Studio Archive

Blanqui’s Cosmology (1997-2007)

Blanqui's Cosmology exhibition, Trolley Gallery, London, 2007
Louis-Auguste Blanqui was a famous 19th-century political activist who was jailed innumerable times for his views. In one of his incarcerations he wrote a cosmology of revolution which forms the basis of the title of this work. This work consists of over 1200 portraits I took of men and some women with shaved heads over the past 10 years…

The Mutated Observer

California Museum of Photography
Riverside, California (US)

Writing Drawing Painting (1998)

This work was made with one of my hybrid dialectics devices. A prism bar used in opthalmology to determine the magnitude of an ocular deviation was placed in front of a photographic camera. Moving the bar a cinematic affect is caused in the image…

Double Vision (1997-2000)

In this work a Lancaster Red-Green Glass was placed over a photographic camera lens to produce images. The location of the work was Louse Point made famous as a meeting point for the Abstract Expressionist in East Hampton, New York…

Memorial Day (1998)

Video, 5:02

Apparatus (1998)

Single Channel Video, 03:40
In Apparatus, Lancaster glasses, normally used to evaluate a kind stereo-blindness in children called Suppression is de-territorialized into a sex toy. The action takes place in a young girls playhouse in which glasses first become projection devices creating a minimalist light show on the blank white ceiling. The ceiling first acts as a screen and is subsequently substituted by the face…

Brainwash (1997)

Single channel video, 04:28
In Brainwash the actor and audience watch the turning of a black and white striped drum. This drum is both an early cinematic zoetrope and a diagnostic neurological tool. Certain individuals suffer from cerebellar tumors and strokes leading to a condition called nystagmus and poor stability. The Optokinetic Nystagmus Drum allows doctors to make objective judgments about the location of the lesion in the brain and its relation to the specific kind of disability…

Camp O.J. (1995-97)

Camp O.J. Installation, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, USA, 2001
In 1995 and 1996 after traveling across the United States following the trail of Jack Kerouac from On the road, I stumbled upon Camp O.J., the media encampment of journalist covering the O.J. Simpson trial. I spent the next 4 months photographing back stage at the trial.…

Unknown Artist (1992-94)

Installation at Paris Bar, Berlin, 1993
Unknown Artist is a four part project that began in 1992 and was completed in 1994. The project began by collecting images from the photographic archive of famous art groups of the 20th century. The thesis of the work was that the history of twentieth century art was a social phenomenon produced not by individual artists but by groups of artists…

Cultural Residue

21.01.1994 - 13.02.1994
Villa Arson Nice, FR

Collective Memory / Collective Amnesia (1989-93)

This work looked at the relation between forms of Cultural Memory and Cultural Amnesia as two parts of the same process. Collective Memory was first shown at the List Center of Art in 1991 and consisted of eleven aluminum boxes in which photographs had been screwed to their insides, a library ladder with which visitors to the gallery could slide along the wall to look inside the works and a framed legend which allowed another form of access to the work…

Historical In(ter)ventions

04.05.1991 - 30.06.1991
MIT List Visual Arts Center