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Common Sense/ A Sense of Commons - Part 1

Video

4 mins 45 secs

2018

  Surplus and Excess   Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam  Dimensions variable  2018

Surplus and Excess

Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam

Dimensions variable

2018

  Surplus and Excess   Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam, scrap handbag leather, snapped chain link from San Francisco condo development site, Federal Housing Administration manual with granite  Dimensions variable  2018

Surplus and Excess

Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam, scrap handbag leather, snapped chain link from San Francisco condo development site, Federal Housing Administration manual with granite

Dimensions variable

2018

  Surplus and Excess   Federal Housing Administration manual with granite  8 in x 5 in x 3 in  2018

Surplus and Excess

Federal Housing Administration manual with granite

8 in x 5 in x 3 in

2018

  Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze   Workshop  2018    ……………………………………………………………………………..       Acid House - In relation to time, space and economics.      The acid house/ rave movement which originated in the midwest of the United States and throughout the UK developed in reaction to deindustrialization and the rise of financial, information- technology and service based economy.     The movement sought to reoccupy old sites of industry not as centers of commodity production but as collective heterotopias. These sites or happenings became informal but large gatherings of people. The collective energies of the group were directed towards imperatives of love, openness and extending the possibilities of time.     This new social body ‘ravers’ were not regimented by the traditional fordist clock. Nor were they embracing the new fragmented clock of neoliberalism. With its multiple time registers competing in the body. Neoliberalism’s emphasis on work, leisure and lifestyle being one continuous state of production has led to a growing societal anxiety around time. Assimilation of the neoliberal clock into the body can be seen in relation to the rise of network and communications technology. This in turn has led to a sense of destabilization of space and time. This can be attributed to the expansion of sites of labor but also our sense of time which is considered our own. Current digital technologies have made work boundary less for many but also precarious for more. Neoliberal policies advanced by the state in favor of free market business has heightened inequality. This poses a question how do we inhabit new spaces and reconsider time as a tactic to combat neoliberalism.     The acid house movement’s reimagination of space and time could be said to have been aided by narcotics which expand your perception of time such as LSD and MDMA. Furthermore the use of extended mixes of multiple tracks, modulation, drum machines and loops, play with the boundaries of the neatly packaged pop songs. Acid house raves didn’t adopt the models of the now commercialized outdoor rock concerts with their emphasis on alcohol sales, merchandise and entertainment. Promoted by large ad agencies circulating through the mass media and billboards.  Most raves were promoted by word of mouth or through a networks of friendships and folklore. As we consider the new anxieties associated with labor and technology in our age we need to adopt processes which forefront collective energy over production and redesign of spatial relationships. Spaces where capital cannot flow and time is disconnected from technology.     Often raves sought to abandon sites of industrial production all together seeking a new commons in the countryside. These country raves often turned into temporal camps or villages regulated by their own customs and distribution of knowledge. The acid house movement produced its own organic intellectuals which challenged the hegemonic apparatus of the status quo. Acid house values differed from the private and individualistic pursuit capital of the Thatcher/Reagan era. The collectivity in these villages wasn’t forged by that of profession or labor but by adopting a new concept of time. As this new conception of time and space became threatening to the status quo raves were often criminalized or had to adapt to more conventional venues or business models which in turn became under threat as they became part of the marketplace.     Older divisions of time relating to capitalism such as maritime divisions (GMT) or the eight hour work day which was a compromise in relation to worker exploitation have now been rearranged into a more global fragmented time. This has been enabled by the internet. We now need to consider more spaces which what Foucault has called heterotopias which networked technology cannot penetrate or dramatically alter our relationships with them. What would these spaces look like?    Foucault, Michel. Of Other Spaces, Utopias and Heterotopias: Architecture /Mouvement/ Continuité October, 1984; (“Des Espace Autres,” March 1967 Translated from the French by Jay Miskowiec)  Morris, William. The Aims of Art. London: Office of "The Commonweal, ", 1887  Gramsci, Antonio, and Joseph A. Buttigieg. Prison Notebooks. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2011.    ……………………………………………………………………………..     Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze       APPLICANT'S NAME:      Position applied for: None      Create a new clock?       What would you like to do most in a state of energy?       What would you like to do most in a state of idleness?       Draw a DIY monument?       What would a new commons look like?       How many times do you adhere to?       How can we reoccupy or create spaces which do not function in relation to capital production?       How can we reclaim or reimagine time without relation to capital production?

Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze

Workshop

2018

……………………………………………………………………………..

Acid House - In relation to time, space and economics.


The acid house/ rave movement which originated in the midwest of the United States and throughout the UK developed in reaction to deindustrialization and the rise of financial, information- technology and service based economy.


The movement sought to reoccupy old sites of industry not as centers of commodity production but as collective heterotopias. These sites or happenings became informal but large gatherings of people. The collective energies of the group were directed towards imperatives of love, openness and extending the possibilities of time.


This new social body ‘ravers’ were not regimented by the traditional fordist clock. Nor were they embracing the new fragmented clock of neoliberalism. With its multiple time registers competing in the body. Neoliberalism’s emphasis on work, leisure and lifestyle being one continuous state of production has led to a growing societal anxiety around time. Assimilation of the neoliberal clock into the body can be seen in relation to the rise of network and communications technology. This in turn has led to a sense of destabilization of space and time. This can be attributed to the expansion of sites of labor but also our sense of time which is considered our own. Current digital technologies have made work boundary less for many but also precarious for more. Neoliberal policies advanced by the state in favor of free market business has heightened inequality. This poses a question how do we inhabit new spaces and reconsider time as a tactic to combat neoliberalism.


The acid house movement’s reimagination of space and time could be said to have been aided by narcotics which expand your perception of time such as LSD and MDMA. Furthermore the use of extended mixes of multiple tracks, modulation, drum machines and loops, play with the boundaries of the neatly packaged pop songs. Acid house raves didn’t adopt the models of the now commercialized outdoor rock concerts with their emphasis on alcohol sales, merchandise and entertainment. Promoted by large ad agencies circulating through the mass media and billboards.

Most raves were promoted by word of mouth or through a networks of friendships and folklore. As we consider the new anxieties associated with labor and technology in our age we need to adopt processes which forefront collective energy over production and redesign of spatial relationships. Spaces where capital cannot flow and time is disconnected from technology.


Often raves sought to abandon sites of industrial production all together seeking a new commons in the countryside. These country raves often turned into temporal camps or villages regulated by their own customs and distribution of knowledge. The acid house movement produced its own organic intellectuals which challenged the hegemonic apparatus of the status quo. Acid house values differed from the private and individualistic pursuit capital of the Thatcher/Reagan era. The collectivity in these villages wasn’t forged by that of profession or labor but by adopting a new concept of time. As this new conception of time and space became threatening to the status quo raves were often criminalized or had to adapt to more conventional venues or business models which in turn became under threat as they became part of the marketplace.


Older divisions of time relating to capitalism such as maritime divisions (GMT) or the eight hour work day which was a compromise in relation to worker exploitation have now been rearranged into a more global fragmented time. This has been enabled by the internet. We now need to consider more spaces which what Foucault has called heterotopias which networked technology cannot penetrate or dramatically alter our relationships with them. What would these spaces look like?

Foucault, Michel. Of Other Spaces, Utopias and Heterotopias: Architecture /Mouvement/ Continuité October, 1984; (“Des Espace Autres,” March 1967 Translated from the French by Jay Miskowiec)

Morris, William. The Aims of Art. London: Office of "The Commonweal, ", 1887

Gramsci, Antonio, and Joseph A. Buttigieg. Prison Notebooks. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2011.

……………………………………………………………………………..

Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze



APPLICANT'S NAME:



Position applied for: None



Create a new clock?




What would you like to do most in a state of energy?




What would you like to do most in a state of idleness?




Draw a DIY monument?




What would a new commons look like?




How many times do you adhere to?




How can we reoccupy or create spaces which do not function in relation to capital production?




How can we reclaim or reimagine time without relation to capital production?






  Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze   Workshop  2018

Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze

Workshop

2018

  Precarious Workers Football Club Annual   Publication, 8 pages  2018    How to start your own Precarious Workers Football Club    Find at least 11 people they can be friends, family or work colleagues but even better people you may not already know.    Dedicate at least one day per week to train after the training over drinks discuss the ideas of the socialist thinkers contained in the annual and your own ideas of how a better society would look and feel like.    You will come up across many obstacles in your discussions and in your life that will make the training difficult.    After several months of practice and discussion you will have cultivated your own organic style of playing, discussion and points of view.    You will now be ready to play other teams.    You can enroll in a league.    After your matches with opposing teams ask them to socialize with your team by going for post-match drinks.    In these post-match discussions, you may encounter arguments relating to your point of view or the views of contained by many socialist thinkers. This is OK. This is to be expected.    After a season or multiple seasons of matches and discussions you may have teams who you have built up a rapport with. You at this point could consider starting your own league and recruit new teams.    The new leagues or teams can be created around the workplace or the non-workplace.    Each new team can create their own style of jersey and social style.

Precarious Workers Football Club Annual

Publication, 8 pages

2018

How to start your own Precarious Workers Football Club

Find at least 11 people they can be friends, family or work colleagues but even better people you may not already know.

Dedicate at least one day per week to train after the training over drinks discuss the ideas of the socialist thinkers contained in the annual and your own ideas of how a better society would look and feel like.

You will come up across many obstacles in your discussions and in your life that will make the training difficult.

After several months of practice and discussion you will have cultivated your own organic style of playing, discussion and points of view.

You will now be ready to play other teams.

You can enroll in a league.

After your matches with opposing teams ask them to socialize with your team by going for post-match drinks.

In these post-match discussions, you may encounter arguments relating to your point of view or the views of contained by many socialist thinkers. This is OK. This is to be expected.

After a season or multiple seasons of matches and discussions you may have teams who you have built up a rapport with. You at this point could consider starting your own league and recruit new teams.

The new leagues or teams can be created around the workplace or the non-workplace.

Each new team can create their own style of jersey and social style.

  Precarious Workers Football Club Annual   Centerfold  Publication  2018

Precarious Workers Football Club Annual

Centerfold

Publication

2018

Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze

Call now on 415-723-0602

 

 

 In collaboration with Liam Allan   Invisible Hand/Flows.    Limited edition print for commuters.  San Francisco MTA / NYC Subway. Edition of 100.  15" x 20"  2018.      Text:  The semi-permeable barrier is lifted temporarily to allow the flow from the vast ocean.  An invisible hand operates the gate.  Local memory allows us to process this flow as we can imagine it being repeated in the past, so we accept the flow.  Our memory architecture familiarizes this process so we accept it as natural.  The flow is natural.  The speed of the flow is dictated by how quickly the queued vehicles are allowed access by cache hierarchy.  If the cache of goods travels a short distance then this is a cache hit.  If the cache is a miss then this may require and eviction to make room via the use of a cache policy.   The cache travels on elevated highways which branch across the landscape.  Scars and registrations guide the cache on the board.  The caches contents are often hidden.  The cache travels in often similar looking indistinguishable vessels.   Our enjoyment of the cache is often indistinguishable from our experience.  The invisible hand guides the flows, we guide the invisible hand.   The public image of the cache is nondescript yet the cache creates shadows and forms which appear natural.  The flow is natural.  The abstraction of the cache is partly due to its dematerialized form.  As the dematerialized form is not always visible we may accept it as not being there.   Older caches are still present but are much slower as they travel on older networks.  The older flows are associated with very foundations of the vast networks we see present today.  The cache stacks almost take form of structures themselves, resembling small cities. Yet access to these cities is limited.  The access is only permitted to special vessels.   The vast concrete branches are also accessible to the public yet the private networks dominate the space and flow.  Underneath the vast branches more cache is housed.  Waiting.   Waiting.   Waiting.   

In collaboration with Liam Allan

Invisible Hand/Flows.

Limited edition print for commuters.

San Francisco MTA / NYC Subway. Edition of 100.

15" x 20"

2018. 

 

Text:

The semi-permeable barrier is lifted temporarily to allow the flow from the vast ocean.

An invisible hand operates the gate.

Local memory allows us to process this flow as we can imagine it being repeated in the past, so we accept the flow.

Our memory architecture familiarizes this process so we accept it as natural.

The flow is natural.

The speed of the flow is dictated by how quickly the queued vehicles are allowed access by cache hierarchy.

If the cache of goods travels a short distance then this is a cache hit.

If the cache is a miss then this may require and eviction to make room via the use of a cache policy. 

The cache travels on elevated highways which branch across the landscape.

Scars and registrations guide the cache on the board.

The caches contents are often hidden.

The cache travels in often similar looking indistinguishable vessels. 

