Painter Devon Clapp is interested in the bizarre, dark and more disturbing aspects of existence. His new show at et al Projects in Bushwick features images of deviant sex, bodily fluids, alien encounters, and other grotesque scenes rendered in drippy radio-active oranges, pinks and yellows.
For more than 10 years German artist Bjoern Schulke has been making interactive kinetic sculptures. His works bring together steel, wood, lights, motors, electronic sensors, solar panels and even theremins into machines that move, see and make noise all on their own.
This week on Art Uncovered I speak with artist Allison Sommers. Her new show, Ellipsis, includes videos, an installation and photographs inspired by her travels in Cypress and Tuscany. The exhibition is on view through December 17th at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.
Photographer Edmund Clark's project Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out looks at spaces and objects to tell the ongoing story of confinement and dehumanization at the infamous American prison camp in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Clark photographed the homes of released detainees in the UK and travelled to Guantanamo Bay where he was granted access to the prison camp and the American base where soldiers and interrogators lived. The project also includes a body of work called Letters to Omar, a collection of correspondence sent to a detainee named Omar Deghayes while he was imprisoned in Guantanamo. The letters -- all of which have been scanned, redacted, cataloged and stamped -- illustrate the extreme levels of control exerted over every aspects of prisoners live. A selection of work from the project is on view now at Flowers Gallery in New York city through January 12th. A monograph of the entire project is available through Dewi Lewis Publishing.
Andy Adams is the editor, publisher and producer of This week on Art Uncovered he talks about online photo culture and his exhibition, Looking at the Land.
Filmmaker Rodney Ascher's new documentary, Room 237, is all about the secret meanings hidden in Stanley Kubrick's horror film The Shining.
This week, somewhere in Kazakhstan, a satellite called EchoStar XVI will launch into geosynchronous orbit 24,000 miles above the earth. Attached to that satellite is a silicon disk with 100 images etched into it's surface. The images depict snippets of life on Earth, and they may one day explain to their discoverer the fate of the lost civilization that sent them into space.
In a new exhibition at the RISD Museum of Art called America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, curator Jan Howard takes stock of the history of American landscape images, and the ways that photographers have revealed the complexities of american society, politics and economics through their examinations of the natural and built environments across the united states.
This week on Art Uncovered Italian curator Domenico Quaranta talks about his exhibition Collect the WWWorld: The Artist or Archivist. For Collect the World Domenico has assembled a group of artists who appropriate, re-mix, collect and manipulate the cultural material of the web in an attempt to hold up a mirror up to our always-connected information society. These artists try to figure out what to make of the deluge of data, videos, images, text, social networking, and e-commerce that have reshaped our lives. The question that emerges from this show is whether the flood of information actually leads to knowledge and meaning or confusion, anxiety and identity crisis. The answer I got from the videos, installations, objects and other works in the show was all of the above. Last Sunday I spoke with curator Domenico Quaranta over Skype about Collect the World which is on view through November 4th at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn. Playlist 00:00 Thomas Intro 02:03 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 1 04:20 Totally Stoked (On You) - Y.A.C.H.T. 06:19 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 2 08:35 Slow With Horns Run For Your Life - Dan Deacon 11:14 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 3 13:37 Comfy in Nautica - Panda Bear 16:42 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 4 21:07 The Entertainment - Max Tundra 24:05 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 5 27:51 The Struggle Against Unreality - Matmos 30:33 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 6 34:50 Outro/Luke Vibert  - Thurston Moore 36:23 Finish
Wendy Klemperer makes sculptures of animals. the creatures in her work are amazingly expressive and convey complex movement and emotion that reflects the hours wendy has spent observing animals in the wild, in nature films and in the works of other artists like the painter Eugène Delacroix and photographer Eadward Muybridge.
Over ten years filmmaker Ben Shapiro followed photographer Gregory Crewdson, documenting his film-sized photo productions in Western Massachusetts. In his new documentary Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters Shapiro takes us behind the scenes on Crewdson's obsessively constructed sets and inside the artist's creative process.
Over the last 50 years, Arthur Pollock has photographed some of the landmark events in our country's history, including Vietnam War protests and the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion. He has also documented countless day to day stories and features for some of the country's top news outlets.
