Kammer 21C
[Blue Sky edition]
Final Exhibition & Cocktail Party Fundraiser
Saturday, August 9, 2008 • 7:00 PM
The Starline Building
Harvard, IL
$65 per person


Final Exhibition & Program Celebration
Friday, August 8, 2008 • 7:00 PM
The Starline Building
Harvard, IL

Poesique, with Shaw Pong Liu
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 • 7:00 PM
The Raue Center
Crystal Lake, IL
In June - August 2008, Stephen Ausherman served as
Artist-in-Residence for Blue Sky Project in Woodstock, IL.

In collaboration with McHenry County teenagers, he
created a series of 17 short videos (trt: ~25 minutes),
navigable on a browser-based display).
Kammer 21C installation at Starline Gallery in Harvard, IL, Aug 8-9, 2008
Kammer 21C Statement:

At the turn of the 17th century, cabinets of curiosities were the
rage in Europe. Curators of these wunderkammern lacked
standardized systems of classification and instead developed
imaginative ways to explain the significance of their bizarre
acquisitions. As interpretive exhibits, the collections were often
mystifying, if not marvelous to contemplate.

Kammer 21C is a 21st-century adaptation of the wunderkammer
in the sense that it favors personal meaning over academic
quantification as a method of interpretation. But rather than
collect exotic physical specimens and artifacts, K21C
participants captured digital images and sounds from local
sources, including field trips, interviews and found objects, as
well as contributions from other groups in Blue Sky Project.

They then arranged their data according to personal
significance. Nostalgia, abstraction, poetic expression, and
communal lore influenced this creative process. They shared
media files to develop meaningful contexts between otherwise
loosely related sounds and images. The result is an interpretive
display that instills a sense of wonder with a familiar place.
photos by Mequitta Ahuja
CHICAGO!
Video from K21C:
Kammer 21C Basement Remix at West Southwest:

516 ARTS: April 4 - May 16, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, April 4, 6-8pm
516 Central SW, Albuquerque

LA Artcore: April 1 - 30, 2009
Reception: Saturday, April 25, 5-8pm
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles (Little Tokyo)

+ Open house at the Brewery Annex 3-5pm
650 A South Avenue 21, Los Angeles
RELATED EVENTS:
A program of film and video titled 788.34 will be
presented ongoing throughout the exhibition in
both ABQ and LA. A screening event will be held
on April 16 for the annual
Experiments in Cinema
film festival in Albuquerque. Curated by Bryan
Konefsky,
788.34 features moving image art from
both ABQ & LA.
December 4, 2008:
Visiting Artist Series, Kammer 21C presentation and workshop, Harold Washington College, Chicago
Kammer 21C: Blue Sky Edition
[2009 Basement Remix]
at
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Atomica

selected for

The Final Girl