Opening Reception / Discarded: the Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 5:30-8:30pm

Come on out to the opening reception of Discarded!

Discarded: the Afterlife of Everyday Electronics focuses on the abundance of everyday electronics and constant upgrades of technology, while examining what happens to the previous versions when deemed no longer useful. This multimedia exhibition uses performances, interactive arts, mixed media, time-based works, and installation to display the excess of outdated electronic devices. Artists examine issues ranging from planned obsolescence of technology, the proliferation of unwanted electronics being re-appropriated as art materials, and the feeling of nostalgia for the "rejected" vintage items. Through this work, the exhibition uncovers narratives for the discarded items that often find a new life after being left behind.

Featured Artists:

Kyle Evans and James Connolly
Patrick Lichty
Veronica Corzo-Duchardt
Sarah Frost
The Post Family - David Sieren
Eric Fleischauer
Maria Tzeka
Nate Crumpley
INDO - Crystal Hodges and Linsey Burritt

The Arcade Gallery
618 S Michigan Ave 2nd floor, 
Chicago, IL

Curated by Kristen Kula, BFA in Photography '13