When I grow up I wanna be a YouTuber: a Performative Lecture and Screening by Anna Russett and Nick Briz

What would YouTube be like without the algorithm? New media artists Nick Briz and Anna Russett explore this concept in their new performative lecture, When I grow up I want to be a YouTuber, coming to the Oilwick February 9th. This lecture/video performance/interactive experience explores how the online video-sharing platform YouTube reflects and refracts mainstream entertainment, creating strange insider worlds and revealing new relationships in the ubiquity of moving images. Using a custom-made app and the duo’s platform http://current.tube, the audience will collectively create a playlist of videos being uploaded to the platform in real time sans algorithm.

About the Artists

Anna Russett is an online creator who crafts video, photography, text, and code to share vlogs, tutorials, internet art, and social media content that encourages young women to be critical of and take part in shaping the world around them. Her work is heavily informed by her online community of young girls and their feedback, as well as her background in fine art photography, video, and new media—having received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Her passion for social media led her to join Havas Chicago, where she currently works as a creative director. Her work has been written about by Adobe, NYLON, and the Huffington Post, and included in the Rhizome Net Art Anthology. She has spoken at conferences around the world including London, Warsaw, Berlin, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Anna also works as a social influencer, collaborating and consulting with brands like Capital One, Nike, and e.l.f. Cosmetics.

Nick Briz is an internationally recognized new media artist, educator, and organizer. His work focuses on digital culture by investigating the promises and perils of living in an increasingly digital and networked world. He is an active participant in various online communities and conversations including glitch art, net art, remix culture, digital rights, internet ecology, and digital literacy. He’s an adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the creative director of the digital agency Branger_Briz, a collective of artists, strategists, educators, and programmers specializing in conceiving and developing custom innovative digital projects for a wide range of clients. His work has been exhibited internationally at major festivals such as FILE Media Arts Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Images Festival in Toronto, Canada, as well as major cultural institutions such as the Museum of Moving Image in New York City, the Museo De Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Tate Exchange in London, among others. His work has been reviewed and discussed in international print publications and online platforms such as Neural Magazine (Bari, Italy), Rhizome.org (NYC) and Furtherfield (London) and in an array of art and design publications including VICE, Fast Company, Art Slant, and Complex.

Each month we begin our event at 7PM with a local art gallery curated with local artists and a few new specialty craft beers from one of your favorite local breweries, us of course! Our February display will feature an array of art featuring the photography of Mike McKinley of MLM Artworks. We will move the night along with this months musical guest, Hank Haggard at 8pm and we will, of course, have a tasty selection of craft beer on hand for your pleasure.

Event at 7pm
Music at 8pm
21+ only

“Ritual Objects In Clay” is a show exploring ceramic forms that might be observed in a real or imagined religious rite or ceremony. While the teapot in a Japanese tea ceremony is one of the most obvious uses of ceramics, this show will explore multiple facets of clay in ritual. This may include idols, funerary urns, amulets & shields, mortar and pestle, to objects of meditation. The show is free and will be on display until Sunday the 27th of January.

Have you ever been out with your friends when you order a beautiful drink only to be disappointed that the photo you took for IG or Yelp doesn’t do it justice? Come join Ginger Kat Photography at Hotel Tango for an evening of good drinks and great pics! We will teach you to take your phone or camera photos from Blah to Fab! Ticket includes one welcome cocktail & one house shot.

This show is our 2nd year anniversary at the White Rabbit Cabaret. So what better time to kick off our rebrand and announce us starting at 8pm instead of 9pm.
That’s right! We are moving VOCAB up an hour earlier so you can see a dope show and get home at a decent hour to work the next day.

This show will also feature YOU!
This is our yearly strictly open-mic and your chance to share your truth and talent with the VOCAB family.
All art forms are encouraged to participate, so dust off your notebooks and join us.

Don’t forget that this and all VOCAB events are all-inclusive. We center the voices of the marginalized. Which means we are a Queer AND POC space but everyone is welcome to listen, learn and share in light.

Because it’s strictly open-mic show, cover is only $5!!
21+ doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm.

1Each month we begin our event at 7PM with a local art gallery curated with local artists and a few new specialty craft beers from one of your favorite local breweries, us of course! Our January display will feature an array of art featuring some of our brewery staff and friends including the work of our own Meagan Dahle and Jackie Martinez. Other artists include Amanda Noftsier, David J Slivka, Timmy Kehoe and Jarrett Bowling. We will move the night along with this months musician Charlie Morgan & Friends and we will, of course, have a beautiful selection of craft beer on hand for your pleasure.

Event at 7pm
Music at 8pm
21+ only

Murphy Favorite and long time friend of everything Discover Fountain Square Jeff Jeffries have his work on display this Friday. 6-11pm on the 2nd floor of The Murphy.

Come by purchase of his pieces of work in postcards, magnets, prints of a canvas. There’s a big bad world up there!

First Friday is only a few days away!! Don’t forget to head to Discover Fountain Square and everything wonderful they have planned for the evening.

There will be variety of new artists on display on the 2nd floor of The Murphy Arts Center. Included in this show will be Indy based Artist Jessi Beck. Jessi’s work will be shown from 6-11pm this FRIDAY! *Additional Links and email contact for her work below: @jessbeck9074 I
jbeck.crevado.com I Jessbeck9074@gmail.com

Can’t wait to see you all there!

It’s my Bornday month! What better way to jump it off with being displayed at The Murphy Arts Center on the 2nd floor. This First Friday stop by and have a goodtime. If you missed my 2nd solo show Kivashe, here’s your chance to see the Ancestor collection in person. Thank you to my supporters for helping me grow my art career. Forever humbled.
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You’ve heard of them…
Or maybe you haven’t, but you needed to…
and now you know —-> FSQ Bonsai WILL BE SET UP & ON DISPLAY AT JANUARY 4th’s FIRST FRIDAY at The Murphy Arts Center. <—-

Check out the beautiful plants and Bonsai, and maybe take one home with you!  Plants of all shapes sizes, for sale on Friday! All of this brought to you by the master of Bonsi, Eric Doepp.

6-11pm this Friday. Link on page below to follow them online.