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Youth Arts Workshop: FIND w/ Zach Moore and Ryan Zerna

All ages welcome, this event is free and open to the public!

FIND! is an interactive installation that invites you to respond to sound around the Comfort Station. Participants are encouraged to actively contribute and respond to the sonic environment by playing a variety of instruments and games, as both an audience member and performer. Be sure to always listen very carefully: you might find some clues that lead to a special prize!

Ryan Zerna is an artist, musician, and educator based in Chicago. He earned his BM in Flute Performance at DePaul University and has performed with various ensembles throughout the city such as Manual Cinema and the Lakeview Orchestra. Ryan is also an original member of Mocrep, both as a performer and curator. He has performed with Mocrep across the US in locations such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mana Contemporary, Stanford University, The Stone, and Spectrum. His work with Mocrep has also been presented in international residencies in Copenhagen, London, and the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music in Germany. Outside of music, Ryan has experience across various disciplines such as video production/editing, visual art, choreography, and performance art. 

Zach Moore is an artist working in the medium of sound, performance, and technology. His work prioritizes experimentation, and often situates self-discovery and personal connections above aesthetic goals. Zach believes art making should be an attempt at exposing something genuine beyond one's own imagination, sharing the pleasure of negotiating differing perspectives and ideas with the people we surrounded ourselves with. These concepts are most exemplified in his work with Mocrep, a performance collective that explores the ideas of collaboration and understanding in artistic pursuits and interpersonal relationships. As both an Artistic and Technical Director for Mocrep, Zach has curated, performed, and engineered performances in a multitude of spaces ranging from large arts institutions to DIY basements. Some recent works include Mocrep's Other Sensations at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, a piece for Natacha Diels at The New York Electronic Art Festival, I like my friends Mocrep's debut album on Parlour Tapes+, Please Don't Go an installation in collaboration with Natacha Diels and Sam Scranton at Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz, and For Space a collaborative installation with Chris Wood and Courtney Mackendanz at ACRE artists residency.