This week on the show painter and community advocate Peter Krashes joins me to talk about his new exhibition Make It Work In Brooklyn! He tells me some of the stories behind the paintings in his show, talks about the relationship between painting and community organizing, and explains how to make "seed bombs." His show is on view at Theodore Art in Bushwick through October 14th.
Last Tuesday, Steve Sabol, the long-time president, filmmaker and creative force behind NFL Films, passed away. Through artful cinematography and epic orchestral soundtracks Sabol is largely credited with creating the mythology and visual aesthetic of the National Football League, forever changing the way people watch football. This week I speak with writer, professor, filmmaker and former NFL player Michael Oriard about how NFL Films created a new visual language for sports highlight films. I also speak with photography curator David Little about how sports are intertwined with the history of film and photography. He also explains how the artist Alexandr Rodchenko and filmmaker/Nazi propagandist Leni Reifenstal helped invent some of the visual conventions we take for granted in live sports broadcasts
That's photographer Andy Freeberg talking about his project called Guardians. It's one of two exhibitions he has up right now in California. Both of his shows depict people occupying space with works of art, but the worlds Andy documents in these two shows couldn't be more different.
Photographer Emil Hartvig is based in Copenhagen, but recently he came to the United States and traveled through the Midwest to photograph the Prepper movement. Preppers subscribe to an extreme kind of disaster preparedness. They're not setting aside a few bottles of water or a flashlight in case the power goes out. Preppers are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Whether its economic collapse, civil unrest, or a biological or nuclear attack, the Prepper movement is all about having the means to be self sufficient and protect yourself when the shit hits the fan.
Brian Rose's new book of photographs, Time and Space on the Lower East Side, is all about how we experience change, or lack of it, in the urban environment. The book is a collection of large format color photographs taken on the streets of New York City's Lower East Side in the years 1980 and 2010. Over those 30 years the Lower East Side has gone from being a symbol of urban blight and decay to a poster-child for urban renewal and gentrification. But, Brian's book is not a collection of side-by-side comparisons contrasting two different eras of the neighborhood, like the books in which a picture from one location is juxtaposed with a picture taken from the same spot many years later. Instead, the photographs in Time and Space on the Lower East Side reveal the year in which they were taken through small details like a pedestrian's bellbottoms, the design of a parked car, or the typography on a billboard. That is, if the photos reveal their age at all. More often than not you can't really tell what year any given picture was taken in without a thorough examination.
For the last eight months San Francisco based painter Michelle Blade has been working on a project called 366 Days of the Apocalypse. The premise of the project is simple: Each day for all of 2012's 366 days (it's a leap year), Michelle is going to make a painting. One painting a day, every day, until the end of the world. If you haven't heard 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, which some have interpreted as a prophecy that this is the year of the apocalypse. Now, Michelle doesn't really believe that Earth as we know it is going to be snuffed out at the end of December, but the prophecy provided an interesting structure for a series of painting exploring how we struggle to comprehend cultural shifts in our lives
A few weeks ago I was on vacation and I went into a deli to use the ATM. I swiped my card and then the strangest thing happened. When the ATM did it's "connecting" thing to verify my information, out of nowhere came a loud ping, chime and crackle. It was a sound I hadn't heard in years, but one that I instantly recognized. The sound of a dial up modem. I guess this ATM still used a 56k modem to do it's transactions. It was an odd sound to encounter because I didn't realize having dial-up was even an option in 2012. This got me thinking about all the other sounds that have gone extinct with the advance of technology. Things like analog television static, a metal hammer striking a bell when a telephone rings. All these sounds that were once such an inescapable part of our sonic environment are just vanishing from the world.
This week i'm joined by photographer Laura Plageman. Earlier this summer she was selected by Jen Bekman gallery here in new york city as the winner of the gallery's annual Hey Hot Shot competition -- a major honor given by the gallery to an emerging photographer.
Matt Jones is an artist working in Brooklyn NY. He may not be an particle physicist, but his paintings and drawings are deeply influenced by the big mysteries of the universe --- from string theory to ghosts, spirits and the paranormal
Julie Torres is a painter based in Brooklyn, New York. She's known around Brooklyn for her public painting marathons, in which Julie takes over a space and produces dozens of playful, off the cuff abstract paintings over a 12 or even 24 hour period. Often she'll invite the public to watch her work, even take home a painting.
