After moving to Antwerp Belgium I am embarking on a series of dioramas
and photographs using the medium to tell stories.
AC/DC Shifter - Ned Troide - Weiner Roller
Ned Troide was singularly famous for scoring 72,999,975 points on the
video game Defender, the highest score ever recorded. What is less known
is that he also created a curious set of Heavy Metal end tables.
A new Religious Artifact for the Transmission II: Airborne show at the
New Museum of Contemporary Art
presented by free103point9. The
An interactive environment that explores issues surrounding genetic
research and its potentially disastrous outcomes by Paul Davies, Leslie
Clague, Jake Woland and Nick Chapman. Constructed at the Tank NYC /
Spaceworks and open until Dec 20, 2004 (open almost all the time 7 days
I am currently working on a series of interactive video sculptures
titled Small Humans. The sculptures are about technological folly and
feature small pluggable LCD video screens. I am also working on a series
of digital C prints based
on video stills. I have written a more detailed
thematic description and
scanned a set of slides.
NEW! Some of this work was shown in my
first NYC solo show at the
free103point9 gallery. Pics of the night
Small Humans is generously supported by grants from the City of Chicago
and the Canada Council for the Arts.
I am about half way through a new series called American Iron. It's a
series of engines from American muscle cars of the 60s and 70s. The
picture above is a 1971 Dodge Charger 426 cid 'Street Hemi' - one of the
great monsters that predated the gas crisis. The engines are modeled in
1/25 scale plastic resin and displayed in plexiglass cases with wood bases
and brass name plates. I am also photographing the engines with a medium
format camera and printing these very large - as close to 1-1 scale for
the real engines as I can.
A rooftop sculpture created with Jake Woland and Rob Roy
An outdoor urban sculpture created by myself, Morrison Lyman, and Rob
Ray. This was created on the side of a community center that is scheduled
NEW! Some new high
quality photos shot by pro photo-journalist
tornado is a dynamic, interactive environment that mixes architectural
sculpture, found objects, sound, video and light. tornado evokes the idea,
energy and volume of the tornado storm in it's physical definition of
space and form. This literal evocation is layered on top of a cultural
tornado of mix and mixing interactive sound, music, video, and cultural
Very similar in spirit and practice to the
6 really great round beakers show -
this environment was built in the
deadtech gallery in Chicago in
Feb of 2002 by Paul Davies, Craig Miller, Tyler Cufley, Tina Burton, Jesse
Paul Miller, Leslie Clague and Rob Ray.
I have made some furniture from time to time - I use steel and epoxy
resin. These photos are from the Artcore Studios tattoo shop in Seattle.
The steel is gas welded and finished with an angle grinder and the top is
epoxy resin poured over plywood. The epoxy is very shiny and retains a
liquid appearance when hard.
Three anti-war pieces I created out of feelings of anger, fear and
disbelief with the current social and political climate in the United
States. These pieces where shown at the October edition of Randy Wood's
One Night Only, 11 Shows in 11 Months.
An armored shopping cart designed
to protect americans from americans. Inspired by the fantastic sculpures of
Kenji Yanobe. Recently released to freedom in the parking lot of an abandoned
Red Apple grocery. My friend Sarah Lippek took a few snaps before the
shopping cart was captured and taken away by children.
A handy miniature video player worn in a wrist strap. A looping video
keeps you reminded what it's all about. Created for the 'first war of the
new millennium' show at SOIL gallery (May, 2002). Many thanks to my sister
Pam Davies for her help on this project.
A simple pill dispenser - put a quarter in and a pill comes out. This
piece continues with my use of surplus plywood toolboxes from Boeing
Surplus and white epoxy resin. Created for the Noodle Works Invitational.
Matt from Houston gallery was generous enough to ask the SOIL crew to have
a show at Houston while we were between spaces. After some debate the SOIL
membership agreed to create work that reflected the sensibilities of the
Houston gallery. The working title was 'ultra-flat, super-bad'. I created
something that was ultra-flat and super-bad.
A sculpture created for the 2002 Artist Trust charity auction. Consists
of a white epoxy covered plywood toolbox from Boeing Surplus. A one inch
round hole in the surface permits visitors to insert their finger and have
it stamped with a unique serial number. Get your number.
