WavePool is a dynamic sound installation powered by custom software performing keyword searches on the social network site twitter. The results of these searches are used to control the volume levels of the sound pieces emitting from the speakers inside the fabricated seashell.
The idea is, the more messages on twitter that include the search words and are with in the 24 hours, the sounds will become louder. If the opposite is true then the sounds will become quieter and recede into into the background noise.
The search words involved in WavePool are harvested from my dreams where I am being chased by unknown figures. The shell is made from a model created in Maya using a CNC router and is made out of Paduk, an exotic hardwood from Africa.
WavePool serves as base for future projects exploring further the ideas of public and private spaces, preciousness, dreams, and user interaction.
They Thrive On Neglect is a mixed media installation that includes wooden TV trays, place settings, a fish tank, and two beta fish. Because of the adverse characteristics beta fish exhibit when put together in a tank, there is a partition dividing the two fish. The knives and the fish both indicate violence, and when these objects are placed in the same context they begin to promote a larger discussion of aggression.
This discussion of aggression then begins to be put into the context of the media when we look at the arrangement of the objects as a whole, [and the use of TV tray tables. They Thrive on Neglect's primary intent is to create a discourse with its viewers concerning the violence in Western society and its origins.