“Fucking prolific” is a phrase that comes to mind when paging through Claudia Maté’s web portfolio. Just based on the thirty-nine websites, GIFs and videos on her site, you might think she’s well into her late thirties. Her resume is equally long, listing exhibitions at MoMA, The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Wayne State University.
This film documents the history of Chicago’s most famous art movement that introduced the world to artists like Ed Paschke, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Karl Wirsum, and brings to light the lasting effects of the city’s 1960s-era avant garde on contemporary practitioners. In short, you should watch the movie.
You’ve seen this GIF—now go straight to “Expanding Labyrinth,” Brenna Murphy’s 2012 Rhizome Commissions proposal. This is just one hypnotic slice of her larger project where she created over 50 websites focused on meditative and talismanic imagery; you can visit each of those sites (meditation rooms, if you like) on the commissions page.