A month-long collaboration with woodcarver, Gavin Smith, at his home in Corgarff, a remote area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
In Moriya City, Japan, I interviewed, filmed, and invited two radio-control airplane clubs to Kamikaze my fishing boat. The trailer combines two videos that comprise a multimedia installation, which includes a 2-channel video, wrecked boat, two crashed airplanes, and a miniature model.
"If the only three buildings in Montbéliard were le 19 Center for Contemporary Art, le Château des Ducs de Wurtemberg and le Pavillon des Sciences, a straight line could be walked from one to the next without so much as having to turn a corner…"
"Straight Line (à vol d’oiseau)” leads the public through the homes, businesses, a construction site, and across one river in Montbéliard, France. Entering through doorways, climbing over windows, rooftops and walls, viewers are privy to an intimate look on the private, local heritage of the day, that which shapes the museums of tomorrow. From banal interiors to contemporary masters and scientific discoveries, the path provides an expedient route connecting the three museums. In reality, this quixotic pursuit zigzags across town, connecting instances of generosity, and delineating fear, lame excuses, and property.
Commissioned by the Musées de Montbéliard and Pays de Montbéliard for Nocturne Étudiante
Curated by Aurélie Voltz
October 20, 2011
5th berlin biennial for contemporary art
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
June 10, 2008 at Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum
In 1918, Irving Berlin penned the patriotic, "God Bless America". Twenty two years later and considering Berlin’s lyrics unrealistic and complacent, Woody Guthrie wrote his own American anthem, "This Land Is Your Land". The song celebrated the country’s land while protesting its class inequality. Now, 68 years later, the song is brought roundabout back to a different Berlin.
Eight BMWs, the sponsor of the bb05, drive in a slow perfect circle. "This Land Is Your Land" plays on their radios–remixed for an amusement ride sensation. The cars, roped together like a carousel, circle like an auto display or western wagon train. Every couple rounds the drivers systematically stop to pick-up and drop-off spectators and riders. Just before dusk, a fire is lit inside the circle.
In Landreform, the banality of economic determinism drives in a circle around itself upon a ground which will soon be developed with luxury condos and office buildings. As sung by Guthrie, the land of Skulpturenpark was made for you and me.
Event at the LMCC's World Views Open Studios on the 91st floor of World Trade Center 1
4:30 PM, March 31, 2001
E-Team (Hajoe Moderegger, Franziska Lamprecht, Daniel Seiple)
In an event for World Views Residency at the World Trade Center, we took pictures of people standing in one window on the 91st floor of Tower 1, who in turn looked out at the New York City landscape. At 4:30 PM, two of us arrived in a helicopter and hovered outside the windows. Inside, our partner anticipated the helicopter’s arrival and organized participants into a single-file line. Via walkie-talkie, we coordinated the camera with the people inside. One at a time, each person stepped into the window to have their picture taken from the helicopter. After 20 minutes, about 60 people had been photographed. A day later, participants could return to pick up their photograph for free.