New Media

  • iParade (Chicago)
  • GRANTEE
    LoVid:
    Tali Hinkis &
    Kyle Lapidus
    GRANT YEAR
    2016

LoVid, iParade (Chicago), research document, 2015. Courtesy of the artists.

iParade (Chicago) is part of LoVid's location-based, experimental media series iParade, which explores relationships between architecture and memory, personal and collective histories, along with physical and virtual spaces. iParade (Chicago) overlays stories, images, and sounds from two neighborhoods: Woodlawn and Bridgeport. Inspired by engagements and collaborations with local artists and residents, this work focuses on the role architecture and public spaces have in shaping life experiences and visions of the future. The local histories of these two neighborhoods highlight different evolutionary paths for urban spaces: in Bridgeport, a focus on preservation of history through landmarked buildings; and in Woodlawn, an effacement of architecture, resulting in haunting empty lots that provide space for projecting an imagined future. iParade (Chicago) includes video, sound, and text, which are distributed through LoVid's cross-platform mobile app. The content can only be experienced on site, using GPS coordinates in a neighborhood walk that enriches and transforms the viewers' surroundings.

LoVid, the NY-based artist duo, includes Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, who have been collaborating since 2001. Hinkis graduated in 2000 from the Ecole Nationale Supeieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, which included a semester at the Cooper Union. In addition to her work in LoVid, Hinkis has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many international institutions, including Columbia University, Stony Brook University, Oberlin College, the Royal College of Art (London), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Pratt. Lapidus received his BA from Harvard University in neurobiology and his PhD from Yeshiva University in anatomy and structural biology. As an artist and musician, Lapidus has performed and exhibited internationally, primarily as a part of LoVid. With LoVid, Lapidus pursues projects that blend his passion for both science and art. These include exhibitions at the Science Gallery (Dublin), the Daejeon Museum (Korea), and the Bloomfield Science Museum (Jerusalem). LoVid's work includes immersive installations, sculptural synthesizers, single-channel videos, textile sculptures, participatory projects, and mobile media cinema. LoVid's projects have been presented widely, including at: the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (NY), Smack Mellon (NY), the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Real Art Ways (CT), Urbis (UK), the Neuberger Museum (NY), the New Museum (NY), the Museum of the Moving Image (NY), Lampo (Chicago), the MoMA (NY), PS1 (NY), the Kitchen (NY), and FACT (Liverpool). LoVid has received support from organizations, including: the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, the Experimental TV Center, the NY State Council of the Arts, and the Greenwall Foundation.