Twice Told Tales (Rehappening Festival 2019)

“Twice Told Tales”
Buncombe County, North Carolina
installation, audio, video, projection

Twice Told Tales was a day through night installation at the (Re)Happening Festival. Where the daytime festival goers were asked, “What does home mean to you?”.  We documented the answers from our pop up stand video booth. We then projected the video and audio documentation at night, on pop up stands sitting on the beach supporting hanging screens that blew in the wind on the water front.

Artists: Owen smith, Thomas Griffith and BIll Drake

Sound Piece – Lake Hebron, Wavescape

Hydrophone, Field Recordings, Electroacoustic Mix, 2019-

Monson Electroacoustic Field Recording Mix – This is a rule based hydrophone and field recording that was used to measure the lake hebron’s sonic pollution. The Electronic composition was also created as a mood felt during reflection from the beginning piece. All skills were learned at Monson on site.

Robert Saunders Collaboration (2019)

Installation, Performance, Film & Editing, Documentation & Assemblage
This collaboration started from installing “At Last A Will and Testament” in gallery and then collaborating with Robert in a space to create a piece in rapid practice using a simple ruleset. We then followed the gallery with an artist talk that built off of the piece and furnished another collaborative performance and creative documentation.

Painting & Curling (Experiments In Balance)

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Painting & Curling is an Experiment in Balance. The experiment required the tools involved in painting and physical exercise to have codependency when making a mark on canvas.

The duration was based on 3 sets of 5 repetitions, which is the most current work out plan that I have been using.

The piece provoked discussions about Stroke, Weight, Contemporary Art, Exercise, Science, Feminism, Masculinity, Black & White, New Tools.

“wRECk Center” an Experimental Performance

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A Xbox One & Flat Stone partook in the series, “Experiments In Balance” (aka) the “wRECk Center”. Investigating the question of how to better ones artistic practice, I found that the answers were hidden behind obstacles that only solely burned time.

If after reflecting I cant help but to theorize, Art is the underpinning of my self and surroundings… Then the artist and the art are not separate and neither are the surroundings of such.

All can catalyze, capture or create art…

Sound Piece – Algorithmic Spoken Word

An (EIAA) pronounced “eee yuh”, is an Experiment using Indeterminate methods in Algorithmic processes guided by Avante-Pop ideology.

(EIAA) is fueled by investigating the question…”How could music be more selfless, when its inescapably a self driven creation?”

Popular audio is currently a realm that is driven by conscious self thought. This is what happened when experimenting within areas of popular music structures. Ultimately this allowed the piece to be built upon more… less conscious thoughts.

Decisions other than duration of the piece were all randomly indeterminate by using computer databases, random number generators, and 9 sided dice rolls.

“Vinyasa Logic” SEA

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Vinyasa Logic, was a experimental workshop that I offered to allow participants to learn about forms of Vinyasa Yoga. As we move through positions we record audio of the sounds created through breathes and physical advancements. The idea is to use the documentation to feed interest of participants for future workshops. or create a further interest in a full body meditative art.

The environment was created by projecting a video loop of a Rainforest, with two different audio pieces mixed together. The lighting was designed by extracting a color palette from the video that helps balance the visuals to create a space that seems to be one living organism. The Rainforest is comforting and generally isnt where Vinyasa usually takes place.