Discs with Theremin

 

The opening reception at Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma was accompanied by a performance on the Theremin in the Dual Wielding installation by Local musician Mark Kuykendall, March 7, 2014

An "Austinaut" plays one of the two Theremin in the installation Event Horizon during the opening night reception at the Women and their Work Gallery in Austin, Texas, June 30, 2012

Ad Infinitum II, 2016
Installed at 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet tie down straps, Bungee cords, Irrigation tubing, Eye bolts and eye screws, Sheet metal and wood screws, Fender washers, Threaded metal rods and bolts, 2x4s and plywood, Black paint, Theremin, and Speaker with amplifier.

Photos by Renee Romero and 516 ARTS

This installation was part of a special group exhibition titled: DECADE.  In celebration of 516 ARTS 10th anniversary, ten artists were selected from the artists who have exhibited at 516 ARTS during the past ten years. I was honored to be one of the artists in this group exhibition and series of off-site projects draws from the diverse local, national and international artists they have worked with since 516 ARTS opened. 

 

Dual Wielding, 2014
Installed in the Myers Gallery, Living Arts, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The opening reception was part of the 21st annual New Genre Arts Festival.  The reception featured performances on the Theremin by local musician Mark Kuykendall.

Media: Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet tie down straps, Bungee cords, Irrigation tubing, Eye bolts and eye screws, Sheet metal and wood screws, Fender washers, Threaded metal rods and bolts, plywood, Black paint, Theremin, and Speakers with amplifiers

Dimensions: length from Theremin to farthest edge of horn openings 35 feet, widest width between the arms 22 feet, and width between the horn openings 6 feet and 7 inches

Ad Infinitum, 2013
Installed at the West Street Art Center, Madison, Indiana

Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet tie down straps, Bungee cords, Irrigation tubing, Eye bolts and eye screws, Sheet metal and wood screws, Fender washers, Threaded metal rods and bolts, 2x4s and plywood, Black paint, Theremin, and Speaker with amplifier.

Photos by Bernie Kasper

This installation was part of a two-person exhibition titled Singularities with Richard James at the West Street Art Center in Madison, Indiana.  My artworks on exhibit included recent graphite drawings and a site-specific CD installation titled Ad infinitum.  The production and creation of the drawings was made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the Hanover College Faculty Development Committee.

 

Event Horizon, 2012
Installed at the Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas.
Donated CD and DVD discs, Monofilament, Cable ties, Ratchet tie down straps, Bungee cords, Irrigation tubing, Eye bolts and eye screws, Sheet metal and wood screws, Fender washers, Threaded metal rods and bolts, 2x4s and plywood, Black paint, Theremin, and Speakers with amplifiers
Dimensions: 10 feet H x 25 feet W x 30 feet L

An "event horizon" or point of no return on the edge of a black hole is a phrase common to science fiction books, tv shows, and movies.  The two curved vortex walls, built of whim, desire, and purchasing trends, transforms yesterday’s media hits and today’s detritus into a disco vortex, a material and technological Event Horizon.

Event Horizon was a solo-exhibition at the Women and Their Work gallery in Austin, Texas.  This exhibtion was made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.  

Photos by Rino Pizzi