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INTERNET AUTOSARCOPHAGY (2019)

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

Description: Internet Autosarcophagy is a 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
flow of information streaming in.





SOFT SOAP (2019)

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

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)

Description: Gaoler is a program that endlessly searches algorithm-generated search
terms on YouTube in real-time. It then randomly* picks and plays videos while an avatar
reads comments aloud from its search, monotonously traversing an endless desert,
regenerating itself for as long as the program is running.
If the live stream is down see the YouTube channel: HERE for an archive.
*This is true randomness generated by atmospheric noise.





ERROR CATASTROPHE (2018)

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




CARPET BODIES (2018)

Materials: webcam, computer, software

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 with other PhD students and responds with an augmented
overlay using computer vision.






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.




OBLIQUE TRANSMISSIONS (2017)

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

Description: The individual pieces are charged with negative ions that produce Ozone and static electricity at specific moments, choreographed by a custom timer.

Video Documentation (00:24 min):







VALS (2017)

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




SON OF CHIPPY 221 (install) (2016)

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

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






COMMON DESCENT (2015)

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

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




PRIMORDIAL CHUNK (2015)

Materials: printed canvas, zipper, polystyrene balls





VERTICAL PEOPLE (2014)

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






REMEDIAL EFFICIENCY (2013)

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



 

ACCRETION-SHIFT (2013)

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

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. Shown in a pre-built structure at
Park Ecke Charlottenstraße, Berlin.

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

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

Description: A flame shoots out of an assisted toilet that slowly raises and lowers.
Shown in the front window of Tenderpixel Gallery during the August residency, 2013.

Video documentation (1:46 min):








 

COHESION (2012)

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

COHESION (install) (2012)

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

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

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

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



DUEL (2011)

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

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):