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      Chris Flynn is an artist and drummer from Chicago. His work in print media, handmade paper, and percussion constructs the figure as a duality of image and sound based on the allegory of the puppet. Sculptural objects and images, which render the anatomical body a source of identity and empathy become catalysts to explore percussion as a drawing instrument and synthesized creative practice as self-puppetry. Flynn’s methodology, termed Percussive Emergent Imaging, is a back-and-forth practice of sonification and visualization that plays intuition, geometry, and indeterminacy against aural and ocular forms. Through both image and sound, Flynn seeks a visceral musicality that evokes physiological rhythms, where cognizance is activated by ideas of pulse and kinesthesia.