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Eyeworks: Jonathan Hodgson

Eyeworks: Jonathan Hodgson
This is the forth installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. We first found Jonathan Hodgson’s work in a book called Animation Unlimited by Helen Walters, which we would recommend to anyone looking for an introduction to a wide range of experimental animation. Hodgson’s adaptation of a Charles... 

Break The Bread : 001 Systems

Break The Bread : 001 Systems
A documentary web series on the food art of Nick Jirasek’s Chicago-based Guerrilla Smiles catering. In collaboration with artists, Jirasek creates unique art inspired culinary works to be enjoyed at art events. Focusing on process, Break The Bread details Nick Jirasek’s passion of bringing art to audience through food. 001 Systems features sculpture and balloon artist Willy Chyr in... 

Eyeworks: David O’Reilly

Eyeworks: David O'Reilly
This is the third installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. When we were planning the first Eyeworks festival in 2010, we had both recently been fascinated by the work of Irish animator David O’Reilly, and we thought he would be really interesting to have at the festival in person. O’Reilly... 

Harvey Moon : A Portrait

Harvey Moon : A Portrait
New media artist Harvey Moon is a creator of tools and machines. Moon’s project Delta is the latest in his line of drawing machines which transform the artist’s conception into a physical drawing using custom fabricated electronics and generative algorithms. Delta takes the drawing machine concept to a new dimension. Moon was commissioned to produce an automatic typewriter which would... 

Eyeworks: LMNO

Eyeworks: LMNO
This is the second installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.  Robert Breer. LMNO (film still), 1978. As mentioned in our first post on Sally Cruikshank, when we launched the Eyeworks Festival, we kept the work of two filmmakers in mind to define a spectrum of animation that we were interested in.... 

Eyeworks: Make Me Psychic

Eyeworks: Make Me Psychic
This is the first installation of an ongoing series of articles by Alexander Stewart and Lille Carré, founders of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. To launch our series on Sixty Inches From Center, we thought we would start with two filmmakers whose work we took as the “patron saints” of the festival’s curatorial spirit. The first individual is underground legend Sally Cruikshank.... 

Clarissa Bonet: The Visual Artist behind the Camera

Clarissa Bonet: The Visual Artist behind the Camera
At 26 and not even a full year after graduating from Columbia College Chicago’s photography graduate program, Clarissa Bonet’s photographic series City Space has been praised. An award winning photographer, her work has been exhibited in Chicago, Florida, Paris, China, Israel, and published by the award winning photography magazine PDN (Photo District News), the Swiss Magazine Das Magazin, Booooooom,... 

Steven Lockwood’s Regeneration Capsule

Steven Lockwood's Regeneration Capsule
Image credit: Adweek.com During the summer months you may have stumbled on the refrigerator sculptures planted along Michigan Avenue.  These MetamorFridges were the result of a collaboration between Leo Burnett and ComED who invited artists to rethink refrigerators for the sake of encouraging people to turn in their old, energy-guzzling iceboxes for ComED to pick up for no cost.  In this video,... 

Final Fight Family: A Well-Oiled Creative Machine

Final Fight Family: A Well-Oiled Creative Machine
The Final Fight Family, 2012. (Image courtesy of Jarvis Smith.) This article was originally posted at Gapers Block on March 5th, 2012 by Kelly Reaves. My favorite thing about Chicago is the way that we take things into our own hands. When we see a gap, instead of waiting for it to be filled — instead of writing letters or signing petitions — we just fill it ourselves. Chicago is full... 

Fat Cap Article Exchange // ‘Clean It Up’ Goons Animation

Fat Cap Article Exchange // 'Clean It Up' Goons Animation
This week for our article exchange with Fat Cap we present an oldie but a goodie, a stop motion video by Chicago-based street artist Goons and Ace Norton. This series of article exchanges are based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences across the board and... 
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