Aug 12, 2011

Portal - Process of Performance


My artwork is included in Portal - Process of Performance at the Institute for Contemporary Art Newtown (I.C.A.N), Sydney, from Aug 12 - 28.

The exhibition is curated by Stephen Truax and organized by Janis Ferberg. There are six artists in the exhibition: Colby Bird, Jon Meyer, Kevin Regan, Jason Varone, Jody Wood and Mikel Bisbee-Durlam.

Stephen Truax writes:

"Process of Performance will present five works by six artists: a VHS tape recording Colby Bird’s formal experimentation’s in sculpture in his studio, edited on the same TV-VCR on which it is presented; Jon Meyer’s performative drawing Eight hours drawing at one inch per hour with left and right hand, 2011, a drawing which was created with assistance from a unique software program the artist developed; Kevin Regan’s home-made video, widely available and presented in the gallery on YouTube, The Conversion of St. Paul, 2007, shows the artist passing out and waking up three minutes later after taking Salvia Divinorum, while his wife supervises and cleans the kitchen in the background; an illustration of a cloud, hand-painted on the wall, will rain Twitter feeds in Jason Varone’s microprojection Inclement Weather, 2010; Jody Wood and Mikel Bisbee-Durlam present a two-screen video documenting their performance of dragging one another through the streets of Bushwick, and within the controlled environment of a studio, while covered in concrete.

Representing both a unique cross-section of the wide variety of artists’ practices in Brooklyn today – with a strong focus on the artist-rich neighborhood of Bushwick – and providing an intimate view into their quotidian lives, Process of Performance serves as a snapshot into the incredible creative energy present in Brooklyn now, and reveals how even the most traditional artist is exposed to the world via the digital space. Each work is strongly connected to digital technology, and how that technology has been employed by these artists to address’s the archetype of the artist, and how the artist engages in performance in every aspect of their practice. – ST"

Aug 2, 2011

Going way up


My friend Sam Cuttriss and I just completed an enduro motorcycle trip from San Francisco to the Colorado rocky mountains and back. We rode 1,200 miles on dirt roads and trails, and travelled a total of 4,000 miles. A complete trip report with dozens of images is posted at