- protest generator
Gallery visitors are invited to contribute by writing a protest sign, inserting it into the scanner, then see an avatar holding their sign march across the screen. This is instant, but the sign is also drawn at random throughout the duration of the show. As more visitors participate, the protest goes from a trickle to a torrent.
Signs accumulate over time and act as the political residue of participants. While certain signs fall out of step with leftist philosophy, such signs are typically overwhelmed by opposition, creating a dialectical dialogue in which participants have real agency.
- January 28, 2017
Tonight in solidarity against the Muslim Ban
- November 28, 2016
Projected with Laura Poitras tonight onto a very interesting building in Manhattan. Check out the full story here.
- November 20, 2016
Busy working on turning Launch a Banker into a public arcade.
In the meantime, refusing Trump’s presidency.
- October 24, 2016
Today I will be presenting work alongside Cory Arcangel, Eva Mattes (of 0100101110101101), Molleindustria, and more. The event, Right of Refusal, is an exhibition and panel which will explore strategies of engagement in late stage democracy.
- September 12, 2016
Today is the day. After 9 months, Launch a Banker has been released into the wild. The game is available to play on your laptop/computer, or on iPhone. Android users, however, are not able to play the game because Google banned it on account of it being too violent. Consider the fact that Torture the Guy in Yellow is freely downloadable on GooglePlay, a game that asks the player to torture a man in jail with various implements.
And of course for those who favor realistic depictions of violence, the classic Grand Theft Auto:
And so we are left to wonder about the society in which we live.
- August 13, 2016
Tonight is the opening of Kilroy Was Here, a show that I curated as a capstone to our time as residents at Kilroy Metal Ceiling. We inherited a magical opportunity in January, to take over an 8,000 sq ft warehouse while its licensing is neither commercial nor residential. Many of us took it as an opportunity to pursue politically/community-engaged work, and in some ways this show is in service to that. The show will remain open through the end of the month, contact me for a tour.
- May 22, 2016
Ars Technica made a great video about our game WURM: Escape from a Dying Star and our micro-residency at CultureHub.