First and Last - Side View

First and Last

Alphabetically sourced images from the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania. These two images were pulled from the first artist with a book of their work (Marina Abramovic), and the last artist with a book of their work (Lynette Yiadom-Boakye), and a double cheeseburger in between (minus the top and bottom bun), also bought on campus.

Glass, clear silicone, xerox images, double cheeseburger
2019

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Every Double Digits Mass Shooter in the USA from February 1984 - February 2018


Every Double Digits Mass Shooter in the USA from February 1984 – February 2018


22 sequential exposures onto a single 4×5 negative. Image by accumulation, not algorithm. This is one of three pieces made shortly after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February of 2018.

Archival Inkjet Print
40 x 50"
2019

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Boys Like Me (Colorado, USA)

A short excerpt of an infinite loop. This video is one of three pieces made shortly after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February of 2018.

HD Video
2018

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Untitled (With Sofia)

This piece picks up with the remains of a piece called “The Greatest Adventure“, and is part of a duo, including Untitled (With Mom).

HD Video
TRT: 4:01
2017

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To Touch the Face of God

Accidents Happen, To Touch the Face of God

This diptych is part of a group of work titled “Normalization of Deviance, To Touch the Face of God.” It sourced from the broadcasted Challenger launch and tragedy, and a broadcasted episode of the children’s show, Punky Brewster, called “Accidents Happen”, which was made the same year in response and designed to perform a kind of at-home-therapy.

This diptych was exhibited in conjunction with an audio and video piece, a text piece, printed and stapled on seven standard pages, and a flag featuring a microscopic image of a slice of a human brain with a degenerative brain disease. The audio shown in the video played on separate speakers on the other side of the space, removed from the video and in the presence of these prints.

To Touch the Face of God [00:73] – (right)
A 73 second exposure of a tv screen playing the broadcasted flight of challenger.

Accidents Happen, Punky [24:21] – (left)
A 24 minute 21 second exposure of a tv screen playing an episode of the children’s show, Punky Brewster, made in the same year as the Challenger explosion. An episode in which the child actors of the show re-enacted the phenomenon of children around the country watching the challenger explosion happen in real time on a tv in their classrooms.

Archival Inkjet Prints
40" x 60" each
2018

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