"Selina Trepp: I Work With What I Have" is an immersive, three-channel animated experimental score for improvised music. As an artist, animator, and experimental musician, Trepp often utilizes music to inform her animations, but in this participatory installation the artist flips the process, asking musicians to translate the movements and gestures in her silent animation into music.
Selina Trepp is a Swiss artist living in Chicago. Her recent solo exhibitions include Arts Club, Chicago; Ski Club, Milwaukee; Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of Dupage, Illinois; Document Gallery, Chicago to name a few. She has been awarded the Propeller Fund Grant for Cultural Reproducers Lecture Series, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, Art Award Stadt Zurich, Switzerland, and Swiss Art Award 2004 at Art Basel 2004.In Chicago she developed a practice of live video performance collaborating with several of Chicago's finest musicians and has been performing on a regular basis in different venues in the city and abroad. Trepp received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Directions: New Genres Art Space – 118 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - Located within the Nordlof Center on the second floor. From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). North on IL 2 to the downtown area. (S. Main becomes Wyman, one-way north). Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry.