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.
Collections A collection of collections. Interesting, unusual, unique, obscure; requiring creative categorization or idiosyncratic taxonomy; highlighting processes and politics of collecting.
FICTILIS art, design, and curatorial studio co-founded with Andrea Steves, with ongoing interests in language, institutions, materialisms and waste flows, monuments and public memory, and political ecology
Vita Brevis a semi-mock-advocacy group promoting eventual death, complete with obligatory slogans and chants, active in Ann Arbor, MI between 2005-2006
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.
You’re Going to Die a short film adaptation of my children's story with voiceover by Vito Acconci, created by artist Dennis Palazzolo from original and borrowed source footage
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
Shadow Art Fair a long-running community art fair in Ypsilanti, MI, featuring local artists, musicians, filmmakers, & other creative practitioners, organized with the Michigan Design Militia
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
Family Tree FICTILIS follows the lives of every new plant made from cuttings of a single jade tree, spread out over a random collection of friends & strangers - an extended "family tree"
Alkalai School an intensive, immersive, experimental music retreat, in a small cabin in the Black Hills, with saxophonist/composer Andrea Steves
Bluish Barn a temporary venue for microcinema, music, and other events in Ann Arbor, MI, and an experiment in collaborative living exploring the boundaries between public/private space
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
Artwalking 101 a series of pamphlets and a short clinic on “Artwalking”: a form of human locomotion that incorporates movements not usually associated with the normal human gait...
Edge of Sleep A short video made for the Ann Arbor Film Festival's cinemasports event, with live accompaniment from Edgefest 2008 musicians. Made entirely in bed.