For SubtitlesVI, Lee Blalock, Eddie Breitweiser, and Tommy Heffron will present utopias, dystopias, universes, multiverses, fiction, science & science fiction through their words, sounds, and movements.
“These creatures are among us, although morphologically they do not differ from us; we must not posit a difference of essence, but a difference of behavior. In my science fiction I write about about them constantly. Sometimes they themselves do not know they are androids. Like Rachel Rosen, they can be pretty but somehow lack something; they can be absolutely born of a human womb and even design androids and themselves be without warmth; they then fall within the clinical entity "schizoid," which means lacking proper feeling. I am sure we mean the same thing here, with the emphasis on the word "thing." A human being without the proper empathy or feeling is the same as an android built so as to lack it, either by design or mistake. We mean, basically, someone who does not care about the fate which his fellow living creatures fall victim to; he stands detached, a spectator, acting out by his indifference John Donne's theorem that "No man is an island," but giving that theorem a twist: that which is a mental and a moral island is not a man.” - Philip K. Dick
Lee Blalock is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist and musician who uses her background in science, mathematics and design to inform projects dealing with concepts of self-similarity and future history. She employs sound, electronics, digital art, choreography, and performance as her communicative media. (Leeblalock.com)
"Build" marries Lee's love of science-fiction, sound design, processed field recordings, and disembodied voices in order to suggest an audio model of neurological enhancement through artificial means.
Edward Breitweiser is a Chicago-based sound artist working with electronic music, composition and improvisation, radio, site-based installations, and text. Breitweiser uses objects, performances, and other materials to engage with issues of identity, memory, and consciousness. Breitweiser will perform Capitalizing "It": Or, Everything that is the Upper Caseis an exercise in world-making.
Plus readings by Tommy Heffron (a time-based artist of intrigue & adventure)
and Livebox's Matt Griffin