VISUAL ARTISTS / PITTSBURGH

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EVERYDAY OCTOBER 01-05

VINCE MCKELVIE

Pittsburgh / Multiple Locations
Taking existing visuals and subverting their uses—and meanings—to create awesome, medium-defying art ...

PEEK

Pittsburgh / Multiple Locations
Explore Pittsburgh with this free mobile app that turns a city "into a treasure trove of unexpected easter eggs" with augmented reality graffiti ...

Undervolt & Co. Pittsburgh Edition

Pittsburgh / www
VIA curates an Undervolt & Co. regional title featuring a selection of experimental video artists from Pittsburgh, PA.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 01

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TRUE T

Pittsburgh / Cattivo
Where fun, shade, and life are celebrated, True T is a diverse social network where underground Ballroom culture is brought to the forefront via unconventional mediums...

MIKE BONELLO

Pittsburgh / The Shop
Filmmaker and musician based in Pittsburgh, PA, who has exhibited work at the Mattress Factory, the Warhol Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and a house party in Murphreesboro, TN.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 02

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PROJECTILEOBJECTS

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Collaborative duo of ProjectileObjects & Todd Keebs (LazerCrunk) have been taking over Pittsburgh with 3-dimensional projection mapping, light/laser fueled set design, and an "anything can be done" attitude...

FRIDAY OCTOBER 03

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SHIKEITH CATHEY

Pittsburgh / Bunker Projects
Multimedia artist who examines the societal, cultural, and political misconceptions involved in being viewed as a black male in America.

JEREMY BIBLE

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird
Founder of the influential Experimedia.net empire, musician and interdisciplinary artist who explores the fringes of media through sound, visual, and installation works.

HECTOR LLANQUIN

Pittsburgh / CMU
Chilean artist whose video art, 3d modeling, video games, music, web programming and design examine the aesthetics of user error, techno animism, conspiracy theories, and the internet's relationship with Latin American tensions...

SATURDAY OCTOBER 04

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BRITTANY ASMR

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
BrittanyASMR, 25, is a Miami native and ASMR is her passion. Experience a session with Brittany in an immersive environment "ASMR NPC" created in collaboration with artist/avatar LaTurbo Avedon, a 30 foot bubble, and VIA.

UNDERVOLT & CO.

Pittsburgh / CMU & Union Trust Building
Undervolt & Co. is a label for experimental video artists launched by Yoshi Sodeoka, Johnny Woods, and Nicolas O'Brien...

JOHNNY WOODS

Pittsburgh / CMU & Union Trust Building
Los-Angeles based animator, video artist, and director of Undervolt & Co., who has received commissions from MOCA, The Museum of Sex, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and musicians like Big Boi, Neon Indian...

MSHR (Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper)

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
MSHR is the collaborative project of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy who explore ceremonial, cybernetic and cyborgian realms through interactive installation, analog synthesizer design, and ritualistic performance...

JJ STRATFORD

Pittsburgh / CMU & Location TBA
A multidimensional artist based in Los Angeles, Undervolt & Co. artist, and founder of Telefantasy Studios, an avant-garde production studio and media lab ...

SABRINA RATTE

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
Montreal based visual artist whose video work mixes a diverse array of tools and techniques to create virtual environments where architecture and landscapes fall into abstraction...

VIRTUAL LIFE DRAWING

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Premiering at VIA in conjunction with an opening in Second Life, this IRL/URL event will connect physical and virtual participants through group drawing sessions around live avatars posing in Second Life. Choose to draw your model on an iPad or paper, all works uploaded and exhibited online.

PROJECTILEOBJECTS

Pittsburgh / Rex Theater
Collaborative duo of ProjectileObjects & Todd Keebs (LazerCrunk) have been taking over Pittsburgh with 3-dimensional projection mapping, light/laser fueled set design, and an "anything can be done" attitude...

ASMR NPC

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Artist-avatar LaTurbo Avedon and special guest BrittantASMR guide you through an immersive therapy using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, binaural audio, and a 30 foot tall bubble.

KEVIN RAMSER

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Pittsburgh-based artist whose videos and projection design for musicians and theatrical performances explore visual tactics of intimidation, posturing, and narcissistic self-aggrandizement, at turns alluring and repulsive...

YOSHIHIDE SODEOKA

Pittsburgh / Union Trust Building
Multidisciplinary artist, musician, and founder of Undervolt & Co, whose neo-psychedelic work with video, GIFs and print simultaneously inhabits the world of fine art, music, fashion, and advertising...

HYBRID THEORY

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
Recent videos by Jennifer Chan and Theodore Darst, employing a variety of practices to respond to the incessant flows of information on the Internet.

VIA GAMES

Pittsburgh / Location TBA
A new selection of indie video games by Pittsburgh-based curators/creators Paolo Pedercini, Timothy Sherman, and Caitlin Boyle.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 05

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LYDIA MOYER

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird Cafe
Visual artist and media maker who lives and works in Virginia. Her work has been exhibited both in the US and abroad. She directs the new media program in the art department at the University of Virginia.

GENEVIEVE ERIN O'BRIEN

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird Cafe
Queer Vietnamese/Irish/American artist, culinary adventurer, community organizer, and educator who uses performance, video and installation to explore notions of “home” and “homeland”.

AARON HENDERSON

Pittsburgh / Thunderbird Cafe
Video and installation artist who examines the ways humans move, looking at the personal, cultural and political ramifications of all action, from intimate gestures to displays of super-human acrobatics...