Projects

image:Soft Rains #6: Suburban Horror
 

SOFT RAINS #6: SUBURBAN HORROR

Installation with video projection 2003

Soft Rains consists of multiple platforms. Each platform represents a familiar cinematic archetype or genre rendered in miniature (60s Arthouse, 70s horror etc). The miniature ‘heroine’ of the work, clad in a distinctive red dress, is pictured in each of the sets. The live feed from each video camera is connected to a computer-based video sequencer, which switches from one ...

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448 IS ENOUGH

Installation with small LCD screens 2002

This database project is comprised of a shot-by-shot breakdown of a single episode of the 1980s US family drama Eight Is Enough. Every individual shot is represented by a brief, colour-coded text description of the imagery it contains. These descriptions are installed, in sequence, in a grid on the gallery wall. Small monitors are placed within the installation where ad ...

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EVERY ANVIL

Installation with electronic sculpture and discs 2002

The source material for this work is a collection of one hundred episodes of the Looney Tunes television programme. Each episode is broken down into a series of individual shots. The artists have assigned key words to each instance they found of violence or physical extremity: every fall, every explosion, and every anvil. There are 120 categories in total. Each ...

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HORROR CHASE

installation with custom software 2002

This work is based on the climatic chase sequence from Evil Dead II. The artists re-enact the scene on a specially designed stage set. Each shot in the sequence is individually digitized. Custom computer software selects these clips at random, playing them back in a seamless but continuously variable way, changing the speed and direction of play. The images are ...

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HOW I LEARNED

Sculpture with electronics 2002

This project asks, if everything you knew came from the TV show Kung Fu, what would you know? The original programme is broken down shot by shot and entered into a database. Each clip is categorized by the artists according to lessons that it might teach a viewer. The lessons fall into four categories, ‘How I Learned About Religion’, ‘’How ...

image:The Band Rider Series #1: Nine Inch Nails
 

THE BAND RIDER SERIES #1: NINE INCH NAILS

Installation with plinths, found text and readymade objects 2002

A collection of ‘rider agreements’, the element of a live musician’s contract in which they specify catering and hospitality agreements for their dressing rooms. The artists assemble the various products requested by Jennifer Lopez, Nine Inch Nails, Guns ‘n Roses and Christina Aguilera. These found products are installed on plinths alongside reproductions of the artists’ rider agreements.

image:The Band Rider Series #2:  Jennifer Lopez
 

THE BAND RIDER SERIES #2: JENNIFER LOPEZ

Installation with plinths, found text and readymade objects 2002

A collection of ‘rider agreements’, the element of a live musician’s contract in which they specify catering and hospitality agreements for their dressing rooms. The artists assemble the various products requested by Jennifer Lopez, Nine Inch Nails, Guns ‘n Roses and Christina Aguilera. These found products are installed on plinths alongside reproductions of the artists’ rider agreements.

image:The Band Rider Series #3: Guns N Roses
 

THE BAND RIDER SERIES #3: GUNS N ROSES

Installation with plinths, found text and readymade objects 2002

A collection of ‘rider agreements’, the element of a live musician’s contract in which they specify catering and hospitality agreements for their dressing rooms. The artists assemble the various products requested by Jennifer Lopez, Nine Inch Nails, Guns ‘n Roses and Christina Aguilera. These found products are installed on plinths alongside reproductions of the artists’ rider agreements.

image:The Band Rider Series #4: Christina Aguilera
 

THE BAND RIDER SERIES #4: CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Installation with plinths, found text and readymade objects 2002

A collection of ‘rider agreements’, the element of a live musician’s contract in which they specify catering and hospitality agreements for their dressing rooms. The artists assemble the various products requested by Jennifer Lopez, Nine Inch Nails, Guns ‘n Roses and Christina Aguilera. These found products are installed on plinths alongside reproductions of the artists’ rider agreements.

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THE KISS

installation with custom software 2002

In this installation, a red suitcase contains hardware and software that algorithmically reenact a scene from Lawrence Kasdan's 1981 film Body Heat. The McCoys film actors playing the parts of William Hurt and Kathleen Turner in a pivotal erotic moment of the film. The scene is then broken into short clips and digitized so that the actors images become manipulable ...

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201: A SPACE ALGORITHM

Interactive online software with digital video 2001

201: A Space Algorithm is an online software program that allows users to re-edit Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The re-edited versions compress or expand the film’s running time and synthetically generate juxtapositions between images. The user and the computer collaborate to select and sequence shots.

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201: A TEXT ALGORITHM

Text on paper 2001

A numbered list comprised of a shot-by-shot description of 2001: A Space Odyssey.