I recently finished
interactive inflated environment. Created with Leslie Clague, Rachel
Johnston, Sarah Morris, Sean Vale, Brent Watanabe, and Mark Johnson. Shown
at SOIL for
November 2001; we are thinking about taking it on the road.
- high clearance vehicle A crazy steel vehicle powered by a 4 stroke gas engine I built for burning
man 2001 - never worked all that well but it looked good.
- cock monitor A collaboration with Jennifer West - I built the monitor which features
a high gloss epoxy finish with a cock handle, red velvet and a 3 inch lcd.
Jen did her regular crazy, perverse, synthetic/organic video.
- kathryn 1, 2, 3, a set of 3 full body portraits created by taking many close up
photos with a Polaroid camera.
- Magnified Window/Under My Skin Episode
1, a collaboration with video artist Jennifer West that combines Jen's
freaky- synthetic-surreal videos of something metal bursting through
something organic (this time slinkys through green dyed agar-agar) with a
pair of video monitors I created. Shown
for (possibly the last) Fuzzy Engine
opening Faux Natural.
- 6 really great round beakers, I was
lucky enough to be invited by Craig Miller to participate in the
collaborative construction of a beautiful, immersive, interactive
installation. A mix of architectural forms, natural materials, found and
synthetic sounds and interactive elements.
- Some Areas Under Video
Surveillance, An interactive video installation that let members of
the gallery audience wear wireless video cameras and paired wireless
video monitors. The result was an environment in which one couldn't know
when a camera might be recording one's image, where that image was being
transmitted to or who was observing it; ubiquitous, arbitrary
surveillance. Welcome to contemporary urban life.
I am not afraid
of the dark, a night light for those a little unsure of what is under the bed.
Produced to accompany the opening night of the Fuzzy
Engine show Mania.
americans need: shopping cart prototype an armored shopping cart designed
to protect americans from americans. Inspired by the fantastic sculpures of
Your Pockets a playful instrument created from four metal detecting wands
from the airport. Created to be shown at Market St Studios in conjunction with
the November Fuzzy Engine show. Shown
a second time at the The Circus of the New Year show at the
Commencement Art Gallery in Tacoma.
man in 4 space a 3 dimensional diagram of burning man in 4 dimensional space
created for and displayed at burning man
2000. Also - my pictures from Burning Man.
Green 1 & 2 portraits of my Mom and Dad. Yum.
Data Underflow is my latest show which included three pieces:
Opaque, Bandwidth and
Humans. Error was presented at DeadTech
in Chicago in November of 99.
Noon is a collaboration between choreographer Deborah Birrane,
installation artist Paul Davies and composer Dave Vormittag. This original
performance had its first showing as part of artsEdge 99.
is a networked interactive environment created collaboratively by the artists
pf the Art and Robotics Group.
This project was partially based on the original
proposal for the Space
Probe project [download the sample
code] (this is a reworking of the original
Bus idea) This implementation was featured in the ARG
show in March of 99. SenseNet is
a more ambitious proposal that will allow artworks in different cities to
communicate across the Internet.
Film Cut-up is an idea for an interactive film installation that I am
proposing for the 911 Media Center window. It allows the public to compose an
interactive film from the outside of a window. IFC was installed in the 911
Media Center window during March 1999.
of Humans is a measuring device. This interactive installation was
produced for the Space Probe work in progress show. (Space Probe is being
sponsored by the Art and
Robotics Group at InterAccess).
Invisible Fields an interactive environment based on
Room that explores more general issues of electromagnetic fields.
Persistent Invisible Fields was shown in the group show Aurora Universalis, in
Feburary of 1998, sponsored by InterAccess.
an interactive electric-media installation exploring issues of information
poverty. Bandwidth was first shown at the 1997 Third
is an interactive sculpture that features the reuse of digital audio message
pads. Message was shown at the 1997 Parkdale Outdoor Art Fesitval, ArtBeat 97,
and at Third Rail.
Jacket an electric media wearable sculpture. This work was originally
prototyped for a video that never got made, but was shown at the 1997 Third
Saints four musical compositions written by Dave Vormittag based on cubist
paintings of mine. A CD of the four compositions, plus a multimedia track was
released in November, 1996.
Room an interactive environment. This piece was exhibited at my first show
which marked the inauguration of Apocalypse