Bliss Drips–H20 Mobile Boutique® is a hybrid between a mobile ice cream cart, a juice bar and a custom- designed perfume boutique and serves as a traveling water outlet. Water experts dressed in company lab uniforms attend the cart and provide guidance and assist visitors in choosing their individual water mixtures. Experts mix the formulas […]
Contemporary Sync stages synchronized actions using personal gadgets like cell phones in public spaces. It looks at the spectrum of new gestures that entered our daily repertoire of body movements in the past decade because of the use of those gadgets. This is a choreography of new forms of social synchronized body gestures of contemporary […]
During a series of workshops at Art Cube Artists’ Studios in Jerusalem participants imagined different histories to Israel by making fictitious archaeological artifacts from recycled materials.
The power of archaeology in nationalist struggles springs from the fiction that archaeology is an objective science and from the obfuscation of the political endeavor. Nationalists use archaeology both to prove their myths dispassionately and to reveal and reconstruct an “authentic” objectified heritage.” – Archeology as a Political Action Randall H. McGuire, University of California […]
Using the vast archive of photographic imagery available online, this project addresses the constructs of identity and image. Searching “woman in relationship” on Google Image, I find common themes in the photographic archive and then reenact the images and manipulate with Photoshop to create compositions that respond to the “woman in relationship” images. Photography: Doug […]
JoyAbound® is a fictitious company that provides advice to women about how to lead a happier life. This project addresses the constructs of identity as articulated through Internet advertising, imagery, and text. Company name was conceived by an online business name generator. Performed at Root Division Gallery, July 11th, 2015. Participants: Jeanne Buffa, Lauren Wooley, […]
Using the vast archive of photographic imagery available online, this project addresses the constructs of identity and image. Searching “happy woman” on Google Image, I find common themes in the photographic archive and then reenact the images and manipulate with Photoshop to create compositions that respond to the “happy woman” images. Photography: Doug Becker. […]
Using a digital microscope, gallery visitors investigate various materials in Petri dishes and draw and write their observations in the notebook provided.
“Investigation” of Project Nike launch and control sites still visible around the Bay Area, imagining alternative narrative to their original purpose. Participant/contributor: Michael Goodier.
This project was done over three weeks at Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. Searching “fun vacation in Florida” on Google Image and reenacting the scenes in the photographic archive. Participants: Jane Claire, Bonnie Abner, Chase Star, Tom Smith, Aram Bartholl.
Investigation of ceremonies and public rituals that are intended to reaffirm collective identity. It looks at patterns, choreography and aesthetic traditions and formalities common to collective ritual and ceremonies done by communities such as the kibbutz movement where I grew up. Those composed celebrations generate a sense of community and power and can transform the […]