spinning

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 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

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]