Mar 10, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center
by Sara Bassick, Renata Graw, Michael Ruberto, Gretchen Schulfer
'Newsworthy' is an attempt to transform the official news monologue into a community dialogue. Contemporary society is experiencing an information overload from official news sources. Interactive media provide numerous ways for people to express their opinions, but what if that commentary could be expanded on an enormous scale, making everyone really see the voices of the people around them, in real time? Newsworthy gives members of the Hyde Park community, visitors to the Hyde Park Art Center and the general public the chance to have a visual voice and express, in a unique way, what's on their minds.
'Newsworthy' is part of Drive-By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.
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