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Research—Chronological

These pages compile research, experimentation, and process documentation organized chronologically. To see the same research categorized by areas of interest see: Research—Elemental. For exhibitions and completed work please refer to the Projects section of this site.

Research—Elemental

The elemental organization is idiosyncratic and allows for connections to be made across areas of interest. It continues the admittedly futile project begun in 2012 with Ways and Means (wayandmeans.info). To see the same research categorized chronologially see: Research—Chronological. For exhibitions and completed work please refer to the Projects section of this site.

Element—Animal

ANIMAL: Taxonomy: Elemental â€”> Animal  animal, n. **Etymology:  < Anglo-Norman and Middle French animal (French animal ) living creature, beast (excluding man) (12th cent. in Old French), living creature (excluding plants) (13th cent.), stupid or uncouth person (1537) and its etymon classical Latin animal living creature (including man), living organism (including plants), animal other than man, (applied contemptuously to a person) creature, brute, […]

Animal —Turtles

Turtles: Taxonomy: In 2006 Hungarian mathematicians Gábor Domokos and PĂ©ter L. Várkonyi demonstrated the possibility of “a convex three-dimensional homogeneous body which, when resting on a flat surface, has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium.” They named such forms Gömböc after a sweet Hungarian dumpling. Gömböc are self-righting: they will roll as if possessed before coming […]

Element—Light

LIGHT: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light This is a study in time: Research associated with Light:

Light—Color

Color: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light —> Color Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore […]

Light—Filters

Color: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light —> Color Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore […]

Light—Optics

Color: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light —> Optics Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore […]

Light—Photography

Photography: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light —> Photography (Analog) photography is the place where light’s dual nature is synthesized on the surface of a material substrate. It exists both over time and as object. On the photographic plane the moment continues (potentially) to move across time; an index of an instant and the material history of […]

Photography—Cyanotype

Cyanotype: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light —> Photography —> Cyanotype The 4,000-year-old process involved in producing the dark blue of indigo is almost magical. Items transforms from yellow to blue within seconds. It is not unlike the cyanotype process invented by English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel in 1842. The Cyanotypes Process are among the […]

Photography—Gum Bichromate

Gum BiChromate: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light —> Photography —> Gum Bichromate Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate […]

Photography—Photograms

Photograms: Taxonomy: Elemental —> Light —> Photography —> Photograms Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse […]

Plant —Wood

Plant: Taxonomy: Plant—>Trees—>Wood Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. […]

Plant —Dye

Plant: Taxonomy: Plant—>Dye Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. […]

Element—Plant

Plant: Taxonomy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur […]

Plant —Indigo

Indigo: Taxonomy: Plant —>Dye—>Indigo The following text was written in the Fall of 2010 for a blog that I have since lost all online record of (in fact I don’t remember having published it). At the time, I was preparing The Illusion of Plans at Dorsch Gallery in Miami. For more on the production of […]

Element—Mineral

Mineral: Taxonomy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur […]

Mineral—Glass

Glass: Taxonomy: Elemental —Mineral —> Glass Research and Projects associated with Glass:

Mineral—Concrete

Concrete: Taxonomy: Elemental —Mineral —> Concrete ConcreteA term is concrete if it possesses a referent in the external physicalworld, i.e. if it refers to a reality that can be perceived by the five senses.Concrete terms make up what is known as the figurative level ofmeaning. They are contrasted with abstract, conceptual terms to befound on […]

Element—Spirit

Spirit: Taxonomy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur […]

Element—Water

WATER: Taxonomy: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur […]

Other Spaces (ongoing)

begun May 2020

Taking form

SOF Boat

In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates. – Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” (1984/1967) .,

The Concrete Boat Project

Redling Fine Art, Malibu, California, 2009

Avalanche Dynamics

Forest Island Project, Mammoth Lakes, CA 2019

Avalanches

Snow Science

Part of Avalanche Dynamics

Luneburg Lens

Part of Avalanche Dynamics

Ice Lens

Part of Avalanche Dynamics

Collectors and Observers

A series of ongoing sculptural objects and proposals.

WiSPR

WiSPR (Wide Spectrum Portrait Receivers), 2016-2017

PALOMAR

Laure Genillard, London
2016

PALOMAR (the film)

16mm color-timed film printed from color black and white reversal original, 2015

Eclipse

The making of PALOMAR October

Made in L.A.

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014

Make in L.A.

In anticipation of Made in L.A. 2014 at the Hammer Museum.

How To UCLA

An online component of “Made in LA,” Hammer Museum, 2014

WALLS & LIGHTS, 6757 SANTA MONICA BLVD

Redling Fine Arts, Los Angeles
2013

Openings to the water…

Protocinema, Istanbul
2012

Ways & Means

Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles
2012

Yoga for Drawing

CBII

Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey
Summer 2011

(Not)Turtles

First made in collaboration with Ceramica Suro, Guadalajara, Mexico for: Everything Must Go! at Casey Kaplan, NYC (June 30 – July 30, 2011) these objects were also a part of PALOMAR at Laure Genillard Gallery, London in 2016. (Not)Turtles In 2006 Hungarian mathematicians Gábor Domokos and PĂ©ter L. Várkonyi proved the possibility of “a convex three-dimensional homogeneous body which, when resting on […]

New Museum Projections

The New Museum, New York City, 2011

Harry and Pete

Collaboration with Todd Bourret
D.U.M.B.O Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2011

The Illusion of Plans

Dorsch Gallery, Miami
2010

The Illusion of Plans (research)

This page is still being written. When complete it will document the research and production of The Illusion of Plans (Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Oct-Nov 2010). This work uses the now weed-like presence of the indigo plant as its material foundation and spirals out into expeditions to locate the plants in their Florida habitat, encounters with […]

Details: Meeting, PS1 July 2010

MoMA PS1, New York City
July, 2010

(Not) Architecture: Rammed Earth

Earthen architectural elements

(Not) Architecture for the Kunsthalle, MoMA–PS1

MoMA PS1 – Greater New York 2010

Structural, Uncontrolled, Hollywood, Political, Auteur, Cosmic, Happy, Sad, and Ordinary

Non-Film Installations 2009-2010

Concrete Boat Seminar

“The University of Trash”
The Sculpture Center, Queens, NY
2009

Forms in the Realm of Time

Laure Genillard, London
2008

Glass Boxes

Leaded glass boxes and color photograms

House Beautiful

Adamski Gallery, Berlin, 2007

Case 111.1-8

A for Alibi, De Appel, Amsterdam, 2007

Homes for German Sculpture

Ideal City, Invisible Cities, Zamos / Potsdam, 2006

The Central Library Project

The Central Library, KUL, Leuven, 2005

Mourning High Quality Bad Luck

Galerie Adamski, Aachen, 2005

To My Child-Friend

Galerie Adamski, Aachen, 2003/4

Here Between There

Galerie Adamski, Aachen, 2002

Letters 1999

1998 Clocks

Berliner Kindheit

These are the first digital photographs I ever took. I think the camera was made by Epson, or maybe Sony. In 1998, I set off on a fin de siècle reconstruction of Walter Benjamin’s Childhood in Berlin around 1900 in the new language of pixels. I didn’t make it very far. I would again photograph […]

Surf ’98