Community Portraits / Yesler Terrace (selected photos), 2016-2018, digital photography. As part of a 2-year artist residency at Yesler Terrace in Seattle, I conducted 15 studio photo sessions for the residents of the neighborhood and surrounding communities, and printed selected photos for each person; over 20,000 photos were taken. The project serves to bear witness of the residents living an area undergoing rapid redevelopment.
Yesler Terrace Tree
Yesler Terrace Tree, 2016, video. As part of the Yesler Terrace artist residency, 2016-2018, I went to the neighborhood every day for a year and filmed on location with the GPS coordinates embedded in the footage, of which this video is first in the series. This project served to bear witness to the rapid redevelopment and loss of the nation's first integrated public housing tract.
Proposal for ONA
2017, video submission for online marriage proposal contest, 4 min.
Presence feat. Yirim Seck
2017, collaboration for Genre Bender presented at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Seattle, 20 min.
LOVE PEACE POWER
2016, video installation on High Wall at Inscape Arts (formerly U.S. INS Building), Seattle, 3 min 40 sec.
Gift of Unseen Stigmatics (1:30 min excerpt)
2016, collaboration with Abigail J. Swanson, single-channel video, Out Of Sight, Seattle, 5 min, video/social practice. An anthology and process centered on performed acts of asking for alms, as metaphor of stigma in a flower, wherein each person was given $20 in exchange for performing this gesture. The sited body in city streets serves as critique and conscience; perceived emptiness or need as grievance - gratitude and grace are offered as gifts revealed in vulnerable actions, in engaged encounters.
TSUNAMI CAPABLE TIDE STATIONS > WEST COAST (2:30 min excerpt of 39 min film)
2015, single-channel video, audio, 39 min. Commissioned by the Frye Art Museum and funded by the Frye Foundation. Presented as part of "Genius / 21 Century Seattle", Frye Art Museum, Seattle. A journey down the West Coast of the contiguous US from June to August of 2015 in order to create a video survey of the coastline. Utilizing the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Tsunami Capable Tide Stations as the framework for the project, land-based observation of the locations were filmed, each surrounding area at sunset. The final video is a collection of one-minute impressions of the 38 tide station sites of the West Coast. The project serves as a poetic document of place; as well as a commentary on climate change and a homage to communities vulnerable to rising seas and water levels. This project was made possible with the support of NOAA’s Tides and Currents Program, Friday Harbor Laboratories, Greater Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, and the cooperation of federal ports and Coast Guard Stations.
Time Is Memory (Seattle Sky)
2015, skywriting project - video documentation sourced from social media, 2 min. Presented as part of NEPO 5K Don't Run 2015, Seattle. Funding provided by 4Culture On August 26, 2015, above the skies of Seattle, a skywriting of "TIME IS MEMORY". The poem is an articulation of time's value outside of monetary meaning - as a response to the oft repeated axiom, 'time is money', a homage to time's passing, the importance of considering memory and loss, and an impetus for reflection on the temporal. The project involved planning, design, and working with a pilot to execute the vision. The intervention is a reminder to the rapidly developing city, to reflect on the meaning of community and our shared history and place.
2012, presented at Genre Bender, City Arts Festival, Seattle, 2 min 45 sec.
Red Right Hand
2008, featuring NAHA, filmed at Tubs, Seattle, 5 min.
2004, presented as part of "My Mother My Father", Soil Gallery, Seattle, 14 min.
Time Is Memory (home)
2015, as part of a 2-week residency on Violet Strays - violetstrays.com, a re-visitation of all the places called home in Seattle; every location marked with a stenciled poem, ensuing photo document accompanied with the GPS coordinates of the sited work.
YES / NO
2015, 2 different posters which were designed and distributed as part of #CapHillPSA, a curated street campaign in response to the rapidly changing Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle.
Time Is Memory (Red Wall)
2015, red stenciled letters on red wall, Sound Transit Art Program Capitol Hill Wall Project, Seattle.
Moon On Man
2014, collaboration with MKNZ, stick n' poke tattoo session for Blood Moon publication, Seattle.
2013, a 10-day performance; each day artist meditated for 4 hours with an invitation for the public to join. A person hired via Craig's List wore a cloak and was the "designated sitter" for each session. Hedreen Gallery, Seattle. photo by Bruce Clayton Tom.
2013, a sculptural installation of 2 cannabis plants, sod, soil, grow light, canvas tent. As part of ONN/OF Festival, Seattle.
Love is a Burning Thing (Geode Mix) acts 1-4
2012, from the compendium 'Sun Worshipers' published by Sierra Stinson.
Acts of Ascendancy: the private and public passion of regret
2011, collaboration with NKO, a 7-hour performance/staged reading of Bataille’s Guilty by 4 performers. Smoke Farm Lo-Fi Arts Festival, Arlington, WA.