Tatiana Berg is an abstract painter based in New York City. Her canvases are covered in freeform brushstrokes, drips and sometimes lines and squiggles Tatiana makes with her hands. She works with a pallete of pastel oranges, blues, greens and reds shades inspired by the washed out look of films from the 1970s.
That's Artist Fernando Orellana and he thinks he just may have a device to help the ghost among us reconnect with the world of the living
Every year die-hard fans of the horrorcore rap group The Insane Clown Posse, travel to the rural midwest for a four day music festival. These devoted fans call themselves Juggalos, and their annual event is appropriately known as The Gathering of the Juggalos, sort of like the Juggalo Woodstock. Some bring the whole family, some come to drink and take drugs, some come to just hang out and many paint their faces in black and white clown make up, the trademark style of the ICP and other acts on their label Psychopathic Records
Liz Neilsen's photographic experiments draw on images of deep space and the relationship between light and time. Using fiber optic lights, disco balls, multiple exposures and darkroom techniques Liz Neilsen makes a range of colorful abstract photographic images that she says are inspired by everything from the Large Hadron Collider to the streets that she photographs daily on the way to and from work. Liz is fascinated by images of deep space and the relationship between light and time. In her studio she creates her own fictional deep space photographs and long exposure color photographs made with homemade negatives collaged from color gels. This week I visited Liz's studio above a gym in Bushwick, to find out more about her hybrid photography practice
Justin Berry is an artist based in Bushwick Brooklyn. And for his latest project he's been taking landscape photographs inside war-themed video games. Much like the way landscape photographers like Ansel Adams explored the landscape in search of the perfect scene, Justin navigates the world of first person shooters using the screen has his camera. At first glance these virtual landscapes look just like black and white photos. It's only when you start to look closely and notice a pixel here, or a gun lying behind a rock, that the fiction becomes clear
Meryl Meisler has been taking photos of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn for the last 30 years. Today the neighborhood is a hot bed for artists in New York City, but in the early 80s when Meryl starting coming to the neighborhood to teach art, Bushwick was in disarray. The neighborhood was hit hard by the riots and looting that followed the 1977 black out and never really recovered. When Meryl took at job teaching at one of Bushwick's public schools, she was confronted on a daily basis with burned out and abandoned buildings, gangs, drugs, all the things that epitomize urban decay. What stood out among all the destruction were the people who continued to thrive and carve out rich communities for themselves and their families. On her walks between the subway and school, Meryl began taking photos of people going about their lives on the streets of Bushwick and continued the practice until 1994 when she left her teaching job.
This week on Art Uncovered I'm joined by Andrew Shea. He's the director of a new film called POW: Portrait of Wally. The film tells the story of one family's efforts to recover a 1912 work by Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally, that was stolen by the Nazis during World War II
Syd Mead might have one of the coolest jobs on the planet. He's a visual futurist, and it's his job is to imagine what the future will look like and to paint it. Companies like Ford and Phillips Electronics have turned to Syd to illustrate future visualizations their products, ones that might not even be possible to build yet. In the 1980s Ridley Scott asked Syd to work on concept designs for his famous sci-fi noir film Blade Runner. And after that film Syd went on to work on designs for TRON, James Cameron's Aliens, Mission Impossible 3 and more.
This week, I took a trip down to South Brooklyn for an exhibition called Park Space/Play Space, organized by one of my guests, painter Katherine Gressel.
My guest this week is curator Jamie Sterns. She's put together an exhibition at Interstate Projects in Bushwick called Bad Girls of 2012.
My guest on the show this week is Brooklyn based painter Hiro Kurta. Hiro paints hallucinatory scenes and portraits that revolve mostly around one character --- a baseball player wearing thick black and white pin stripes that he calls the Slugger. His works take the slugger through surreal worlds rendered in vibrant colors and populated by sumo wrestlers, samurai warriors and greek gods. Hiro grew up in Japan, but moved to Chicago as a kid. For him baseball was important not so much as a sport, but as a cultural bridge between his two homes
This week on the show I'm joined by artist Raul Vincent Enriquez. Raul has a solo exhibition on view now at Microscope Gallery here in Bushwick. The show is called PRIMP, and it features works centered around obsessive rituals of grooming. The exhibition was inspired by an ancient Mexican manuscript called the Codex Borgia, which depicts deities performing rituals in ornate costumes.
