A simple piece of software got us through the dark ages of computing before the Internet allowed us to waste company time more effectively. Now you can reconnect with this old friend on the other side of the computer screen. Solitaire.exe is a physical pixel-for-pixel recreation of the popular computer card game included in the Windows 98 operating system.
This signed and numbered edition of 500 decks was created exclusively for The Cooper-Hewitt. These official Bicycle® Playing Cards are printed on linen by The United States Playing Card Company.
Decks can be purchased online at The Cooper Hewitt Shop (sold out).
(Thanks to Lindsay Howard for the photos.)
Internet Cache Self Portrait: July 17, 2012
Latex saturated wet strength wallpaper
154″ x 121″
I was excited to contribute a new piece to Domenico Quaranta‘s Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age currently on display at 319 Scholes. More photos from the exhibition can be viewed here.
Participating artists include:
Alterazioni Video, Kari Altmann, Gazira Babeli, Kevin Bewersdorf, Aleksandra Domanovic, Constant Dullaart, Elisa Giardina Papa, Travis Hallenbeck, Jason Huff, JODI, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Eva and Franco Mattes, Oliver Laric, Jon Rafman, Ryder Ripps, Evan Roth, Ryan Trecartin, Brad Troemel, Penelope Umbrico, and Clement Valla.
Graffiti Analysis sculptures of KATSU and Basquiat at Estampa Art Fair in Matadero Madrid, with N2 Galeria.
Detroit native James Dewitt Yancey (also known as J Dilla and Jay Dee) was one of the most prolific and influential producers in the history of hip-hop. The Legacy Lives On is a memorial tribute consisting of an urban scale timer that counts down to 70 years after Yancey’s death, at which point his music will be free of copyright and enter the public domain.
This temporary version of the piece was installed on the facade of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, on Oct. 5 & 6, 2012. I am still seeking a venue for making this a permanent (or at least a 64 year) installation somewhere in the Detroit area. I spoke more about the piece in an interview with Colin Darke of the Huffington Post here (additional press here).
Thanks to everyone at Dlectricity for their support in realizing the project. Thanks to Ma Dukes (who was a total honor to meet) and everyone at the J Dilla Foundation. And above all, thank you Jay Dee.
The software and source code used to project the memorial can be downloaded and modified for use with other artists at the links below.
Download source code: the_legacy_lives_on.zip.
Download standalone application: Linux | Windows | OSX
One Gif Compositions on display at Freeze Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Free Speech is a new piece that I premiered at the Kunsthalle Museum last week in Vienna. It was curated by Sydney Ogidan and created in collaboration with the BLK River Festival. Additional thanks to Catherine Hug for her support in bringing it to the Kunsthalle.
Thanks to everyone in Vienna that called in, especially Faceboook entertainers Roomeoo Kuubii and Ali Bakelasia….. subscribe to their Facebook and ‘like’ all of their photos.
Today (Saturday, Sept. 22) and tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 23) I will be premiering two new series of work at the Kunsthalle Museum in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition is curated by Sydney Ogidan in collaboration with BLK River.
Sydney and I will also be participating in an artist talk at the Kunsthalle tonight at 8:30pm. More info here.
Some recent portraits I’ve made for people:
More on Multi-Touch Finger Paintings here.
A new Graffiti Analysis installation with KATSU is now on display at the Science Gallery in Dublin.
Graffiti Analysis: KATSU (Skull)
22cm x 11cm x 10cm
Graffiti Analysis: KATSU KATSU KATSU
22cm x 14cm x 9cm
Thanks to Elliot Woods (http://www.kimchiandchips.com) for the lighting knowledge drop and projection mapping experimentation.
The results of my Propulsion Painting workshop in Dublin can be viewed here.
One Gif Compositions are a series of web-based pieces that use found animated gif files to create visual motion studies. Unique animation cycles are created based on how the browser downloads and caches each of the individual .gif files. Each .gif in the sequence is given a unique file name, convincing the browser to treat them as different images rather than copies of a single file.
For a complete list of One Gif Compositions (including works in progress) go to http://one-gif.com/positions
All 11 performances (2 finales and 9 encores) of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Niggas In Paris from Friday’s Watch The Throne tour in Paris. (Easier to see full screen in HD mode.)