Jon Chambers is welcomed into the position of IMSS Artist-in-Residence for Winter-Spring 2019
December 2018 – April 2019
Jon Chambers is an artist and educator based in Chicago where he teaches media literacy, media art histories, net art, new media art (software + hardware) and video. He has shown work nationally and internationally, in screening venues, galleries and online.
Chambers’ work responds to experiences of saturation, obsessions and often humorous contradictions that emerge from our relationships with technology, virtuality, remoteness and the body. He’s particularly interested in how we negotiate the duality of our digital and physical lives within networked systems of consumerism, surveillance, identity and future histories. Endearing and uncanny feelings in the work urge us to consider the streamlined technological interfaces we encounter everyday and where those interactions start to break down.
IMSS’ Artist-in-Residence program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.