Ralph Pugay's paintings depict scenes from everyday life that have been turned on their heads, and infused with humor, heavy doses of the absurd, and a general sense of existential dread. He mines ideas from philosophy, pop culture, and conversations with friends to inspire these bizarre scenes that in some ways are reminiscent of Gary Larson's Far Side comics for their use of both visual and verbal plays on words. However, Ralph's colorful tableaus seem like they're most interested in the sincere yet often futile ways that us humans try to control the unpredictable and unforgiving world that we live in.
That's Jenny Vogel, she's a new media artist working in video, photography, printmaking, performance and installation. Jenny is interested in the world as seen through communication technology --- web cameras, morse code, fax machines --- and the way we use these technologies to overcome distance, alienation and loneliness. The work exposes the glitches and limitations of these technologies as well as the resulting misrepresentations and miscommunications between the individuals who use them. Jenny is especially interested in the video feeds from web cameras that are placed in city centers and people homes all around the world. They broadcast ghostly pictures of places that seem to be devoid of human activity, and Jenny uses images from these broadcasts to construct her own narratives in her videos and prints. Jenny also has an ongoing interest in Sibera, a place she says, "does not officially exist." Her experimental documentary called in Search of the Silent Land, takes us on a trip along the Trans Siberian Railroad, and explores the myths and mental geography of the vast and remote landmass. Jenny Vogel grew up in Germany, and came to the US to study art and has been living here ever since. She is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, and her work is on view now at the Schneider Museum of Art, at Southern Oregon University. This week I spoke with Jenny over the phone about her interest in web cams, her trip through Siberia, and a new piece involving a chandelier and morse code.
Meg Hitchcock makes intricate large scale text drawings, by cutting out letters from holy books --- the bible, the torah, the Koran --- and using them to spell out passages of other holy books. The painstaking compositions are made over hundreds of hours by meticulously cutting individual letters from her source material, and then pasting them, one by one, onto paper in a continuous line of type. Meg forgoes spaces and punctuation, so her pieces read like epic run-on sentences and the words from one holy text blend into another, challenging the idea that a single text can be the true word of God.
My guest on the show this week is painter Jane Dickson. Jane has a show up at Valentine Gallery in Ridgewood Queens called Eat Slots, Play Free. The paintings are based on photographs Jane took during a visit to Las Vegas in 2009, right at the height of the housing bust. Instead of packed casino floors, Jane found desolate rows of video slots and gaming table. Her paintings juxtapose the hyper-saturated casino interiors with lone figures feeding change into slots.
My guest on the show this week is Alex Handy. He is the founder of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, a non-profit based in Oakland, California.The museum houses a growing collection of historic video games and digital ephemera. It's mission is to preserve these games and educate the public about how video games are made and why they deserve the same artistic status as films or painting.
This week on Art Uncovered, artist and curator Rachael Morrison. Rachael works as a librarian at the Museum of Modern Art, and right now she's got two ongoing projects that draw from the Museum's collection. The first is an exhibition called Millennium Magazines that looks at the ways artists and designers are using the form of magazines, newspapers and zines to make innovative work in print. The show features publications from all over the world covering topics from food to architecture and includes New York based publications like Cabinet, Esopus and Showpaper.
