Reappropriating absurdist Russian protest signs known as monstratsiya (-monstrations), the works call to loophole behaviors used to circumnavigate legal complications where illegibility and ‘invisibility’ are rendered as effective as direct action. Here, the act of archiving monstratsiya protest signs serves to document these ephemeral gestures and give them permanent form. The collection of monstrations includes: “Get me […]Read more "Monstratsiya archive"
These photographic prints of Berenice Abbott’s images—taken for physics textbook studies of wave interference patterns of light through water—are repurposed as flags on fabric, emphasizing of their iconic compositions and central geometric forms. Abbott was part of various Parisian and New York City social circles of the time, including that of Modernist photographers and the […]Read more "To be a pale copy"
A stack of black-and-white prints, showing paintings of Saint Francis, Saint Clare, and other recipients of the stigmata, sit on a pedestal at one end of the room. The punched holes are on a pedestal across the room from them.Read more "Half a ream of stigmata"
Artist book produced to accompany the exhibition Flattened and disorderly at BABEL (2016).Read more "The Right Eye"
Flattened and Disorderly 08.18 – 08.28.2016 Presented at BABEL Visningsrom for Kunst, Trondheim. The compact lenses used for lighthouses are ornate objects that seem more suited to Versailles than any functional setting. Based on an optical lens designed at the turn of the 19th century, their rapidly changing shapes developed alongside the progressing science of […]Read more "Flattened and disorderly"
This 3-D animation recreates a specific class of lighthouse lenses invented in France during the 19th century and implemented throughout the United States in places like the Alcatraz penitentiary. Known as Fresnel lenses after the French engineer and physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel, they demonstrate Fresnel’s new theorization of wave optics and the behavior of light, yet visually present as ornate, baroque objects, varying endlessly from one case […]Read more "Helping you see and be seen."
Emulating a film noir style, this series depicts the adjustment brackets on the back of plastic chaise lounges found at many swimming pools. I reproduced these objects in wood and enamel and photographed them on mirrors with fog machines. Reworked as weapons, the brackets mimic both waves and blades, with the photographs printed on metal […]Read more "Strange fragments, taken for the whole"