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INTERNET AUTOSARCOPHAGY (2019)

HD application, infinite duration (excerpt recorded from 3:15 - 3:21pm on 16-03-19)

Shown at ICA London as part of an event with N. Katherine Hayles.

Description: Internet Autosarcophagy is a moving image platform that executes ongoing
renderings of "real-time" or "live" material with no beginning or end. It acts as a base skeleton
to siphon incoming bits of information that self-organize around its frame, such as YouTube video
search results and comments, live internet radio, BBC news feeds, local time, Google Image
search, Reddit updates, and images from a webcam on the host computer. At its base is an
autonomous first person shooter system that switches from a cell phone, displaying live Twitch
chat messages, to different weapons, that initiate and react to incoming data using Natural
Language Processing through machine learning to gauge the sentiment of the information coming
in from its sources. The main character becomes more or less violent depending on the mood of
the incoming data determined by the NLP algorithm, which also influences character actions,
camera transitions, and the procedural or generative environment the characters inhabit,
fluctuating continuously with the incoming stream of information.





SOFT SOAP (2019)

HD application, infinite duration (excerpt recorded from 6:04 - 6:08pm on 23-02-19)

Exhibited at Focal Point Gallery, Southend.

Description: Soft Soap is a program that gathers text in real-time from websites, chat rooms,
comments, news feeds, and Wikipedia. It then mixes them up to form statements and new phrases,
speaking them aloud through an avatar when it chooses a piece of text. At this point it searches the
text on YouTube and plays a video from its query, overlaid onto a generative ocean that is influenced
by the data streaming in.

 

 


GAOLER (2018)

HD application, infinite duration (live stream)

Exhibited at Peter Von Kant Gallery, London.

Description: Program that endlessly plays videos on YouTube in real time. It uses
atmospheric noise to create random numbers that are then used to pick and play
videos and search terms live, in random intervals. In the background is a soundtrack
that varies slightly with each iteration, while Gaoler monotonously traverses an
endless desert that regenerates itself for as long as the program is running,
reading user comments aloud from different videos in its search.
If the live stream is down, see the YouTube channel: HERE for an archive.






ERROR CATASTROPHE (2018)

HD video, 11 min (trailer 3:21 min)

Screened at PAF Festival, Czech Republic and ICA London.

Description: Error Catastrophe is defined as the extinction of an organism as a result of excessive
mutations. Within the video this definition is used to examine dissolving cultural and biological
constructs following the rapid evolution of information technology. The video reflects the
disorientation that comes along with this breaking transformation, through characters that are
molded into the content that surrounds them.





CARPET BODIES (2018)

Materials: webcam, computer, software

Exhibited at Five Years Gallery, London.

Description: Augmented reality installation developed in response to the Kingston University School
of Art PhD research output WE ARE PUBLICATION. The application recognizes a carpet that
was made in collaboration and responds with an augmented overlay of falling bodies.






HARD PLACE (2017)

Materials: wire, paint, epoxy, plaster, VR headset

Description: Viewing rock houses an interactive virtual reality video that alters itself
through changes in the participant's gaze using a procedurally generated environment.




OBLIQUE TRANSMISSIONS (2017)

Materials: UV prints on aluminium, negative ion generator, Ozone, electricity, timer

Exhibited at South Kiosk Gallery, London as part of Corrupt Blood Incident.

Description: The individual images are made by pushing a 3D paint
program to a point where the image information begins to break down. Each
piece is then charged with negative ions that produce Ozone and static electricity
at specific moments, choreographed by a custom timer that translates
atmospheric noise into rhythms.

Video Documentation (00:24 min):




 




VALS (2017)

HD video, 10:00 min (trailer 3:42 min)

Screened at Galeria Vermelho, Brazil as part of Electric Blue.

Description: VALS (Values and Lifestyles), borrows from the outskirts of neuroscience and
spiritual enlightenment. It appropriates models of audio/visual entrainment, confusion
inductions, neuroscience, and transcendence ideology. Material that was gathered through
interviews, attending conventions, and found footage come together in a choreography
between familiarity, confusion, and ambiguity. 
VALS looks to be viewed in the periphery
where focus and attention is not fixed to the screen but can potentially move inward.

 

 


SON OF CHIPPY 221 (install) (2016)

Materials: 3 channel HD video installation, holographic projection film, vibration speaker, Print on PVC

Exhibited at StudioRCA, London (solo show).

Description: Son of Chippy 221 delves into the mind of a security guard reluctantly guarding a gallery
that is showing projections of banger racing and island car demolitions. The security guard is voiced 
by vlogger, Danial Tijuana Gringo, who was contacted via YouTube with only a vague description of his
character and the work he will be guarding. The CGI guard Danial inhabits is projected
on a holographic screen attached to the front window of the gallery, while the narration is played
outside through the windows using vibration plates to turn them into giant speakers.

Three channel video mock-up (3:34 min):



 




COMMON DESCENT (2015)

Exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong (2016), V Art Center Shanghai,
CFCCA Manchester, and Chisenhale Studios, London.

Description: By examining hidden reptilian systems that unconsciously dictate basic states of 
subjective production, Common Descent attempts to surface what normally occurs in our brain
without our knowledge. Through language patterns, psychedelic visual triggers, and a selection of
hosts guiding the viewer through primal forms of communication, a non-dialectical version of
reality emerges—one that relies on confusion and disjunction rather than linear displays of
concrete information.

HD video, 11:30 min (trailer 5:00 min)

 

 



COMMON DESCENT (install) (2015)

Materials: custom projection screen, fabric, LED floodlights, speakers, micro controller,
11:30 min video loop, faux leaves, colour gels, faux crocodile head, projector

Exhibited at CGP, London as part of Bottom Natures.