Our enjoyment of the cache is often indistinguishable from our experience.

The invisible hand guides the flows, we guide the invisible hand. 

The public image of the cache is nondescript yet the cache creates shadows and forms which appear natural.

The flow is natural.

The abstraction of the cache is partly due to its dematerialized form.

As the dematerialized form is not always visible we may accept it as not being there. 

Older caches are still present but are much slower as they travel on older networks.

The older flows are associated with very foundations of the vast networks we see present today.

The cache stacks almost take form of structures themselves, resembling small cities. Yet access to these cities is limited.

The access is only permitted to special vessels. 

The vast concrete branches are also accessible to the public yet the private networks dominate the space and flow.

Underneath the vast branches more cache is housed.

Waiting. 

Waiting. 

Waiting. 
 

Invisible Hand/Flows 

(super 8 film digitized with audio)

3 mins 30 secs

2017

  Bedroom Tax   Performance  2017 - ongoing model     Phase 1:  Extract 14% of the air from the council flat dwelling (public housing U.S) tenants. The 14% of extracted oxygen is the equivalent to the percentage in reduction of housing benefit for the penalty for having been (deemed) to have a spare unoccupied bedroom by order of the Welfare Reform Act of 2012.     Phase 2:  Convert the spare room into an exhibition of the project containing drawings, information files, readings and documentation of the performance. Guests are to receive a complementary cup of tea and are welcome to check books out of the Library of the tenants.      

Bedroom Tax

Performance

2017 - ongoing model

 

Phase 1:

Extract 14% of the air from the council flat dwelling (public housing U.S) tenants. The 14% of extracted oxygen is the equivalent to the percentage in reduction of housing benefit for the penalty for having been (deemed) to have a spare unoccupied bedroom by order of the Welfare Reform Act of 2012.

 

Phase 2:

Convert the spare room into an exhibition of the project containing drawings, information files, readings and documentation of the performance. Guests are to receive a complementary cup of tea and are welcome to check books out of the Library of the tenants.

 

 

  Vessels, Barriers and Containers    Marble, elastic hairband, bronze, foam, vinyl  Dimensions variable  2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers 

Marble, elastic hairband, bronze, foam, vinyl

Dimensions variable

2017

  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Marble, elastic hairband, bronze  Dimensions variable  2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Marble, elastic hairband, bronze

Dimensions variable

2017

  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Foam, vinyl  26 in x 18 in  2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Foam, vinyl

26 in x 18 in

2017

  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Concrete Amazon box, tape, foam, spray-paint  32 in x 24 in x 14 in  2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Concrete Amazon box, tape, foam, spray-paint

32 in x 24 in x 14 in

2017

  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Glass, bronze  Dimensions variable  2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Glass, bronze

Dimensions variable

2017

  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Glass, bronze  Dimensions variable  2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Glass, bronze

Dimensions variable

2017

Flag of Convenience 

(super 8 film digitized)

4 mins 15 secs

2017

 

Flag of Convenience II 

(super 8 film digitized)

4 mins 15 secs

2017

  Monument/Battlefield   Mail, paper, email correspondence  Dimensions variable  2017   

Monument/Battlefield

Mail, paper, email correspondence

Dimensions variable

2017

 

  Monument/Battlefield   Mail, paper, email correspondence  Dimensions variable  2017

Monument/Battlefield

Mail, paper, email correspondence

Dimensions variable

2017

A Study of Potential Nightmare Scenario's being Avoided

(super 8 film digitized)

4 mins

2014

  Leisure    Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel  Dimensions variable  2013

Leisure 

Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel

Dimensions variable

2013

  Leisure    Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel  Dimensions variable  2013

Leisure 

Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel

Dimensions variable

2013

  Work, Leisure and Wellbeing   Concrete cast table, concrete, breeze-blocks  Dimensions variable  2012

Work, Leisure and Wellbeing

Concrete cast table, concrete, breeze-blocks

Dimensions variable

2012

Common Sense/ A Sense of Commons - Part 1

Video

4 mins 45 secs

2018

Surplus and Excess

Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam

Dimensions variable

2018

Surplus and Excess

Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam, scrap handbag leather, snapped chain link from San Francisco condo development site, Federal Housing Administration manual with granite

Dimensions variable

2018

Surplus and Excess

Federal Housing Administration manual with granite

8 in x 5 in x 3 in

2018

Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze

Workshop

2018

……………………………………………………………………………..

