Re: [rumori] Illegal Art Chicago

From: Jessica Clark (
Date: Mon Jan 27 2003 - 14:43:23 PST

Jessica Clark here; co-organizer of the Chicago Illegal Art show...

Thanks for the nice description, James! We were very pleased with the
turnout and the new artists. The piece you mentioned by Dan Lynch can be
seen at, along with his comments about how it
was made. We're working to get the new pieces up on the Web.

Next two events:
Video Mash-Up, Feb 7/8 at the buddy. space

Who Owns Ideas? Panel Debate at the Chicago Historical Society, 6-8 pm,
featuring Lawrence Lessig, Jonathan Tasini, DJ Spooky and others TBD

Not sure yet about San Francisco; looks good, but we'll keep you posted!

Jessica Clark
Associate Publisher
In These Times
phone: 773.772.0100, x246
fax: 773.772.4180

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----- Original Message -----
From: "James Allenspach" <>
To: "snuggles" <>; "rumori" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2003 10:56 PM
Subject: [rumori] Illegal Art Chicago

> We attended the opening reception at the Illegal Art show tonight. There
> was a great turnout; by the time we left, there were at least 70 people
> there. Pretty much all of the pieces on the IA Website were represented.
> Personal favorite was definitely the Wally Wood Disneyland poster; you
> can't really see the detail from the small image on the site, and
> there's a lot of amazing detail in the thing. I love the two extra pairs
> of legs underneath Alice's skirt, in the upper right-hand corner.
> Local artists were well-represented, too. There were some new additions
> to the show specifically for this leg of the tour. Our favorite was this
> strange quilted picture with Spiderman; it looks like a painting until
> you get up close and notice it's a quilt! Also represented was none
> other than Dan Lynch, who has dome some graphic design for Negativland.
> He had this amazing portrait of a smirking George W., standing in front
> of a Ryder truck being driven by Timothy McVeigh. Below the poster was a
> long detailed essay on how he constructed the portrait. Wish I had had
> time to read the whole thing!
> The video portion of the show was also represented. There's a smallish
> room that I'm guessing is normally the breakroom for the In These Times
> staff, where they had set up a VCR and TV. The tape they ran apparently
> had about two hours worth of material on it, including not only the
> pieces on the IA site, but a bunch of shorts from people like SF's
> Laughing Squid and the Guerilla News Network. The best piece of video I
> saw was this wonderful thing on the war on terrorism that inter-cut
> footage of GWB blinking and looking foolish, with footage of the
> weird-ass banjo-playing kid from 'Deliverance'. It's online, if you want
> to see it. But it's only available in Windows Media format, unfortunately.
> So.. yeah! The show is open, it looks great, and there are some
> excellent events coming up in the next month or so as part of it. If
> you're in the vicinity, you should definitely check it out.
> jma
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