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untitled (eating)

9 minute 26 second documentation video

00:00 - 00:32 = Installation detail views

00:32 - 00:58 = Composite video detail views

00:59 - 01:16 = Installation detail views

01:16 - 02:35 = Composite video detail views

02:36 - 03:37 = Installation detail views

03:38 - 08:41 = Composite video detail views

08:42 - 09:24 = Installation detail views

The focus of this piece are the depictions of food, cooking, eating and the related industries and scale of food production in television and recorded visual media.  All footage was taken from cooking, health, travel, and feature films (all on VHS tapes).  The processing of this piece decontextualizes these individual depictions of social, functional, commercial and industrial activities and rituals and then re-contextualized alongside the greatest number of like sources (31 commercially and promotionally available mass-produced VHS tapes) compressed into the available space (20 televisions and 5 dvd players, 9 and a half minutes of time).  

Medium:  Televisions, DVD players, DVDs, rf modulators, VHS tapes, coaxial cable, coaxial splitters, RCA cables, extension cords, power strips, found office furniture, found carpet, found carpet padding, all-thread bolts, bolts, nuts, screws, remotes

New Orleans

2014

untitled (steam heater) (detail)

 

Documentation of removal (2 minutes of 8.5 minute video) (detail)

To be viewed on widescreen television, turned 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

This video documents the removal of an antiquated steam heater from my studio (1 of 2 heaters).  The video is one component of a currently unrealized installation of these removed industrial climate-control devices (see also: untitled (pipes)) placed in a constructed domestic situation (fabricated bedroom, with 3 walls, finished only on audience-facing side), sharing a bed (the mattress depicted in this video) and partially ceiling suspended steam-pipes.  Unrealized installation also includes a fog machine, adjoining fabricated bathroom, related photographs, and several wall and ceiling mounted flatscreen televisions (depicting removals, as well as video of other split domestic/industrial scenes).

2015

untitled (pipes)

Documentation of removal (2 minutes of 18 minute loop) (detail)

This video documents the removal of antiquated steam pipes from my studio.  The video is one component of a currently unrealized installation of these removed industrial climate-control devices (see also: untitled (steam heater)) placed in a constructed domestic situation (fabricated bedroom, with 3 walls, 1 wall open, finished only on audience-facing side), sharing a bed (the mattress depicted in this video).  One end of the larger of these pipes will be suspended from the ceiling, the other end resting on the mattress.  The unrealized installation also includes a fog machine (connected to pipes), adjoining fabricated bathroom, related photographs, and several wall and ceiling mounted flatscreen televisions (depicting removals, as well as video of other split domestic/industrial scenes).

2015

untitled powder room (detail)

 2 minutes of 41 minute loop detail

This half‐bathroom (electrically functioning, plumbing not) was built from scratch on the unoccupied 2nd floor of a downtown office building. A majority of the materials were either salvaged or found. All of the materials were kept in their original salvaged state (for example, the tile was removed from a work‐site in the condition seen in the detail images). Once it was built, the artist inclined it with only a 4 foot crowbar, several 2x4s, cinder blocks and himself over the course of an hour (an unedited 41 minute loop of this process was shown at the periphery of the exhibition space).

This segment is 2 minutes of the 41 minute loop.

Medium detail:
lumber, insulation, doors, drywall, wallpaper, window, sink, cabinet, screws, tile with retained sub‐floor, plywood flooring, carpet, carpet padding, conduit, light‐switch, switch‐cover, mirror, fake tree, toilet, soap‐dish, towel‐ rack, toiletries, light‐fixtures, 300 watt bulbs, cinder‐ blocks, bulbs, crow‐bar, stage‐lighting, camera, video‐monitor, dvd player, dvd, 41 minute video loop

Dimensions: 7'Lx6.5'Wx8'H, variable 

2014

untitled (powder room II) (detail)

00:11:31 of 10:30:00 loop

Documentation of untitled (powder room II) (detail).  

The site‐specific installation untitled (powder room) was disassembled and removed from its original site of construction and moved to a new site, twice as tall. An additional story was built onto each wall and then raised and assembled by the artist and a pulley. The entire process and resulting 2nd story powder room (functioning electrically but not with plumbing) was fully viewable to the public from the street through large store‐front windows. An unedited video and audio (10 hrs 30 minutes) of the installation process was viewable through the store-front windows following completion.

This video detail is 11 and a half minutes of the 10 hrs and 30 minutes recording.