Acid House - In relation to time, space and economics.


The acid house/ rave movement which originated in the midwest of the United States and throughout the UK developed in reaction to deindustrialization and the rise of financial, information- technology and service based economy.


The movement sought to reoccupy old sites of industry not as centers of commodity production but as collective heterotopias. These sites or happenings became informal but large gatherings of people. The collective energies of the group were directed towards imperatives of love, openness and extending the possibilities of time.


This new social body ‘ravers’ were not regimented by the traditional fordist clock. Nor were they embracing the new fragmented clock of neoliberalism. With its multiple time registers competing in the body. Neoliberalism’s emphasis on work, leisure and lifestyle being one continuous state of production has led to a growing societal anxiety around time. Assimilation of the neoliberal clock into the body can be seen in relation to the rise of network and communications technology. This in turn has led to a sense of destabilization of space and time. This can be attributed to the expansion of sites of labor but also our sense of time which is considered our own. Current digital technologies have made work boundary less for many but also precarious for more. Neoliberal policies advanced by the state in favor of free market business has heightened inequality. This poses a question how do we inhabit new spaces and reconsider time as a tactic to combat neoliberalism.


The acid house movement’s reimagination of space and time could be said to have been aided by narcotics which expand your perception of time such as LSD and MDMA. Furthermore the use of extended mixes of multiple tracks, modulation, drum machines and loops, play with the boundaries of the neatly packaged pop songs. Acid house raves didn’t adopt the models of the now commercialized outdoor rock concerts with their emphasis on alcohol sales, merchandise and entertainment. Promoted by large ad agencies circulating through the mass media and billboards.

Most raves were promoted by word of mouth or through a networks of friendships and folklore. As we consider the new anxieties associated with labor and technology in our age we need to adopt processes which forefront collective energy over production and redesign of spatial relationships. Spaces where capital cannot flow and time is disconnected from technology.


Often raves sought to abandon sites of industrial production all together seeking a new commons in the countryside. These country raves often turned into temporal camps or villages regulated by their own customs and distribution of knowledge. The acid house movement produced its own organic intellectuals which challenged the hegemonic apparatus of the status quo. Acid house values differed from the private and individualistic pursuit capital of the Thatcher/Reagan era. The collectivity in these villages wasn’t forged by that of profession or labor but by adopting a new concept of time. As this new conception of time and space became threatening to the status quo raves were often criminalized or had to adapt to more conventional venues or business models which in turn became under threat as they became part of the marketplace.


Older divisions of time relating to capitalism such as maritime divisions (GMT) or the eight hour work day which was a compromise in relation to worker exploitation have now been rearranged into a more global fragmented time. This has been enabled by the internet. We now need to consider more spaces which what Foucault has called heterotopias which networked technology cannot penetrate or dramatically alter our relationships with them. What would these spaces look like?

Foucault, Michel. Of Other Spaces, Utopias and Heterotopias: Architecture /Mouvement/ Continuité October, 1984; (“Des Espace Autres,” March 1967 Translated from the French by Jay Miskowiec)

Morris, William. The Aims of Art. London: Office of "The Commonweal, ", 1887

Gramsci, Antonio, and Joseph A. Buttigieg. Prison Notebooks. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2011.

……………………………………………………………………………..

Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze



APPLICANT'S NAME:



Position applied for: None



Create a new clock?




What would you like to do most in a state of energy?




What would you like to do most in a state of idleness?




Draw a DIY monument?




What would a new commons look like?




How many times do you adhere to?




How can we reoccupy or create spaces which do not function in relation to capital production?




How can we reclaim or reimagine time without relation to capital production?






Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze

Workshop

2018

Precarious Workers Football Club Annual

Publication, 8 pages

2018

How to start your own Precarious Workers Football Club

Find at least 11 people they can be friends, family or work colleagues but even better people you may not already know.

Dedicate at least one day per week to train after the training over drinks discuss the ideas of the socialist thinkers contained in the annual and your own ideas of how a better society would look and feel like.

You will come up across many obstacles in your discussions and in your life that will make the training difficult.

After several months of practice and discussion you will have cultivated your own organic style of playing, discussion and points of view.

You will now be ready to play other teams.

You can enroll in a league.

