Artist Archive


July 14, 2022

I’m thrilled to share that I have a video in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and I will be part of an artists talk there. The Show: ANOTHER DIMENSION: DIGITAL ART IN MEMPHIS Through September 11, 2022 About the show:While digital art has existed since the 1960s, it has experienced increasingly mainstream interest in […]

2022 | Uncategorized

Experiment with Social VR

March 2, 2022

In relation to my AFK (away from keyboard) exhibition Learn Sing Plants Counting Monsters Colors Alphabets at Rhodes College, I have been experimenting with making a web/social VR version. Please check it out here and let me know what you think. See it here.

2022 | Exhibitions | Tags: ,

Learn Sing Plants Counting Monsters Colors Alphabets

February 23, 2022

My new installation Learn Sing Plants Counting Monsters Colors Alphabets is on view February 11–March 11, 2022 at Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College. I’ll be giving a talk 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 3rd at Rhodes College. It will also be on Zoom at this link: And, there will be a reception on Friday, March 4th […]

2022 | Exhibitions, News | Tags: , ,

Check Me Out On Vimeo

February 23, 2022

As I refocus on my website and plan the redesign, please check out my Vimeo site for new works. And I am active on Instagram, too.

2022 | News

Stupid Lepton Live Stream Performance

February 21, 2021

Live streaming performance as part of the Memphis Concrete event on February 19, 2021.I performed as “Stupid Lepton” and used a modular synth connected to a plant for sound and various Signal Culture Apps for video manipulation.

2021 | Video

“Practice Sharing — an online presentation of expanded approaches to language-based practice within the field of artistic research.”

December 16, 2020

Excited to share that my art and writing about it is included in “Practice Sharing — an online presentation of expanded approaches to language-based practice within the field of artistic research.” Please check it out, there are scores of fantastic language focused artists and writers and musicians involved.

2020 | Exhibitions, News, Writing

Hello. How Are You? Goodbye. (New 360 immersive video)

November 10, 2020

Hello. How Are You? Goodbye. Karl Erickson 360° digital video, 2020 2:30 minute loop For this video, a plant was connected to a modular video and sound synthesizer. Electricity generated by the plant was amplified so that it produced changes in the a/v signals through biofeedback. This is a form of conversation between the machine […]

2020 | News, Video | Tags: , , ,

Some News

October 26, 2020

My video Talk to Your Plants About Uplift Experiences is included in the Indie Memphis Film Festival “Aniexpialidocious (Animated Shorts)” screening. You can stream all of the fantastic animations here.I am thrilled to be included in the Film Festival along with my colleague Trimiko Melancon, and former students Emily Burkhead and Ethan Garland. Please check out their videos […]

2020 | Exhibitions, News | Tags: , , ,

Which Wave “Diagonal Fractal Post-Everything

May 14, 2020

Here is the video I made for Which Wave‘s “Diagonal Fractal Post-Everything.” I used some video feedback and analog synth gear.

2020 | Music Videos, Video

We Tried to Tell You

July 14, 2019

One of my videos from my recent show with Laurie Nye “Time For Something Else” at Day & Night Projects. The extraterrestrial intelligences turn away in frustration from humankind. All of the videos from the show here:

2019 | Video

Exhibition at Day & Night Projects

July 14, 2019

From the project space: Laurie Nye and Karl Erickson: Time for Something Else Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 7–10pmExhibition Dates: June 20–July 27, 2019 Day & Night Projects is pleased to present two artists with works in dialogue, Laurie Nye and Karl Erickson. Their exhibition Time for Something Else features paintings, videos, and drawings which […]

2019 | Collaboration, Exhibitions, Uncategorized

video for “People” by Which Wave

February 4, 2019

I’ve very excited to have made the video for the song “People” by Which Wave. It is from the debut “People E.P.” – Spotify or download EP free at Check it out:

2019 | Music Videos, Video | Tags: , ,

How To Heal With Color

July 11, 2018

How To Heal With Color 8:15, 2018 live audio-visual performance “How To Heal With Color” is a real-time performance mixing video and sound. The performance is an action to unite the viewer’s sense of color with the awareness of their own bodily states, leading from awareness to tension to release. It has been performed at […]

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Flower Meditation

May 12, 2018

My wife gave me flowers for my birthday. I made this video with them. Used: Paracosm Lumen, Signal Culture Frame Buffer and Mixer. For sound, Make Noise 0-Coast with a touch of delay and reverb.

2018 | Video | Media: | Tags: ,

Autonomous Reality Communities Performance

May 7, 2018

Autonomous Reality Communities is a live video and sound performance. It is a visual tone poem using the vocabulary of motion graphics and abstraction to posit that humankind is not the center of universe and that there are other layers of existence. I draw the title from Gene Youngblood’s essay of the same name, in […]

2018 | Uncategorized