HALFLIFERS: TORSTEN ZENAS BURNS & ANTHONY DISCENZA - Play therapy, the undead, and psychic sandwich surgery:
A 24 year variable survey of speculative videos, installations, photographs, curations, and book projects by the collaborative team HalfLifers.
GALLERY 400 / 400 SOUTH PEORIA STREET - MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 – 6:00PM TO 8:00PM
When the zombie apocalypse goes down, we'll all have to think on our toes—watching our backs as we hit the roads, escaping the ravenous army of undead relentlessly pursuing our cranial tissues. The living will have to eat, too, and the mobile kitchen of E-Dogz will be a beacon of nourishment in these end days. Chef Eric "E-Dog" May has teamed up with Rimas Simaitis to equip the food trailer to travel land and sea, feeding the people in these dire times. The zombie plague actually began generations ago, conjured through black magic by Voodoo priests on island nations during the glory days of the high seas. To honor the zombie resistance of yore, E-Dogz: Zombie Apocalypse Refuge Center will host a tiki party to ward off zombies and serve up doomsday cuisine and circuses. This event may feature, but will not be limited to: Spam nigiri, entomophagy, flaming cocktails, and coconut short wave radios.
Eric May is a Chicago-based artist and the head chef of Ox-Bow School of the Arts in Saugatuck, Michigan. He is the founder and director of Roots & Culture, a nonprofit gallery in Chicago's Noble Square neighborhood. May launched E-Dogz in 2011 as a Mobile Culinary Community Center in order to serve great food, to inform and stimulate people’s relationships and attitudes towards what they eat, and to plant the seeds for a mobile food truck movement in Chicago.
Rimas Simaitis is a Los Angeles-based artist who has exhibited at SOIL, Seattle; the Boise Art Museum; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles. He was a featured artist at Art Platform Los Angeles in 2011 for the opening weekend of Pacific Standard Time, and has completed residencies at the Ox-Bow School of the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. He holds a BA in Music and Business Administration from Seattle University and an MFA in Spatial Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.