Curatorial Project: Electric Breath at Emerge 2017

January 30, 2017

I am curating a screening of experimental videos and animations for the Emerge Festival 2017 at ASU Feb. 25 (with head-curator Dehlia Hannah). Electric Breath is a screening that traces Frankensteinian themes in recent experimental video and animation. From monstrous avatars struggling to thrive in, or escape from, virtual worlds to animal-headed humans narrating a drowned city, the screening presents a forecast by turns satirical, dreamy and dystopian. Artists include Katie Torn, Carla Gannis, Marina Zurkow, Eva Davidova, and Hilary Harp + Suzie Silver. Link.

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Phoenix Nasty Women Planned Parenthood Benefit

January 21, 2017

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I co-organized the Phoenix Nasty Women exhibition and Planned Parenthood benefit Jan. 14, 20 + 21 with Colleen Donohoe, Patricia Sannit, Laura Dragon and Erika Hanson. We were one of over ~30 sister shows to the originating Nasty Women benefit at the Knockdown Center in NYC. Our PHX version raised over $19,300 for Planned Parenthood Arizona. In addition to the work on the walls (we received ~320 donated works from Arizona artists) we hosted a dance performance (1/20) by Nicole L. Olsen and DanceArtists and a Nasty Women reading (1/21) curated by Deborah Sussman. Here’s our website: https://phxnastywomen.wordpress.com/ And here is an interview with me about the show on our local NPR station: http://kjzz.org/content/421266/nasty-women-phoenix-unite-art-show-open-phoenix

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The Chthulu and the Final Girl on view at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

October 13, 2016

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My animation The Chthulu and the Final Girl is on view as part of Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art until Jan. 8, 2017. The show was curated by ASU Professor Muriel Magenta and SMOCA Director and Head Curator Sara Cochran. SMOCA website here.
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Story Problems at Maxon Mills, Wassaic,NY

June 11, 2016

My installation Story Problems will be on view all summer through Oct. 1 as part of the Wassaic Project Summer Show 2016 in the Hudson River Valley, NY. The five animations are looping on iPads in small wooden boxes placed in the stairwell between floors, as second below.

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Jeema el Fna Moroccan Travel with Mitch!

June 09, 2016

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Just got back from a week in Morocco with my sweetheart Mitch Miller. We took very few photos as it is too good to photograph. I love that country. I couldn’t help but pose with this owl and pigeon in Place Jeema el Fna. Their owner was a very gentle man who didn’t ask for money – though I gave him some.

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My C-Print included in Wassaic Winter Benefit

February 16, 2016

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This animation still from Kingdom 5KR, as a DiBond mounted C-print, was recently included in the Wassaic Project Winter Benefit raffle at the Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY (February 2016). Kingdom 5KR is the newest of my series of short animations using ready-made 3D objects – boats, cars, pills, booze, pretty people – as metonymies for leisure and privilege. Kingdom 5KR is a super yacht owned by Al-Waleed bin Talal, member of the Saudi Royal Family; the boat is named for his investment company The Kingdom Holding Company, his lucky number and the initials of his children. Waleed purchased the boat from Trump, who called it the Trump Princess. The yacht was originally built in 1980 for Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, and named for his daughter Nabilia. It was used in the 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again and referred to as the Flying Saucer.

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My Animation + Pyrite at Happenland, Radiator Gallery

October 31, 2015

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The wonderful Eva Davidova invited me to show my new animation as part of Happenland, a show she curated with Almudena Baeza Medina at Radiator Arts. They also included Pyrite, an AR app made by Mitch Miller and Phoenix Toews with my help back in 2011. Happenland opened on Oct. 30th and will run through Dec. 11, 2015. It is a wonderful show that includes lots of great artists including Cliff Evans and Marina Zurkow. We are going to do a talk at the gallery on Dec. 10th. More soon. Here is a link: http://www.radiatorarts.com/gallery/

 

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Fish Stories Community Cookbook is Printed!

October 30, 2015

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We got Fish Stories Community Cookbook back from the printer and it looks great. We have been sending copies out to contributors and gave a bunch a way for free at the Pier 42 Fall Celebration on Oct. 25. Email us if you would like a copy. Many thanks to Andy and G&P Expert Printing on Center Street; if you are looking for a terrific printer with good prices in Lower Manhattan look no further then G&P.

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Working on Fish Stories at our LMCC Process Space

October 21, 2015

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Working with Rachel Stevens on our Fish Stories at our LMCC studios space at 100 Wall Street, September, 2015

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Paths to Pier 42 Interview about making Fish Stories Community Cookbook

September 25, 2015

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Rachel and I were recently interviewed by Hester Street Collaborative for the Making of Paths to Pier 42 website. We discussed the process of creating our collaborative Fish Stories Community Cookbook as the culmination of our artist residency with Paths to Pier 42 in lower Manhattan. Interview link.

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