My guest this week is painter and street artist Criminy Johnson. He has a new show of paintings up at The Active Space here in Bushwick called Dreaming Without Sleeping, curated by Robin Gearson. Criminy's figurative paintings depict scenes of people and animals taken from his everyday experience and childhood memories. Human and animal characters are given equal weight in these paintings, and both are often rendered with unusually large, expressive eyes. In one painting a group of frogs stares at us from behind the glass of a tank. The signage in the corner of the painting reveals that the amphibians are being sold as food, rather than pets. Another painting called, Formative Years, shows a young boy in ferocious hand to hand combat with a chicken. The boy chokes the bird as he's held in its yellow talons. Dreaming Without Sleeping also features an eight-foot-tall wall mural in the style of Criminy's wheatpasted street posters, which he makes under the name QRST
Harold Eugene Edgerton, Football Kick, 1938 Today on the show we are going to be talking about sports. My guest, curator David Little, has just put together an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts called The Sports Show: Athletics As Image and Spectacle. The show charts the cultural significance of sports media from the early days of photography to the present day. It includes work from well known artists like Andy Warhol, Andreas Gursky and Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well as  news photographs, television footage, film and video. This range of media sheds light on the myriad ways that our politics, racial tensions, national identities and cultural values are reflected in sports. The Sports Show also reveals some of the surprising artistic per-cursors to the way we visually experience sports today. For example, the concept behind instant replay, David suggests, was developed back in the 1890s by a photographer named Eadweard Muybridge who made stop-action photographs of bodies in motion. Other visual conventions that we take for granted in modern sports broadcasts --- telephoto close ups, on the field shots, aerial views from the Goodyear blimp --- were pioneered in photographs and films by artists Alexander Rodchenko and Leni Reifenstahl, Hitler's infamous propagandist. David recently spoke with me over the phone from Minneapolis about the history of sports images and why he thinks sports have been largely absent from critical discussion in visual art. `Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion Plate 344, 1887 Paul Pfeiffer, The Saints, 2007 Martin Munkacsi, Spectators at a Sports Event, from the series “Crowd,” 1933 Unknown photographer, Babe Ruth, 1919 Alexander Rodchenko, Horse Race, 1935 Leni Riefenstahl, Jesse Owens, 1936 Roger Welch, O.J. Simpson Project, 1977 Kota Ezawa, Brawl, 2008 Frank Lloyd Wright, Girls Gym Class, 1900 Playlist: 00:00 Thomas Intro 01:49 David Little Interview pt. 1 04:32 Final Day - Young Marble Giants 05:36 David Little Interview pt. 2 10:22 Take a Trip - Utah Smith 13:02 David Little Interview pt. 3 17:27 Telephoto Lens - The Bongos 19:43 David Little Interview pt. 4 23:40 Cheerleader - St. Vincent 25:18 David Little Interview pt. 5 34:16 Bass Drum Dream - The Microphones 34:50 David Little Interview pt. 6 38:02 Wrong Time Capsule - Deerhoof 39:26 David Little Interview pt. 7 42:55 I Don't Want to Play Football - Belle and Sebastian 43:49 David Little Interview pt. 8 47:07 Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop - Yo La Tengo 47:38 Finish
My guest this week is Antwerp based-photographer Jan Kempenaers. Jan broke out on the photography scene in 2010 when he published a book called Spomenik. The book documents the giant geometric sculptures that were built across the countryside of the former Yugoslavia in the 60s and 70 as monuments to various sites and battles from World War Two. Jan traveled to these isolated sites to photograph these alien-looking sculptures. Before Jan's project these monuments were largely unknown except to the people in the small towns where they're located.
Photographer Thilde Jensen's story starts rather typically. She moved to New York City in 1997 to pursue a career as a photographer, and for while things were going pretty well. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts, fell in love, got married and was getting editorial work with Newsweek and other Magazines. Then, something very strange happened: she started getting sick. "I started to just not feel totally right," she says. "I would have fevers in the summer... and I would get sore throats, and have constant sinus infections."
Hi Everyone welcome to Art Uncovered. My guest this week is filmmaker Julia Haslett. She is the director of the new documentary An Encounter with Simone Weil. The film tells the story of French Philosopher and activist Simone Weil, who spent her short yet prolific life grappling with a single question: What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Before making this film, Julia had never heard of Simone Weil, but she was familiar with this question. She grew up watching her father struggle with mental illness, and when Julia was 17 he took his own life. The suicide left her acutely sensitive to people in pain. Many years later, Julia read Simone Weil's famous line, "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." These words lead to Julia's film and a journey to understand Simone through the people who knew her, scholars who have studied her and the personal experiences that drew her to Simone's philosophy.
