Sunday, July 27, 2014

Inside Vardo

I haven't worked on the vardo much, since I had a bought of leaky windows. I think that has been fix and I've been finishing up the wallpapering. The back wall which had the leaking is being papered with a thick dark green vinyl and I'm placing that on top of the counters as well. Also I've started ripping up the carpeting with the intention of replacing it with some sort of tile.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Makeover for the inside of the vardo

I've been working on the inside of the vardo a bit. Have in mind a sheikh's tent. A trip to the goodwill brought some red fabric and some crazy wallpaper. Not sure if the wallpaper is arab-chic but it's better than the faux paneling.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Magic Vardo goes to First Friday Art Trail

Lady Aisha, Mojo and the TubaMaster trundled down to the FFAT in Lubbock TX. Fare included, music, tarot, throwing the bones, henna and art.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Digital manifestation of the Fish Bomb Boats

 I'm back working in the Media Lab, digitizing and animating the airships.  Next step is to compress the Unity File that we created with a flyer and send it off to Arizona so they can test it in their CAVE.

The left side is the digitized version of the actual Fish Bomb Boat #14 on the right.

Fish Bomb Boat 14 projected on a 3DTV in the TTU Media Lab.

Fish Bomb Boat 15 projected on a large wall screen by a 3D digital Projector.

3D version of 15.

There is a 3D version of the animated fly through on You Tube that can be seen with red/green glasses:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Two Months for Twenty-Four seconds

Before I went to the residencies, I spent a great deal of time in the TTU library media lab digitizing my flying machines.  The end section of the video is the digitized airship. I compressed the video considerable and there are some small flaws. To see a cleaner version of the video, go to:

This is a video interpretation of my current work. I began the flying machines, the Fish Bomb Boats with an invitation to a show, No Danger. The show asked us to reconnect with flying as cultural exchange rather than terror. I reexamined what has been given to the peoples that do not comply with US foreign/economic policy and what they are given in return. From there I explored the airships as a symbol for our interaction with the world. In order to facilitate dissemination of the physical airships, I embarked upon a program to digitize the airships and for them to fly in a virtual realm. This digitizing required two months of work and is at the end of the 4 minute video. It lasts 24 seconds.. All of this is set upon the backdrop of 2 virtual fly throughs that simulate standing on one of my flying machines.