On hiding an elephant in plain sight: a performance of private acts
2009, collaboration with NKO, a 24-hour performance/reading of Murakami's Wild Sheep Chase by 3 performers - a reader, typist, writer. ArtSparks, Occidental Park, Seattle, drawing by Gabriel Campanario.
TIME IS MEMORY, LOVE
2009, Sound Transit Art Program Capitol Hill Wall Project, Seattle.
Love Song to the City
2008, “Love Song to the City”, Free Sheep Foundation, Seattle. A 3-month, time-based, site-specific storefront window installation of cinder blocks, fluorescent lights, stenciled text, and moss.
2007, “Red Room”, MOTEL MOTEL MOTEL at the Bridge Motel, Seattle. Motel room, 2500lbs of table salt, motel artifacts (letters, signs, clothing), tv monitor, single-channel video. photo by Robert Newell.
The Misadventure of Missi the Kalico Kitti
2006, “The Misadventure of Missi the Kalico Kitti”, collaboration with Jon Sim, Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA. A 3-month window storefront installation chronicling the story of a teenager and her rebellion, through mannequins, various collected art objects, text, and apparel design. photo by Laura Corsiglia.
Sustainability Virus Breeds Non-Toxic Love
2005, Q-tips, salt, disused tires, plastic, Linescape at CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), Seattle.
2004, "Glow Room", VAIN, Seattle. An installation featuring 3-channel video on monitors, salt, fish, grow lights, mushrooms, and hydroponic cannabis plants, Presented as culmination of a three month residency.
My Mother My Father
2004, "My Mother My Father", SOIL Gallery, Seattle. An installation designed as a 'lightbox' theater within a gallery. Featuring video projection on salt, amplified sound, tv monitor, an architectural structure, and programs of performances and videos by 15 artists.
Amnesia Afterlife: body dreams of elephants
2003, "Amnesia Afterlife: body dreams of elephants", Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle. An interactive installation featuring 4-channel video on 6 monitors, 6-channel amplified sound on 12 speakers, fish, salt, an architectural structure, and a nude body available for the audience to touch for duration of 6-week exhibit.
Tengu & the White Rabbit
2007, “Tengu & the White Rabbit” – director/performer, cast of 5 dancers/musicians. Chuncheon Mime Festival, South Korea, in Japan at UrBANGUILD (Kyoto), K.D. Japon (Nagoya), Tsuki No Niwa (Mie), Black and Blue (Tokyo), Organ’s Melody (Yamaguchi), Keli (Kitakyusyu) Graf (Fukuoka), photo by Sung Nicholas Kim.
Tengu & White Rabbit
2005, San Francisco Butoh Festival.
Free Sand" 5 min excerpt - P.A.N.
2001, I-Spy, Seattle, WA
"Vermilion. Violet" - P.A.N.
2000, Seattle International Butoh Festival, On The Boards
"Pause" - P.A.N.
2000, Seattle Art Museum
untitled - P.A.N.
2000, as part of The Whole World Is Watching", commemorating the WTO protests, CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), Seattle, WA.
SHORT FILM - PERFORMER
The Salarymen (Abandon: Part III)
The Whale Story
Interpretive Site: Hanford Reach
Adam Sekular, Karn Junkinsmith
Interpretative Site: KOSMOS
Adam Sekular, Karn Junkinsmith
Waiting In The Field
SOUND TRANSIT ART PROGRAM
STart - Sound Transit Art Program - Capitol Hill Wall Project
During the 5-year interstitial time when Sound Transit was building the Capitol Hill light rail station, STart, Sound Transit Art Program, presented a series of temporary public art installations by regional, established and emerging artists exploring the ever-changing landscape of the neighborhood and the city. The light rail station site is located in the heart of Capitol Hill, a two-block stretch between Broadway and 10th Avenue. STart transformed the construction wall into a public art lab with a rotation of commissioned works from 60 artists.
Baso Fibonacci - Untitled - Red Wall - 2010
video by D.K. Pan
STart - Sound Transit Art Program - U-District Gold Wall
STart, Sound Transit Art Program, presents a program of temporary public art at the future site of the light rail stations. The projects are a series of installations by regional, established and emerging artists exploring the ever-changing landscape of the neighborhood and the city. Sound Transit is currently building light rail stations connecting Downtown Seattle and SeaTac Airport with the Capitol Hill, University District and Northgate neighborhoods. In addition to permanent sited art works in and around the stations, STart created this program of temporary projects to activate the interstitial times during construction periods when neighborhoods are affected by large-scale excavations and building. STart turns the temporary walls surrounding the construction sites into a public art lab with a rotation of commissioned works from a wide range of artists.