Wednesday, February 27, 2008

BRICKS!



THIS FRIDAY : SEED GALLERY, 239 WASHINGTON STREET, NEWARK NJ
there'll be great art, fun music, delicious brazilian food, and greatness all around!

REALLY easy to get to, it's right off of Market Street on the corner of Washington.

more details here!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

side project

so i decided to start a blog for postal art. i just made it the other night and have still yet to add a lot of the cool mail art/found mail/etc but it's basically based off of alex conner's instigation of mail art this past summer and the arrival of two pieces of mail that i received last night by reid bingham and jess rees. i realized that people who send art via mail probably don't document it, so i thought it'd be cool if the recipient did it instead. i'm adding everything i can get soon, so it will be updated asap. in the meantime, if anyone wants to post any mail that someone made for them or found interesting mail or what not, give me a heads up so it can be added!

UPDATE - so i took down this blog. though interest was shown, a lack of external participation has shown that this was a fruitless endeavor, so if anyone would still be interested in putting something up for this ever, let me know and we can get it going again.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

pretty sweet

this is also pretty sweet, i didn't realize i could check this, but in the last two days, i have apparently been visited by these locations:

West Orange, NJ, United States Sun, 10 Feb 2008 14:23:19 -0600
Vancouver, WA, United States Sun, 10 Feb 2008 13:00:46 -0600
New York, NY, United States Sat, 09 Feb 2008 19:13:06 -0600

wunderbah!

edit - 2.11.08
New Brunswick, NJ, United States Mon, 11 Feb 2008 20:53:41 -0600
West Orange, NJ, United States Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:51:37 -0600
Budapest, Hungary Mon, 11 Feb 2008 16:20:13 -0600

holy smokes, awesome.
sorry, i'll get over this new fangled discovery :)

Man Out of Time

this was just something i did for the hell of it, also in early january.
it's a stencil of Nikola Tesla, one of the most amazing and advanced inventors in his time, and even in ours. We presently use the AC current that he had devised, as well as many other inventions that were progressive in terms of even today's standards. it is also said that the demonstrations that he had shown in his time, has never been replicated and it is unknown as to how those demonstrations have been able to happen.
he said once that he wanted to be an inventor because he was able to create, while still contributing to the betterment of human society.
he unfortunately had passed away penniless due to the pettiness and jealousies of his peers, whom had continually throughout his life had spread negative rumors of his discoveries (ex: edison and his dc), as well as due to his social/anti-social/behavioural eccentricities.
while he died bankrupt, he did have some tight friends, and while they were few and far in-between, they were also completely loyal and stand-up people (ex: albert einstein, mark twain, etc.).


this was also done on a used usps box, the whiteness is the stencil i made to cut out the cardboard.

Monster Mickey

i made these in january, these were inspired by the footage of the georgian army and their Western weaponry/headgear that were creepily reminiscent of mickey mouse. upon further research, there were many children's gas masks that were made to look like mickey mouse in 1942 so that kids wouldn't be afraid of putting on their gas masks. you can look for images and historical text online.


this is a stencil i made last month on an old usps box.


this is an image i photoshopped together of an old georgian army battalion, i think from the 60's/70's, with mickey's heads on the troops.


this is an image of another full bodied stencil i made with the mickey's body attached.



this is a photo from 1942 when the masks were first distributed.

Friday, February 8, 2008

grass installation







part of a grass/media installation i did in december.
unfortunately i was unable to take more photos or videos, but plan on installing it again in various environments.
while not in it's ideal setting, it was part 1 of what will be a longer installation experiment.
it is meant to be outdoors and underground.
the monitors were placed in accordance to the positions they would be in a natural setting.
the videos were of four different patches of greens:
tree leaves, grass, a clover patch, and decaying/dead grass.
the tree leaves are on a podium, the grass is down on the ground, the clover patch was taken from an overview, so the tv was on it's back facing the ceiling, and the decaying grass (not pictured in the group photo) was also placed on the ground, away from the grass netting.

the videos were filmed four 5 minutes each and looped, with original background sound from where i filmed, including spurts of traffic noises.
the atmosphere is meant to be seemingly ideal and calming, but the serenity of the scene is disrupted due to the traffic sounds, and the sporadic glitching of the videos due to it's hookup to older televisions.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Beef.

New Jersey Primary votes are held tomorrow, it's IMPORTANT TO VOTE! instead of crying that there are no prime choices during the actual presidential elections, you are given many choices starting from RIGHT NOW.

Today is the last day for ABSENTEE BALLOTS! you can go here: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/elections/electionshome.html to find out info about when, where, who, and how you can vote.
For Jersey, if you go to your local county clerk, you can vote today instead of tomorrow by using an absentee ballot that you apply and vote for in the clerk's office right then and there.

Go vote for some Grade A Primary Nominee.