O.K. (2008) was a solo show at Graduate School Gallery —a DIY project space in the basement of a vintage shop on Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn by the BQE onramp. The show consisted of works I’d made while in Boston, most of which were informed by ideas around Creative Commons, the copy-left, hacking and word games.
Above: Screwed Time, produced with Matt Boch. LCD display, Arduino board, cassette tape case. This was a clock that ran at half speed and every now and then ticked back one second. I was listening to a lot of DJ Screw at the time and wanted to make a work in tribue.
Above: 20 One Copies. Spray-painted USB drives, ball-chain necklaces, mp3 files. I made twenty copies of the song One by Metallica and loaded them on to USB-drive necklaces and let people take them away.
Above: Take Two (versions). Take Two is a game I’d invented to produced novel two-word phrases / concepts based on lists of the most frequently occurring words in contemporary film and television. There have been a bunch of versions over the years but this was the first public showing.
^ Posters:Yearbook (2004), Typing Game (2004), Neutrality Sans (?); photocopy prints on bond at 24” x 36”. Yearbook is a collection of signatures found in the first few years of Google Images / Image search; I wanted to commemorate the time when the personal signature stopped being a useful security tool. Typing Game is a game where you type “I typed this with my [body part of your choice].”, which I made after feeling bored with the limited and impersonal ways I interacted with my computer. Neutrality Sans is an alphabet set and font that’s standard except that it lacks the letters A, E, I, K, L, N, O, R, T, U, W and Y.
I also had some digital works running on a monitor including an early demo of 1x1x216.