Janus Drawing Portfolio

For “Pissed Off” at Tom of Finland Foundation, I made a series of automatic drawing diptychs with artists & guests at the event. For each drawing we meditated either on “Anger & Frustration” or “Joy & Human Fulfillment”.

Shame Wrapped in Repulsion

Inspired by Burger King’s food mashup “Mac ‘n Cheetos”, Alyssa Arney and I curated an exhibition focusing on shame, repulsion, and capitalist over-consumption run amok.

Philosophy in the Bedroom

For my portion of Philosophy in the Bedroom with Sheree Rose, Rhiannon Aarons and Martin O’Brien, I brought 4,000, 1-inch-diameter, orange, cheese balls and performed a monologue about the perils of green food.

Chop

When I arrived at his house in Three Rivers, CA, Mike gave me a stack of used Chop Saw Wheels and invited me to make something.

Compass H2O

Teammates Samy Kamkar, Natalia Fedner, Sharon Gong, David Wang, Joseph Kan, Susan Zhang, Vivia Liu and I explored the new space of Ephemeral Wayfinding and created the product Compass H2O. Project Website: Compass H2O Presentation Slides:

Alexis F. Smith

Alexis F. Smith, aka “Banksy’s Girlfriend.” As Lois Lane could probably tell you, having a boyfriend with a secret identity isn’t nearly so fun as people might think.

Mixed Reality Cabaret

I produced a new media / mixed reality performance evening Mixed Reality Cabaret at Long Beach State University’s University Theatre. The evening featured new documentary, music, and performance works in the University Theatre and in the virtual world Second Life.

Automatic Drawing

Collaboration with Lee Tuyet Le. Partner Drawing, or Tandem Drawing, made not with our conscious minds, but with other brain areas: the motor cortex, the basal ganglia. Drawings enabled by our mammalian brain.