Category Archives: emotional batteries

Documentation of the emotional batteries in different social spaces.

Primitive Photo Series – Winnipeg

Photos from the series “Primitives”, taken in various locations in downtown Winnipeg, MB, Canada on August 11th, 2014. This is an experimental series and I’m still working out if this will be presented in a gallery as just the final photos, stand alone sculptures or a mixture of both. I’ve posted almost all the cleaned-up images here so I can reflect on the next steps – maybe continuing the series here in SF.

Winnipeg Experiments – Primitives

From July 18th- August 12th, I’m borrowing an amazing studio in Winnipeg (way larger than our place in SF). I’m here to experiment and expand on a project, tentatively called ‘Primitives’, that I started but had to put down in 2012.

It’s been a life-long quest to develop ongoing creative projects where I can produce mobile temporary but substantial installations (minimal shipping of materials which can pop-up from 2D to 3D) that can be installed in interior (gallery) and exterior (public) spaces.

Towards this, I have experimented with overlaying shots of Google Earth satellite images (as I did in a previous project) and various other digitally sourced textures onto geometric primitives – 3D shapes like cubes, cylinders, spheres, cones, and pyramids. These flat  primitives are printed on heavy paper, folded and glued to create individual 3D paper models.

These shapes can be installed in physical spaces at various scales; attached to walls, suspended from ceilings, connected to each other in groupings (with other materials) like growths on the interior or exterior architecture.

Emotional Battery in Italy

In the summer of 2009, ten artists from seven countries met for a week in the countryside outside of Bolognia to create their own group residency. Each artist presented their work and led simple workshops to share their practice. In my workshop, participants assembled ‘Emotional Battery’ boxes, placed them around the surrounding countryside and documented them.