The Superstructure

During a yearlong residency at Headlands Center for the Arts, I engaged their database of participating artists as both source material and subject in an investigation of community and connection. Using social mapping software, I visualized a series of possible interactions between artists in residence.

This video essay details the methodology used to generate its weblike forms, and investigates the unexpected outcomes and ambiguities of collaborating with machines.

It was first shown as part of a performance installation with a live drawing machine.

Made during Headlands Center for the Arts’ 2017 Designer in Residence program.

My role: Concept, software, video production

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The Superstructure performance

In an accompanying performance, a drawing machine materializes communal networks for visitors in real time.

Headlands Center for the Arts

Imagery generated in The Superstructure forms the identity for a related event, taking on different qualities across a range of media.

‘A Campus Divided’ archive

Essays and archival documents live side-by-side in this online exhibit and database.

Anxy magazine

Design and art direction for Anxy, a magazine about our inner worlds.

580 Split

How should a contemporary digital literary journal look, feel, and behave?

Radical Art Theory Tuesdays

Digital posters, distributed via email, take advantage of their intimate scale by overwhelming the small screen.

Nature 2

Examining the conflicted, shifting relationship between nature and the built environment, and the creation of a new, hybrid landscape combining the two.

Code experiments
Traces

An interactive photo booth that—in the tradition of Victorian spirit photography and New Age aura photography—reveals ghostly images of its past users.

Traces souvenirs

These souvenirs/memento mori are printed on oversized receipt paper at the end of each interactive photo booth session shown in Traces.