On Wednesday, September 29, 7:30pm at la Esquina, 1000 West 25th Street, CSF’s Urban Culture Project presents Network Topographies, a free lecture by Sara Schnadt, an internationally recognized, Chicago-based artist working in new media, installation and performance art. Schnadt will focus on her current project, Network, which explores the profound impact of the internet on our sense of spatial relationships, as it collapses geography and provides unprecedented access to an expansive network of information and relationships in our daily lives.
Since November 2009, site-specific versions of Network have been created in Chicago for an unused store front downtown, a gallery space at Hyde Park Art Center, and a house in Oak Park (What It Is project space), where it inhabited the entire space and extended out into the garden, and where the home’s inhabitants lived with the work for a month, negotiating their routines around it. A version will also be presented this fall in a converted industrial space at MOCAD Detroit, and in the curated exhibition for Upgrade! Soft Borders, an international conference of new media artists in Sao Paolo in October.
Sara’s talk at la Esquina about her own artwork follows a talk on Tuesday, September 28, 5:30-7pm at the Arts Incubator, 115 West 18th Street, sponsored by the 2010 Artist Entrepreneur Speakers Program and during which she will speak about her experience as Co-founder and Technologist for the Chicago Artists Resource.