Steady-State: Development Without Growth, 2011 Mixed media, trash New Museum, Festival of Ideas for the New City & Sneak Peak, Freshkills Landfill Rule of interaction: You can touch, change, build and destroy anything, but nothing can leave or come into the “city.” Steady-State illustrates a steady-state economy as visitors shape a miniature model city made of New York City’s waste. Within the piece, the overall number of buildings, green spaces, and other urban infrastructures stayed the same, but people rearranged, […]
New Stories: Aurora Borealis and the Melting Tundra, 2008 Installation Staller Center for The Arts, Stony Brook, NY, USA This sound and tactile installation is based upon stories and experiences of climate change and global warming in northern Canada. Fur and gravel create a pseudo-landscape on the floor with the “northern lights” above. The ground is made of faux bear fur laced with butterflies and the gravel is mixed with sparkles and barely-discernible litter. Furry plants with music boxes inside, […]
Lessons series, 2003 Collographs with china marker The Lessons series is made from the clash of objective systems and messy social reality. Each plate is of a social situation with a language system designed to reduce variability or confusion written over top (symbolic logic, phenomnic alphabet, Morse code, star navigation charts). In each case, the intent and the result(s) are at odds.