Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball presents pinball machines as interactive artworks that are created through a collaborative process involving many skilled artisans such as designers, sculptors and engineers. As Chicago is the birthplace and world headquarters of pinball, Skillshot intends to capture the spirit and momentum of this dynamic art movement by highlighting the accomplishments of both industry professionals and enthusiasts.
The exhibit will feature pinball machines, documentary videos, zines as well as original pre-production illustrations and sketches by iconic pinball designers.
Curated by Mark Porter.
Participating artists include:
Rosemarie Fiore, Doug Watson, Greg Freres, Jon Chad, Alec Longstreth, Angela Drokba (The Trophy Witch), Stern Pinball Inc., 12 for 12, Dirty Donnie, Jeremy Packer (Zombie Yeti), Rob Karlic and Gene X Hwang.
Photo: Rob Karlic, BA, Photography, Columbia College Chicago
Twilight Zone, Digital photograph, 2016