Medium:
Previous installation, lumber, crow‐bar, pulleys, camera, video‐monitors, dvd players, dvds, 10 hour 30 minute video loop

Dimensions: 7'Lx6.5'Wx16.5'H, variable

2014

untitled (eating)

9 minute 26 second documentation video

00:00 - 00:32 = Installation detail views

00:32 - 00:58 = Composite video detail views

00:59 - 01:16 = Installation detail views

01:16 - 02:35 = Composite video detail views

02:36 - 03:37 = Installation detail views

03:38 - 08:41 = Composite video detail views

08:42 - 09:24 = Installation detail views

The focus of this piece are the depictions of food, cooking, eating and the related industries and scale of food production in television and recorded visual media.  All footage was taken from cooking, health, travel, and feature films (all on VHS tapes).  The processing of this piece decontextualizes these individual depictions of social, functional, commercial and industrial activities and rituals and then re-contextualized alongside the greatest number of like sources (31 commercially and promotionally available mass-produced VHS tapes) compressed into the available space (20 televisions and 5 dvd players, 9 and a half minutes of time).  

Medium:  Televisions, DVD players, DVDs, rf modulators, VHS tapes, coaxial cable, coaxial splitters, RCA cables, extension cords, power strips, found office furniture, found carpet, found carpet padding, all-thread bolts, bolts, nuts, screws, remotes

New Orleans

2014

untitled (steam heater) (detail)

 

Documentation of removal (2 minutes of 8.5 minute video) (detail)

To be viewed on widescreen television, turned 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

This video documents the removal of an antiquated steam heater from my studio (1 of 2 heaters).  The video is one component of a currently unrealized installation of these removed industrial climate-control devices (see also: untitled (pipes)) placed in a constructed domestic situation (fabricated bedroom, with 3 walls, finished only on audience-facing side), sharing a bed (the mattress depicted in this video) and partially ceiling suspended steam-pipes.  Unrealized installation also includes a fog machine, adjoining fabricated bathroom, related photographs, and several wall and ceiling mounted flatscreen televisions (depicting removals, as well as video of other split domestic/industrial scenes).

2015

untitled (pipes)

Documentation of removal (2 minutes of 18 minute loop) (detail)

This video documents the removal of antiquated steam pipes from my studio.  The video is one component of a currently unrealized installation of these removed industrial climate-control devices (see also: untitled (steam heater)) placed in a constructed domestic situation (fabricated bedroom, with 3 walls, 1 wall open, finished only on audience-facing side), sharing a bed (the mattress depicted in this video).  One end of the larger of these pipes will be suspended from the ceiling, the other end resting on the mattress.  The unrealized installation also includes a fog machine (connected to pipes), adjoining fabricated bathroom, related photographs, and several wall and ceiling mounted flatscreen televisions (depicting removals, as well as video of other split domestic/industrial scenes).

2015

untitled powder room (detail)

 2 minutes of 41 minute loop detail

This half‐bathroom (electrically functioning, plumbing not) was built from scratch on the unoccupied 2nd floor of a downtown office building. A majority of the materials were either salvaged or found. All of the materials were kept in their original salvaged state (for example, the tile was removed from a work‐site in the condition seen in the detail images). Once it was built, the artist inclined it with only a 4 foot crowbar, several 2x4s, cinder blocks and himself over the course of an hour (an unedited 41 minute loop of this process was shown at the periphery of the exhibition space).

This segment is 2 minutes of the 41 minute loop.

Medium detail:
lumber, insulation, doors, drywall, wallpaper, window, sink, cabinet, screws, tile with retained sub‐floor, plywood flooring, carpet, carpet padding, conduit, light‐switch, switch‐cover, mirror, fake tree, toilet, soap‐dish, towel‐ rack, toiletries, light‐fixtures, 300 watt bulbs, cinder‐ blocks, bulbs, crow‐bar, stage‐lighting, camera, video‐monitor, dvd player, dvd, 41 minute video loop

Dimensions: 7'Lx6.5'Wx8'H, variable 

2014

untitled (powder room II) (detail)

00:11:31 of 10:30:00 loop

Documentation of untitled (powder room II) (detail).  

The site‐specific installation untitled (powder room) was disassembled and removed from its original site of construction and moved to a new site, twice as tall. An additional story was built onto each wall and then raised and assembled by the artist and a pulley. The entire process and resulting 2nd story powder room (functioning electrically but not with plumbing) was fully viewable to the public from the street through large store‐front windows. An unedited video and audio (10 hrs 30 minutes) of the installation process was viewable through the store-front windows following completion.

This video detail is 11 and a half minutes of the 10 hrs and 30 minutes recording.

Medium:
Previous installation, lumber, crow‐bar, pulleys, camera, video‐monitors, dvd players, dvds, 10 hour 30 minute video loop

Dimensions: 7'Lx6.5'Wx16.5'H, variable

2014

untitled (eating)
untitled (steam heater) (detail)
untitled (pipes)
untitled powder room (detail)
untitled (powder room II) (detail)