Sound is full of difficult questions and slippery answers. I attack these questions in a circuitous and sometimes contrary approach that calls to mind one of my early influences, the author and provocateur Alfred Jarry and his creation of Pataphysics, or “the science of imaginary solutions.” Like Jarry, my results might at first seem ridiculous: flasks appear to bubble and pop on their own, pseudo-scientific experiments torque plaster with heat and cold, and glass percussion instruments shaped by patterns of human DNA are smashed to bits. This exploratory process, while fanciful, always aims to present an altered relationship between sound and its source.


One Person Exhibitions and Performances

2016

Two Person Exhibitions

2015
Siren Earthquake Radio (with Craig Dongoski) – Ionion Center for Arts and Culture. Kefalonia, Greece

2014
Surface (with Joshua Marks) – Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2011
Facetime #2 – John Roach & Gabriela Vainsencher. Parker’s Box. Brooklyn, NY

2009
Robo-Improvisation Arena. (with Käthe Wenzel) Alma on Dobbin. Brooklyn, NY.

2007
Urban Trailhead. (with James Rouvelle) La Superette Viewmaster Festival. New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

2015

Subtle Interchange – NARS Foundation. Brooklyn, NY

2014

2013

2011

  • Flux Factory Auction – Center 548: 548 West 22nd Street, NYC
  • Sequence of Waves – Saint Cecelia Convent. Brooklyn, NY.

2010

2009

  • Your Documents Please – Project included in a touring exhibition. Mexico, Japan, Hungary, Germany and Slovakia.

2008

  • NYNYNY (so nice we named it thrice!). Fluxfactory. Long Island City, NY.
  • Everything Must Go! Flux Factory. Long Island City, NY.

2007

2006

2005

  • The Blur of the Otherworldly, an exhibition of technology and the paranormal. The Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Baltimore, MD.
  • The Green Ray. Parker’s Box. Brooklyn NY.
  • Waldsee 1944. The Hebrew Union Museum. New York, NY.

2004

  • Congreso Internacional Cultura Digital Y Ciudanía. Universidad Autonoma. Madrid, Spain.
  • Simultaneous Translation V1 Universidad Autonoma. Madrid, Spain.

2003

  • Walking Slowly Showcase. Spaceworks Gallery at The Tank, New York, NY.

2002

2001

  • Colaboratory. Gale Gates Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Made in the shade. Band-O-Matic (with John Hudak) PS 1 Contemporary Art Center. Queens, NY.
  • Sound and Complexity. Plan B Evolving Arts Center. Santa Fe, NM.

2000

  • Subject to Sound. The Rotunda Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
  • Back East. The San Francisco Center for the Book. San Francisco, CA.

1999

1998

  • CAMBIO. Museo Universitario del Chopo. Mexico City. Curated by Kenny Schachter.
  • Hey You Never Know. 534 Laguardia Place. NYC. Curated by Kenny Schachter.

1997

1996

  • The Experimenters. Lombard Freid Gallery. NYC. Curated by Kenny Schachter.
  • Taking Stock. 25 Broad st. NYC. Curated by Kenny Schachter.
  • SoHo Annual. 420 w. Broadway, NYC. Juried by Michael Brenson, Susan Hort & Robert Storr.
  • Incarcerated with Genet & Artaud. The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA),London.

Curatorial Projects

2017
The Internal Machine – The New York Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2015
Earlids – The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. New York, NY.

Performances and Workshops

2015

SIREN: Eidetic Channels (with artist Craig Dongoski) Participatory performance for radio transmission, boats and a goat. Melissani Cave, Greece.

2013
Megapolis Festival – The Way Things Travel – Workshop and performance with Aaron Moore and festival participants. The New School, New York, NY.

2011
Atlanta Spaces – Space is the Place (workshop and performance with Craig Dongoski and students). Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA.

2010
Postcards from the Gowanus. Sterling Basement performance (with John Hudak, Aaron Moore and Dave Ruder). Cabinet Gallery Brooklyn, NY.

2008
Songs of the Gowanus Sterling Basement performance (with John Hudak, Matthew Rohrer, and Shawn Onsgard) Issue Project Room, New York, NY

2007
Turbulence.org. Performance & Launch of online performance environment The Simultaneous Translator.

2006
Simultaneous Translation – nomusic.org Festival X.

2005
nomusic.org Royal battle.

2001
Negative Space. Consolidated Works. Seattle, WA.

Awards

  • New School Faculty Research Grant. 2015
  • Parsons School based Funds. 2014
    In Support of Sound Matter and Siren Earthquake Radio
  • Parsons School based Funds. 2013
    In Support of Paralektronoia – Felix Kubin
  • Innovations in Education Awards. 2012
    in support of Sound Research at The New School
  • Nominated for the World Technology Award. 2010
  • Research Scholarship & Creative Practice Fund. Parsons. 2010
  • Parsons the New School for Design. Project Funding. 2006
  • American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. Travel Grant.  2006
  • Turbulence.org. New American Radio Grant. 2006
  • Experimental Television Center. Finishing Funds Award. 2004
  • Experimental Television Center. Finishing Funds Award. 1999
  • Experimental Television Center. Finishing Funds Award.1997
  • Hunter College. William Graf Travel Grant. 1996

Residencies

Publications

Education

  • 1996 Hunter College. MFA Painting.
  • 1992 Rutgers University. BA English.