Paul Catanese, Hybrid Media Artist
Ann Arbor Film Festival [ Spring, 2018 ]
I will debut a new performance: Century of Progress / Sleep at the 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival: Off The Screen! event for expanded cinema performances, new media installations, and salons on March 23, 2018. Century of Progress / Sleep is a cross-disciplinary performance for voice, tuning fork, ship bell, sea drum, software instruments, and live-cinema system. Learn more...

Chicago Cultural Center Residency & Exhibition [ Summer, 2016 ]
Visible from Space (2009-present) was exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery from July 8, 2016 for a three month residency & exhibition open through September 27. During this residency & exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, modes of production from the artist studio, film set, black box theater, and site-specific installation intermingled as I composed large-scale diagrammatic drawings on the floor of the gallery using a modular set of props that includes reflective film, agricultural netting, aerial targeting panels, mooring posts, and hundreds of rigid dimensional lines. At regularly scheduled times, I piloted a 12-foot blimp to fly over, observe, project and record aerial footage of these viewed from the moon works; during the course of the residency, these scenes were be edited into a long-form variable-channel video. Learn more...

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, performance, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artist books, code,, and projections which have been exhibited internationally, notably at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, La Villette and the China Academy of Art; with screenings at the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, FILE, ANIMAC, ExUrban Screens, New Forms Festival, and ISEA2014 Dubai. He has received commissions from Rhizome and Turbulence, and was awarded a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Catanese is Director of Graduate Study and Associate Professor of Art & Art History at Columbia College Chicago.