“You bear the scar at the base of your spine, where lies the shadow of the moon” is a visual poem of light created for SubZERO festival 2012. It is a collaborative piece between Tiffany Higgins (texts) and myself (visuals): a series of animations about real and fictitious species, the ocean we are coming from, and the cosmos we are dreaming of. Digitized elements of nature float in San Jose’s urban environment.
Every 3 months or so, I change my wall at Kaleid Gallery. Here’s the third installation with the Alice series. The wall is 4×8′.
June 18 – June 24
I am honored that two series of the images I have created for the Billboard Art Project, “Miles to” and “Warning Signs”, are selected for the curated show ‘Cheap Coffee and Beef Jerky’ (title chosen by the curator, a reference to one of the things that makes a road trip a special experience, another one being the sight of the billboards!).
For the show in Detroit, The Billboard Art Project has invited Derek Coté, a guest curator, to pull images from past Billboard Art Projects and assemble a week long show of select artists. The show will run the last week of our June Detroit show.
Dear Billboard artist,
The Billboard Art Project has invited me to curate an exhibition of past Billboard artists for the upcoming installment of the Detroit Billboard Art Project. Cheap Coffee and Beef Jerky is the result of scanning literally hundreds of images from past Billboard Projects and will run in the fourth week. Your images have been chosen based on some basic rules of the road that I have learned over the years from driving cross-country several times. You should also know that this group reflects some of the very best that has appeared in the Billboard Art Project, and inclusion is testament to the critical quality of your work.
May 28-June 24
For the show in Detroit I submitted two series: “Close-ups” and “Warning Signs”.”Close-ups” uses details of photos of road signs that I am taking in different cities. “Warning Signs” was started in the Billboard Art Project show in New Orleans (2011) and transform the billboard into a warning sign.
The show in Detroit is a little bit special! There is a ‘regular’ show and and a curated show and I am participating in both. I sent images for the regular show which is open to anyone. This is an aspect of the Billboard Art project that I like very much, which allowed for example my elementary students to participate. But there is a new component which is the introduction of guest curators. The curator, Derek Coté, selected two of my series submitted to previous Billboard Art Project shows.
My video Under My Bed is selected for Currents, 2012, the Santa Fe International New Media Festival. June 22 – July 8, 2012.