Wednesday, March 23, 2011



Friday, March 25 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

 ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

ACRE Projects hosts a special event on Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6-9pm at 1913 West 17th Street, Chicago, IL. ACRE Projects is proud to present LIKE A ROCK: work by TONY BALKO and OLIVIA CIUMMO, an exhibition of moving image and photographic work curated by ACRE staff member Olivia Ciummo.

LIKE A ROCK: Tony Balko and Olivia Ciummo express their thoughts on ROCK through film, video and photo works. In this exhibition they will s...hare processes that speak to thoughts on temporal moments of stability and holding. With some works as collaborations with musician AE Paterra as well as solo works, this exhibition will bring out each artists' interest in ROCK and ROLL, MEDIA, and MEDIATION. In good humor the name of the show stands for riffing through multiple meanings of things that ROCK.

Tony Balko and Olivia Ciummo have been working together on films for a decade, recently they have both collaborated with Majeure the alter ego of A.E. Paterra, drummer for seminal sci-fi prog explorers Zombi. Majeure has composed synthed out tracks to accompany the visuals of these two filmmakers and they plan to continue to collaborate again in the future.

OLIVIA CIUMMO’s moving image works have screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York with collective Jefferson Presents, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Seoul Experimental Film and Video Festival, The Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival and in galleries nationally and abroad. She is a collaborating member of ACRE artist residency and teaches at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

TONY BALKO is a media artist and educator living and working in Milwaukee, WI, USA. His work has screened throughout the United States and internationally in museums, galleries and film festivals including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Milwaukee Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), 21C Museum (Louisville), Jefferson Presents… (Pittsburgh), Green Lantern Gallery (Chicago), Stereo Underground (Seoul), the PDX film festival (Portland), and the FLEX film festival (Gainesville).

Pittsburgh based MAJEURE is the alter ego of A.E. Paterra, drummer for seminal sci-fi prog explorers Zombi. Timespan is his debut release taking the term "full-length" quite literally, the album is made up of three epic, side-long journeys through time and space. Merging the darkness of Vangelis' Blade Runner-era Moog-driven scores and the stately minimalism of Steve Reich and Philip Glass with the relentless drive of Can and Silver Apples, Timespan delivers inspiring sci-fi disco of the highest caliber. Record Label Temporary Residence LTD, Denovali.

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