I am here now

I am showing new work this week alongside my friends in the UCLA Design|Media Arts MFA program. Our show, meaningfully titled “I am here now,” covers some of what we’ve been up to over the Summer. I will be showing projects started in a cave in Missouri, printed at Anderson Ranch in Colorado, and finished up in my apartment in Los Angeles. In other words, things that span my Summer.

exhibition postcard with list of participants and a series of phrases containing the phrase 'I am here now' within them

Pete Hawkes designed the postcard (and poster). I wrote a little script that searched twitter for the phrase “I am here now” and saved the results in a file. For a preview of the show, visit the exhibition website.

The opening reception is Thursday, October 14 from 5—8pm.

Leaving Here, Being There

Last night, Pete Hawkes and I had the opening reception for our show–Leaving Here, Being There–in the UCLA Broad Art Center. I am happy with how the show turned out, and it was great getting a chance to talk to new and familiar people about the work.

An excellent Art MFA show also opened in the nearby New Wight Gallery.

Documentation of individual projects will go up over the next week, after Pete and I go in with a tripod to take photos of the work. For now, here are a few photos from the opening.

Leaving Here, Being There opening
Destinations installation view
Trace from above
Reasons for leaving diagrams

Desert Rain

trace resonance field

I spent last weekend out in 29 Palms with Pete and a few dozen other artists from around the UC system. Many of us installed work in the desert, and invited the public to come see what we had been up to. Pete and I worked together after the first symposium to come up with an idea for work we thought would make sense in the desert, which resulted in a piece called Trace: Resonance Field. It is a field of ceramic plates that are struck with rhythms controlled by seismic data from the surrounding mountains. I also had a chance to install Tamarisk in a more suitable location.

We’re working on editing our documentation into a cogent bit of video for the internet. For now, you can see photos of the process and some short video clips on flickr. New photos of Tamarisk will be online soon, as well.

There was quite a bit of press for the show. Among others, there was a writeup in artinfo, and a video and photo gallery by press enterprise.