Moon Monster From Beyond The Moon

June 11, 2016

TransApeFoldBubbles

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Prince

April 24, 2016

MeAsPrince

15 years ago I made a video of me re-enacting a gesture of Prince’s from his film Under the Cherry Moon. I was trying to discover just where a little bit of his power lay. I’ve re-made it as a gif, just thinking about all of the light he brought to the world with his music and courage and confidence.

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Let It Go

April 13, 2016

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Moon Dance

March 18, 2016

GlamAstronauts

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Waiting Wondering

February 19, 2016

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The Moon and Beyond

February 17, 2016

Some upcoming events, from New York to Austria to Washington to the Moon.

If in New York:


This is the last week for my exhibition at Field Projects. I am also releasing a print for the show.

We Could Be
Transcendent Apes 

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 12-6
Closing Reception:
Saturday, Feb 20th, 4-6pm

Field Projects
526 W 26th Street, #807
NY, NY 10001
www.fieldprojectsgallery.com

The project features multiple videos telling the abstracted story of monster sent to earth to destroy the human race but instead, finds itself on a spiritual quest. It takes inspiration from sci-fi B-movies, the utopian ideals of rave culture and self-help literature.

The videos feature artist Jody Wood and music by Todd CarterChris ColthartKelly Marie Martin, and myself. The video works are accompanied by drawings, a selection of online animated GIFS, and a limited edition zinewith illustrations, an interview between Esther Ruiz and myself, and writings by Blair MurphyIsh Klein and Greg Purcell.

The solarplate print was made with artist and master printer Lisa Mackie.

More details about the exhibition can be found here.


If in Washington:
A single-channel version of We Could Be Transcendent Apes will be screening at:

Spaceness 2016
February 19-21 at the Sou’wester Lodge in Seaview, WA.

SPACENESS is an annual event that brings artists and thinkers together on the Long Beach Penninsula on the Washington Coast to explore our shared experiences of time and space and the gaps in our understanding of the universe. This 3-day event features visual art as well as music, performance, experiments, and lectures.

I’m excited to be part of the weekend long event, especially by my friend Bob Dornberger’s “Surface to Air” sandwich launching cannon.


If in Austria:
My video Memo to William Reed re: Hyperborea, with sound by Chris Colthart will be screened at:

danubeVIDEOARTfestival
Stadtkino Grein

Kreuznerstr. 2, 4360 Grein
Oberosterreich, Austria

Sunday, February 21


If on the Moon (or in Washington):
Artists were asked for proposals of what art they would make on the moon. I proposed to make glam-rock inspired space suits for an astronaut and myself to wear while dancing on the lunar surface. They accepted. I am making a stop-motion video to demonstrate what this would look like. One of the crazier art events I have been involved with, lots of great projects about Moon art.
Giant Steps
King Street Station
303 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA
March 3-27


Transcendent Ape (Ice Floe Meditation)
Back in NYC:
Rounding out the spring, Field Projects will be screening my video We Could Be Transcendent Apes – Meditation Module (filmed on an ice floe in the Arctic) at Volta NY on the video wall.

Volta NY
March 2–6, 2016

Pier 90
New York, NY

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Transcendent Ape Mandala

January 19, 2016

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Our Destination

January 14, 2016

OurDestination

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We Could Be Transcendent Apes at Field Projects

January 07, 2016

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We Could Be Transcendent Apes

Field Projects
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 6-8PM
On view: January 15 – February 20, 2016
526 W 26th Street, #807
New York, NY 10001

The project features multiple videos telling the abstracted story of monster sent to earth to destroy the human race, but instead finds itself on a spiritual quest. It takes inspiration from sci-fi B-movies, the utopian ideals of rave culture and self-help literature. The videos feature artist Jody Wood and music by Todd Carter, Chris Colthart, Kelly Marie Martin, and myself. The video works are accompanied by drawings, a selection of online animated GIFS, and a limited edition zine with illustrations, an interview between Esther Ruiz and myself, and writings by Blair Murphy, Ish Klein and Greg Purcell.

We Could Be Transcendent Apes is the culmination of several years work and residencies at The Arctic Circle, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Signal Culture, and Field Projects itself. It has been quite the experience and I hope you will join me in celebrating the journey.

You can read the interview with Esther Ruiz here.

More details about the exhibition can be found here


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Dance Yourself New

January 03, 2016

DanceParty

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Dance Dance

December 31, 2015

TransApe-Dance_Mosh2

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December 21, 2015

TranscendentApeBlueLight

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We Could Be Transcendent Apes: Bezminster Fuller

December 20, 2015

“We Could Be Transcendent Apes: Bezminster Fuller” is part of a series re-telling of the film Robot Monster in the form movie trailers and commercials frames the narrative of a space invader seeking transcendence through communion with humanity. In this episode, the alien is dancing atop an abstract video light show. The text is a mash-up of quotes from Buckminster Fuller and Bez, the rave dancer from the band The Happy Mondays.

Sound: “Omega Mode Transcendants” excerpt by Todd Carter

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Transcendent Apes Title

November 03, 2015

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Deep Dream Dance

August 09, 2015

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Meditation Harmonics

June 17, 2015

Meditation-Ruffle

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