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Trail of Tears

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Drawings from Jupiter

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Location: 2000 Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee FL

Description: The viewer experiences twenty minutes of sailing in the Pacific Ocean from the mast top of a wooden sailboat.Ten minute segments of sailing are separated by a tac; a sailing term for change of direction. The transparent waterbed is both the installation light source and viewing station. The viewer lays on the bed wearing sony video glasses.

Material: Transparent water bed, florescent lights, plywood, steel, video glasses DVD player, 20 minute DVD of sailing viewed from the top of the mast.

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Location: 2000 Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee FL

Description: A 50’ film loop of a mouse running on a wheel in slow motion is suspended from the cieling of the museum. It runs through a 16mm projector, projecting the image on the wall. On the opposite wall a video projection of a polar bear is swimming underwater in circles at the Chicago Zoo.

Material: 50’ X 16mm film loop of a mouse on a wheel, 16mm projector, polar bear swimming video, DVD player, video projector.

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Location: 1995 Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA

Description: A white mouse played freely on an exercise wheel. The wheel was connected to a slide projector. A complete mouse wheel rotation electronically triggered the slide progression of the projector. The projector had eighty sequential slides of a pacing polar bear. The slides were taken from a video shot at the San Francisco Zoo.

Materials: Mice, steel & Plexiglas cage, slide projector, slides of a polar bear pacing, aluminum, powder coating.

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Location: 1995 Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Description: Colored mice played freely on six exercise wheels. Each wheel was connected to one of six slide projectors. A complete mouse wheel rotation electronically triggered the slide progression of it’s corresponding projector. Each of the six projectors had eighty sequential slides of a pacing polar bear. Each of the projectors’ slides were tinted a different color to identify its relationship to singular wheel, though the wheel was not labeled. The images overlapped on a single screen.

Materials: 6 slide projectors, tinted slides, 1 Plexiglas dome cage with 6 wheels, and 24 colored mice.

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Location: 1993 Frumkin Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA

Description: Audio Sources: The installation consisted of seven amplified wall mounted sound pieces, and one silent piece. Appropriated real time ambient sounds from seven separate locations within Santa Monica were heard. The silent piece was the absence of the ambient sounds from the John Cage exhibition at MOCA. (This was a statement after being declined the request to transmit the real-time sounds from the exhibition.) Operation:  A microphone was attached to an installed phone line in each of the seven locations. Seven phone lines were installed in the gallery with an amplified phone for each line. A call was made from the outside locations to the gallery establishing a twenty four hours a day one way connection between the audio sources and the gallery for the entire thirty day exhibition.

Materials: School yard, dance studio, music center, yoga studio, pet store, Third Street promenade, my home, 15 telephone lines, 7 microphones, 7 telephones, 7 amplifiers, 8 speakers, wood, fiberglass, film positives.

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Location: City of Brea Municipal Gallery, Brea, CA   1994

Description: 20 fictitious classified ads were placed in the Los Angeles Recycler each week for three months. The ads were designed so that the gallery audience would project an identity onto the person who placed the ads, and onto those who might respond to them.

“Trade vacation on my yacht for yard work.”

“1974 Harley Davidson garaged past six years. Moving must sell. $2500”

Five pagers were each assigned four ads.  As calls came in from the various ads, the assigned pager would sound off  after going through an effects processor creating a unique sound. The pagers would repete if unanswered which created complex and syncopated rhythms. The rhythm of the sound varied due to the frequency of calls. The piece ran continuously for three months.

Materials: Los Angeles Recycler publication, pagers, sound effects processor.

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Location: 2001 Plan B Performing Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Description: Thirty-two fictitious classified ads were placed in the Los Angeles Recycler each week for three months. The ads were designed so that the gallery audience would project an identity onto the person who placed the ads, and onto those who might respond to them.

“Trade vacation on my yacht for yard work.”

“1974 Harley Davidson garaged past six years. Moving must sell. $2500”

Eight pagers were each assigned four ads.  As calls came in from the various ads, the assigned pager would sound off  after going through an effects processor creating a unique sound. The pagers would repete if unanswered which created complex and syncopated rhythms. The rhythm of the sound varied due to the frequency of calls. The piece ran continuously for three months.

Materials: Los Angeles Recycler publication, 800# pagers, 2 sound effects processors, digital mixer, condenser mics, power amp, speakers, DJ rack, cables.

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Location: 2002 Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Armory Show New York, NY / 2001 Plan B Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM  / 2001 Georgia Museum of  Art, Athens, GA

Description: The recording device travels by FEDEX overnight  to the various exhibitions. The package creates an audio recording of its travels which is played back continuously in the gallery installation.

Materials: Creative Nomad digital recorder, Pelican case, battery, Yamaha speakers.

