Chicago Dirty New Media: Round Robin
October 16, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

Chicago's Dirty New Media movement made it to the Museum of Contemporary Art.  Dirty New Media artists utilize hacked electronics and improvisation to create works of art that are so wrong they’re right.  Monica Panzarino performed Mammaries, her cover of Barbra Streisand’s 1973 hit single, “The Way We Were", with the aid of “The Nipulator”, her custom-built, wireless electronic bra.  The bra uses hardware potentiometers (or knobs), an Arduino microcontroller, and a Max/MSP software patch to process Panzarino's voice in real-time.  The right "nipple" of the bra manipulates the frequency of Panzarino’s voice, while the left "nipple" adds reverb.  Other performers included jonCates & Ei Jane Janet Lin, Arcanebolt, Lori Felker, Jason Soliday, jon.satrom, Lisa Slodki, Morgan Higby-Flowers, Square Square, Vaudeo Signal, William Robertson, and Zarzutzki.  Performances took place in the bottom level of the museum's garage and the event was a huge success with over 200 attendees.  F News went to this live audio and video performance event and spoke with jonCates, and its organizer, ../n!!z

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