development of new work

prototyping financed by Canada Council for the Arts









being still (life)

from the Surrey Art Gallery, Tech Lab. 

video here: being still (life)






beta opening

Being Still (life) Shows Us Who We Are.
(detail)



new work

dc motor, micro chip, speakers and wire















http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/19811.aspx

last days


a beautiful ending
a soft retreat

look back fondly
on work to come
































the innocents

not to be confused
with the naive



















backlogue

invite image
lost work
we all fall down


52

dear fifty two
where were you?



















steamplant residency

shadbolt centre for the arts



sound installation: machine peace
loudspeaker, tape loop.  














installation: tree talk
cans, string, tape loop.














interior steamplant













machine dream
camera, monitor, controller, mixed media











ongoing works:

limited edition album

drONEseed
music for kilns

part of steamplant residency
summer 2011

one thousand four



a compression of individual moments
one thousand four (to be exact)

compression being finite
moments (ultimately) disperse

at the RAG

Mary's Room (Conditions for Qualia)

Imagine Mary; brought up from birth in a black and white room.

First presented by esteemed philosopher Frank Jackson, the Mary's Room hypothesis remains a focal point for discussion of the sensory packet known as "Qualia".

Throughout her life in this colourless environment, Mary reads many (black and white) books and learns all the laws of physics. She becomes a super-scientist: expert in the functional roles that the brain plays in the process of colour vision. Her knowledge of the physical and functional organization of the brain becomes complete to the point that there is nothing that she does not know.

When Mary finally leaves her room and experiences her first colour, would she learn anything new about the world?

In an attempt to capture the type of experience Mary might have when encountering her first colour, I've abandoned previous strategies of generating sculpture fashioned to suggest knowledge of specific themes; instead I consider the motive of this work to be experiential.

http://vimeo.com/20654028

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G4ZCglT-Gk569jVstZIazq1wiDIeOYVFPF5K3M7VbRs/edit?usp=sharing




come back (to me)

with a rock in the right shoe
limp
dinner begs

with a rock in the left shoe
gimp
gamey leg

gazer

exercising the right
to choose a few things
that make sense

tin can man

tin can man
tin can man
all you need is a
tin can man






detail of operation

a car smashed into me

a buick they said
I landed on my head

whatever





the size of things

If the earth were a peppercorn and the sun a bowling ball, they would be 78 feet apart.

Pluto, smaller than a pinhead is nearly half a mile away.




dark dark dark

not always but today, yes.





spokesman

held together by spokes
the space in between
a kind of comfort

now cowboy buddha
point to the centre
axle rotator array

and holy jesus
the damn thing's
in motion





other problems

a similar set
this time clothed in flesh
structure barely concealed
gather inference from angle
your best shot


the long wait

i've been delayed
it couldn't have come at a
better time

now shoes off
and chest bare
pick up
from where we left off



another morning

on my knees
pulling hair and thread
out of the wheels of an office chair

running fine now
patented 1967