Saturday, March 8
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. Fl. 3, Chicago
6:00–9:00 p.m.

Andrea Jablonski. Catie Olson. Cole Pierce. EC Brown. Elena Tejada Herrera. George John Larson. Jason Shanley. Jon Bollo + Steven Fletcher. Julia A. Miller. Kg Price. Mairin Hartt. Mikey Peterson. Ryan T. Dunn. Sarah Beth Woods + Cleo Sugg. Stephanie Burke. Will Soderberg.

December 26, 2013

Ryan T Dunn, Tritriangle's founder and organizer, strikes me as a situationist sort of fellow, and aims to push his space away from familiar models of experimental art/tech venues. This seems like the perfect setting to allow ASCII to disassemble and try out new models, forms and possibilities. For this event, there will be NO specifications, rules or bullet-lists detailing anything (even the sacred dress code spec will be unmentioned). I have no preconceptions of what this event will be—perhaps an exhibition, or a performance, or an impromptu get-together...

Participants may refer to the ASCII archives, but this is completely optional. I will say that ASCII, from my own standpoint, is about making the mundane music mix into something much more convoluted, and a parallel to painting in my own art practice. But that's just my own personal stake.

As a starting point, I'll offer an excerpt from a recent email from Ryan, where I asked him to clarify a term from a previous chat: "beautiful chaos".

I suppose 'beautiful chaos' is the organic variation produced when systems break down, collisions between order and entropy. Rusted out cars in the middle of a swamp, piles of CD-ROMs in a thrift store, fruit toppling from a grocery stand, spontaneous stock market rises and falls—the finite range of experiences as members of the set of an infinite range of possibilities. I'm trying to create something of beautiful chaos right now: attempting to illustrate in an ordered fashion the two word synthesis of a conversation, while simultaneously wading through the memory of such a thing after time and many new memories have undoubtedly repurposed those neurons. The unending translation of moments into new moments and the inexplicable construction of explainable events which come forth.

More exemplars of beautiful chaos will be forthcoming. Please let me know if you might have some interest in participating, and I can keep you posted.

—EC Brown

January 5, 2014

Ryan Dunn offered the following:

February 10, 2014

In turn, I'll offer the following:

February 16, 2014

This struck me as somewhat relevant: a Japanese Ochamori tea ceremony with oversize utensils.




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