What is GLI.TC/H?
The voice speaking on behalf of GLI.TC/H is a core group of organizers which at present include Nick Briz, Rosa Menkman and Jon Satrom. In 2010 we co-founded GLI.TC/H, along with Evan Meaney. Collectively we refer to ourselves as the gli.tc/h/bots.
It takes considerable effort to put on an event like GLI.TC/H, and thegli.tc/h/bots haven't done it alone. The first iteration of GLI.TC/H was held in Chicago in 2010 and received support from a handful of institutions and individuals. The department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago provided substantial support that year, thanks in large part to jonCates, the present chair of the department. A handful of local venues hosted free events including Roxaboxen Exhibitions, Transistor, the Nightingale Theater and Club Foot.
For GLI.TC/H 2011 (referred to as 20111) we expanded the event significantly and with that came more work and more help. The events held in Chicago, IL and Amsterdam, NL, were primarily organized and curated (from an open call) by Nick Briz, Rosa Menkman and Jon Satromwith significant organizational help from William Robertson. Kim Asendorf curated the online gallery. Theodore Darst and Evan Meaneyco-curated the screening component. Antonio Roberts, with support from Arts Council England, Birmingham City University. fizzPOP, helped at the closing day of GLI.TC/H at VIVID gallery in Birmingham, UK. Additionally, Jessica Westbrook assisted in the production of theGLI.TC/H READER[ROR] and jonCates and Jake Elliott live broadcasted the Chicago events on Numbers.fm. The venues which hosted GLI.TC/H 20111 were, MBLabs, Rodan, Enemy and the Nightingale Theater in Chicago, and STEIM and PlanetArt in Amsterdam. GLI.TC/H 20111 was financially made possible through donations on Kickstarter As well as artists who donated their work to the Kickstarter; Melissa Barron, Nick Briz, jonCates, Jeff Donaldson, Evan Meaney, Rosa Menkman, Don Miller, Pox Party (Jon Satrom and Ben Syverson) and Vaudeo Signal (Ben Baker-Smith and Evan Kühl). A list of the backers can be found here.
This year, GLI.TC/H 2012 (referred to as 2112) is again being organized by Nick Briz, Rosa Menkman and Jon Satrom with the individual threads being organized by Beth Capper, jonCates, Curt Cloninger, Jake Elliott,Benjamin Gaulon, Shawné Holloway, Daniel Temkin, Adam D Trowbridgeand Jessica Westbrook with additional threads by Ryan T Dunn, Kyoung Kim, Edwina Portocarrero and Philip Stearns and panels by Kevin Carey,Ted Davis, Steven Hammer, Paul Hertz, Shawné Holloway, Chris Lindgren, A Bill Miller, Alex Myers, Patrick Quinn, Antonio Roberts,Daniel Rourke and Alfredo Salazar-Caro. The events will be hosted atMBLabs, High Concept Labs, The Gallery Formerly Known as Happy Dogand Tritriangle. All the work being exhibited and performed this year will be co-produced by the online WorkingGroup participants and anyone who attends the thread sessions during the event. GLI.TC/H 2112 is financially made possible by a grant from the Propeller Fund and the support from this years Kickstarter donars.
Lastly, GLI.TC/H would be an empty room if not for the artists, theorists and enthusiasts which have participated in the past. An incomplete list of artists can be found here.