A small coupling of works combining both obsolete and new technologies, then reassembled to represent obsolete fables, folklore, literature, philosophy, mythology, and music. As responses to such stories inspired by the observation of human behavior, symbolic animals, objects and mechanics are used to further illustrate their foibles and behavioral patterns, whether expected or unpredictable.
Part I: “Untitled [Evil Sits on the Chest of a Sleeping Person]” A response to various renditions of The Nightmare [e.g. John Henry Fuseli and Frederick Sandys], and the myths of sleep paralysis.
With the use of Max/MSP and Arduino, an extracted grand piano keyboard is rigged with switches forming operative keys. It functions as a control panel for an interactive video piece. Completion of this work greatly credits Thomas Martinez for Max/MSP programming and Nicole Carroll with Arduino.
Part II: “Little Battle” Based off a Cherokee Legend, Two Wolves. Carousel made from disassembled movie projector, modified music box, and wolf sculptures.