Une ferme n’est pas une fantasie architectural. C’est quelque chose de semblable a un evenement naturel, quelque chose qui est comme le visage humanize de la terre. Une espece de plante geometrique aussi liee au paysage qu’un arbre ou une coline et aussi expressive de la presence humaine qu’un meuble ou qu’une machine Bezard Le […]
Category: Project by Year
Urban Anthropology Project
Hannah Barco and I co-directed the Urban Anthropology Project the spring of 2006. As organizers, we (re)introduced participants to overlooked sites in downtown Durham for creative response.
Assembly: The Founding of the Land of Apocrophy, was an interactive experience staged at Man Bites Dog Theater in Durham, NC. With my collaborators Hannah Barco (then Sabri Reed) and Jacob Reed, we filled a space with materials to manipulate accompanied by a live soundscape fed by tools equipped with contact mics. Each day of […]
Loaded Text, is a performance walk/workshop lead in 2008 with collaborator Hannah Barco (Sabri Reed). This image below describes the experience and intentions–click on image to open it to full size.
Wicked Badass Icthys
This project began when Daniel Phillips (a friend, photographer, and video artist) discovered this site near his studio in Boston and invited me to work with him to react to it in some way. The first time we visited the site together, we saw a rather large fish living in this holding tank and wondered […]
The Theoria Story
Because my research into Theoria has been, by some, considered obscure, I decided to write an introduction to my explorations in comic book form. Because I am not a comic book artist, I appropriated one for this purpose. In the past, this project explanation has been mounted as a wall installation.
Influenced by a Baudelaire poem Une Chargonne, this pile of raucous materiality (rabbit skin glue, fake fur, an inflating silicone bladder, organ pipes, salt, clay…) brings a particular Romantic edge to the conversation on material’s participation in culture. Baudelaire reminds us of the particular productivity of rot, of ruin, a vitality that is very different […]
Delaurance Performance Investment Incorporated Is a pushcart business established to sell performance instruction sets. To encourage the purchasing of these items, the cart incorporated a sonic technology involving string, tin cans, and lollipops that sent vibratory advertisements about the products directly into the skulls of curious onlookers.
Salt Crystal TV
This sculpture is a tv screen that features the forming of salt crystals forming from cooling super-saturated salt water. This event, seen through a microscope built into the stand, took about 45 minutes to complete, the same duration of a short television show. Watching these crystals form was a great way to spend time with […]
H.Y.L.O.ZO.I.S.M was a sculptural research project undertaken with collaborator Marissa Benedict. In this project, we looked to Joseph Beuys to react to the Chicago landscape and its potential. We grounded our research through a set of proposals. The first proposal was to stage a performance of pulling a huge sled of symbolic blocks of material […]
This performance with collaborator Marissa Benedict took place at Dfbltr gallery. We set up a radio communications tower in the gallery to communicate to the coyotes in Chicago that are being tracked with radio collars. Marissa patrolled the city with a hand made radio aerial to aid the communication.
In 18th century France, Anton Mesmer’s banquet, filled with Animal Magnetism, healed the cultural elite by provoking hysterical fits, “crises,” which opened the patients up to the Flow circulating through all people, the materials of the banquet, and the moon and the stars. When Benjamin Franklin came to France and proved, with a distinguished group […]