10/30: WE // new work by TODD DIEDERICH
new work by TODD DIEDERICH
Oct. 30-31, 2011
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 30, 4-8
Open Hours: Monday, October 31, noon-4
1913 W 17th Street
WE (everything here) is spinning on a new axis due to recent seismic activity off the coasts of Japan and Sumatra in the past 2 years. The Earth usually responds below the threshold of detection even though the North Pole has moved about an inch. Our days have been shortened by microseconds and terrestrial order has been disrupted. The new day is here.
We is inspired by recent events of liberation around the world and in return Todd Diederich has liberated his photography by grasping at the ethereal and whimsy while photographing in areas like Englewood, Lawndale, Humboldt and Garfield Parks. The image as a compass. No terrain was left untouched by Diederich’s camera as he runs the gauntlet of society. These images are Diederich’s manifesto on how a revolutionary life can be lived, and more importantly, how it may look.
TODD DIEDERICH (b.1982) is a photographer, mixed-media artist, and occupier of Chicago. He attended Columbia College Chicago from 2000-2003 and in 2003 won the Jack Jaffe Award for Documentary Photography. Feeling good, Diederich left Chicago for the South and embarked on a mission to become a photo anthropologist. His street level style captures the energy and vibrance of the people and neighborhoods of Chicago. Recently, A Propeller Fund grant has allowed Diederich to continue his adventures whether it be underground Ball Scenes, celebrations for hometown teams or local characters, Diederich’s keen eye reveals the electric activity hidden in the city.
More information about Todd Diederich can be found at www.beodddierich.com.