- ceremony of innocence
A 150 pound block of ice melts into an oil drum. Inside the drum is the symbol for Earth. Projected through the ice is the emerging extinction symbol which begins as visible in the ice block. As the ice melts, legibility is gradually shifted to the wall, and the symbol is made clear.
Made in collaboration with Mark Read.
- July 13, 2017
Colgate University published the lecture I gave back in February. It traces my involvement in The Illuminator as well as a few personal projects. Big thanks to Eli Horwatt for putting that together, as well as our solo show, and the upcoming collaborative written work “All of Our Grievances Are Connected.”
- July 1, 2017
Sat down to talk with Michael Shaw for The Conversation podcast. It was a great chat and if it tickles your fancy you can listen to it here.
- tax deductible expenses
Tax Deductible Expenses is a performance piece that transforms mundane purchases into tax deductible expenses by performing and recording the act of consumption. In this way, an artist could theoretically write off her purchases in totality. It’s intended as a criticism of corporate tax dodging, but also a potential prefigurative future tactic. All the trips to Mar a Lago and wars in the Middle East can’t happen without tax revenue, after all.
(visit the site at www.TaxDeductibleExpenses.com)
- 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.