Video Feedback Clown.
Installation for a dance party in 1995.
In the 90's I did about 20 art installations at dance parties. Many of these involved televisions, edited video loops and video feedback. This clown had it's own sound system and 4 video channels that could be switched between the televisions. Live video feedback could be created by pointing a video camera at the clowns mouth. When the live feedback was happening the clown really froze people in their tracks.
Trance Dance Mandela.
for the Crash Grand Prix 1995 at the Icehouse
This Mandela was designed to be danced upon... and it was; even though the paint was still a bit wet. A combination of live and pre-recorded music was used to invoke a trance in the dancers, who were soon accompanied by many of the party goers.
for "UFO Awareness Week" at Hayden Lawn, Arizona State University 6/2/1996
While at ASU I helped to create a student group on campus called "Thought Crime on Campus". The goal of the group was to network students from different disciplines and work together to plan and execute provocative works. We would spend 1 semester planning a project, and the next semester executing it. For "UFO Awareness Week" we planed to land a UFO on campus. We even received funds from the student government to do so. Pandemonium broke loose when the Heaven's gate tragedy coincided with our art project... but it sure was a fun ride.
for an urban camping experiment at Thought Crime during Art Detour 1999
This project was inspired by attending the Burning Man Festival in northern Nevada. We had 8 camps set up in our parking lot for the duration of Art Detour. The Cardboard Temple was set up as a dance club, but the wind turned it into a
Mirrors in Marrakech.
a photograph mirror assembly in Morocco July, 2001
We spent our honeymoon traveling through Morocco. While in Marrakech we had a room over a busy narrow alley. I wired up some mirrors to see what was going on down below. There was no digital manipulation of the image. It was all done with smoke and mirrors.
1 of 23 created throughout 2002
The teleportation portal is a training wheel for a new kind of transportation.... Teleportation. Getting from here to there without having to go in between. Hang it on you wall to meditate upon, or take it out and stand on it. The teleportation portal describes a new way to fly where there's no middle man and your the one who must change to take advantage of it. If you figure out how to teleport, pass it on.
Sensory Experience Chamber V:
Another scene of sensory overload.
for the “Traveling America Broke” book release party May, 2002
For this chamber, we had a veritable surplus of technicians. In this tiny room we sometimes packed 10 technicians working on a single subject. Many basic props were used from books, and music to fruit and mannequin parts.