video + installation + electronic artist
flashbulb (Evel Knievel)VIDEO INSTALLATION WITH SOUND - 1999
Our eyes are the original and most personal camera. This piece is an intimate and simultaneous double portrait of an incredible man and of us, explored through our desire to identify with greatness and to capture and keep that essence in the form of a personal photograph.
see everything truly amazing (thoughtography)
PHOTOGRAPHY / NET ART / PERFORMANCE - 2009
We take for granted the speed at which images of any place or thing are available to us. Using Google's Image Search, we are only a few keystrokes away from seeing anything we can think of, anything that exists in this world or others that has been seen. These photographs are an attempt to take an experience currently taken for granted and return it to its unbelievable (spiritual) state.
A beam of light, creating the event.
SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO WITH SOUND - 2010
The older I get, the number of times I wish I had a time machine seems to be increasing. Light and time are connected. We know this. Video at its core, is light plus time. Different images moving through the same screen, occupying the same space created by a shifting cathode ray tube. A beam of light moves across the screen, creating the images and creating time.
The Endless Struggle between my fellow Man, my Machine and Myself
FOUR CHANNEL SOUND INSTALLATION - 2010
Multiple simultaneous recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations as an allegory for life in modern times or a lullaby for the end of the world.
Poor @SpumoniNick's Almanack
NET ART - 2009
In June of 2009, I was invited to create a month-long piece of art on the Brooklyn Museum's @1stFans Twitter feed. I proposed a project that attempted to draw parallels between Twitter, a modern day social networking tool and Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack, perhaps the original social networking publication.
The Video Rodeo
LIVE VIDEO PERFORMANCE SYSTEM (VJ) - 1997-2003
The Video Rodeo was the name of my custom live video performance system. Actually it was much more than that. It's really Evel Knievel, Monster Trucks, Harry Houdini, bull riders and more all rolled into one, presented as a live maverick video spectacular. I wore a black Stetson when I performed and I mean it.
SINGLE CHANNEL VIDEO WITH SOUND - 1998
Dead reckoning under water. The pull from one to another. This is a story about moving, under water, or above the road. All from the edge of my couch.
crickets (when the sun goes down)
VIDEO INSTALLATION WITH SOUND - 1998
Giordano Bruno's rooms. Memories manipulated by the fragility of the human mind. The desire to remember and the limitations of ourselves. Image, to absence of image, to memory.
The Voice Over Project: Jack's Drive In
SITE SPECIFIC SOUND INSTALLATION
Transforming a viewer's reality to a moment of cinema. To break reality and create a wholly immersive environment which occurs outside the normal flow of time. Disrupting the perspective of an unsuspecting viewer from the first to the third person.
Photographs I did not take at places I have stood.
NET ART - 2009
Since 2007 Google has been sending out cars equipped with cameras and computers to drive every major (and minor) road in America. While this service is useful to get a sense of a location before you go there, I found myself using it to revisit places from my past. This piece is about the experience of the difference. Our memory against someone else's.
Unrealized pieces and other things
The '03 Flyer
VIDEO INSTALLATION WITH SOUND - 2003
On December 17th 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, history notes that Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful sustained powered human flight. In 2003 with his umbrella as his aircraft and my personal computer technology as his engine, Gene Kelly achieves his destiny and transcends the bounds of gravity, duplicating the 4 flights the Wright Brothers made 100 years earlier.
Spirit Cabinet: there is nothing supernatural about it.
COMPUTER CONTROLLED VIDEO AND LIGHT INSTALLATION WITH SOUND - 2001
This piece attempts to recreate the experience of a spirit cabinet and to bring Houdini back to life. This is accomplished using the earliest and the latest technologies available: Edison Wax recordings of Houdini's voice and personal computer technology.
Artist Statement Generator 2000
MAD LIB SYLE TOOL - 2010