Digitally-enhanced images of materialistic wealth were projected onto a 10x18 wall with an altar in the center, using infra-red movement detectors to change the slides whenever a viewer moves about, creating new signals for religion and questioning the degree we align ourselves with worldly wealth as a sign of success.
Chicago Art Institute
UC VIDEO, Minneapolis, MN
Artists' Gallery, Des Moines
Digitally enhanced images of the Gulf War and of the “political/information-giving” personalities were projected two at a time onto a rear wall, allowing viewers to choose their participation while white “sound bites” randomly enter the viewing area, allowing us to question just who these message givers are and if can they be trusted.
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
Five full-sized, well-worn locked doors, some with writing over them, many with sounds and images emanating from behind them, are presented to the viewer with barbed wire barricading them from closer observation, yet allowing viewers to can peak through keyholes on some of the doors, searching for sounds and visual images from behind the doors, thereby becoming frustrated with being “locked” from information.
SOHO 20, NYC
California State University Fresno
"Return to Innosence" relates to the common denominator in life ... memories from childhood, which cross all racial, political, gender, religious, and other biased bounds, allowing the viewer to identify with memories from people in other walks of life. Forty artists created 2'x2' artwork on boards, each dealing with their own memories from early childhood. Guests were invited to view and "Identify" with these pieces.
A DANCE PERFORMANCE choreographed and performed by Taylor Theis was coordinated with chalk drawing of bridges on the floor.
Gallery 25, Fresno
AFFAIRS OF THE HEART
Digitally-enhanced images from Harlequin Romance Novels were projected, two at a time, onto an 8’x20’wall so that viewers could move about in the space, cross infra-red detectors, and “choose” their ideal mate, then reveal their choices on instant replays, exploring concepts concerning male-female relationship inequities in marriage-divorce-romance-workplace, etc.
Gallery 25, Fresno
THE MESSAGE GIVERS
Digitally-enhanced images of popular TV personalities were projected two in each gallery, with viewers encouraged to explore, and hopefully to recognize, various biases within themselves while engaged with the images and with the other gallery viewer via instant replays combining both galleries, revealing personal reactions to message givers.
Bakersfield College, CA
Diversity Expo, Fresno, CA
Part 1, “The Poison Tree” (10’ high x 6’ wide), encourages viewers to discard negative emotions, feelings, and attitudes by writing directly onto tightly bound manzanita branches or the canvas behind, thereby identifying and examining their own angers, doubts, and fears;
Part 2, “The Dancing Tree” presents a DVD animation and sound sequence of the life-cycle of a “tree image” as it “digitally dances” to music, all projected onto a 10’x18’ wall where viewers can move about within the animation;
Part 3, “The Soul Tree” (10’ high x 6’ wide) motivates viewers to select affirmations written on wood bracelets and native rocks.
Gallery 25, Fresno
Digitally enhanced images of California landscapes and “emotional” personalities were projected onto oAne 10’x16’’wall with infra-red movement detectors changing the slides when a viewer moves about, along with a multi-functional 6-minute animated storyboard loop revealing the viewer being merged visually on-screen with the storyboard images.
GALLERY 10 LTD, Washington D.C.
Yolo County Arts Council, Woodland, CA
Red Lodge, Montana
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Digitally-enhanced images from Christmas card selections, ranging from Christian to cartoon-like imagery are projected ,two at a time, onto an end 10’x22’ wall, allowing viewers to select images they feel most comfortable with, as instant video replays reveal their choices and, therefore, their commitment to religion, while the surrounding walls display the chronological history of the Epochs of Christianity written on them … complete with the dates and millions of those who lived and died in the name of Christianity, through its many wars.