80 inches, 2012


Patrick Lichty
EX NIHILO:
A Digital Journal Made Manifest

What It Is, is pleased to announce “EX NIHILO: A Digital Journal Made Manifest” a solo exhibition of works by Chicago-based new media artist Patrick Lichty. Ex Nihilo, “out of nothing” in Latin, is an outgrowth from Patrick Lichty’s obsession of the porous boundaries between the physical and the virtual. This fascination stems from Lichty working almost entirely with digital media since 1989, and after working in the online virtual world, Second Life, for nearly 30-40 hours a week for the last three years. From this prolonged immersion Lichty felt an intense need for being in-person, and translating media works into physical manifestations such laser fabrication, commissioned Chinese oil paintings, 3D printing, and now Jacquard loom tapestry fabrication. The latter of these being derived from the first programmed machine looms of the 1750’s. Although Lichty wants to express his virtual/mediated experience in the physical, it is still entirely framed within technological culture, of which he has been accustomed to since an early age.

The images in this exhibition are considered as a journal or travelogue of significant moments and projects from the past ten years. These include images taken with a low resolution Casio Wristcam for his series 8 Bits or Less. Others used for the Jacquard tapestries were selected from various projects including My Day/Your Night, One, and Wikipedia Art and chosen as experiments in the translation from the virtual to the physical.

Patrick Lichty (b.1962) is a technologically-based conceptual artist, writer, independent curator, animator for the activist group, The Yes Men, and Executive Editor of Intelligent Agent Magazine. He began showing technological media art in 1989, and deals with works and writing that explore the social relations between people and media. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney & Turin Biennials, Maribor Triennial, Performa Performance Biennial, Ars Electronica, and the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA).

He also works extensively with virtual worlds, including Second Life, and his work, both solo and with his performance art group, Second Front, has been featured in Flash Art, Eikon Milan, and ArtNews.

He is also an Assistant Professor of Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago

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