After your matches with opposing teams ask them to socialize with your team by going for post-match drinks.

In these post-match discussions, you may encounter arguments relating to your point of view or the views of contained by many socialist thinkers. This is OK. This is to be expected.

After a season or multiple seasons of matches and discussions you may have teams who you have built up a rapport with. You at this point could consider starting your own league and recruit new teams.

The new leagues or teams can be created around the workplace or the non-workplace.

Each new team can create their own style of jersey and social style.

Precarious Workers Football Club Annual

Centerfold

Publication

2018

Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze

Call now on 415-723-0602

 

 

In collaboration with Liam Allan

Invisible Hand/Flows.

Limited edition print for commuters.

San Francisco MTA / NYC Subway. Edition of 100.

15" x 20"

2018. 

 

Text:

The semi-permeable barrier is lifted temporarily to allow the flow from the vast ocean.

An invisible hand operates the gate.

Local memory allows us to process this flow as we can imagine it being repeated in the past, so we accept the flow.

Our memory architecture familiarizes this process so we accept it as natural.

The flow is natural.

The speed of the flow is dictated by how quickly the queued vehicles are allowed access by cache hierarchy.

If the cache of goods travels a short distance then this is a cache hit.

If the cache is a miss then this may require and eviction to make room via the use of a cache policy. 

The cache travels on elevated highways which branch across the landscape.

Scars and registrations guide the cache on the board.

The caches contents are often hidden.

The cache travels in often similar looking indistinguishable vessels. 

Our enjoyment of the cache is often indistinguishable from our experience.

The invisible hand guides the flows, we guide the invisible hand. 

The public image of the cache is nondescript yet the cache creates shadows and forms which appear natural.

The flow is natural.

The abstraction of the cache is partly due to its dematerialized form.

As the dematerialized form is not always visible we may accept it as not being there. 

Older caches are still present but are much slower as they travel on older networks.

The older flows are associated with very foundations of the vast networks we see present today.

The cache stacks almost take form of structures themselves, resembling small cities. Yet access to these cities is limited.

The access is only permitted to special vessels. 

The vast concrete branches are also accessible to the public yet the private networks dominate the space and flow.

Underneath the vast branches more cache is housed.

Waiting. 

Waiting. 

Waiting. 
 

Invisible Hand/Flows 

(super 8 film digitized with audio)

3 mins 30 secs

2017

Bedroom Tax

Performance

2017 - ongoing model

 

Phase 1:

Extract 14% of the air from the council flat dwelling (public housing U.S) tenants. The 14% of extracted oxygen is the equivalent to the percentage in reduction of housing benefit for the penalty for having been (deemed) to have a spare unoccupied bedroom by order of the Welfare Reform Act of 2012.

 

Phase 2:

Convert the spare room into an exhibition of the project containing drawings, information files, readings and documentation of the performance. Guests are to receive a complementary cup of tea and are welcome to check books out of the Library of the tenants.

 

 

Vessels, Barriers and Containers 

Marble, elastic hairband, bronze, foam, vinyl

Dimensions variable

2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Marble, elastic hairband, bronze

Dimensions variable

2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Foam, vinyl

26 in x 18 in

2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Concrete Amazon box, tape, foam, spray-paint

32 in x 24 in x 14 in

2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Glass, bronze

Dimensions variable

2017

Vessels, Barriers and Containers (detail)

Glass, bronze

Dimensions variable

2017

Flag of Convenience 

(super 8 film digitized)

4 mins 15 secs

2017

 

Flag of Convenience II 

(super 8 film digitized)

4 mins 15 secs

2017

Monument/Battlefield

Mail, paper, email correspondence

Dimensions variable

2017

 

Monument/Battlefield

Mail, paper, email correspondence

Dimensions variable

2017

A Study of Potential Nightmare Scenario's being Avoided

(super 8 film digitized)

