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NeckFace is a new media + performance installation that uses larval-poultry video, 3D animation, interactive sound, and sensor-triggered kinetic sculptures. At different times in the process of conceiving and preparing it, NeckFace has been a device for mistreatment; at other times, NeckFace has been a device for renewal.
It is my (probably quixotic) aim that NeckFace, as an art piece, ultimately becomes more neutral: a device to observe how cycles of mistreatment and generosity deepen and distort a personal understanding of isolation and instability. Nevertheless, as neutral as I would like this piece to remain, there is the veiled hope that NeckFace may formalize the anxiety of my recent transitory experiences into a meaningful transformation, imbued with the ache of loss and perhaps even the spirit of regeneration.
Wow! Artists write wierd stuff! (I'm writing this in 2012)
I include this piece as part of my MIT site because, while the rhetoric of many artists, and indeed of the mainstream art world in general, is now very strange to me, many of the NeckFaces's themes still resonate with me and may find its way into my work in the coming months.
More at The NeckFace Page.