human markings

by Wild Torus

✔i†@ ⎣u⎣u   ĐƐ∀†h PantZ

yoga mats, PVC pipe, coconut water (150 oz), coconuts, cantaloupe, bucket, reflective Mylar, wood, tape, paint, fabric, colored lights, DMX light controller, fog machine, 2 stereo amplifiers,  2 subwoofers, 3 projectors, 2 speakers, Nikon digital camera, tripod, Macbook, Akai Midi keyboard, cords

Reality ĐƐ∀†h PantZ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lululemon_Athletica#2011_murder_of_Jayna_Murray

2 women join in the spiritual embrace of Yogasutra to celebrate the coming of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. They follow the commands of a sensory environment of light, sound, digital imagery, and kinetic sculpture that is manipulated by 2 voyeur controllers. The performers beckon demonic spirits as they reach deeper into an alternate reality. What transgresses is recorded by web cameras affixed to the women’s heads and streamed live to the online video chat community, Tinychat.

WILD TORUS / Loney Lauren Abrams / <eller

Chinatown, NYC / December 2012

by Wild Torus

cultqueens : 
 
 
 
 Penny Slinger,  Rex , 1972. 
  &ldquo;YOGA&rdquo; by Adrian Piper

cultqueens:

Penny Slinger, Rex, 1972.

“YOGA” by Adrian Piper

by Wild Torus

WILD TORUS / <eller / Thickly Painted Walls

LuLu VitA पैंटDE@TH pant†Z

2 women join in the spiritual embrace of Yogasutra to celebrate the coming of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. They follow the commands of a sensory environment of light, sound, digital imagery, and kinetic sculpture that is manipulated by 2 voyeur controllers. The performers beckon demonic spirits as they reach deeper into an alternate reality. What transgresses is recorded by web cameras affixed to the women’s heads and streamed live to the online video chat community, Tinychat.

[second-sourced documentation of performance installation]

WILD TORUS w/ Loney Lauren Abrams

Greasy Pink / December 2012

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]

by Wild Torus

Viral Shadow [short video documentation]

–one part mirrored mosaic tunnel / one part digital + mechanical shadowroom–

//Viral Shadow invites visitors to step into an immersive, alternate space that mimics a wormhole escape from reality. Combining the magical, mysterious, and horrific, Viral Shadow–a full-on sensory public spectacle. Visitors first enter through a dark, velvety curtain. The tunnel is cave-like and fully covered with tiled and distorted mirrors. The space is crystalline with mirrors, dark but glowing with colored light at the other end. Wind in the entryway creates an ethereal atmosphere. // Upon entering the other side, one is confronted with a spidery, human-scale robot of a microscopic Virus. A human spider silhouette rapidly crawls from wall to wall. Grating sound reverberates throughout the room, echoing out into the tunnel. Foggy vapor immerses the visitor’s surroundings, taking on the appearance of a mysterious gas. After one has fully traversed the wild wormhole, they exit back out into their former reality.