Tectonics. Single channel video installation.
Debut screening 9/11/2015 at Fisk Gallery.
18"x24" Adhesive vinyl and spray paint on acrylic glass
12" x 9" Adhesive vinyl and chinagraph pencil on paper.
In junior high school, I had a wealthy friend from a rich family. At his family’s large sized suburban house in a gated community, each of their 4 bathrooms contained telephones mounted on the wall next to each toilet. In this pre-smart phone day, I was very surprised but also very stoked to learn that a telephone could be installed in a number of different bathrooms. I could only guess it is to call for help when you run out of toilet paper. However, as I reflect on this a two decades later I am still befuddled by the fact that you would want to talk on the phone while on the toilet.
These days, newspapers and magazines are ditched in favor of new handheld devices. This means public restroom stalls are now great locations to use a mobile phone to read the news, text your friend or chat up your mom. When I’m in the men’s room and someone is talking on the phone in the stall next to me, I make sure to flush a few extra times and make extra noise (i.e. fart). This ensures the person on the other end knows their friend is in the bathroom, mid-stool. (2014)
7"x5" adhesive vinyl and chinagraph pencil on paper.
14" x 8" Adhesive vinyl and chinagraph pencil on paper.
7" x 5" Adhesive vinyl and chinagraph pencil on paper.
Commissioned by Allied Forces Press for their 8th issue.