4 mins

2014

Leisure 

Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel

Dimensions variable

2013

Leisure 

Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel

Dimensions variable

2013

Work, Leisure and Wellbeing

Concrete cast table, concrete, breeze-blocks

Dimensions variable

2012

  Common Sense/ A Sense of Commons - Part 1   Video  4 mins 45 secs  2018
  Surplus and Excess   Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam  Dimensions variable  2018
  Surplus and Excess   Concrete cast amazon box, rebar, plaster and aqua resin covered amazon box, twill and packing foam, scrap handbag leather, snapped chain link from San Francisco condo development site, Federal Housing Administration manual with granite  Dimensions variable  2018
  Surplus and Excess   Federal Housing Administration manual with granite  8 in x 5 in x 3 in  2018
  Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze   Workshop  2018    ……………………………………………………………………………..       Acid House - In relation to time, space and economics.      The acid house/ rave movement which originated in the midwest of the United States and throughout the UK developed in reaction to deindustrialization and the rise of financial, information- technology and service based economy.     The movement sought to reoccupy old sites of industry not as centers of commodity production but as collective heterotopias. These sites or happenings became informal but large gatherings of people. The collective energies of the group were directed towards imperatives of love, openness and extending the possibilities of time.     This new social body ‘ravers’ were not regimented by the traditional fordist clock. Nor were they embracing the new fragmented clock of neoliberalism. With its multiple time registers competing in the body. Neoliberalism’s emphasis on work, leisure and lifestyle being one continuous state of production has led to a growing societal anxiety around time. Assimilation of the neoliberal clock into the body can be seen in relation to the rise of network and communications technology. This in turn has led to a sense of destabilization of space and time. This can be attributed to the expansion of sites of labor but also our sense of time which is considered our own. Current digital technologies have made work boundary less for many but also precarious for more. Neoliberal policies advanced by the state in favor of free market business has heightened inequality. This poses a question how do we inhabit new spaces and reconsider time as a tactic to combat neoliberalism.     The acid house movement’s reimagination of space and time could be said to have been aided by narcotics which expand your perception of time such as LSD and MDMA. Furthermore the use of extended mixes of multiple tracks, modulation, drum machines and loops, play with the boundaries of the neatly packaged pop songs. Acid house raves didn’t adopt the models of the now commercialized outdoor rock concerts with their emphasis on alcohol sales, merchandise and entertainment. Promoted by large ad agencies circulating through the mass media and billboards.  Most raves were promoted by word of mouth or through a networks of friendships and folklore. As we consider the new anxieties associated with labor and technology in our age we need to adopt processes which forefront collective energy over production and redesign of spatial relationships. Spaces where capital cannot flow and time is disconnected from technology.     Often raves sought to abandon sites of industrial production all together seeking a new commons in the countryside. These country raves often turned into temporal camps or villages regulated by their own customs and distribution of knowledge. The acid house movement produced its own organic intellectuals which challenged the hegemonic apparatus of the status quo. Acid house values differed from the private and individualistic pursuit capital of the Thatcher/Reagan era. The collectivity in these villages wasn’t forged by that of profession or labor but by adopting a new concept of time. As this new conception of time and space became threatening to the status quo raves were often criminalized or had to adapt to more conventional venues or business models which in turn became under threat as they became part of the marketplace.     Older divisions of time relating to capitalism such as maritime divisions (GMT) or the eight hour work day which was a compromise in relation to worker exploitation have now been rearranged into a more global fragmented time. This has been enabled by the internet. We now need to consider more spaces which what Foucault has called heterotopias which networked technology cannot penetrate or dramatically alter our relationships with them. What would these spaces look like?    Foucault, Michel. Of Other Spaces, Utopias and Heterotopias: Architecture /Mouvement/ Continuité October, 1984; (“Des Espace Autres,” March 1967 Translated from the French by Jay Miskowiec)  Morris, William. The Aims of Art. London: Office of "The Commonweal, ", 1887  Gramsci, Antonio, and Joseph A. Buttigieg. Prison Notebooks. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2011.    ……………………………………………………………………………..     Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze       APPLICANT'S NAME:      Position applied for: None      Create a new clock?       What would you like to do most in a state of energy?       What would you like to do most in a state of idleness?       Draw a DIY monument?       What would a new commons look like?       How many times do you adhere to?       How can we reoccupy or create spaces which do not function in relation to capital production?       How can we reclaim or reimagine time without relation to capital production?
