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Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen\, curated by Niels Van Tomme\, explores the unique roles artists Harun Fa rocki and Trevor Paglen play as meticulous observers of the global military industrial complex. Investigating forms of military surveillance\, espiona ge\, war-making\, and weaponry\, Farocki and Paglen each examine the decept ive and clandestine ways in which military projects have deeply transformed \, and politicized\, our relationship to images and the realities they appe ar to represent. The exhibition initiates critical questions about the role of images in revealing essential but largely concealed information. Vi sibility Machines places the oeuvres of Harun Farocki and Trevor Pagle n within the broader cultural and historical developments of the media with which they creatively work\, namely photography\, film\, and new media.

DTEND:20150307 DTSTAMP:20141221T095943 DTSTART:20150116 GEO:41.876198;-87.649932 LOCATION:Gallery 400\,UIC College of Architecture and Art 400 S. Peoria Str eet (Art and Design Hall\, First Floor) \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen\, Trevor Pagle n\, Harun Farocki UID:367749 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150116T200000 DTSTAMP:20141221T095943 DTSTART:20150116T170000 GEO:41.876198;-87.649932 LOCATION:Gallery 400\,UIC College of Architecture and Art 400 S. Peoria Str eet (Art and Design Hall\, First Floor) \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen\, Harun Farock i\, Trevor Paglen UID:367750 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Document is pleased to present &ldquo\;Soap Opera Pop Music&rdquo\;\, a selection of image and text based works by New York based artist Sara Magenheimer.

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A particular confluence from earlier this year:

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I was reading Blaise Cendrars&rsquo\; poem s. I wrote a poem for each of the titles in his poem &ldquo\;16. Titles.&rd quo\;

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I was reading Michael McClure&r squo\;s poems &ndash\; I Iike his performative linguistic physicality\, bot h sonically and graphically.

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I was in troduced to a letterpress. Each piece of lead type was a sculptural form di ctated by the letter\, punctuation mark or dingbat it depicted. Arranging t hem on a surface created a landscape of text.

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I was shooting video and still photos of object arrangements in my studio\, rocks that I&rsquo\;d collected and painted different colors\, sp onges\, earplugs\, display hands\, and ceramics.

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I visited Brancusi&rsquo\;s studio in Paris. Encased in glass\, it felt like a sort of diorama in a natural history museum. I saw his phot ographic equipment alongside his sculptural works\, in multiple\, and thoug ht about representation\, repetition of form\, and objects&rsquo\; performa tive qualities before a camera lens.

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My studio evolved into a set in which an actor\, objects\, and photographs performed for the camera. The text I was writing turned into letterpress ar rangements\, turned into collages with photographs.

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A relationship to an oblique narrative runs through my work\ ; references to things outside of the work connect to an unknown social or cultural context. The work accesses narrative potential and emotional energ y in a constant vacillation between specific references (Chris Montez\, an earplug\, a hand) and ambiguity (ADD A MARK\, an abstract blob of clay)\, f unctionality (a period acts like a period) and abstraction (a period is a c ircle\, a dot\, a shape\, the sound &ldquo\;ooo&rdquo\;.)

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It&rsquo\;s said that Cendrars&rsquo\; work evoked photographic impressions\, cinematic effects of montage and rapidly changi ng imagery\, while McClure famously performed a reading of his work for cag ed lions at the SF Zoo. In my work\, words are always the shape of the lett ers that comprise them\, the sound of their articulation\, as well as what they mean. Sound is always a vibration of molecules\, as well as a catalyst for emotion when organized into a melody. The physical embodiment of lingu istic utterance as performed by material is at play.

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Sara Magenheimer is an artist based in upstate NY. Rec ent exhibitions include Chapter NY\, 247365 Gallery\, Cleopatra&rsquo\;s\, NY. Recent screenings include The New York Film Festival\, The Kitchen\, Ne w York\; Brooklyn Academy of Music\, Brooklyn\, NY\; The Cave\, Detroit\, M I\; SiteWork\, Chapel Hill\, NC\; MOMA\, Portland\, OR\; The Living Art Mus eum\, Reykjavik\, Iceland\; and Meet Factory\, Prague\, Czech Republic. Sin ce 2012 she has performed at Recess\, MOMA P.S.1\, Issue Project Room\, Can ada Gallery\, and the Performa 13 Biennial. Her collaborative project\, Blo opers\, received commissions from Triple Canopy and EMPAC\, at Rensselaer P olytechnic Institute. She was named one of Blouin Art Info and Modern Paint ers Top 25 Artists to Watch in 2014\, and was the recipient of a 2014 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant.

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