Category: Decor

In Search of the Golden Spandex

I’m interviewed in the 6/2011 issue of Kunstbulletin, a Swiss art magazine, and the title – Auf der Suche nach dem goldenen Spandex – is fondly translated above. The article is by Andrina Jorg, and Cat Tuong Nguyen photographed me. Here’s a permanent link to the English translation courtesy of Google – In Search of the Golden Spandex. It can also be read in German HERE.

Cover of the June issue as well as the photo, which is not included on the website.

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Costume-Object Workshop

I’m including here some stills from my current project, Costume-Object Workshop. The project includes several individual pieces I initiated, often not knowing whether the end result would be a costume or an object/wall hanging, with some pieces functioning as both. The video component has been shown in one-channel and two-channel formats and features experiments with the costume pieces which evoke particular character movements and in some cases restrict movement to specific areas of the body. When shown alongside those pieces that ultimately became objects, the shape-characters in the video seem to exert their object-ness. The objects themselves are not-so-distant relatives of decorative home craft items but are elevated as art objects in relation to their potential relation to the body for performative purposes.

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Group Show at Dreispitz, Basel

Below are some shots of my work in the group show of iaab residents at the organization’s new Dreispitz project room. I showed my new video Ode on a Terran Urn as well as a new installation piece featuring video, costume, and wall hangings called Costume-Object Workshop. The other artists in the show are Jan-Henri Booyens, Taro Shinoda, Georges Audet, and Sami Lukkarinen.

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Ode on a Terran Urn – Online Premiere

My new video Ode on a Terran Urn is finally complete and is going up on youtube and facebook in segments. The first chapter was put up last Monday, and you can see it here below or by visiting my magstoriches youtube channel.

I also made a Metalmags fan page on Facebook which includes links to these videos as well as photos and video stills. Go “like” it!

The Vortex

So I was searching around for a photo of a cool spacey or futuristic bar and after perusing many cruiseship publicity photos, I finally struck gold at Light Energy Studio. Just one look at the homepage and you know you are in for a treat. I spent probably 15 minutes clicking around on all the awesome light fixtures and effects and viewed a demo of the lighted floor panels. Eventually I made my way to the highlight of the trip, the 3D Tour of an imaginary club called The Vortex. Watch it now or be forever deprived of your fantasy. Er…or mine.

There’s also a Palace Tour that’s pretty dope. You can click on glowing lights to go deeper into the scenery, though you have to buy the CD Rom to enter the mansion through the main doors. For now, a peek through the windows will have to do. For only $11.95, I’m seriously considering going all the way.

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