Multi-stage project utilizing the abundance of invasive species to reduce soil toxicity nationwide.
'Gravitation On The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Handmade artists book made with IR and UV ink markers, legible with supporting readers and display, ed. 1, 2015. Exhibited in "Then & Now," at The Center for Book Arts, New York, March-July 2015; College of New Rochelle, September 8-November 1, 2015.
"‘Gravitation’ On The Electromagnetic Spectrum," 2015, artist book, hand-drawn diagram inspired by the illustrations and diagrams of “Gravitation” (Misner, Thorne, Wheeler), specifically those pertaining to black holes. Each drawing contains information drawn in infrared or ultraviolet ink, which can be seen only with additional visual aids. 20 pages of semi-transparent folio paper with colors corresponding visible wave lengths, bound in black velvet, 20 x 14”. Edition of 1.
Special thanks: Dr. Arturo Garcia Saez, Ph. D
Print copy of "'Gravitation On The Electromagnetic Spectrum"
An edition of 100 perfect-bound artist books, each with hand-drawn additions in infrared ink, made from the diagrams and drawings of "Gravitation" (1973m Misner, Thorne, Wheeler)
The Digitization Of Information And Its Physical Components
2014, Mac mini with hard drive backup, solar panel, uninterrupted power supply, back up software, checksum software and web cam contained within a climate-controlled vitrine, overlooking a separate vitrine in which Madagascar cockroaches consume 19th Century book, Rollo’s Travels, bound in calf skin with matzo casing, over the course of the exhibition. The resulting 72-days time lapse images captures the disintegration of the book. Video plays 23 minutes.
The project materializes the process of converting information from physical to digital formats, as well as the barriers and considerations (both physical and digital) in maintaining integrity of this information as an archive.
2014, collection of ten books unfinished at the time of the authors’ death, iPad in cradle wooden book on marble table top mounted on Mac Pro chassis. Wooden book pages and content correlates to the iPad’s digital book, “Book End,” which recounts the lifespan of the codex from scroll to discardment and recycling, its creation and organizational schemes, as well as the introduction of the electronic reader. iPad also houses first digital editions of William Morris books (available on iTunes), and digital endings for the 10 unfinished books that accompany the sculpture.
Presented in "Fellows" at the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY September 9-December 21, 2014.
The Steps/Stairs project considers the formal features used to move people from one point to another and the motivations to do so. The earthworks have been created in different parts of the world and are inspired by site-specific histories as well as geological peculiarities.
Over the course of three nights, panoramic videos were projected from a moving truck that traversed the Manhattan's Grid. Captured roughly a year before during the Doppelgänger Effect (2011), these videos showed different the experience a day within the Cartesian plane. The videos were made manifest via a custom-made 7,000 lumens video projector mounted with a dual-mirror head. Between 12 midnight and 5 am, moving images of the cityscape were cast onto the buildings' faces.
Systems Of Physical Defense
2012, multi-stage performance with audio installation component.
During the London Olympics the hired guards were questioned about the URL to acquire tickets to the events via a microphone at a bridge leading into the complex. These exchanges were documented in video form and uploaded. The URL was printed and hung near the site of the exchange. During the exhibition opening, a battering ram was constructed for the period of three hours in front of an Olympic complex bridge entrance. Being assembled just outside of bridge where guards stood, just feet outside a metal fence crowned with barbed wire and standing about a moat, the local police were called to inspect. The inspection was utilized to discuss gentrification, international and national finances of the olympics, parties interested, gang relations, power structures and the police's own involvement in the olympics games--all of which was documented. The final stage of the work followed the relocation of the building materials away from the entrance and just beyond the purview of the guards, where sound recordings of the hammering of the wood were looped and amplified via megaphone.
2012, performance with installation including multitrack audio, writing, Berlin, Germany. The first radio station in Berlin broadcast from voxstraße in 1928, employing a marble-carved microphone built by Eugene Reisz and George Neumann, who later developed the condenser microphone and bottle microphone. The conjunction of Germany's beer brewing and recycling efforts results, in certain neighborhoods, in the proliferation of empty bottles along sidewalks. The bottles are left to be collected, recycled and money gained, ostensibly by a person or persons who units of time/cost are measured by the distance between bottles, rather than the consumption of the volume within the bottle.
The stonework of the streets and sidewalks suggest a history of expanding, using and reusing, allocating and signaling the movement of people throughout the city. Cobblestones lie next to brick lanes bordered in cement; the asphalt outlined by a strip of stone that dams an area of square granite. A subtle effect is the sound a step might make or not make. It may inform the type of shoes one decides to wear, or the method of transportation and by extension quantification of distance. It may affect the drainage of rain in this often gray city, and the reception of green grass or gray sand. There is a primacy to this surface level in Berlin, as the limited building height and flatness of the terrain gives a sprawling characteristic that compounds a sense of spatial openness at a single location and an endless suburban expanse in non-locations
Audio recording of notes walking from site of exhibition to the Vox Straße, where the first German Radio was broadcast. The sound of bottles collected during the walk was captured via a Neumann microphone, the inventor of German audio microphones.
Over four days, at four different times, I traversed the Manhattan Grid from 1st Street at Avenue D to 155th Street at 12th Avenue, broadcasting audio as I went. The chosen form of transportation was a tandem bicycle that I had altered by adding one forward- and one rear-oriented megaphone as well as substituting the second seat for a camera. The camera was mounted with a parabolic mirror lens that captured the entire journey in complete panorama. A stereo recorder was also capturing the echoes and urban noise of the traversal.