RAW/WAR is a website and an interactive installation. Both
were built as companions to Lynn Hershmann-Leeson's film Women, Art, Revolution, a documentary which tells the story of women in
art over the past half century. Through the website visitors can view and upload artworks by women. In the installation visitors
are given a wiiMote disguised as a flashlight with which they can explore a virtual room in which these artworks are displayed.
This piece was built for Diller, Scofidio and Refro and installed
in The Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy.
It consistes of a 32" touchscreen LCD mounted mount to a pole. The monitor has handles on either side and the can be
rotated 360 degrees around the pole and tilted up and down. The monitor acts as a window between the plain white room in
which it is installed and the virtual environment it displays. The environment is 64 3D prison cells that the architecture
firm has designed to offer various levels of privacy, comfort and security. The user can select a cell via a touchscreen
interface and explore it by rotating and tilting the monitor.
Global Groove 2004
Created in 2004 Global Groove 2004 was a remixing and celebration
of Nam June Paik's earlier works made about and for television. The
new piece was built from several video wall clusters and installed in
the Deutsche Bank Guggenheim's gallery in Berlin. Working with the
Guggenheim Museum and the artist's studio we built and programmed the
various video wall clusters to present a work that was faithful to Paik's original.
San Jose Semaphore
Created by artist Ben Rubin, the San Jose Semaphore is a permanent
public artwork commissioned by Adobe Systems Incorporated and installed
atop their building San Jose. We worked on several aspects of
this project with both Ben Rubin and the artwork's engineer Will Pickering
of Parallel Development. Development of the embedded Linux
platform that drives the work and designed the software that generates
the images of the semaphores. Built a custom max/msp object
to facilitate communication between the main encryption system and the semaphores.
Low Rez - HiFi
Our second project with Parallel Development and Will Pickering,
Low Rez Hi Fi is a interactive video installation installed in the interior
and exterior of 1110 Vermont in Washington D.C. The piece consists of several
large double sided L.E.D. video walls each with it's own closed circuit
camera. The walls display live video of passersby along with overlayed
text. On this project I developed the video software that processes
and composites the camera feeds and text as well as the platform it is run on.
Robert Smithson's Hotel Palenque is a slide lecture originally performed by the artist,
which later became a part of Guggenheim Museum's collection as an audio cd
and an electronically controlled slide projector. The idea behind this project
was to update and replace the aging and failing electronic control system
in a manner that kept the original intentions of the piece in tact. To accomplish
this we designed a custom computer system that would be capable of playing
back the lecture recording while controlling a digitally controllable slide
projector. This resulted in a simple and maintainable solution that should be
be easy integrate into future systems while allowing the piece to appear unchanged
from it's orginal inception.
Seven Easy Pieces
In Seven Easy Pieces, Marina Abramovic
reenacted five classic performances by other artists as well as two of her own
on seven consecutive evening. Each performance was seven hours long. For this project
we designed an HD video server system that could capture and replay each performance completely
uninterrupted. During each performance a bank of monitors near the stage simultaneously displayed
the previous performances.