James Hoff will host an artist talk (6pm) and a performance of HOBO UFO (8pm) on April 26, 2019, in Chicago, IL , organized by the Graham Foundation as part of the LAMPO Performance Series.

James Hoff’s work often relies on misusing technology as a generative act.

For Lampo and the Graham Foundation, he presents a site-specific version of his most recent audiovisual project HOBO UFO, which uses a custom hack of Google Maps’ Street View to make the platform sound reactive. Hoff’s performance takes place physically and virtually in Chicago, starting at Madlener House and then moving beyond, driven by the real-time music the artist creates from pilfered radio frequencies that transmit GPS and other data streams. RSVP HERE.

Location: Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610

Artist Talk: 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 elaborates on his HOBO UFO project and discusses an “ambient capitalism” and its relationship to the work and the exclusion zone around Chernobyl and Pripyat, Ukraine. RSVP HERE

Location: Lampo Annex, Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #1656.

posted 4.18.19