ACRE x Flood Plain: Alex Younger and Alican Camcı

Flood Plain is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition ACRE x Flood Plain: Alex Younger and Alican Camcı, which runs October 26-November 16, 2019 with a free public reception on Saturday, October 26 at 6-9pm. The exhibition marks the debut of Flood Plain’s ongoing partnership with the ACRE, a Chicago-based artist residency program. For the 2018-2019 cycle, Flood Plain hosts fiber artist, writer and activist Alex Younger and sound artist Alican Camci. 

ACRE x Flood Plain: Alex Younger and Alican Camcı will remain on display until Saturday, November 16. Open gallery hours will be held each Saturday from 12-5pm or by appointment. 

Image: Alex Younger,  Litigious , 20 document title pages from Constand v. Cosby, full 3 page Criminal complaint for the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cosby, and Bill Cosby's mugshot on 23 screenprinted cotton cheesecloth panels and 1 jacquard-woven cotton panel, 42in x 60in each, 25ft long installed. Photo: Alex Younger.

Image: Alex Younger, Litigious, 20 document title pages from Constand v. Cosby, full 3 page Criminal complaint for the People of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cosby, and Bill Cosby's mugshot on 23 screenprinted cotton cheesecloth panels and 1 jacquard-woven cotton panel, 42in x 60in each, 25ft long installed. Photo: Alex Younger.

About ACRE:

Founded in 2010, ACRE is a non-profit organization based in Chicago designed to support emerging artists develop, discuss and present their artistic practices.

As a community-coordinated effort to provide emerging artists with an accessible, equitable, and interdisciplinary residency and exhibitions program, ACRE has welcomed over 1,000 visual artists, sound artists, musicians, performance artists, writers, curators, scientists, chefs and others to its Wisconsin and Illinois communities.

ACRE’s residency takes place every summer in rural Southwest Wisconsin.

Further information about ACRE is available at https://www.acreresidency.org.

About the artists: 

alican çamcı’s output includes works for small and large ensembles, electro-acoustic compositions, solo instrumental music, and sound installations. His recent works feature an investigation of sound as a potentially documentary medium. He seeks to explore this aspect through the use of field and speech recordings, found sounds, everyday materials in relation to the performative dimension introduced by the musicians in a live situation.

A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he studied composition at the Peabody Conservatory with Michael Hersch. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Chicago, where he continues his studies with Augusta Read Thomas, Anthony Cheung, and Sam Pluta. In addition to his studies there, he has received further instruction from composers such as, Clarence Barlow, Carola Bauckholt, Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, Georg Friedrich Haas, Isabel Mundry, Alberto Posadas, and Matthias Spahlinger in masterclasses and academies such as ManiFeste 2017, Forum des Jeunes Compositeurs 2016, Impuls 2015, among others. His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Dal Niente, ECCE, eighth blackbird, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Mise-en, International Contemporary Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Oerknal!, Spektral Quartet, the [Switch~ Ensemble], and soloists such as Jerfi Aji, Miranda Cuckson, Gleb Kanasevich, Ciro Longobardi, Andrew Nogal, Heather Roche, Eva Zöllner, and Stas Venglevski. In addition to his concert music, his collaborative work with the Turkish filmmaker and media artist Deniz Tortum have been featured in festivals and exhibitions such as Sharjah Biennial Istanbul Offsite 2017, IFF Colombo 2014, SXSW 2013, !F Istanbul 2013, and 22nd Istanbul Short Film Festival. For more information, visit https://alicancamci.com.

Alex Younger was born to stubborn intellectuals in Oakland, California and raised in the Capital District of New York State, surrounded by books, cameras, and looms. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Swarthmore College in 2012 with an Honors Major in English Literature with an emphasis on gender tropes in Shakespearean and contemporary American literature and a Course Major/Honors Minor in Studio Art. She became a sexual assault activist in 2015, after the college adjudication of her case resulted in a punishment of 10 days of probation. In 2018, she received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown internationally and across the United States, including Chicago, New York City, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Lodz, Poland. She and her cat Mickalene live on Chicago’s North Side, where they continue to be willful and surrounded by books, cameras, and looms.

From June 2019 to May 2020, Alex is an Artist in Residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. For more information, visit https://www.ayoungerartist.com.