  Burn the Office, Feel the Breeze   Workshop  2018
  Precarious Workers Football Club Annual   Publication, 8 pages  2018    How to start your own Precarious Workers Football Club    Find at least 11 people they can be friends, family or work colleagues but even better people you may not already know.    Dedicate at least one day per week to train after the training over drinks discuss the ideas of the socialist thinkers contained in the annual and your own ideas of how a better society would look and feel like.    You will come up across many obstacles in your discussions and in your life that will make the training difficult.    After several months of practice and discussion you will have cultivated your own organic style of playing, discussion and points of view.    You will now be ready to play other teams.    You can enroll in a league.    After your matches with opposing teams ask them to socialize with your team by going for post-match drinks.    In these post-match discussions, you may encounter arguments relating to your point of view or the views of contained by many socialist thinkers. This is OK. This is to be expected.    After a season or multiple seasons of matches and discussions you may have teams who you have built up a rapport with. You at this point could consider starting your own league and recruit new teams.    The new leagues or teams can be created around the workplace or the non-workplace.    Each new team can create their own style of jersey and social style.
  Precarious Workers Football Club Annual   Centerfold  Publication  2018
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 In collaboration with Liam Allan   Invisible Hand/Flows.    Limited edition print for commuters.  San Francisco MTA / NYC Subway. Edition of 100.  15" x 20"  2018.      Text:  The semi-permeable barrier is lifted temporarily to allow the flow from the vast ocean.  An invisible hand operates the gate.  Local memory allows us to process this flow as we can imagine it being repeated in the past, so we accept the flow.  Our memory architecture familiarizes this process so we accept it as natural.  The flow is natural.  The speed of the flow is dictated by how quickly the queued vehicles are allowed access by cache hierarchy.  If the cache of goods travels a short distance then this is a cache hit.  If the cache is a miss then this may require and eviction to make room via the use of a cache policy.   The cache travels on elevated highways which branch across the landscape.  Scars and registrations guide the cache on the board.  The caches contents are often hidden.  The cache travels in often similar looking indistinguishable vessels.   Our enjoyment of the cache is often indistinguishable from our experience.  The invisible hand guides the flows, we guide the invisible hand.   The public image of the cache is nondescript yet the cache creates shadows and forms which appear natural.  The flow is natural.  The abstraction of the cache is partly due to its dematerialized form.  As the dematerialized form is not always visible we may accept it as not being there.   Older caches are still present but are much slower as they travel on older networks.  The older flows are associated with very foundations of the vast networks we see present today.  The cache stacks almost take form of structures themselves, resembling small cities. Yet access to these cities is limited.  The access is only permitted to special vessels.   The vast concrete branches are also accessible to the public yet the private networks dominate the space and flow.  Underneath the vast branches more cache is housed.  Waiting.   Waiting.   Waiting.   
  Invisible Hand/Flows    (super 8 film digitized with audio)  3 mins 30 secs  2017
  Bedroom Tax   Performance  2017 - ongoing model     Phase 1:  Extract 14% of the air from the council flat dwelling (public housing U.S) tenants. The 14% of extracted oxygen is the equivalent to the percentage in reduction of housing benefit for the penalty for having been (deemed) to have a spare unoccupied bedroom by order of the Welfare Reform Act of 2012.     Phase 2:  Convert the spare room into an exhibition of the project containing drawings, information files, readings and documentation of the performance. Guests are to receive a complementary cup of tea and are welcome to check books out of the Library of the tenants.      
  Vessels, Barriers and Containers    Marble, elastic hairband, bronze, foam, vinyl  Dimensions variable  2017
  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Marble, elastic hairband, bronze  Dimensions variable  2017
  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Foam, vinyl  26 in x 18 in  2017
  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Concrete Amazon box, tape, foam, spray-paint  32 in x 24 in x 14 in  2017
  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Glass, bronze  Dimensions variable  2017
  Vessels, Barriers and Containers  (detail)  Glass, bronze  Dimensions variable  2017
  Flag of Convenience    (super 8 film digitized)  4 mins 15 secs  2017
     Flag of Convenience II    (super 8 film digitized)  4 mins 15 secs  2017
  Monument/Battlefield   Mail, paper, email correspondence  Dimensions variable  2017   
  Monument/Battlefield   Mail, paper, email correspondence  Dimensions variable  2017
  A Study of Potential Nightmare Scenario's being Avoided    (super 8 film digitized)  4 mins  2014
  Leisure    Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel  Dimensions variable  2013
  Leisure    Space Blanket, bowling ball, image of Californian swimming pool, steel  Dimensions variable  2013
  Work, Leisure and Wellbeing   Concrete cast table, concrete, breeze-blocks  Dimensions variable  2012