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Illinois River Project


The Illinois River Project is an interdisciplinary project that aims to better the lives of individuals with a criminal record through confronting the ecology of the Illinois River, generating compost and clean up polluted soil. These seemingly disparate issues are actually intimately related and, I believe, are cyclically intertwined. It is my artistic advantage to work with and across different sectors and constituents that I believe will make a meaningful impact to each of these circuits.


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Earthworks, Medellín, Colombia; Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, Byrdcliffe, NY, USA; 2005-Present, 

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.


Pas y Escaleras

obras de la tierra, Medellín, Colombia; Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, Byrdcliffe, NY, USA; 2005 presente, 

El proyecto escaleras/pasos considera las características formales usadas para mover a la gente de  un punto a otro y las motivaciónes para hacerlo. Las obras de tierra has sido creadas en partes diferentes del mundo y están inspiradas por las historias de esos lugares específicos, además de las peculiaridades geológica. 


Documentation of Doppler Shift

Doppler Shift

3-night performance of mobile video projections, 2012

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.

Doppler Shifts, HD digital video 21 minute video, 2013

Making use of the documentary footage shot during the multiple nights of projection, this video ties together shared characteristics of the built environment of the Manhattan Grid.

Doppler Shifts, project book, 8 x 10 inches, 308 page book, 2014

The encyclopedic scope of this book includes the entire project from proposal, funding, prototyping and execution. 

Doppler Shifts and Doppler Shifting
Documentation of Doppelgänger Effect

Doppelgänger Effect

Broadcast/recording performance, Manhattan Grid, 4 days, 34 miles, 2011

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. 


Efecto del doppelganger

Vista y Sonido
Durante tres noches viejé  sobré el Gran Retículo del Manhattan. Usé un bicicleta tándem aumentado con dos alta voces y una cámara. Por los alta voces toqué unas pistas de leídos de neurociencia y literatura. Y, porque estuve moviéndose y quise mantener la claridad del las historias en cada alta voz, cambié la rapidez del las pistas, la del frente más lento y la detrás mas rápido, para ajuntar la frecuencias con el trayectoria de mi bicicleta.

Las pistas consiste de un leído de un experimento neurológica que contó la historia de una paciente con epilepsia cuyo trato de electricidad de su cortexo de temporoparieta causa el sentimiento de la presencia de una otra persona cercana. El experimento sugiere que el origin de los doppelgangers están ubicado en un parte del mente, y, por eso, es posible trata enfermedades, por ejemplo esquizofrenia.

Documentation of Bottle Vox

Bottle Vox

Performance with installation including multitrack audio, writing, Berlin, Germany, 2012

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.

This work was made with support from Sound Development City; audio read by Maria Guggenbichler


Voz de botella

Performance con instalación de audio, Wye, Berlina, Alemania, 2012

physical components

physical components

The Digitization Of Information & Its Physical Components

Mac mini with hard drive backup, solar panel, uninterrupted power supply, back up software, checksum software and web cam recording from 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, 2014

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. 


La digitalización de la información
y su componentes físicos

Mac mini ordenador con disco duro, panel solar, sistema de alimentación ininterrumpida, software de copia de seguridad, suma de verificación y cámara web grabando desde dentro de una vitrina de control climático pasivo, dirigida a otra vitrina con cucarachas, un libro del siglo 19, se llama Los Viajes de Rollo, encaudernado de piel de ternero y matzo cracker durante la exposición. La película grabado durante 72 días muestra la deshaciendo del libro en 23 minutos, 2014

Este proyecto muestra el proceso de cambiar información desde la formatos físico a la formato digital, incluso sus obstácles y las consideraciones para mantener un archivo.   



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, 2014

Presented in "Fellows" at the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY September 9-December 21, 2014.

Documentation of Systems of Physical Defense

Systems Of Physical Defense

Multi-stage performance with audio installation component, 2012

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.


Sistemas de defensa física

Performace con audio, 2012

´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



<Gravitación> en el espectro electromagnético

Libro de artista, hecho a mano con pigmento de UV y IR, legible a través del lector y la pantalla. Edición 1, 2015. Presentado en <<Pues y Ahora>>, el Centro de los Libros, Nueva York, marzo a julio 2015. Colegio de Nuevo Rochelle, septiembre a novembre 2015.

<<Gravitation> en el espectro electromagnético> (2015) es inspirado por los dibujos e ilustraciónes del libro <<Gravitación>> (Misner, Thorne, Wheeler), especialmente las diagramas de los agujeros negros. Cada dibujo tiene datos escribo con pigmento IR o UV, visible con ayuda visual. 20 páginas semi transparente con colores que corresponden de la longitud de ondas visuales

Gracias a Dr. Arturo Garcia Saez, PhD

Imagined Bonds, Impossible Escape

This collection of works imagines the collision of two theoretical zones: neuroscience's explanation of human bonds and astrophysicist's explanation of black holes. The moment of collision is seen through the visualization of bonds via models neurotransmitters and the visualization of mathematics via models of black holes extrapolated into imagining the extensions of both--emotions and love passing into an event horizon. Collection of art works, dimensions vary, 2013