The Best of Words on Walls

This will be the final Words on Walls, which I’ve been a part of for over the past two years. The program involves leading workshops with youth poets, instructing them on projection mapping their words to site-specific walls through the city; then performing the poetry in time with the projections. This will be our “best of” celebration, wrapping up this amazingly inspiring collaboration amongst the wonderful poets, and the organizations that made this happen. Thanks all!

Urban Word NYC, City Lore, and Bowery Arts & Science
Present:

The Best of Words on Walls

A collaborative effort between Urban Word NYC, City Lore, and Bowery Arts & Science and made possible with support from the Hive Digital Learning Fund, WORDS ON WALLS combines digital learning with neo-futurist graffiti to celebrate cultural diversity, neighborhood histories and the power of youth voice. Teens work with the UDUB Social Media Team and Youth Leadership Board and New Skool Journalists to display their work digitally on various landscapes throughout the city, with live spoken word performances of their poetry. Tonight’s performance culminates two years of city-wide events and will be a selection of top projections from this project, as well as a celebration of Urban Word NYC’s Youth Leadership Board.

SATURDAY August 9th, 8:30PM, FREE
33 East 1st Street, corner of Houston Street and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan, NY.

Photos from our last event at the Queens Museum

The Light from Below

THE LIGHT FROM BELOW is a site-specific interactive light and sound environment in the cavernous Fort Jay munition magazines addresses our collective culpability in fueling the military industrial complex.

The works present phases of a cannon’s ‘life-cycle’ – sale, manufacturing, deployment, firing, and consequence. Visitors interacting with elements are exposed to the corporeality of war and bloodshed.

In the profound disconnected from the act of killing in warfare through technology (drones), media spin, and a prevailing societal rhetoric of euphemisms for sanctioned murder, THE LIGHT FROM BELOW intends to reconnect the individual in a simple, meditative, interactive experience.

Interactive light and sound installation by Chris Jordan, Jamie Leo, Enki Andrews and Sean McIntyre. Part of the FIGMENT NYC Festvial, held June 7th and 8th, 2014. Installed in the Fort Jay Magazine on Governors Island. Special thanks to Andrea Lindstrom, Colin and Noah of the Parks dept. (and really the whole parks staff), Ester, all the support from FIGMENT, and the Trust for G.I.

The Light from Below from Chris Jay on Vimeo.

Tower Epoch at STEAM

Tower Epoch at STEAM

Tower Epoch at STEAM

The installation, Tower Epoch, part of the STEAM (Stem+Arts=Steam) exhibit at ArtsWestchester, is on view from May 20 – August 16, 2014. Artist Reception: May 10, 2-4pm.

This exhibition explores the intersections of science, technology, engineering, math and creativity. Inspired by the STEM to STEAM dialogue in education, this exhibition presents artists using the interdisciplinary concepts of STEM to explore how science, technology and art overlap, interact, and innovate. Presenting imaginative possibilities that are poetic and pragmatic, aesthetic and forward-thinking, each of these artists employs a deeply personal vision. They bring a reflective and often transformational perspective to our complex world through the open-ended, questioning language of art.

Curated by Patricia Miranda

STEAM flyer

ArtsWestchester
31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10601

Press
Putting the A in STEAM – NYTimes

Tower Epoch

I have a light sculpture in this group show at Central Booking on Ludlow, opening Feb. 6 2014. The piece, titled, “Tower Epoch”, is composed of timelapse footage projected, reflected, off mirrors. The footage was captured in 2013 from the Queens Plaza Clock Tower.

I’ll also be on a panel discussion
Art & Science Panel:
Time and Again: Retrograde Paradoxes
Friday, March 7th, 7:00 pm
Carlos Cuellar Brown, Dr. Frederik Denef, Chris Jordan, Ellen Weiner, Thomas Parker Williams
…where artists and scientists have an opportunity to discuss their common interests.

Time and Again
Opening February 6th, 2014
CENTRAL BOOKING
21 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002 (LES)
347-731-6559
www.centralbookingnyc.com
info@centralbookingnyc.com

Hours: Thursday-Sunday,12-6 PM
Subway: F to East Broadway

Momentum


This is a new site specific installation that captures the movement of a swing and creates an immersive visual experience. Momentum amplifies the sense of weightlessness experienced at the apex of change.

This was part of the Monitor Digital festival in Guadalajara, Mexico.

This whole project is a collaboration between many people, without who’s support this would not have happened.

Programming by Josh Goldberg, super big thank you! And special thanks to Enki for coding, shooting, connecting and making. Will never thank these two enough. Thanks Josh and Enki.