Cracked Ray Tube
Chicago, IL USA
James Connolly (BFA with emphasis in Art History, Theory, and Criticism, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is a video, sound and new media artist, instrument builder, curator and educator. His videos and real-time performances undermine the interfaces and break through the computational instincts of digital and analog consumer devices, liberating their latent audio and visual materialities. His work has been shown at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago; the Dallas Video Festival/Medianale at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary; the Vancouver New Music Festival; Columbia College Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. His work has been published in the MIT Press Computer Music Journal and the Creator’s Project, and his writing has been published in the Leonardo Music Journal. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.