Stephen Flemister, 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence
Stephen Flemister (born in Chicago, IL, 1977) is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, printmedia and new media, with practices invested in modes of portraiture, influences of digital culture and their common forms of application. Through objects, installations, and experimental studies, Flemister explores methods of visibility and fabricated realities, among social systems. Flemister received his BA in Interactive Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago and his MFA in the Low Residency Program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His works have been shown at Hyde Park Art Center, Columbia College, South Side Community Art Center, and Arts Incubator with public installations and performance throughout Chicago.
Stephen Flemister is working on several projects during his residency, including a fabrication of 3D models as working monuments and a digital projection installation. Stephen has created a closed-loop message board called Thread.City. Stephen envisions Thread.City as a method of capturing dialogue among neighbors. The platform allows a question or prompt to be asked and every response is captured in real time. Both the question/prompt and responses are projected at night. Thread.city is a platform that can also be utilized during public events to both ask questions and receive responses from the audience. The entire dialogue will be archived as a snapshot of changing climates. Stephen's final exhibition will include pieces from his monument sculpture project and documentation of the thread.city installations.
Every evening, (after sundown) | Thread.City
5513-5515 S Prairie Ave