Archive for the 'theatrics' Category

the lifecycle of the Corpus Chimera

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

right click and view image for larger The Intermedium of Tissue A variable represents a set of words in a particular order. For example, x might equal the word-set {the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog}. Note that the bracket represents the boundary of the word-set and is not included in the set […]


Friday, April 9th, 2004

Originally produced in May 2003 for Spatial Intersections at the University of Iowa Museum of Art seminar version performed for Version>04 Invisible Networks based on the book ALLOY Listen to the sountrack Watch the Quicktime version Dully Servant (Soviet No-Gang Shriners) reads from the twisted linguistic cosmology of >KIND TRICKS as [tele-psychic puppet] action-script for […]

Intermedia Loungescapes

Wednesday, December 17th, 2003

Phase 1: dATAPLOT was an exhibit at the St. Xavier University Gallery that dealt with utilizing ‘information’ as a creative medium for self-expression. The show consisted of a video screening room, a conference room, and a traditional gallery space with 2-D work hung on the wall. The central focus of the exhibition was the computer […]

Preachcricket (2001-present)

Monday, November 11th, 2002

Preachcricket produces beatcentric electronic music for radios and parties. We took over the Monday night 10pm slot on Iowa City Free Radio from DJ Trainwreck and Rook Brut (both now in Chicago). That was spring 2001. In 2003 we came up with the name Preachcricket by rolling it randomly with the band name generator appendix […]

Ana’s Table

Friday, October 11th, 2002

Ana Mendieta was a famous artist from our town who used to stage photos of herself covered in creek mud. In 2002 we discovered a table of hers buried in the back of a closet. It seemed only fitting to restage the table. Thank you Ana Mendieta!


Tuesday, July 9th, 2002

Produced by Community Architexts Chicago/ Los Angeles Visit the Work-Shift website for more information. Read the script. based on audio and written interviews in the collection of the State Historical Society of Iowa library. The soundscape is a digital collage which is constructed of layers of archival machine sounds and workers’ voices, submerging and emerging […]

mButler Client

Sunday, June 9th, 2002

This is a working control panel developed for an experimental Alternate Reality Game (ARG). The purpose is to help the player make their way through the difficulties of life and eventually reach self-actualization. It is also a convenient method for ordering service from that person. Though the players are real humans, they might be assumed […]

PRDF vs. Mercaba

Saturday, May 11th, 2002

This is a performance I did with The People’s Republic of Delicious Foods at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. It took the form of a religious revival, complete with giant totem owl and various special art effects. View the Quicktime version. Warning: 8 mb

Floating Video

Thursday, April 11th, 2002

It’s been a long standing desire of ours to tie a video camera to helium balloons then fly it around town. This experiment set out to do just that. What we found out is that you must have one giant helium balloon. No amount of regular sized balloons will float a small electronic device because […]

The Future is History

Saturday, October 27th, 2001

Projecting Information into the Distant Future Launch: October 18, 2001. 16:30 GMT International Center, Iowa City (Latitude 41.66 & Longitude -91.53) Calling all time-travelers. By creating this document to be institutionally archived as well as passed on as personal heirlooms we are sending you a message. If time-travel is possible when you are reading this […]