video + sculpture

The Mutable Sculpture Series

     Cognitive scientist Robert Goldschmidt and I collaborate on a series of video art sculpture that explore materiality and continuity, and the expectations, assumptions, and limits of viewers' perception.  Through the presentation of the falsely real, we attempt to explore the various unstable ontological states between video, sculpture, and installation.

     I propose the phrase  mutable sculpture  to describe creative work that experiments with the intersection of digital video projection and sculptural surface.  A mutable sculpture is defined by its ability to adopt the characteristics of virtual objects through the layering of virtual and physical space.

     Not too long ago, I gave a talk at the 11th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College
about mutable sculpture. You can view PDFs of the abstract and the accompanying visuals to my presentation.

     I am greatly indebted to Bobby for his creative energy, his incredible insight, and perspective which greatly informs our work together;  I very much admire Bobby for his patience and commitment to our endeavor.

Techno-Thanatography
SIGGRAPH 2008 Slow Art Exhibition
Tampa Museum of Art underCURRENT/overVIEW (St. Petersburgs Times, captured)
The 10th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College
The 11th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium at Connecticut College
Pixilerations v.2
Pixilerations v.3
Pixilerations v.4
Pixilerations v.5
Inicio, Ybox Cigar Theatre
Baker Arts Center
Calladan Gallery
International Computer Music Conference
University of Victoria, Digital Humanities Computing Summer Institute

overlooked

Overlookedvideo art
with Robert Goldschmidt

"overlooked" is video that plays with the dimension of time, and the scale and perspective of visual and aural abstractions.
Video

torrent

Torrent_Sidebar_.jpg
maple wood, video projection
with Robert Goldschmidt

Torrent is a video art installation that fuses digitally-generated imagery, manipulated video, and wood sculpture. Torrent integrates organic phenomena with formalist approaches to explore fragmentation and fluidity, and to challenge our notions of logical and natural boundaries.

Cascade

Cascadepick coral flagstone, wood, digital projection, digital prints
with Robert Goldschmidt

"Cascade" is a set of video installations that illustrate breakdowns and disconnects. The Cascade series relies on interaction between digitally generated imagery and physical materials.

Images of video art sculpture, Pixileration v.3
Video

s[tr]eam

Stream_Sidebar_.jpgpink coral flagstone, wood, video projection
with Robert Goldschmidt

At the interface of video projection and sculptural object, "s[tr]eam" examines the capability of the virtual to enhance or to confuse the human perceptual experience of the environment. The mind is a powerful tool for shaping the human perceptual experience. Its capacity for learning, pattern grouping, and reification enable swift perceptual comprehension. The layering of virtual and physical space presents new and unique perceptual tasks to accomplish. At times the virtual can extend and even reinvent the physical. However, the virtual can reorganize and even fracture the perception of the physical. "S[tr]eam" integrates organic phenomena with formalist approaches to explore fragmentation and fluidity, and to challenge our notions of logical and natural boundaries. The video art installation fuses digitally-generated imagery and sculpture. "S[tr]eam" also explores the tensions and harmonies between the digital projection and the physical sculpture.