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LAMPO Artist Talk: James Hoff

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Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #1656

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In this artist talk, James Hoff describes his studio practice as a painter and sound artist, including his reliance on self-distributing and language-based systems, which for him are both metaphors for creation and generative tools. He discusses his most recent audiovisual project HOBO UFO, which uses a custom hack of Google Maps' Street View to make the platform sound reactive. Hoff also talks about his idea of an "ambient capitalism," and its relationship to his work and the exclusion zone around Chernobyl and Pripyat, Ukraine.

Arranged in conjunction with Hoff's performance on Saturday, April 27, presented by Lampo in partnership with the Graham Foundation.

James Hoff (b.1975, Fort Wayne, Ind.) works in a variety of media, including painting, sound, writing, and performance. In recent years, his interests have focused on language and media systems at the intersection of developing technologies and traditional artistic genre forms. He has created paintings and music using computer viruses and developed several bodies of work that examine how the language of network communication has changed our contemporary notions of landscape and nature.

Hoff is also one of the founders of Primary Information, a nonprofit arts organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and art historical documents. He has two releases forthcoming on PAN in 2019, HOBO UFO (Cherynobyl) and an LP of works for French horn and tuba. James Hoff first performed for Lampo in December 2015.

The Lampo series of performances is a project of Lampo, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. Current programs are supported in part by the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts. Essential contributions also come from individuals, members and volunteers.

website: http:www.lampo.org/

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