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jlens babies

Installation and video element of jlens babiesA multi projection mapping highlighting some of the expensive, destructive and invasive technologies developed by military contractor Raytheon. This company develops the popularly used Tomahawk Missiles and JLENS blimp surveillance system that failed its trial run in 2015 overseeing Baltimore, MD. Use of materials mimicking the blimp are paired with drone footage of American suburbs, and Tomahawk missile launchings and explosions.

Here comes 23

Installation and video details comprised of FBI spy plane footage released after the death of Freddie Gray protests as well as a found a clip of someone recording the JLENS blimp over Baltimore, you are taken through an animation of a floating mass of drone models.

Do you remember?

A video sculpture installation detail from "Do you remember"
“Do you remember?” was a project based in sharing memories and traveling up and down the west coast of North America between Vancouver and Tijuana. Me and a friend ventured from living room to living room installing a video installation of actors in movies watching TV and then interviewing the hosts about memories they had surrounding watching TV. The findings were put together into a small show in the form of the sculpture that traveled with us as well as video documentation of the installation, a few photos, and audio bites from interviews.

Jingle bells and all that stuff

Vidoe Installation detail of Jingle bells and all that stuff
Have you ever gone to the mall right after watching home videos during the holidays and then gotten a headache from all the Christmas lights? A video projection installation that projects onto brick and other found object sculpture, including a TV playing a VHS recording of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

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About Bryan

Baltimore City

Bryan Funk is an artist from Bucks County, PA who received his MFA in interdisciplinary arts from MICA and a BFA in sculpture from Tyler school of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia.  He spent over a year studying abroad and then teaching  English in Japan before coming to live and work in Baltimore.  His work includes elements of video, sound, sculpture and social practice.  Often combining video and installation to create unusually familiar compositions for... more

Jlens Babies

Installation and video element of jlens babiesA multi projection mapping highlighting some of the expensive, destructive and invasive technologies developed by military contractor Raytheon. This company develops the popularly used Tomahawk Missiles and JLENS blimp surveillance system that failed its trial run in 2015 overseeing Baltimore, MD. Use of materials mimicking the blimp are paired with drone footage of American suburbs, and Tomahawk missile launchings and explosions.

  • jlens babies

    Installation and video element of jlens babiesA multi projection mapping highlighting some of the expensive, destructive and invasive technologies developed by military contractor Raytheon. This company develops the popularly used Tomahawk Missiles and JLENS blimp surveillance system that failed its trial run in 2015 overseeing Baltimore, MD. Use of materials mimicking the blimp are paired with drone footage of American suburbs, and Tomahawk missile launchings and explosions.

Here comes 23

Installation and video details comprised of FBI spy plane footage released after the death of Freddie Gray protests as well as a found a clip of someone recording the JLENS blimp over Baltimore, you are taken through an animation of a floating mass of drone models. The video is projected off of a floor cleaning robot that is also tethered to its power cord. When you enter the room the device is motion activated and will start to rotate projecting its image to any corner of the room.

  • Here comes 23

    Installation and video details comprised of FBI spy plane footage released after the death of Freddie Gray protests as well as a found a clip of someone recording the JLENS blimp over Baltimore, you are taken through an animation of a floating mass of drone models.

They care about their lawns

Oct 2016

(audio and video lengths vary)

installation, video, audio

A way of thinking about the past from a critical viewpoint and relating it to the present. How are things different? How are things changing? Does anything really change? Does social injustice act like a chameleon and get better at blending in? When one culture dominates and dictates life for all, biases are ingrained into the very fabric of our world.

Using domestic objects, video and light to effect the way to perceive things that are commonplace in a new way. Suspending objects in a heavy handed way that prevents things from falling or changing from their suspended position. There are those who oppose change and create modes to maintain the status quo.

Nostalgia is a powerful tool and the work seeks to utilize it in a proactive way rather than create a false clean past, when the past we have is rather ugly and is not really so distant as we may like to think.

Do you remember?

July 2016

(audio and video lengths vary)

video, audio, sculpture

“Do you remember?” was a project based in sharing memories and traveling up and down the west coast of North America between Vancouver and Tijuana. Me and a friend ventured from living room to living room installing a video installation of actors in movies watching TV and then interviewing the hosts about memories they had surrounding watching TV. The findings were put together into a small show in the form of the sculpture that traveled with us as well as video documentation of the installation, a few photos, and audio bites from interviews.

She Always Wore Red

May 2016

original duration of loop 14:20

installation, video

A sociable bunk bed fort for adults. Once inside you are engulfed in red and can sit on the couch and watch a strange home movie narrative unravel from the inside or outside of the fort. Participants are welcome to relax read or chat in the space.

Jingle bells and all that stuff

Feb 2016

size and length varies

installation, video

Have you ever gone to the mall right after watching home videos during the holidays and then gotten a headache from all the Christmas lights? A video projection installation that projects onto brick and other found object sculpture, including a TV playing a VHS recording of “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

I'll just stop by Walmart and pick up a few things.

Dec 2016

Dimensions vary

Sculpture, Noise

“I'm sure Walmart has it. We can just drive over and get it. We will be right back. Just in and out no messin’ around.

“Oh, they didn’t have it at Walmart? Well check on Amazon. They will have it.”

Largely made of cardboard and trash attached to robot floor cleaners and motorized toys.

This work is an expandable newer work that I was most recently working on. There are plans to continue this work in making more roaming sculptures and to increase the number of cardboard houses.

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