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2011

Vibrant Matter

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 […]

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2011

Delaurance Performance Investment Incorporated

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.

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2011

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 […]

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2011

H.Y.L.O.Z.O.I.S.M.

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 […]

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2011 Uncategorized

Urban Coyotes of Chicago: Can You Hear Me?

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.