Eric Fleischauer is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator. Utilizing various strategies such as repurposing discarded VHS tapes as sculptural material, making imperfect drawings of computer generated CAPTCHA’s, or curating videos from YouTube and presenting them in the cinema, his work examines the ramifications of technology’s expansive influence on both the individual and the cultural sphere. He has exhibited internationally at venues including threewallsSOLO and the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), Rooftop Films and Interstate Projects (NYC), Corcoran Gallery of Art (WashingtonDC), and the Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany). Fleischauer currently teaches in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jason Lazarus is a Chicago-based artist, curator, educator, and writer. His photo-based practice has expanded in recent years to include multiple public archive projects and the use of impossibility as a medium. His exhibition history includes the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the Art Institute of Chicago, PPOW Gallery (NYC), the Queens Museum of Art (NY), Kaune, Sudendorf (Cologne, Germany) and The Future Gallery (Berlin) among many others. Lazarus will be the Kennedy Visiting Artist at the University of South Florida, Tampa in the fall of 2011, and currently is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Theodore Darst (curatoria assistantl) is an artist based in Chicago, IL. His video, prints, and interactive digital environments have been exhibited at numerous venues including The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), 319 Scholes (NYC), bubblebyte.org (online) and the Miami Beach Cinematheque. He is currently a HATCH Projects Artist in Residence at the Chicago Artist's Coalition.