900 N. Michigan Ave.
SAIC has partnered with the high-end, luxury galleria, 900 North Michigan Shops, to present a gallery of innovative work by students, faculty, and alumni. Located on the 6th floor of the shopping center across from Bloomingdale’s, SAIC at 900 features rotating exhibitions of interdisciplinary art and design on the north end of the Magnificent Mile.
Ethan Rose: Half-Open
The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has the unique position of being an active prairie reclamation that overlays fields of decommissioned World War II munitions storage bunkers. The phenomenally reverberant interiors of the bunkers exist in stark acoustic contrast with the non-reflective, wide-open exterior terrain of the prairie. In this work, vocalizations by a group of performers engage multiple visible perspectives of the site, echoing the historic and phenomenal qualities of the landscape through gestures of acoustic interaction.
Ethan Rose (MFA 2013) has released recordings, scored films, constructed performances, created sound installations, and worked with a variety of collaborators. In works that manifest across a range of media, his consideration of sound reaches out from the formal mechanics of studio composition to investigate revealed gestures of sonic transformation. Rose endeavors to engage new modalities of musical experience, creating pieces that are in direct dialogue with a specificity of materials, architectures, histories, and technologies.
Past SAIC at 900 artists have included:
Jeremiah Jones (MFA 2013)