The SOL es Hungry , a new media installation depicting an abstract conversation between the earth and an outer being. Sol es Hungry was mapped and projected on to a three-dimensional sphere. The Installation was Isolated in a blacked out room with grass floor seating.
Drawing Down the Moon, an experimental chamber opera produced by collaborative team Hunter Long (Black House Collective) and Carmen Moreno . The performance featured installation, video projection, and live music. Drawing Down the Moon was focused on subjects in folklore and female mythology - incorporating ideas of magic, repetition, frailty, and the acquisition of power through ritual.
Drawing Down the Moon Workshop was an experimental chamber opera produced by composer Hunter Long and visual and performative artist Carmen Moreno. The performance featured installation, video projection, and live music. Drawing Down the Moon was focused on subjects in folklore and female mythology - incorporating ideas of magic, repetition, frailty, and the acquisition of power through ritual.
MicroChromatic, an interactive installation, i.e. sensory chamber, explored the relationships between sound and visualization. This 12 ft. “cylindrical lightbox” featured a pallet of colors, textures, and soundscapes depicting synesthetic experiences. Guests were invited to be encompassed and saturated via the senses for a 15-minute program. MicroChromatic was performed live over 16 times for 65+ viewers.
Lissajous’ Laborium: Spector or Spectral Host, an interactive performance that demonstrated the complex experience or “colour” through sound, taste, smell, and visualization. This six- course evening featured a palette of tastes and smells, along with video projection, live music, and choreographed movements. The 45-minute program included a sensory journal used for collecting documentation and interpretation of audience members experience.
Taste and smell palate curated by culinary artist Lori Bury and chemo-sensationalist Abbe Miller.
Videography provided by visual artist Daniel Lough and Carmen Moreno.
Movements and dance choreographed by Abbe Findley and Dale Szafranski.
01PLUGTheVast - Medium
New Media Installation
H and R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Gyre, a new media installation included in the H and R Block Artspace 15-year anniversary celebration. This celebration was a series of performative works filling the interior and exterior of the H and R Block Artspace Gallery. Gyre was a curated environment including music composed and performed by local musician Sam Jones, food and beverages provided by culinary artists from Port Fonda, and an interactive video installation.
Gyre is a representation of a spiraling vortex or portal. This video installation included a suspended yoga chair in the center of the stage. The suspended seating swiveled in a circular motion as the surrounding light strip featured live projections “VJ” -ed by local artists. Fog and dry ice were provided covering the floor, creating a wonderfully eerie and mystical take off.
H and R Block 15-year anniversary was curated and directed by Mark Southland.
Liminal was an interactive mediation that featured live music, a laser light show, and video projection. This project focused mainly on transcendental mediation and spoken word. The piece was scripted for a vocal performer to recite rhythmic lyrics and poetry, and for these words to be repeated back by the audience. The process is similar to many religious mantras, prayers, and chants.
Liminal was accompanied by music and sound arranged by Eli Highland and Carmen Moreno. Along with this base track, live music was performed by cellist J.D. wise and vocal soprano, Anna Young. This cross-disciplinary performance explored the relationships between sound and sequence. In this sense, it was attempted to challenge ones ability to understand time and create patterns that morph ones ability to account for the duration of time. At the end of the performance participants were invited to an open mic, which allowed them to speak freely and have their words recited back to them by the audience.
This experimental meditation was performed in Ari Fish’s new media installation High Seas Low Planes . It was accompanied by the recorded sounds of the planets, via NASA audio gallery. Audience members were invited to explore and meditate in the installation , and participate in small group chants.
Transit of Venus was a large-scale pin-hole camera use for the viewing of the Transit of Venus, June 2012. Kansas City artist Amos Leager and Carmen Moreno collaboratively designed the Pod, with the help of Polly Wilson. The set-up of the tent and pin-hole camera was constructed on the lawn of the Pequignot Palace for viewing by residents and visitors.
Piquignot Palace was run by artist and naturalist Abbe Findley.
Transit of Venus
Voyager Lives on
Scavenger Hunt and Time Capsule
Hosted by KC Free Sckool
Murmurs of Earth : Voyager Lives On was a pod modeled after Carl Sagan’s original Voyager Mission. Voyager Lives On was a time capsule created from a 14-hour scavenger hunt conducted through the KC metro area. This project was a free and open class hosted by Kansas City Free Sckool founded by artist Charlie Mylie and Lindsey Griffith. The class began early morning at Linda Hall Library of Science, Technology, and Engineering. The class was broken into teams to collect information, specimens, and documentation of life in Kansas City. The teams met up later to share audio recordings, video, writing, drawings, documentation, specimens, and a variety of objects and data collected throughout the day. We then constructed a raft and flotation vesicle out of recycled materials and found objects. After a long day we feasted as we set our journeys and experiences, on to the Missouri River. Later that evening we connived at the Powell Observatory in Louisburg, KS to watch the night sky and attended the KC Astronomical Society’s Lecture “ Are We Alone?”. The following day Carl Sagan’s original Voyager satellite left our solar system. The Voyager probe 1 made history and was the first spacecraft to enter into interstellar space.
The capsule included post cards addressed to the homes of participates, we have yet to receive contact.
iFormation in the Network of Selves
New Media Installation
H and R Block ArtSpace, Kansas City, MO
I spent many years wondering around in, a make-shift NASA suit, investigating holograms with window plastic and video projection.
iFormation in the Network of Selves was a video and holographic installation featured in the 2010 KCAI BFA show , this was my senior thesis piece. I was honored to receive the “ Best in Show Award” for iFormation in the Network of Selves.
Over the years I have constructed and lived in these dresses / uniforms. The original pattern was devised by fiber artist Judah Wagner, which consisted of deconstructing two t-shirts into a dress with a hood. I used this pattern to design a series of uniforms I wore daily for a least a year, but I have been living in them as a part of my wardrobe for over 6 years. The dresses are color coded and represent mood, emotion, and character as a part of my identity.
Purple and Black - Juno, the Cosmo Genesis
Green - Heart/Hands, Relationship to the Earth
Black and White- Binary, Language and Communication
Gold and White - Love and Light, Destiny - Transcendence
Navy and Black - Citizenship, Place in Society - Work