My guest this week, London-based photographer Kurt Tong, has been documenting the modern day Chinese tradition of burning Joss paper offerings to the dead. Kurt explains that, "many Chinese believe that when a person dies he leaves with no earthly possessions." It's therefore up to relatives to provide the material objects the deceased will need in the afterlife.
View more photos from the exhibition At night In the 30s, 40s and 50s, Arthur Fellig, could be found, on the streets of New York, photographing murder. He called himself Weegee and each night would take his speed graphic camera and take to the streets of New York City to photograph car accidents, tenement fires, the victims of mob hits and the crowds that would come to gawk at the lurid drama. Weegee, who often arrived at crime scenes before the police sold his crime scene photographs to the many daily newspapers in new york city at the time. His keen ability to capture the drama and spectacle of urban violence made him one of the pioneers of tabloid journalism. Weegee also cultivated an image for himself among cops and gangsters alike, with his fedora pulled down over his forehead and his trademark cigar hanging from his mouth, he became an unforgettable character of the underbelly he obsessively documented. A new exhibition at the International Center of Photography, called Weegee: Murder is My Business, examines the first decade of Weegee's career as a crime scene photographer on the streets of New York. The exhibition has all the requisite images of blood splattered crime scenes you'd expect from a man who dubbed himself the "official photographer of Murder Inc." But the show put's these pictures in the larger context of Weegee the man, and includes a partial reconstruction of the studio apartment Weegee rented across the street from police headquarters. Playlist 00:00 Intro 03:35 Brian Wallis interview pt. 1 06:23 All the World is Green - Tom Waits 09:52 Brian Wallis interview pt. 2 16:52 Instrumental (Thrown Bottle) - Wire 18:33 Brian Wallis interview pt. 3 21:54 It Could Happen to You - Bud Powell 24:48 Brian Wallis interview pt. 4 29:50 Lullaby - Tom Waits 31:48 Brian Wallis interview pt. 5 34:03 Mu - Sun Ra 35:42 Brian Wallis interview pt. 6 37:26 Goose Geese - Drums and Tuba 39:00 Brian Wallis interview pt. 7 44:58 Finish
In a new exhibition, up now at On Stellar Rays Gallery in New York, curator Toke Lykkeberg, has assembled an international group of artists who explore the"state of the face today." In the 21st century, Toke says, the face has become something "we avidly manipulate, perform, display, distort, detect, scan, enhance, blur, veil and avoid."
My guest on the show this week is British artist Christina Corfield. She has a new show opening this month at Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA. The show is called Follies of the Digital Arcade and it focuses on the United States at the turn of the 20th century, a time when the U.S. and much of the Western world were in the midst of an electric revolution. It was the time of dazzling world's fairs, Tesla and Edition, a time when people were fascinated, amazed and terrified by the wonder of electricity. It seemed that there were no problems that could not be solved, mysteries whose answers couldn't be uncovered or explained by the newest technological marvel. In her show, Christina explores this strange time in history through a video installation and watercolor illustrations. The works examine the ways that history and fiction, fact and myth, science and magic can all became intertwined.
Today I speak with artist Perry Bard about her participatory crowd-sourced film: Man With a Movie Camera, The Global Remake. The piece is exactly what the title suggests -- a re-imagining of Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov's 1929 experimental documentary: Man With a Movie Camera. Vertov conceived of his film as an attempt to use, what was then the relatively new medium of cinema, to communicate real life events without the help of intertitles, a story, or theater of any kind.
We've all been on Google Earth and used it's satellite view or street view tools to get directions, find our way around a new city or just explore. My guest, artist Jenny Odell, has taken these tools a step further to use them as the subject of her work. Jenny scrolls around Google Satellite View collecting images of uniquely man-made structures -- like swimming pools, parking lots and landfills --- and arranges them on large prints, a way of re-examining the human-built landscape from the very inhuman perspective of a satellite's remote camera.
My Guest this week is Ethan Gould. In his work Ethan's employs hypothetical science, the erudite tone of academia and imagery from popular culture. His work takes many forms including performative lectures --- he recently gave on on the aesthetics of cyborgs --- illustrations, as well as prints that explore the imagery of conspiracy throes, the body and the occult.