Portrait of a Distribution Network is an ongoing, system-wide exploration of the three divisions of Reyes Holdings. Lincoln Schatz’s generative video is a visualization of the complex interactions within an organization. While the captured footage documents the multiple perspectives behind the day-to-day operations, Schatz’s custom software releases these processes from a linear narrative to reveal [...]
Portrait of Selden Paterson is a generative portrait of an art student living in Chicago. By breaking away from the traditional, static modes of portraiture, Lincoln Schatz produces a video composite of the individual immersed in the day-to-day. Schatz’s methodology provides the viewer with a richer, fuller understanding of the sitter, as the video allows [...]
“I look at a wave and see reflection, pattern, shape, size, speed, color and transparency. Each wave is unique and part of a massive generative system. I think about tide charts and cycles of movement over time. While I cognitively understand them, I am simultaneously humbled by their immensity and power. It is important to [...]
Peggy Schatz (Chicago. Artist) spent time working on drawings.
Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig (Miami. Art Historian, Collector) created an Automatic Drawing to explore the creative aspect of her personality that usually remains hidden.
Jordan Mozer (Chicago. Architect and Product Designer) sketched and modeled furniture designs in clay.
Daniel Herskovic (Chicago. Personal chef) prepared individually portioned appetizers and a dessert in the Cube.
Sabrina Raaf (Chicago. Artist, Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago) built a temporary sculptural structure within the Cube and disappeared into it when it was completed.
Chris Houston (Chicago. Personal Trainer) used his time in the Cube to perform calisthenics, shadowbox, and work out.
Betsey & Dale Pinkert (Chicago) set a table with linens and crystal to enjoy wine, cheese, and one another’s company.
Jorge Simes (Chicago. Artist) prepared canvases to bring into the Cube with holes cutout for the cameras. His portrait session provided a glimpse into his studio practice as he completed a painting.
Joe Shanahan (Chicago. Music Promoter, Owner of Metro and Smart Bar) brought in a selection from his collection of 50,000 records and spun music on turntables installed in the Cube.
Lynn Hershman Leeson (San Francisco. Artist and Filmmaker, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis, A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University, Chair of the Film Department, San Francisco Art Institute) turned the lens back on Lincoln Schatz by bringing in various cameras to photograph the portrait process during her session.