Sometimes You Eat the Goat...

Sometimes You Eat the Goat...

Sometimes You Eat the Goat... is a multi-channel video and mixed media installation that explores our nuanced relationship to achievement and competition through the lenses of power and complicity. While this body of work began at the Wassaic Project in New York, the concepts involved emerged from a Fulbright Nehru grant period spent in India. While observing goats wandering the streets of Southern India, I was taken by their ability to rise above — quite literally.

Sometimes You Eat the Goat... includes footage of a piñata party I hosted for several goats in Wassaic, New York. During the festivities, the goats used an Olympic-style medal award stand to leverage their height and vie for access to a goat-shaped piñata made from vegetables. The installation include a large-scale arced projection screen suggesting the arc of a stadium, as well as a kinetic carved foam sculptural acting as a monolith dedicated to achievement.

More images coming soon! One of the video components can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/330622303

OUH HUO

OUH HUO

2017

video stills

These stills are from a video of a TED talk by Hans Ulrich Obrist (HUO) re-contextualized and re-performed based on its (inaccurate) Youtube subtitles.  The piece creates a parody of the use of TED to share ideas, while examining the opacity of art speak, made even denser through the misinterpretation in subtitles. 

 

OUH HUO OUH HUO OUH HUO

OUH HUO OUH HUO OUH HUO

2017

GIF

 

OUH HUO, Still #9: Touching 

OUH HUO, Still #9: Touching 

2016

airbrushed acrylic, collage

22" x 18"

 

OUH HUO, Still #2: Great Mental  

OUH HUO, Still #2: Great Mental  

2016

digital print  

22" x 18"

OUH HUO, Still# 39: Conspicuous Joseph Beuys 

OUH HUO, Still# 39: Conspicuous Joseph Beuys 

2017

airbrushed acrylic, collage 

22" x 18"

OUH HUO, Still #45: Gotham 

OUH HUO, Still #45: Gotham 

 2016

digital print, gouache, collage  

22" x 18"

 

OUH HUO, Still #30: Pavilion

OUH HUO, Still #30: Pavilion

2017

airbrushed acrylic, collage 

22" x 18"

OUH HUO, Still #48

OUH HUO, Still #48

2017

airbrushed acrylic 

22" x 18"

 

Wooden Hoodie

Wooden Hoodie

2013

mixed media with airbrushed portrait

14" x 10" x 2" 

This work is an homage to the late artist Mike Kelley.  

Untitled Hoodie (Lou Bou)

Untitled Hoodie (Lou Bou)

2014

mixed media with airbrushed acrylic portrait

17" x 13" x 2"

Zippered Hoodie

Zippered Hoodie

2014

mixed media with airbrushed acrylic portrait 

15.5” x 11.5” x 1.5”

Poor Baby (multiple views)

Poor Baby (multiple views)

2009

digitally printed photograph, insulation foam 

18” x 12” x 1.5”

Snake Trick

Snake Trick

2017

digital print

16.5" x 24"