“72 Dancers” is a short film that is based off of an early animation tool called a phenakistoscope. It is a single sheet of paper that has been cut and filmed to create a looping animation.
This project was for a sound performance series featuring 40 speakers surrounding an audience. The series is “Spatialized” hosted by Dave and Gabe. The idea for the piece was to take something functional and familiar as a flat animation and add dimension to it by having the figures rise up. The added dimension is meant to mimic the increased complexity of the 40 speaker setup compared to the more familiar stereo.
These embroideries are based off of images I photographed then glitched. The stitching was done by hand as a means to better understand how the image is stored digitally, they also reference the history of automation and it’s connection to textile production.
When displayed in a physical space, the embroideries are hung perpendicular to the wall, mounted between two frames so that the viewer can see both the front and back. Showcasing the back give the viewer insight into the process of creation in the same way that glitching digital images visually illustrates how the files are organized and stored.
loops and stills from various New York Fashion weeks
Physical explorations of movement, perspective and repetition
“Human Error” is a series of rotoscoped footage that has been glitched or similarly manipulated. The rotoscoping is done by hand using brush and ink. By working in black and white, the artist it forced to act in a binary manner, while still making subjective choices regarding what information is to be traced and how best to express the artist’s interpretation of the “broken” files.
The same face
In 2013 I did work for the launch Converse Music's Tumblr page. I was commissioned to make four animated GIFs that would be used to promote the page through sponsored posts. The first sponsored post broke records for Tumblr's advertisement posts and the second sponsored post broke the first one's record.
Animation done using my left hand as the surface. The work is temporary, gone once I washed my hands. All of these are on my left hand, because I'm right handed.
This is a series of GIFs made for Courtney Barnett based off of her illustrations of chairs.
animated loops based on phenakistoscopes
Experimental typeface made out of balsa wood exploring perspective and shadows. Digitized typeface available here.
Work done in a black and white photo lab after I was tired of exposing photographs in a traditional manner
These images are from personal family photos
Select experiments using a scanner to warp images in such a way that stills for animation are produced