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recent projects
. live cinema | video
: arthropodaChordataConiferophyta
: hylaea : alcidae
: bn #9: manuMindo
: biological narrative #7:danaus
: microMacroCosm
: biological narrative 1 thru 5

. sonic works
: crypto:mindo
: opsin
: cytoDoptera


. installations
: 39˚ 44′ 11″ N x 104˚ 59′ 21″ W
: campephilus
: hylaea (video/print/rare book)
: hylaea : evolutio

. web works
: primamateria
: macrocosm


. project archive 1994-2004

lectures

publications
: second nature...
: catalogues
: reviews / interviews

current investigations
: hylaea series

: biological narrative
: tools for life cinema
: field research & expeditions

teaching
. teaching philosophy
: teaching record
: student work

service
. service philosophy
: service record



investigations

My current creative investigations are focused on the establishment of an emerging form of narrative which integrates biological and environmental sensibilities into the authoring and creation of experimental forms of electronic/digital media. The resulting body of work juxtaposes multimedia/electronica sources over an abstracted structure of biological elements and interactions. The biomimetic foundations in the works include concepts of the re-narration of extinction, the emergence of life, biological time, the duality of sustenance and the internal drama of pain. The aesthetic mediation of these works employ a poetic remix of video/audio origins, and sources that range in scale from the biomolecular to post-traditional ecologies. The resulting works converge content into a ‘biological narrative’ -- a story form or storyweb which integrates the dynamics and vulnerability of life systems expressed through multimedia output including interactive video/sound installations, sonic compositions and digital/live cinema performance as iterative versions.

The continued investigatory path of this creative research is moving forward through the following in-progress project activities:

hylaeaHylaea: The long range objective of this project is to explore a multi-dimensional compendium of ecological memory through digital/electronic media. The project's primary intent is that audience engagement will yield a vision and recollection of the complex imagined distance when ecological memory becomes lost to the circumstances of extinction.

narrativeBiological narrative: In tandem to a reduction-to-praxis of biological narrativity through making, I have also been engaged in the development and dissemination of supportive critical theory for new media-based biological narrativity.

toolsTools for life cinema: The “tools for life cinema” project brings the experimental hybridization of digital live cinema and performative bioinformatics into the form of "life cinema." This subgenre of new media/digital cinematic performance builds upon patch processing, biological computing, artificial life, ecological modeling and biomimicry in the realization of new media-based speculative outcomes.

labBiotica Studio | Laboratory is a collaboratorium for emerging forms of expression which cross propagate biological narrativity into the expanding multimedia lexicon. The online portal segment of this project mediates software tool distributions, published theory dissemination, a discussion forum and event publicity for upcoming venue involvement.

  These current investigations can be further explored through the provided links.