Brass Orchids is a weeklong solo performance installation emphasizing the role of the body in electronic music through the use of low-budget, fast-iteration electronics and collision-oriented body movement. Performances are privately staged and recorded, then publicly displayed the following day in the form of video and audio. The installation culminates in a final public performance with audience documentation displayed in the days following.
human body as modified synthesizer circuit; adrenal, puerile self-destruction / body as sacrificial gift; long periods of boredom with no one watching; forgotten chairs as percussion instrument
Exhibited in the WaveCave Gallery at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. March 1-7, 2016.