Thirty-one Iterations 2007> computer installation
form :: dismantled laptop mounted in a 11x14 frame
content :: The 5o/5o exhibition was a show where 5o artists where given one source image that was to be manipulated in photoshop. We have always been interested in process. The image sequence displayed records the alteration of this single image on a daily basis. We both worked on the image on alternating days, the end result is the process of digital manipulation.
Plan 9 from Cyberspace 2006> computer installation
form :: dismantled computer running software that translates web cam images into ASCII text, glass panel with mirrored text
content :: The user provides the content as his or her image is captured and reflected back through software via a web cam. The users image is also captured in the mirrored text. We are exploring the cyberperson; ourselves mediated through technology.
YardDance 2006> computer installation
form :: video and slide projections through glass display windows, a virtual cubist space
content :: This piece deals with the change of an environment over time. The multiple images are created by reflections and are meant to bring the memory of change visible. Here you see a common theme for us; bringing the mental landscape out into the world through technology.
Climb 2005> computer installation with water.mov inset
form :: four dismantled imacs with element videos, the inset is a still from the water movie
content :: The video displays are of a mythical society that is rebuilding in a post technological world. The glass "house" around the computers represents the fragile state of any present culture. Made in 2005, it predates our current focus on climate crisis yet deals with it directly sighting the destructive power of the elements as cause for the fall of the society.
Mouse in the Digital House 2004> computer installation
form :: obsolete technology: slide projectors, 16mm film projectors and computers
content :: This work began as an under the radar political piece that evolved into a full blow comment on the power of the presidency as it was created during the weeks and months preceding the 2004 presidential election. The hope is to reveal the confusion of media imagery that we must decipher to create understanding. Again we have created an external mindscape. "Politics," McLuhan said, "will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be."
Murmur 2003> computer installation
form :: two macintosh classics on task chairs
content :: Shown in the 2003 Cyberfeast in Boston, MA as part of a digital exhibition at the Mill Gallery, we investigate the notion of our digital selves. What do we become when we connect in cyberspace? How does a private conversation manifest itself filtered through technology. How is language, devoid of intonation and gesture understood? McLuhan explains that a technology becomes obsolete once it becomes an artform, the aesthetic value of the Mac Classic is well placed within this notion.
Leyden Jar 2002> computer installation
form :: four dismantled computers representing an unraveling of an old structure. The piece is interactive allowing user input to change the sequence of events.
content :: Created after 911, the Flash animations depicts pain, misunderstanding, and destruction. We used foreign language to emphasize the global impact of the event. Form and content are united through the deconstructed technology presented.