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‘SHIFT’ is the online show of Italian-German visual and sound artist Friedrich Andreoni – presented in collaboration with SAIC faculty members Jeff Prokash and Danny Floyd. The online show will feature all the three acts of SHIFT, a space related performative act in which Andreoni taped his phone to different automated machines in the city, intervening in normality and investigating the expressive potential of public infrastructures. The digital show presents also three texts and critical contributions by Dr. Michael J. Golec, Dr. Hennie Reynders and Danny Floyd. SHIFT has been realized in collaboration with: Experimental Sound Studio Chicago, The Department of Transportation City of Chicago and The Chicago Port Authority, in Downtown Chicago and Skokie during 2020 and 2021.

Friedrich Andreoni is an Italo-German artist who grew up between the Middle East and Europe. Andreoni works across multiple mediums, including sculpture, sound, installation, performative acts, and video. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin and The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. He received a special mention from the Pontifical Academies of the Vatican: Virtuosi del Pantheon Award, as the only visual artist among various architectural studios. Recently Friedrich was granted the Ducato Art Prize Academy Award.

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