20 shows! Wow! I think back to my initial conversations with Duncan
in a bar downtown and I doubt we ever expected to get an audience
as large as we now have (which has doubled in the last month), the
number of great, brilliant people working with us around the world,
and the wonderful feedback we have been getting, thanks to you all!
We continue to look at Bad at Sports as an open resource, so let us
know what you think. If you want to contribute (particularly if you
are somewhere other than Chicago), let us know! We are here as a
public resource. Thanks!
Also, curious minds are still waiting to hear a good explanation of
why, without permission from the artist, UIC took the Death by
Design piece down off of the Temporary Allegiance flag pole at
Gallery 400. Someone please enlighten us.
Check out the cool pictures of us Duncan posted:
Lane Relyea purportedly thinks we are cool.
We interview Mark Booth--artist, teacher, and curator of the
forthcoming “an incomplete map of everything�? festival at Links
Per the Links Hall press release: “an incomplete map of everything
is a fragmentary atlas of an imaginary world. The festival is
comprised of co-existing “landforms�? of an experimental nature;
the Goldsmith archipelago, the Bök atoll, the plateaus of Goulish,
the Bervin Sea, the isthmus of Mallozzi, and the fjord of Ross.
There are other topographical features as well, both familiar and
unfamiliar; emerging glaciers, new volcanoes, and uncharted
estuaries. If there is one thing these artists have in common apart
from their shared commitment to experimentation and investigative
exploration it is their interest in probing the minimal elements
that form the materiality of human experience.�?
Mark also talks about being mistaken for a spaceman.
Richard and Amanda apologize to Duncan for creating confusion over
the name Middle Management.
Duncan and Amanda fight TO THE DEATH over whether or not it is
acceptable to curate yourself into a show.
And, finally, Richard insists you bow down to the genius of Patti
Smith’s first record!
Tiny Hairs, Terri Kapsalis, Libby the cat, Christian Bök, Judd
Morrissey, Relaxation Record, Jesse Seldess, Luc Tuymans, Leonie
Weber, Ben Brown, Meg Nafziger, Jeff Kowalkowski, Michael Workman,
NOVA, Lou Mallozzi, Björn Ross, Fessenden, Institute of Failure,
Trent Smith, Petrova, Jen Bervin, Lilli Carré, Erin Tikovitch, Tony
Rosati, The 6 Ghosts of Fear, Ginger Krebs, Erin Moore, Kenneth
Goldsmith, Ken Fandell, Matthew Goulish, Justin Cooper, Christopher
Lavery, Daniel Borzutzky, CJ Mitchell, Goat Island, James Rondeau,
Jimi Hendrix, Patti Smith, Open End Gallery, and last, but not
Barbara Koenen, fabulous overlord of the Chicago Artist Resource
site, talks about how artists can make the most of what Chicago has
to offer, and so much more.