repetition

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

sTemtHeeviLTide__LuvvpipE

Internet imagery and sound from Google search terms inc. “twerk”, “dryer”, “meteor russia”, “white sheet”, “swollen pussy”, “goats sound like humans”, “unexplained sounds HARP”, “gynecological footage”, “russian dashboard camera”, found gold and black pedestal, King size Egyptian cotton sheet, chiffon fabric, cotton leggings, canvas, reverse projection screen, welded steel pipe, Bowflex® cables, rappel harness, carabiners, PVC pipe, blank CD, wood, wire, tape, red iron oxide pigment, body paint, confetti, H2O, aluminum paint buckets, plastic wrap, colored lights, microphone, DMX light control board, Chauvet fog machine, floor tom, 2 stereo amplifiers, 2 JL subwoofers, 2 Kicker subwoofers, subwoofer amplifier, Mitsubishi projector, Peavey amplifier, Nikon D5100 digital camera, 2 tripods, Panasonic tape video camera, Macbook Pro with Retina display, Akai Mpk25 Semi-Weighted Keyboard, effects pedal, cords

[performance documentation]

WILD TORUS

AVGMEN+ed RE@L!TY / February 2013

Videography / Brad

Photography / Adrian

by Wild Torus

exXxodu$_II  :::⩜nap⩜  

multiple raw clay slabs, synthetic fabric, fragmented L'Oréalbanner featuring Penélope Cruz, wood, wire, reflective Mylar, tape, paint buckets, plastic wrap, colored lights, DMX light control board, Chauvet fog machine, yoga mats (inc. Manduka high performance yoga mat), “Jungle Juice,” SOLO cups, 2 stereo amplifiers, 2 JL subwoofers, subwoofer amplifier, 3 projectors, 2 guitar amplifiers, Nikon D5100 digital camera, 2 tripods, Panasonic tape video camera, Sony Handycam digital video camera, iPhone 4, Mobiola webcam app, Macbook Pro with Retina display, Akai Mpk25 Semi-Weighted Keyboard, multiple effects pedals, 2 microphones, cords, $1 confetti blaster

[performance documentation]

WILD TORUS w/ Goldie Salimkhan / Shawnia White / <eller / g–f–a

Loft 594 / January 2013

Videography / Brad

Photography / Adrian

Curator / Margaret

Guitar amps / Johnny + Mike

by Wild Torus

eXXodus _____glyc'Ryn__gen'Tics_____

Corn syrup, mirrored Plexiglas, reflective Mylar, antique gas mask, wood, tape, paint, paint pan and buckets, paint suit, fabric, plastic wrap, colored lights, DMX light controller, Chauvet fog machine, 2 stereo amplifiers,  4 subwoofers, 3 projectors, 1 guitar amplifier, Nikon digital camera, tripod, Sony tape video camera, Macbook Pro (with Retina display), Sony TV monitor, Akai Midi keyboard, cords

[performance documentation]

WILD TORUS

Loft 594 / January 2013

Videography / Loney

Photography / Jessica

Curator / Margaret

Loft 594 director / Patricia

Guitar amp / Johnny

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

A$$ ALL OVA

Mirrored Plexiglas, 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, Sony tape video camera, Macbook, Sony TV monitor,  Akai Mpk25 Semi-Weighted Keyboard, cords

WILD TORUS

[performance documentation]

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 digital image of mirror cloak 
                 part of the human disco ball in  
                                  Get Rich or Die Mayan  performance  
 [mirrored plexiglas, silky fabric, welded metal hoop swing]

Close-up digital image of mirror cloak

                part of the human disco ball in 

                                Get Rich or Die Mayan performance

[mirrored plexiglas, silky fabric, welded metal hoop swing]

by Wild Torus

GIF /  Wikipedia  
  
 &ldquo;I once had a vision on ayahuasca that time-space flowed in the shape of a coiled torus (think of a slinky with both ends connecting) with the entire length of the coil being also coiled (now imagine the slinky is made out of a really long spring). The whole thing was immense compared to me and glowed with white light against the empty space that it floated in. It glowed not on its own accord, but because souls made of light were jumping in and out of it, at every point on the surface, like glowing trout trying to make their way upstream. Each time a soul splashed down back into the time-stream they would live through an entire life, and upon death they jumped back out and landed in a different spot. In that vision i lived through several life times and remember it being exhausting because there was was no end to experience, yet my soul wanted rest.&rdquo; 
                                                                                      Slippery Lucidity 

GIF / Wikipedia

“I once had a vision on ayahuasca that time-space flowed in the shape of a coiled torus (think of a slinky with both ends connecting) with the entire length of the coil being also coiled (now imagine the slinky is made out of a really long spring). The whole thing was immense compared to me and glowed with white light against the empty space that it floated in. It glowed not on its own accord, but because souls made of light were jumping in and out of it, at every point on the surface, like glowing trout trying to make their way upstream. Each time a soul splashed down back into the time-stream they would live through an entire life, and upon death they jumped back out and landed in a different spot. In that vision i lived through several life times and remember it being exhausting because there was was no end to experience, yet my soul wanted rest.”
                                                                                    Slippery Lucidity 

by Wild Torus

                                                                      COLOR (by blubeeched)

Waiting for Guffman

                            In Living Color

>>video triggers seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy<<

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.

by Wild Torus

bluering1small Computer (by blubeeched)

video installed @ LuLu ViTA DeAtH PantZ / Chinatown/ December / 2012