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 […]
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 […]
Interactive installation/performance of a fictitious water company providing custom-designed water concoctions. It is a hybrid between a juice bar and a custom- designed perfume boutique. Water experts dressed in company uniforms provide guidance and assist visitors in choosing their individual water mixtures. Experts mix the formulas from a large selection of “water compound” bottles, which […]
Investigating text in different context– new meanings are generated when tonality of voice, delivery and aesthetics change. Reading You Sexy Thing (I Believe In Miracles) by Errol Brown. Participants: Melissa Santala, Becky Lo Dolce and Paul Grayson.
Alternative Histories investigates archaeology as a political method by which myths and Israeli national identity are constructed. It is a social engagement project executed in 2013 in Israel. Some of the pivotal stories on which Israeli collective memory have been established, and on which archaeological investigations were constructed, such as the Masada narrative, have now been […]