Museum of Capitalism a framework for a series of projects using the form of a museum to analyze and historicize capitalism, through a variety of public programming including exhibitions, workshops, and other events.
STEERTS YTIC text installed in a storefront window, advertising what's on the outside of the window, in the public life of city streets (installed for Seattle Storefronts)
Collections A collection of collections. Interesting, unusual, unique, obscure; requiring creative categorization or idiosyncratic taxonomy; highlighting processes and politics of collecting.
Marquee series of public text installations on a historic theater marquee, referencing advertising, self-help motivational-speak, public signage, and film culture
Mongo Deco an ongoing interior design practice in which everything used to renovate or decorate a space is recycled in some way: reclaimed, salvaged, repurposed, secondhand, etc.
Songs for Dead Blondes a 3-hour song cycle, a series of performances (by Detroit band MEPHI), and a collection of photos and texts, about nostalgia in popular music and cultural memory
Graffiti As Technology As History As Graffiti a giant chalkboard mural for the Media Gateway room at University of Michigan's North Quad, referencing the history of graffiti and the site
10.-22.-38 Astoria II an ongoing project in which FICTILIS transforms a gallery or other space into a pop-up copy shop pre-stocked with xerographic prints from all over the world
Call Center an installation inviting people to make phone calls to large corporations while doodling on a giant table-sized paper and broadcasting the muzak of their call
My Dinner With ‘My Dinner With Andre’ a full meal served alongside the longest dinner scene in film history, with menu and decor taken from the film, and timed precisely to coincide with events onscreen
Opening an installation/performance for white-walled gallery space, featuring everything that goes along with an art opening - except for the actual ‘art’
Thumb Wars a live refereed thumb-wrestling event, simulcasted and projected large for spectators, featuring regular, jello, and mud thumb-wrestling, organized by FICTILIS
Colors of Commerce a research project and exhibition about the colors of shipping containers in port cities; the most information on this niche subject ever assembled in one place
10-22-38 Astoria I an ongoing project in which FICTILIS transforms a gallery or other space into a pop-up copy shop pre-stocked with a wide selection of ready-to-copy artworks
So little to tell a short video, or installation for darkened space, featuring audio artist J.Robidoux, and actor Graham Atkin, shot in one take and edited with only in-camera effects
When I Stopped Watching a short video study of analog television static, featuring footage captured from a TV set in Detroit, 1997