The City is The City (is The City)

Workshop Exploring Art and Citizen Journalism

Supported by BALTAN Labs

Designed and delivered with Suzy O'Hara and Olga Mink

Eindhoven, Netherlands


Participatory installation with data, digital embroidery, sticks, pools, electronics.
Sunderland, UK

Witch Pricker

Installation with felted strawberries, openFrameworks, Arduino, receipt printer, and chocolate coins.

Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


Participatory installation with data, custom code, conductive paint, hand-holding.
Newcastle, UK


Participatory installation/instruction-based work with Processing.

Feijiacun District, Beijing, China

Magic Lantern Data Projector

Glass and Electronic Art Collaboration

With Mark Hursty

Constellations: Offline Communication Experiments

Collaboration with Neil Winterburn

Digital Media Labs Residency @Octopus Collective

Experiments in Barrow-in-Furness, UK

Digital Media Labs Residency


@Octopus Collective

Barrow-in-Furness, UK


Thinking Digital Arts // Hack

co-Organiser with Suzy O'Hara and Lalya Gaye/p>

New Bridge Project and Newcastle Maker Space

Vacant Quarters

Interactive Animation & openFrameworks Sketch with Face Capture

Vacant Quarters Book with short story by Cathy Day

When Vacant Quarters senses the presence of a participant, animations and audio of rolling carts build toward a chaotic moment.

Mealtime Toasts From China

Radio Broadcast presents 128kbps objects | | 十月  October 22-29 2012

午餐干杯 Lunch Toast 05:00 GMT     晚餐干杯  Dinner Toast 11:00 GMT

Foreclosures 2.0

Processing Software


Using an RSS feed and the Processing programming environment, this software serves as a digital slideshow, pulling live NY Times Foreclosure-related headlines off the web and overlaying them on Henry Ingram's 1890s magic lantern slides.


37 Red Hats

Giclee Prints and Video


During a July 2008 residency in Beijing, leading up to the cultural explosion of the summer Olympics, I tracked down and was photographed in front of every Pizza Hut restaurant in the massive metropolis.


Blue Boar

Interactive Installation


Face recognition software senses that a viewer is present, then replaces the blue boar's face with his or her likeness.


Colonial Vegetables Sewn Sampler Book

Fabric Book


This embroidered silk book re-tells my 10th great-grandmother's Salem Witchcraft trial from the perspective of the vegetables in her garden.

Midway Projections Installation

Multimedia installation with Digital Prints & Single-Channel Video
Albright Knox Art Gallery Buffalo NY 2010

In Midway Projections, Madame Blueberry projects from the contemporary site of the 1901 Buffalo Pan American Exposition Midway.

Midway Projections Prints

Multimedia installation with Digital Prints & Single-Channel Video
Albright Knox Art Gallery Buffalo NY 2010

In the Midway Projections print series, Madame Blueberry and visitors project onto the contemporary site of the Pan American Exposition Midway.

Electronic Ginseng

3-D Embroidered Drawing with Electronic Interaction

Arduino, leds, blown glass


Home Sweet Home

Multimedia Installation with Wagon, Video, and Software


Home Sweet Home imagines the wanderings of a displaced Pioneer and a wayward 19th Century Magic Lantern Projectionist named Madame Blueberry. Encapsulated in these two figures are opposing ideas of itinerancy and geographic stability.

Ventriloquisms for Fun and Profit

Performance and Audio Broadcast


Loud and Soud: Maple

Dual Channel Video

January 2013


Rancho El Mirage

Single-Channel HD Video


Related to the Home Sweet Home series, Pioneer is seen in Maricopa AZ in 2010 searching for her horse/house in half-built housing developments and undeveloped fields.


In Our Days of Burning

Real-time video processing with using Max/MSP/Jitter
Choreographer: Miriam Wolf | Dixon Place NYC | 2010


Inspired by the closed-door McCarthy Hearings, In Our Days Of Burning investigates the relationship between interrogator and respondent and the tenuous fabric between a lie and the truth.


The Summit

Real-time video processing with using Max/MSP/Jitter
Collaborators: Mark Hursty|Miriam Wolf|Jono Lucas|Steven Whalley
5 Points Theatre | Jacksonville FL | 2009




Raree Show

Projection Performance with sound by Joe & Jean Houpert


116 hand-drawn digitally manipulated magic lantern slides tell us how Pioneer ended up in the predicament present in Madame Blueberry's Vidioptiscope Raree Peepshow.


Madame Blueberry's Vidioptiscope
Raree Peepshow

An immobile cart sits adjacent to a horse killed by a fallen cookie-cutter house. Nearby, a core-sampling of projection media encompasses a wheeled "Device" and a looming eyeball is centered in a hurricane of phenokinetiscope imagery.


Ocean of Oceans

Single-Channel Video: Sound by Lily Wolf


In the single-channel video Ocean of Oceans: Limbs, a space-traveling figure in miniature doubles a large Silver-Suit character to emphasize the woman’s struggle using and understanding the mechanics of her long limbs.



Dual-Channel Video


In Crossing, Mary Bradbury's journey across the Atlantic as a young woman is re-imagined. I consolidate and overlay histories in the frame, compressing the story of her crossing with her witch trial that unfolded 62 years later.


Pioneer: Where's My Horse?

Installation with Single-Channel video and Cast Horse


In this first edition of the Pioneer series, I blur past and present ideals of westward migration through a singular “everyman” character. The Pioneer is eternally lost, wandering in anytime deserts and contemporary housing developments.


Under the Table Theatre

Scenic and Props Design


Collaboration with Matt Chapman|Sarah Petersiel|Josh Matthews & Sound by AcHT(eN)