(Chicago) Slide Circle Seminars

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Date/Time: 29/10/2003 12:00 am

Slide Circle Seminars continue this Wednesday October 29th with an evening
about the Artist’s Talk. Gregg Bordowitz, artist and Associate Professor of
the film/video/new media department of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, will present a lecture about his work. This event will be held from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Intuit: Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 North
Milwaukee Avenue (near Chicago Avenue).
The artist’s talk is one of the “working” requirements for artists and
cultural producers. The performance of this format of show and tell is a
mainstay in the practice of art education, especially in graduate art
schools and museums. It not only offers an opportunity for students to learn
from artists they admire, but enables artists to present themselves and
their work within the frameworks of their own choosing, forwarding certain
sorts of readings of their work as well as garnering additional income. The
artist’s talk is a format in which the speaker performs the role of the
artist (in all its varieties); and so the genre of slide show is extremely
significant in the construction of the perception of the role of the artist
in both the art world and beyond. As a format of presentation that combines
visuals with narration and explanation, artist’s talks also call attention
to the relation of the production of discourse, of conversation, discussion,
writing, criticism, and theory, to more traditional artistic media. An
example of an artist’s talk which raises many of these questions, Gregg
Bordowitz’s presentation will illustrate how the artist’s talk format can
provide a platform for creative and critical inquiry which is enjoyable for
both the presenter and the audience.
Slide Circle Seminars are a series of 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings
organized by Paige Sarlin, a graduate student at the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, ABOUT the SLIDE SHOW, a medium of presentation,
persuasion and production (and great aesthetic possibility). Not just a
series of slide talks, these seminars will offer a forum in which to think
and talk about many aspects of the “presentation with visual aids.” Each
night will feature an example of a given genre and a discussion of the
formal as well as conceptual implications of the choices made by the
presenter. For more information: please contact Paige Sarlin at
October 29, 2003
The Artist’s Talk: with Gregg Bordowitz
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Intuit: Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 North Milwaukee Avenue (near Chicago)
Subsequent Event is:
November 5, 2003
The Family Chronicle: Slides and Community
Open Carousel for “Family” Slides
7:00pm to 10:00pm
1926 Exhibition Studies Space
1926 N. Halsted