Description: A video is projected over fabric covering a diorama that can only be seen when
lights behind the screen are activated. This happens at specific moments throughout the video.


 



ENTRY PHONE (2015)

Materials: video entry phone, SD video loop

Exhibited at CGP, London as part of Bottom Natures.




PRIMORDIAL CHUNK (2015)

Materials: printed canvas, zipper, polystyrene balls

Exhibited at CGP, London as part of Bottom Natures.


 



VERTICAL PEOPLE (2014)

HD video, 27:32 min (trailer 3:10 min)

Broadcast on the Lokalsender O Eins TV station as part of Video Visions (solo presentation).

Description: Produced for German television, Vertical People situates itself within the genre of
science fiction. It explores an alternate world that has fallen into the prison of a scripted reality,
where our universe has been spread so thin it’s on the verge of being converted to pure energy.
The video takes its content from resorts, theme parks, science labs, and found footage. It
transmutes their narrative into a post-planetary experience that ponders our future state of
expansion, one that reaches vertically towards a contracting ceiling. In a 'theme park world'
that loses its ability to create the authentic, we search for new forms of authenticity in
accelerated modes of seduction, confusion, and distinctive violence.





REMEDIAL EFFICIENCY (2013)

HD video, 12:04 min (trailer 3:00 min)

Shown at Dilston Grove London, VLTAVA Prague, and Arbuit Gallery London.

Description: Remedial Efficiency explores the current climate of ubiquitous technological mediation, 
examining the digital co-opt of memory and the different ways that we come to understand ourselves
through technological prosthesis. This transformative process is constantly generating new ways
of seeing through the multiplying array of new devices that are shaping needs while creating
handicaps that require more devises to fill in the gaps of previous devises in a never-ending cycle,
constantly changing our perception of the world and the tools we use to define reality. 

 

 

 

ACCRETION-SHIFT (2013)

Materials: PVC print, 17 min audio loop, custom vibrator, micro controller, wood, metal

Exhibited in a pre-built structure at Park Ecke Charlottenstraße, Berlin (solo show).

Description: A voice-over recording about a ‘future life regression' is played aloud over
relaxing music. During the course of the looped soundtrack, the metal door of the
structure begins to intensely vibrate in intervals.

Video documentation (1:54 min):






RAMP (2013)

Materials: concrete, foam, MDF, perspex, vinyl photo print, T.V. with 10 min video loop,
linear actuator, micro controller, butane refill, BBQ igniter

Exhibited at The Dye House London.

Description: Every five minutes a ticking sound is heard and a flame shoots out of the
back of a pink television. 

Video documentation (00:24 min):

 




MOBILE (2013)

Materials: assisted toilet seat, photo frame with 3 min video loop, vinyl print, timer, ignition system

Exhibited in the front window of Tenderpixel Gallery, London during the August residency (2013).

Description: A flame shoots out of an assisted toilet that slowly raises and lowers.

Video documentation (1:46 min):








 

COHESION (2012)

HD video, 10:18 min (trailer 3:24 min)

Shown at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013), CCA Glasgow (2013), Almanac Projects,
London (2013), and Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles (2014).

Description: Employing Ericsonian principles of storytelling, Cohesion seeks to interject into
hidden cavities of the mind, feeding information through a dissolving background of recognition.

 



COHESION (install) (2012)

Materials: custom projection screen, stainless steel reflector, micro controller, speakers, 
high intensity strobes, 10 min video loop, actuators, loud speaker, projector

Exhibited at Goldsmiths College MFA Show and Lodge Park National
Trust, Sherborn Park Estate, Gloucestershire, UK as part of 20/12 London Art Now.

Description: A video is played in sections, separated by a burst from high frequency lights.
The video is choreographed to other elements within the installation.

Video documentation (1:54 min):






CONSUMMATE  (2012)

Materials: photograph on Dibond, negative ion generator, electricity

Exhibited at Seventeen Gallery, London and Taiga Art Space, Russia.

Description: A photograph charged with negative ions consistently expels visible sparks.

 

 

 

ENTERPRISE (2012)

Materials: roomba vacuum cleaner, carpet, photograph, timer

Description: A robot vacuum cleaner cleans and returns to its charger, looped.




REMEDIAL (2012)

Materials: glasses-free 3D video screen, 3D video loop

Description: Two separate videos converge at different angles, playing on a single lenticular video screen. 

 

 

 

BENCH (2012)

Materials: wood, paint, negative ion generator, stainless steel, photographs on vinyl, wire, electricity

Exhibited at Tower Hamlets Art Pavilion, London.

Description: A bench charged with negative ions displays visible flows of electricity.

 

 

 

PROS (2012)

Materials: 3D virtual reality glasses, photograph on Dibond

Description: An immersive video plays on virtual reality glasses attached to a cutout photograph.

 

 

 

SPIT (2012)

Materials: Vinyl, LCD screen, perspex, wood, electronics, fire balls

Description: Shoots fireballs towards a corner at regular intervals.

Video documentation (00:17 min):

 

 

 

 

 

ROTATION (2011)

HD video, 9:32 min (trailer 2:11 min)



 


 

BLOSSOM (2011)

SD video, 9:39 min

Exhibited at DNA Gallery, Berlin (group show).

 


DUEL (2011)

Materials: monitor, web cam, computer, facial recognition software, video, plinth

Exhibited at Tower Hamlets Art Pavilion, London (group show).

Description: A video monitor shuts off when the viewer looks directly at it and turns
back on when they look away.




COMMUTE (2010)

Materials: photograph dyed onto canvas, wood, micro controller, flash paper, wheel, nichrome wire

Description: An image falls off the wall and explodes at different times throughout the exhibition.

Video documentation (00:18 min):