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Location: 1990 San Francisco Art Institute

Description: The motion of the fish are tracked and transmitted by a wireless infrared device to a bird seed dispenser. The bird seed dispenser then releases seeds onto a piano string rack according to the motion of the fish in the pond. The piano sound board is adapted with a microphone, and a wireless audio transmitter connected to a PA system in a bell tower. The sounds emanating from the bell tower are in accordance to the fish moving in the pond.

Material: Coy, birdseed, steel, infrared light sensor, radio remote control, audio wireless transmitter, Scott’s lawn seeder, piano string rack, PA system, electric motors.

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Location: 1991 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Description: Two large white lab rats inhabited a custom cage on the wall of a long ramp in the studio. The rat cage floor had 10 micro switches that were activated by the rats walking near them. Each switch triggered a separate hammer device attached to one of two long metal handrails on the ramp. There was a correlation between the location of the switches and the location of the specific hammer device triggered. For a quarter, the rat prompted audio system could be silenced for twenty minutes.

Material: rats, rat cage, hammer devices, ” art is off ”  timer.

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Location: 2002 UGA Main Gallery, Athens GA /

2003 California State University Fresno Main Gallery, Fresno CA

Description: Thisshows two versions of a 2 channel colorized composite video comparing Bruce Nauman’s “Stamping in the Studio” with Frederick Wiseman’s film “Titicut Follies”.  Wiseman’s on top; Nauman’s on the bottom. The sound track is from Wiseman’s Titicut Follies, yet it ironically syncs up a lot with Nauman’s Stamping in the studio .

Material: DVD, DVD player, Bruce Nauman- Stamping in the studio, Frederick Wiseman-  Titicut Follies

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Location: 2000 Havana Biennial, Cuba

Description: In collaboration with Nick Potter we projected of a virtual car chase on the walls of Old Havana which drew audiences into the streets. Wet drove a virtual vintage car through a virtual replica of Old Havana generated by Playstation’s ‘Driver 2’. Because, the cars, buildings and streets generated a mirror of the actual city, local Cubans were directing us where to  go during the car chases.

Materials: Video projector, sound system, Playstation 1 ‘Driver 2’.

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Location: 2004 Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY / 2004 PBICA, Palm Beach, FL / 2004 ATHICA, Athens, GA / 2003 The Canal Street Projection Project, New Orleans, LA  / 2001 Georgia Museum of Art, Athens,GA/ 2001 FSU Museum Tallahassee, FL .

Description: This is a slow motion video of a man smoking a whole cigarette without exhaling. He then proceeds with a duet of antics with the butt and other amazing things.

Materials: DVD, DVD player, video projector

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Location: 2003 The Contemporary, Atlanta GA / 2003 California State University Fresno Main Gallery, Fresno CA

Description: This is a remix video made using the outer space scenes from the Imax NASA series. It is a story about  going to the moon to get a rock and returning home. Running time 46 minutes.

Material: Imax NASA series footage, DVD, DVD player.

Sound track: Steven Trimmer.

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Location: 1997  Malibu Sex Party, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles CA

Description: A scrambled pornography video from a cable channel  is seen through the text etched screen of a TV monitor. The text describes how to unscramble the signal of the porn station.

Materials: TV, VCR, frosted etched glass, scrambled porn video.

Text Etching

BUILD  YOUR OWN DESCRAMBLER

EXAMINE THE BACK OF YOUR TV SET. FIND THE VHF ANTENNA TERMINALS (THESE ARE THE ANTENNA TERMINALS THAT THE CABLE SERVICE IS HOOKED UP TO). GET A PIECE OF ANTENNA WIRE (ABOUT 3 FEET LONG). STRIP ONE END OF THE WIRE AND ATTACH IT TO THE VHF TERMINALS ALONG WITH THE CABLE. TUNE IN TO ONE OF THE MOVIE SERVICES AND ADJUST THE FINE TUNER UNTIL YOU GET THE CLEANEST PICTURE. CUT OFF ABOUT 1/4 INCH OF THE ANTENNA WIRE AND ADJUST THE FINE TUNER. CONTINUE TO DO THIS UNTIL YOU GET A NEARLY PERFECT PICTURE (YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO CUT OFF MORE THAN 6 INCHES OF THE ANTENNA WIRE). GET A PIECE OF ALUMINUM FOIL AND WRAP IT AROUND THE ANTENNA WIRE SLIDE IT UP AND DOWN UNTIL YOU GET A PERFECT PICTURE.

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Location: 1990 San Francico Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Description: This is a real-time sound effects headset. It converts real-time external sound into processed sound with a wide range of effects such as delay, pitch, reverb etc…

Materials: Sound proof headset, audio amplifier, sound effects processor, microphones.

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