PoW: The Arrival (unofficial) channels a simultaneous sense of urgency with an inability to act. The myths we want to believe have run their course, guaranteeing failure in the absence of change. The “pharmakological” train arriving at the Lumières’ station cannot be stopped. The work involves site photogrammetry of a defunct Florida tourist stop (ex-Horne's Diner along US 301) and a digital replica of a Volkswagen bus used in a continuing body of work called, Piece of WestFAILia.
Work from 2010 to present.
Piece of WestFAILia is a mixed media installation about the need for solidarity in the face of neoliberalism. The Greek word for metaphor is "transporter." The VW transporter is not just-a-bus; it is an oracle proclaiming that there is a roadmap connecting past with future. Referencing the Peace of Westphalia (1648), it reminds us that the way to peace is to respect diversity and put aside differences in the interest of a common good.
between [x and y] is an installation that consumes spectators and processes their image. As viewers circulate the institution, their gaze is captured and saved in a database. Their eyes are procedurally extracted and projected on the wall.
Open House was a networked installation that allowed guests from around the world to remotely control physical aspects of a "distressed" house in Gainesville, Florida.
Maintaining Appearances is a dual channel video installation that investigates the conditions and effects of the collapse of the single-family housing market in the United States. Most experts agree, and history will verify, that the housing collapse of 2007/2008, which caused an unprecedented rash of foreclosures and bankruptcies, was the result of artificially inflated property values created by the unmitigated greed of the housing/financial sector of the economy.
An EmerAgency "konsult" in the form of a dual-channel video installation driven by a custom multi-touch table. Performing as a quasi-corporate consultancy, the Florida Research Ensemble (FRE) looked at the Cabot-Koppers EPA Superfund site and made public-policy recommendations alternative to the scientific, governmental or corporate positions to which we are accustomed.
The digital cinema installation, entitled Mandalation was proposed to represent and supplement the translational practice performed in the Center for Translational Research Building at the University of Florida. Ultimately the project was not funded, but it provided an excellent foundation to consider art practice in the form of Konsult.
The digital cinema installation, Augenblick, addresses the grammatization of omniscience. In content, form and method, the work considers the transformation of Western metaphysics from a theology of divine oversight to a technology of ubiquitous surveillance. The implication is that responsibility for oversight is now immanent.
Public News Network D3 Sentiment research was performed during the Summer of 2015. Since 2003 I have been recording the major network evening news television broadcast. Depending on availability, networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and FOX were recorded and a custom application I wrote in Java was utilized to extract FCC required transcript data.
Pieces of WestFAILia is an Augmented Reality work that is part of a larger body called the WestFAILia project. It was created to participate in Kristin Lucas’ Dance with FlARmingos project as part of the Queen’s International Exhibition at the Queens Museum, New York, in 2016.