Baltimore City - Bromo Tower Arts District
Frequencies for Darwin takes the form of a small theater that contains a voice activated, vibrational instrument. This project contains a participatory sculptural object that harks back to the parlor games of the 19th century. The work invites the viewer to sit and speak into the microphone to communicate with the common earthworm. The glass jar contains approx. 1000 red wigglers (a variety of earthworm), who, with time will move in response to the vibration of the glass. The work is inspired in part by the experiments of Charles Darwin with worms and vibration as discussed in his seminal book "The Formation Of Vegetable Mould, Through The Actions of Worms".
We have much in common with the earthworm. Worms respond to vibration, such as the patter of rain or the pecking of the birds on the earth. Humans also communicate with vibration, via the vibrating folds of the larynx, and the vibration of sound transmitted through the air.
Scentorium (olfactory factory) is a performance and installation project about smell perception and geography. It is an ongoing work (started in 2002) that takes many forms, including an on-line interactive map and survey to collect smell data. www.olfactoryfactory.org. This work has been exhibited as an installation and performed in Baltimore, St Petersburg, Russia, Tokyo, Japan and New York City.
Bozo Prison(for four or more) is a architectural follie/theater in the shape of a clown. Four or more performers are invited to perform in the cages to yell, shout or scream insults and angry words at the viewer. It is a vessel for venting and airing one's angst.
Created in 1999 as part of Artscape.
These illuminated Sculptures often contain interior spaces for events to occur. I consider them small theaters for a performative act or an interaction. They are built, similarly to a lantern or kite in multiple forms, then stacked. The surface of the work is photocopy paper, that I wheat paste onto the surface. These papered surfaces often contain a conceptual element or a reference point for the work. All these sculptures have an accompanying sound track.