Installations, Projections

I work with tactile objects that then become interactive elements, creating a sense of concurrent realities, and of actions having form.

FAR AWAY, INSTALLATION

Two month solo show The Wild Project. September 12-October 13th 2016 &November 22-December 21, 2016
When approached, a large projection of  volcanos begins to disintegrate.
Simultaneously, illustrations of the poem The Drowned Horse appear on the opposite side of the room.
“Far Away, installation” demonstrates our propensity towards ownership and disruption.
 In this installation, the disruption is represented by a volcano which we are effecting by our very presence. The volcano’s lava, in a sense, is the imagery of the poem —-The Drowned Horse by Pablo Antonio Cuandra which warned of US invasion of Nicaragua—spilling into the room. The imagery is also in physical form (drawings on paper) on the third wall of the space.

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Drowned Horse 2016 watercolor on paper 9x15
Drowned Horse 2016 watercolor on paper 9×15

Screen Shot 2017-02-24 at 8.52.39 AM“Far Away” is a multi-platform ( documentary shorts,  fine art, interactive installations) project on poetry in Nicaragua. Participants include previous Vice President (and 2017 César Award winner) Sergio Ramirez.

 

BACKGROUND I am of Nicaraguan descent and began filming in Nicaragua during visits in Nov. 2013 and November 2015.  I return to Nicaragua in February 2018  to complete filming.

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SANCTUARY CITY

 Residency at Governor’s Island. Autumn 2017

Five wall size paintings of refugee land with audio activated projected arabic text on the floor and through the windows. The arabic is a poem on traveling across the Mediterranean sea, written  by an anonymous Syrian refugee. Final show included a live performance with vocal artist Ami Yamasaki

"Sanctuary" October 2017, performance with AMI YAMASAKI​​​​​​​​​
“Sanctuary” October 2017, performance

 

Ami Yamasaki performs at opening of show

Two shows with Hitomi Honda

IMPROVISAION/ ETHNOGRAPHY
1. January 2018 Interactive visuals with pianist Hitomi Honda at the New York University PhD Waverly Labs for Music and Computing for AV showcase. Un-rehearsed improvisation with only the theme of allowing for mistakes (as in the title) and the non-stop mistakes of humanity. To explore the theme of ethnography, I show hand made drawings and Arabic refugee poetry,  as well as a video of a starling murmuration. 
 2. Cornelias Street CafeAudio Activated projection using APE to Hitomi Honda’s piano; “Sound Traffic” 2018 show at Cornelia Street Cafe

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my original APE software
Photos of Events using APE
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LAND LINES 

10th Annual OptoSonic Tea at PIONEER WORKS

April 2017 Projections
Line drawings responding to environmental audio, specifically the sounds emanating from  the floor

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Projections at the Pier 59 Gala, October, 2016

 one of six projected films screened at the October 2015, Pier 59 Gala- --Sole editor and concept development
Video installation, Pier 59 Studios, October 2015
Video installation of eyes only (eyes of fashion models)Pier 59 Studios, October 2015

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December 6th 2014 -January 16 2015

Audio plays when you are close to these drawings, a poem is whispered

"wing painting 5", watercolor, pencil, charcoal, acrylic

“wing painting 5″, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, acrylic

 

“wing painting 2”, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, acrylic

 

 

 

 

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I’M NOT TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO, BUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT: Five month installation at Silent Barn, August 2015-January 2016

Braille lights are projected when you walk up the stairs. The staircase is lined with canvasses of sewed braille that say” I am not telling you what to do but you have to do” which is a line from a narration by someone I met in Nicaragua. As you walk up the stairs, you activate the entire narrative, which discusses the role of American imperialism as creator of Central American poverty.

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am not telling you what to do but you have to do”. Hand sewn canvass of this narration.

Silent barn, three month projection installation,  2015: audio generated braille machine. Says ““I’m not telling you what to do, but you have to do it.” 
   
Braille canvass

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THE PROBLEM OF MEMORY Solo show at Harvestworks. April 2015

A show on memories as objects. When participants talk into one of the provided microphones,  the visuals are impacted — and this impact is recorded and looped in the next visual rotation— creating a permanent mark. Participants can listen using earphones to the various tracks created


installation at Harvestworks
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Harvestworks Solo Show. “The Problem of Memory” – 2013 audio activated installation/ pre and live recorded loops


 

2013, Mountain video projected on trees Ulster County, NY with Share

 2013, Mountain video projected on trees Ulster County, NY with Share
2013, Mountain video projected on trees Ulster County, NY with Share

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Ear to Earth festival, visuals-  me and big you– interactive 2014

 

 

 

 

Coney Island Mandala-site specific, Coney Island amphitheater 2011 

 

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Tracked Pastures

Lou Rossi mix 2
Pan Am music video 
“Cloak”
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“Transformer lady”2011  shown at Good bye Blue Monday

 friend of the night (shown at The Dome at PS1/MoMA) 

 

Bird

Bright Air, 2010 music by David McChesney
APE at old can factory 2011
Many of my projection are made using my original software “APE” ( co-created with programmer Thomas Martinez)
LAUDS, Lea Bertucci & Megan Moncrief at the “Ab Uno Pluribus” Visuals by Ursula Scherrer & Miah Artola
audio activated drawings “deerland” deers generated with traffic sounds

“Bird and Wolf”

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blue blue blue,  – 2012 shown at Musuem of Natural History with Glowing Pictures

Solo performance by KenYa Kawaguchi at the “Ab Uno Pluribus” 2014 Visuals by VJs Lady Firefly & Miah Artola.

Solo performance by Snaykhunt at the “Ab Uno Pluribus” – 2014Visuals by VJs Lady Firefly & Miah Artola.
   
Storm with Animals, – 2008 shown at The Cake Shop,

Ear to Earth festival 2

Nowhere 2 (music by Lou Rossi, audio generated visuals) 

 
pennies from heaven, shown in Dumbo outdoor projection chase building
time baloon
Breaking Apart
 
 friend of the night (shown at The Dome at PS1/MoMA) 
Harvestworks Solo Show. “The Problem of Memory” – 2013 audio activated installation/ pre and live recorded loops
flower interactive 
 

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Red on Top 
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