Big Geometries

Cauldron: Soprano Voice

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

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Cauldron, 2015/ image still Soprano Voice

Play Video

(Info: an HD video projection and installation mapping histories of crafting and ritualized activities such as sewing circles, quilting bees, labor camps, and spiritual practices that, throughout the universal history of human culture, have provided and reinforced personal meaning and community engagement. Collecting sound bites from local sacred practices, then processing this collection of sounds by sending them through a water holding module, the resulting vibrational patterning on the water's surface create dynamic kaleidoscopic moving patterns further referencing the infinite nature of natural and biological forms, reminding us of our location within larger and infinite systems) in collaboration with Trinity Episcopal Choir, Portland, Oregon
Paul Klemme; Musical Director/ Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem, Oregon,
John Stuart Reid; acoustical engineer/ acoustics physics researcher, United Kingdom

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Cauldron, 2015/ image still Soprano Voice

Play Video

(Info: an HD video projection and installation mapping histories of crafting and ritualized activities such as sewing circles, quilting bees, labor camps, and spiritual practices that, throughout the universal history of human culture, have provided and reinforced personal meaning and community engagement. Collecting sound bites from local sacred practices, then processing this collection of sounds by sending them through a water holding module, the resulting vibrational patterning on the water's surface create dynamic kaleidoscopic moving patterns further referencing the infinite nature of natural and biological forms, reminding us of our location within larger and infinite systems) in collaboration with Trinity Episcopal Choir, Portland, Oregon
Paul Klemme; Musical Director/ Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Salem, Oregon,
John Stuart Reid; acoustical engineer/ acoustics physics researcher, United Kingdom

PaperTowel

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Handwoven linen, wool, cotton, horsehair, correction fluid (66” x 89”)
(info: a mass produced throw away item reimagined as a one-of-a-kind luxury object)

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Handwoven linen, wool, cotton, horsehair, correction fluid (66” x 89”)
(info: a mass produced throw away item reimagined as a one-of-a-kind luxury object)

PaperTowel: Detail

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

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PaperTowel (detail)

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

PaperTowel (detail)

PaperTowel: Back side

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

PaperTowel , back side

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

PaperTowel , back side

Piecework

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Piecework: Detail

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Piecework: Detail

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Piecework: Detail

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

Piecework, 2008
Decomposed silk, thread, wax, wire, dulcimer tuning pegs, reclaimed lumber, rope, metal, ink, wine, shellac on paper installation dimensions variable
(info: an installation, predicated on the concept of labor, examines ‘value’ within a system of production. Meticulously hand toiled silk vessels comprise a drawing machine. The performance; hand filling each vessel according to a timed and sequenced pattern plan – drips ink, wine and shellac – creating ‘binary’ appearance drawings. This project posits the question: what is of most value: the hand labored process or the end product?
Installation link: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

TradeBlanket

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

TradeBlanket, 2012
Handwoven and pieced, wool, cotton, horsehair, human hair, silk handkerchiefs, thread, cotton trim (8’ x 7.5’)
Installation: Bellevue Art Museum

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

TradeBlanket, 2012
Handwoven and pieced, wool, cotton, horsehair, human hair, silk handkerchiefs, thread, cotton trim (8’ x 7.5’)
Installation: Bellevue Art Museum

TradeBlanket

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

TradeBlanket, 2012
Handwoven and pieced, wool, cotton, horsehair, human hair, silk handkerchiefs, thread, cotton trim (8’ x 7.5’)
Installation : Bellevue Art Museum

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

TradeBlanket, 2012
Handwoven and pieced, wool, cotton, horsehair, human hair, silk handkerchiefs, thread, cotton trim (8’ x 7.5’)
Installation : Bellevue Art Museum

TradeBlanket

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

TradeBlanket, 2012
Handwoven and pieced, wool, cotton, horsehair, human hair, silk handkerchiefs, thread, cotton trim (8’ x 7.5’)
Installation : Bellevue Art Museum

DESCRIPTION

Big Geometries

Big Geometries is a select group of works that investigate the logic of networks and systems -both figuratively and conceptually. The interlacement of filament, the interdependency of binaries, the quiet act of ritual, the process of laborious handwork, human touch, and social interaction; all mingle and play out in non-hierarchical conditions.

DETAILS

TradeBlanket, 2012
Handwoven and pieced, wool, cotton, horsehair, human hair, silk handkerchiefs, thread, cotton trim (8’ x 7.5’)
Installation : Bellevue Art Museum