ELSEWHEN & ELSEWHERE
Vidsonic constellations conjured by humans and machines in quarantine. Live cinema and sound threaded through networked nonspaces and distributed to the desktop
theater district of your personal screens and devices. Carl Diehl, Nat Hawks, Mack McFarland, and the enigmatic "Big World" duo are available for your next livestream!
Designed and programmed in collaboration with Mack Mcfarland and Jesse England. Over twenty local, national, and international artists’ works that critically engaged with televisual technoculture were transmitted. Visitors were encouraged to “bring their own TV,” or borrow one from the gallery, in order to intercept transmissions within the immediate air space. New American Art Union's Couture Series, commissioned by Ruth Ann Brown
The JiRCS improvised video adventures using a small fleet of outmoded video mixers, VJ software, improvised sensors, cameras and archival video materials. Regular fixtures at Freaks in Da House events with DJ Sawada + the Audio Schizophrenic, in Eugene, as well as the Eugene Noise Fests, and the legendary Wooden Octopus Skull Experimental Musick pFests in Seattle. Entering permanent hibernation in 2007, former JiRCs have re-grouped elsewhere under the auspices of DataIRJ and Weird Fiction
Things Go Wrong!
a new narrative confabulated out of a dizzying database of disparate Harrison Ford movies. In this new adventure, Ford's character is subjected to sibling rivalry with a multiplicity of reproduced selves. Produced in collaboration with Jason Kocol who also wrote much of the incidental music. A harbinger of the youtube mash up, you might imagine where this video now resides.
The most D.I.Y. band ever! With no permanent members, the audience arrives at a Ready-Mades! show to find a selection of instruments on stage. Informational pamphlets are distributed and audience members are encouraged to line up and “become the band” by participating directly in the musical production. Co-Designed with M.P. Lockwood.
1998 - 2003
The summer of 1998, Syracuse, NY. Carl Diehl, M.P. Lockwood and the enigmatic toaster go about forming no core outfit Cock Robot. Most of the songs were improvised and later learned off practice tapes. Live they continued to remain loose, with changes made on cues rather than counts, so the songs sounded different every time