Suspensions

The United States’ “War on Terror” military campaign in the Middle East and its accompanying media spectacle provide the conceptual backdrop for the works featured in Suspensions. On a broad scale, the works themselves play with the accelerating global time-space … Continue reading

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The Ambassadors 2.0

The association of power and money, status and influence as indelibly linked and achievable not only through marriage and name, but also through shrewd business practices was just beginning to catch on at the time of Holbein’s work. And by … Continue reading

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Arabian Knights

Title: Arabian Knights  ;   Medium: Video, 720 x 466  ;   Duration: 6:52 min  Aesthetically, Arabian Knights is a hybrid between the Machinima genre, a more “classical” MTV music video remix style, and real-time screen captures from Google Earth’s … Continue reading

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Calorie Bombs and other WMD

A collection of cookies in the shape and color of real world weapons used for school shootings and drone strikes.

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The Great Ziggurat of Ur and Google’s quest for the Book of Sand

This project consists of five digital prints (17’ x 32” each) that show screenshots of Google Earth satellite and street views. The selected sites are overlaid with multiple Panoramio popup windows. Panoramio, an online image sharing application, is a publically … Continue reading

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Golf

8 large scale, high resolution panorama prints from Duke University’s very own golf course connect to the other projects in which I explore corporate culture, business practices and corporate enclosures. Golf courses are by their very (artificially staged) nature physical … Continue reading

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Co-operation Corp. A Dada Enterprise in a Zero-Sum Game

Co-operation Corp is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that came into legal existence in October 2012 with the goal of establishing a legal and conceptual site of resistance against cognitive capitalism. The ongoing ‘information and high-tech revolution’ has transformed and empowered … Continue reading

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Out of Service

My MFA thesis project, Out Of Service, raises questions about the weaponization of technology as an end in and of itself—a movement fueled by the profit-hungry weapons industry and legitimized by irrational, selfish and inhumane government officials. Presented in the … Continue reading

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Drone Shuriken

Unmanned combat drones, like the new Northrop Grumman X-47B, are the pinnacle of technological innovation. Historically, technological innovations have been rapidly translated into new military systems: the crossbow, gun powder, the internet, nuclear energy and now fully autonomous flying killing … Continue reading

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Elevator Dreams

Elevators are fascinating machines. Without them, highrise buildings would not have been possible. Just imagine, climbing 126 flights with your groceries. Their mechanical doors are like giant vertical eyelids. They open and close, open and close, open and close, day … Continue reading

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Sweet Surveillance

This site is under 24h video surveillance Soft Surveillance   Slow Fast

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A Walk of Life

My multimedia installation, A Walk of Life, is the second part of a series of works inspired by the current state of the economy. This site-specific work, shown in 2011 at the Sol Koffler Gallery in Providence, RI, consists of … Continue reading

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Fate (f8)

Synonymous: karma, kismet; chance, luck. Fate, destiny, doom refer to the idea of a fortune, usually adverse, that is predetermined and inescapable. The fascinating thing about Zuckerberg’s Facebook is the sheer number of followers. Similar to the numbers thrown around … Continue reading

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The Helm

The multimedia environment The Helm, is a work inspired by an economy running amok. Formally it represents a traditional boardroom, the capitalist control center for big decisions that affect every minute detail of our lives. The title of this work … Continue reading

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Paparazzi Mirror

I utilized a multi-camera set-up to capture images of the audience, for the audience. Once aware of the digital feedback loop, spectators unfailingly responded with a various degrees of surprise and in some cases, distress and irritation. The idea of … Continue reading

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The Burnside Oracle

The idea behind this public art proposal, is to create a publicly accessible counseling hotspot for the people who spend most of their time in this public space. Burnside Park in Providence, RI is currently the site of Occupy Providence … Continue reading

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Self-referential Photo-shoot

Point and shoot cameras engaged in a machinic photo-shoot. The machines are the subject, we are the backdrop.

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The Feet Sneak a Peek at Shoes and Lingerie

In the video piece The Feet Sneak a Peek at Shoes and Lingerie, I approached filming in the public sphere, and thus, per default, surveilled space of a shopping mall in a subversive, stealthy and undercover way . In this … Continue reading

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Independence Femur

This work speaks to the problems that arise as a consequence of uncontrolled proliferation of state-of-the-art weapon systems for the sake of military, political and monetary ends versus humanistic principles or even, the oft-cited Homeland Security prerogatives. The 4th of … Continue reading

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Interrogatory

The interactive and time-lapsed video installation “Interrogatory” offers the viewer/participant a platform to explore spatial, temporal and social displacements by blurring the perceptual boundaries between reflection and projection, inside and outside, actor and spectator, present and past, object and subject. … Continue reading

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Me Seeing Us

The interactive work, Me Seeing Us consists of glass panes in wooden frames placed in the center of a table with four chairs. The glass panes are coated with very thin, mirrored strips, which allows spectators sitting on opposite sides … Continue reading

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Gedankenexperiment

“Gendankenexperiment” which translates from German as “A thought experiment/ an experiment carried out in imagination only”, references the scene from Stanley Kubrick’s seminal film “2001: A Space Odyssey”, where primates make the step from animal to “sophisticated” Homo Sapiens Sapiens … Continue reading

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Spaces Of Our Times – Times Of Our Spaces

The video installation “Spaces Of Our Times – Times Of Our Spaces” is a site-specific projection work for the multi-media exhibition “Art-Tec” at the new Granoff Center for the Arts, Providence. The work consists of two different video projections running … Continue reading

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My Mind To Your Mind

Projected video The video installation/sculpture “My Mind To Your Mind” was originally shown and for any future exhibitions requires to be shown in a small, enclosed space in order to provide the highest degree of intimacy and to achieve the … Continue reading

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iPan

Formally, the video work “iPan” shows a cast iron replica of a 13’ Apple iMac placed on a gas stove. Projected onto the non-functional “screen” of the iron laptop is a video displaying an episode of the popular online cooking … Continue reading

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Quarantine

Shipping containers symbolize many things: globalization, the concept of “us” versus “them”, increasingly strict (anti-) immigration policies, and historically recurring minority racial/cultural demonization and genocide. Several of these themes blend in with each other. For example, globalization often includes the … Continue reading

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Binary Earth

Most of our experiences are mediated by bits and bytes. The digital representation of reality is beginning to seem more real and above all meaningful to us than reality itself. Our Earth is made of minerals which Man extracts to … Continue reading

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Kill Bill

This sound art piece is inspired by the US administrations efforts to pass the so called “Kill Switch Bill”, which would empower the president of the USA to turn off all internet activity with one single “switch”. The bill is … Continue reading

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Robotic Prototypes

TRASHBOT This robot is made from garbage (cat food-, vegetable- and coffee cans) and was meant to interact with children. An array of sensors trigger behaviors like lowering an arm or pitching a ball. The robot completes an initial scan … Continue reading

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Earlier Works

Land art on a large open field perpendicular to the construction of a new highway. This piece establishes a critical relationship between pristine nature and man-made development interventions. In this case, a new and perfectly straight highway was being built … Continue reading

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