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 […]
Photo credit: Arjuna Capulong, Ahyun Kim Pale Blue Eyes is a performance piece developed for the Rapid Pulse international performance festival and performed June 3rd, 2013. Roughly based on the history of the surgical theater, this work attempts a surgical investigation into the experience of viewing/participating in art.
The Air-Loom (or Influencing Machine) is a response to my research on an 18th century psychotic James Tilly Mathews, who believed he was persecuted by what he called an “Air-Loom,” a pneumatic device that could influence his thoughts and world history. I’m particularly interested in his imagined machine, which marked the moment, at the turn […]