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Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, curated by Rachel Lin Weaver, produced by Cinema Reset

  032 The Year We Make Contact / video installation / 2014-2016  

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The Year We Make Contact is a silent video projection generated from sound — an audio recording of a psychoanalysis session between the artist and a therapist. Inspiration comes from a debate active in theoretical physics called the Information Loss Paradox, where scientists argue over whether information can truly be lost if it falls into a black hole. Part of a larger theme over the last several years called Speculative Forensics that focuses on the discarding of information inherent to translation and transcoding.

This work, as with the Strata Systems inkjet paintings, draws on our impulse for pattern recognition -- Rorshach inkblot imagery, Virgin Mary water stains, poltergeists hidden within white noise. The imagery in The Year We Make Contact oscillates between the quasi-recognizable forms of landscape, atmosphere, architecture, figure and cosmos. The ever-shifting flow of images are not shot, made or captured; they coalesce and evolve within the invented system.



View of group exhibition "Variable States" at Upfor Gallery, 2016, curated by Heather Lee Birdsong


"TYWMC (Gyre version)" at Creative Tech Week Arts Hub, 2016, Clemente Center


"TYWMC (Gyre version)" at Creative Tech Week Arts Hub, 2016, Clemente Center


Still from "April28_Chlorine.mov"

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Still from "July20_Xeno.mov"

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Still from "July20_Widget.mov"

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"Weird Science" group exhibition at Kunsthalle Galapagos, curated by Julie McKim and Daniel Kingery





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  037 An Infinite Distance Between Two Points  
  036 The End of Information  
  035 Patti Smith Italy Tour  
  034 Strata Systems v02_NIJIMI  
  033 Killer Road  
  032 The Year We Make Contact  
  031 Bessarabia Ghost Tapes  
  030 Strata Systems v01_LOCI  
  029 Performance at The Icebox for Shaping a Signal  
  028 A Strong Hand That Nonetheless Gets You Nowhere  
  027 Apple Blossom Time  
  026 Loci_Convergence  
  024 Loci_Palimpsest  
  023 The Ornithologist Ghosthunter  
  022 Erosion/Evaporation (Scan Reina Sofia)  
  021 Interview in Post New Magazine  
  020 Haeinsa_Palimpsest  
  018 High and Low (Sightlines)  
  017 Dis/continuum  
  016 Cathedral Scan  
  015 Suomenlinna Ornithological Society  
  014 Loci_  
  012 Topoextension  
  011 ATS02: Solve  
  010 Interview with Belinda Haikes  
  007 ATS01: Wisp  
  006 ATS00: Catch  
  005 Moby the Mobile Projection Unit  
  004 Avalanche at Broad Street