Thursday, November 03, 2005

Mendi + Keith Obadike in Chi

From SWEAT (unfortunately I won't be able to attend):

Mendi+Keith Obadike present
the Pink of Stealth & other works
at the
Art Institute of Chicago/Gene Siskel Film Center

Mendi+Keith Obadike in person!
Web Work Of Mendi+Keith Obadike
2003-2005, Mendi+Keith Obadike, USA, 75 min.

Mendi+Keith Obadike are interdisciplinary artists whose work encompasses music, live art, critical writing, and conceptual Internet artworks. The couple reject the notion of Internet anonymity by using the web to broadcast their innovative investigations of personal identity. The program includes THE PINK OF STEALTH, a Flash-based online game story about two characters who attempt different forms of "passing," and three works in progress: 4-1-9 (OR YOU CAN'T VIEW A MASQUERADE BY STANDING IN ONE PLACE); TARONDA, WHO WORE WHITE GLOVES; and FOUR ELECTRIC GHOSTS. Computer projection. (KJ Mohr)

Update: Though I missed Mendi's and Keith's performance/lecture/fierceness this time through at the Art Institute, I did get a chance to klatsch with them over lunch this Sunday (Nov. 5). I highly recommend catching their work if they come (it comes) to (your) town!

1 comment:

  1. hey john! you're always on top of things here. it was so good to catch up with you in chicago. we'll have to try to hang out more often in chicago, jersey, or new york.