Speaking at IxDA

I’ll be giving a talk about my work at a Los Angeles node of the IxDA Conference (Interaction Design Association)
If you live in LA, try to come by!

Gadget OK!

Participating in UCLA  symposium Gadget OK! on “Device Art” and gadgets in Japan. I have rebuilt and re-tuned the piece “Machine that Tries to Draw Circles” for an exhibition of alumni work that will accompany the symposium. The exhibition opens on February 19.

Exhibiting at TED

I’m very excited to announce that I will be exhibiting Moon Theater, a collaboration with Nova Jiang and Andres Colubri at this year’s TEDactive conference. TEDactive– formerly called TED@PalmSprings– combines the usual TED talks with a variety of symposia, ancillary events and an exhibition, in which we’ll be showing. The exhibition space is called the “Innovation Lounge”.

TEDactive takes place at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs during the week of February 8, 2010.

NC State College of Design: Biennial Graduate Symposium

I am very pleased to be participating in the excellent and intelligent programming of NC State’s 2010 Grad Symposium. The symposium is titled “Design, Community & The Rhetoric of Authenticity”. From their invitation:

We are currently engaged in investigating the notion of useful ambiguity in design practice. We are interested in a design process that requires both engineering and intuiting. We are intrigued by the utility of speculation. We believe that design inquiry that allows for provocation and improvisation can be academically rigorous and culturally relevant.
I’ll be showing Objects For Enhancing the Experience of Being Lost, a collaborative work with Nova Jiang.

“What Happens If…”, Storey Gallery (UK)

I will be showing Machines That Almost Fall Over as a looping video projection at Storey Gallery in Lancaster, England. From their website:

This exhibition is about experimentation and play. It brings together artists with long-established international reputations, alongside recent graduates. What they have in common is a mischievous curiousity about the world around us, and a do-it-yourself approach. They conduct witty low-tech experiments to uncover the enchantment hidden within everyday utilitarian objects. They play around with cause and effect, finding out what will happen if they subject familiar objects to unexpected treatments. They are speculators, investigators, sorcerers, and jokers.

In this exhibit, I’m honored to be showing along side one of my favorite artists, Roman Signer!

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“Motors and Mechanisms” @ Machine Project

Happy Holidays and New Year!

I will be teaching a three-day workshop on Motion, Mechanisms and Kinetic Sculpture at Machine Project, in the first week of January. Click for more info.

Collabo(ration)

I have recently completed a small project together with my friends, LA based VJ collective, COLLABO.

We were commissioned by UCLA Live, on behalf of their current program, Art In Action. From their website:

Art in Action offers an eclectic mix of workshops, lectures, master classes, films, symposia, and collaborations with other cultural organizations. Designed to extend and supplement the intellectual life of the university, Art in Action provides a forum for members of the UCLA and Los Angeles communities to interact with artists, exchange and express ideas, and participate in hands-on arts activities and events.

For Art In Action, we made a “video booth” that corresponded with the play “Once and for all we’re going to tell you who we are so shut up and listen”. Using the booth, people who came to see the play recorded 30 second clips of themselves answering the question “What do you do? Why do you do it?”. The clips will be compiled for a student exhibition/event at the Hammer Museum in April.

“Removal Studies” in Aukland, NZ

My work, Removal Studies is being shown an online exhibition at Window, a project space at the University of Aukland, in New Zealand. Window Projects pairs together a physical exhibit with an online exhibit. My work will be show on a monitor in the space, next to the work of Daniel Webby until 28, August 2009.

Winner! 2010 Rhizome Commission

I’m very pleased to announce that “Measure of Discontent” has been selected for Rhizome’s 2010 Commission cycle, and will be financially supported for the following year. When completed, the work will be available on Rhizome’s digital archive as well.

I proposed the project while I was already working on it, and so this means a few things: More time and money to develop the original idea, as well as time to think of ways in which the project can be extended / enhaced.

Thank You kindly to those of you who are Rhizome members and voted for my project, and Thank You also to the Commission Jury. Congradulations, as well to the other winners. Stay tuned for more…

 

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“Pacing Track” at Crisp, London, Los Angeles

Please join me this Thursday evening, for an opening (and closing!) reception for my work Measure of Discontent: Pacing Track.
This show will kick off a summer series of weekly one-night shows at the gallery, Crisp London Los Angeles (formerly the PawnShop Gallery) in Westwood, Los Angeles (info below).Pacing Track is part of an ongoing series of sculptural works which monitor human anxious habits and manifest them as physical visualizations.
Last shown in the 2009 DMA MFA exhibit, this iteration will investigate a more performative approach to the work, rather than interactive.

Reception from 7-9pm at CLLA
(corner of Westwood Blvd. and Rochester)

Light refereshments will be served. Hope to see you there!