civilization

by Wild Torus

….aZZLien:::sKaling_tHe_sKyy….

Internet imagery and sound from Google search terms inc. “twerkin boppin”, “Pope Francis”, “Innerspace”, “Trichotillomania”, “Kirklian photograph”, “tesla coil”, “colonoscopy”, “tetragrammatron”, "Yuri Garagarin first space voyage", 2 screens (reverse projection), cuboctahedron cage, lazer, Bowflex® cables, rappel harness, carabiners, winch, wood, wire, tape, reflective Mylar, mirrored Plexiglas shards, body paint, fabric, light ropes, aluminum paint buckets, oil (vegetable), duct tape, large trash bag, paint suit, antique gas mask, microphone, DMX light control board, colored lights, 2 stereo amplifiers, 2 JL subwoofers, 2 Kicker subwoofers, subwoofer amplifier, 2 projectors, Peavey amplifier, Macbook Pro (with Retina display), cords

[performance documentation]

WILD TORUS w/ Goldie Salimkhan + Raquel Du Toit

IийERSPɐCE / April 2013

Wall paintings by Adrian Tone

Videography / Brad + Margaret

by Wild Torus

[video installed in Get Rich or Die Mayan]

by Wild Torus

GET RICH OR DIE MAYAN’

10 boxes of raw clay, text to speech sound recording, Wingding symbols, mirrored Plexiglas, Jungle Juice, cheapest pack of plastic cups found, synthetic fabric, vinyl, cotton, welded steel pipe, Bowflex® cables, found gold and black furniture piece, artificial Poinsettia, paint (acrylic + pigment), multiple paint brushes and containers, reflective Mylar, plastic sheeting, wood, tape, colored lights, DMX light control board, Chauvet fog machine, stereo amplifier, subwoofer amplifier, 2 JL subwoofers, 2 Kick subwoofers, 3 projectors, 2 stereo speakers, Nikon D5100 digital camera, tripod, Panasonic tape video camera, Macbook (2006), cords

//We performed for 3+ hours for Open Studios in the context of post-Hurricane Sandy to feel closer to the storm that seemingly affected everything around Pratt Institute–but not itself. The performance borrows from common celebratory rituals born in American universities and builds them into a contemporary ceremony for the coming of the ancient Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012//

UPDATE 2/15/13:: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/suspicious-fire-breaks-pratt-institute-article-1.1265041

WILD TORUS / <eller / Loney Lauren Abrams in the >klay pit<

MFA Studios / November 2012

by Wild Torus

close-up of  Get Rich or Die Mayan  performance aftermath 
                 dried, imprinted clay over plastic 
                                 wire cutter wedged in clay 
 [digital image]

close-up of Get Rich or Die Mayan performance aftermath

                dried, imprinted clay over plastic

                                wire cutter wedged in clay

[digital image]

by Wild Torus

Close-up digital image of  
                  Get Rich or Die Mayan  performance aftermath 
                                 [dried, imprinted clay over plastic]

Close-up digital image of 

                Get Rich or Die Mayan performance aftermath

                                [dried, imprinted clay over plastic]