This project is about the "displacement" of the individual in a new culture. I am experimenting with different mediums: graphic, installation, programming to invent a new language and a new environment for us to exist in. Through my experimentation I am attempting to misplace, juxtapose and change scale — to re-contextualize the three elements: figure, architecture and language to change our perception.
It is an installation designed to communicate a variety of contexts associated with time and space. The "infinity" effect helps the viewer and the participant notice many delayed self reflections in a single moment.
The video feedback occurred when the video camera was pointing into the projector. The output of the camera is delayed in time, then projected onto the vellum screen positioned between the projector and the camera.
Video camera, projector, vellum screen
MassArt, Boston, 2007
The "Quilt" was inspired by internet dating. Through multiple depictions of i-chat windows the audience can trace a romantic relationship where the nonsensical short sentences are juxtaposed with images of the couple in the private moment of exchange.
The piece was shown in Boston and UK. In later versions the sound element was added.
With advancement of technology, we become more and more dependent on it. I notice how absorbing and aggressive its role can be in our contemporary lives. As much as I am interested in it, I am wondering if we are becoming "slaves" to it. To address these issues I created an installation teaching the i-mac how to read.
i-mac, Frame Thief, surgical tubes, ink on paper, webcam, projector
MassArt, Boston, 2006
Displacement. "Metropolis" film.
One of the letters, "I", created through shooting through the children kaleidoscope.
In the urban environment of the city, sky is a luxury. This mural, inspired by Rene Magritte "Empire of Lights", is attempting to create an artificial reflection of the sky in the brick surface of the entrance to the building, which brought more light and interest in the space.
The environmental change is the constant menace, which brings all the other anomaly to the flora and fauna in the world. Birds are affected by this change as well.
This graffiti mural was painted during Annual graffiti festival in New Briton, MA. Fall 2014.
Every culture has a story of veils between the worlds being thin. In Mexico, "Dia de los Muertos" is a day of remembrance, but what is the real meaning behind the modern "Halloween"? The mural was done in time for Halloween. It commemorates the dead by celebrating death. It is the image of fight in the memory of Wars (from ancient time to present, to future) and suffering it inflicts upon the individual.
The imaginary war could not be fought by anyone but skeletons, those who transcend the past and the present. Just as in "Dia de los Muertos" characters, skeleton fighters don't take themselves very seriously.
The mural was created with UV paint lit by black light. Different translucency of pigments created difference in value, which in return made the space feel more three dimensional.