After The Space Program, I spontaneously created a series of music video birthday gifts for friends, which I made alone or with others. Contingent on the burgeoning accessibility and versatility of video technology, and edited off-hours at Electronic Arts Intermix, where I was working at the time, the clips resist immediate classification: home movie, video art, performance, party favor, keepsake. On each occasion, the friend was given a VHS copy of the finished U-matic tape. For K. Wilder, two friends and I clowned around for a camera to The Cult’s 1987 cover of the 1968 Steppenwolf hit “Born to be Wild”. In post-production, I “scratched” the footage to the song with the search-knob of a Sony U-Matic VO-5800 VTR, and drenched it with pigments using an ISI 902 video switcher. Subjected to the laws of video mechanics, our bodies, teeming with Crayola colors, tick with time – fast, slow, still, go. Here is unbridled youth. “Fire all of your guns at once, and explode into space”. PLAY LOUD.
Daniel Chapman, a web developer, and I broke ground on the site June 8, 2015 and constructed and reconstructed it as our schedules allowed. My ambition was to create a comprehensive space to house my art and corresponding activities, which include writing, teaching and screenings. The site also encompasses my work in the field of contemporary psychoanalysis and includes links to other places of interest. Images of works from and installation views of exhibitions in most cases represent a portion of what was shown. Titles and details for individual works will be posted subsequently. The site will be updated on an ongoing basis.
I’m grateful to Daniel for his expertise, creativity, and commitment. For more information about Daniel and his work, click here.