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Survey

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I thought this piece had been lost. I’m glad I found it. This was created at a time when I was attempting to isolate viewers from the social trappings of a gallery. It was my intent to make every piece viewable in its own booth, so viewers would have to make a conscious decision to engage with the work. It took me a while to realize that this concept was overkill, but eventually the booths were ditched.

This particular piece would’ve had its own booth, hopefully lending a sense of privacy. The viewer would enter the booth and begin answering the questions on the survey. Signage would ensure the viewer that his/her name would not be attached to the survey in any way. Elsewhere in the gallery, a separate monitor would be broadcasting the survey as the viewer interacted with it. Almost everyone I knew was against this concept.

Ultimately, the piece didn’t make it into the final show, because it didn’t match with the rest of the body of work. I think it’s cool, though, and it deserves to have a venue.

Click on the words below to start.

To start over at any point, click the circle in the bottom right. Oh, and your name will not be attached to this survey in any way.

Somewhere

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Somewhere Script

Everything in Movieland moves so much slower than most people realize. A few months into 2009, Schell Sculpture Studio was contacted about being featured in Sofia Coppola’s newest project, “Somewhere.” By middle of the year it had been shot, and by the beginning of 2010, I had gotten to see the final product (sitting immediately behind Sofia, no less). So for some reason (I think something to do with pregnancy), it has only just come out. If you manage to find it in the theater, you can see me life-casting Stephen Dorff (translate: doing my job). You can also see me doing it briefly in this trailer:

I know this film has caught some shit from critics, but I really believe that it would’ve gotten nothing but praise had she not already made a film with similar themes and tone (Lost in Translation).

The image at the top of this post is from a shooting script someone left behind, and I kept. It links to the artwork from the t-shirt that I’m wearing in this film.

01.01.01

Monday, April 20th, 2009

That’s right.  Remember the new millenium?  Well, I was nearly paralyzed with an autoimmune/neurological disorder.  So while you were out drinking your pain away, my nerves had already done me the favor.  This is a short experimental piece that I did about having that experience.  This is the only piece of artwork i made (or cared to make) about such.  Now it makes me painfully nostalgic for that era (but not the sickness).  This is part one. You can find part two in the media section.

I have also uploaded “De-eeveeo”, so check that shit out.

Finally, I want to say: Happy Birthday Rocket Guild! This month the Rocket Guild is ten years young. And like the shitty parents we are, none of us bothered to write down the actual day. Oh well. Happy B-day beautiful baby Frankenstein. Maybe I’ll get your website up and functioning again. For those of you who don’t know, the Rocket Guild is a collective of artists which originated in Western Pennsylvania, around some notions of poetic terrorism and the deadening of the collective artistic ego. Many tantrums and fond memories later, it still lives. And loves.

Terrestrial

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

I finally uploaded my experimental video, “T.” I’m sorry this took so long, but it contains nudity, upon which Youtube frowns. This was my first non-narrative video ever. It includes a lot of spiritual business. I hope that doesn’t turn anyone off. It also includes a lot of fluid-letting, which I hope doesn’t turn anyone on. And it includes a heaping mouthful of copyright infringement, which I hope doesn’t get anyone sued. You can access this video via the media link, via the above image, or via the link that is the end of this sentence. I would’ve posted it right in the blog, as I am wont to do, but I don’t want anyone to watch it accidentally. I would rather it be a choice.

P.S. If the white noise at the front of the clip seems prominent, turn it down, as the actual audio will get quite loud.

New Hair and Uploads

Monday, December 8th, 2008

New Hair

So, a couple of weeks ago, I (with the help of Jennifer) finally died my hair to look like a chipmonk. This is a hairstyle I desired to do for a decade. I wanted to do it on Daisher, because he was the canvas for my two greatest hair creations ever–leopard head (which got ripped off to no end, and is now, sadly passé), and clown hair (hair died green shaved into the shape of male pattern baldness).

Also, let it be known that the galleries are now populated with years and years worth of my time-wasting, as is the media section. Here is a rarebit to whet your appetite:  

This is the seldom seen “Freezer Burn” without the musical score. I always felt that this one could stand on its own without the score (which was excellently produced by Beau DeMonte). I felt that the score pushed it more towards being a cartoon (which is fair for this piece). However, without music, the piece feels more oddball and unique, and I kind of like that.
 

Bon appétit!

Turntable

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

This one is a bit more abstract. It has a lot to do with long journeys that I had been on–journeys that I no longer understood and was uncertain as to why I had chosen to partake in such. It is also about moving from childhood into later childhood (some refer to this as adulthood). If you haven’t already, watch Moon Rock Opera first.

Moon Rock Opera

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I always loved the song “Falling for You” by Weezer, because it so succinctly depicts the kind of unhealthy infatuation from which it is nearly impossible to break free. I suggest that everyone has one of these before they die. Here is the thing I made to illustrate mine:

Watch through to the end of the credits.

Mister Sensitive:

Joey "Mister Sensitive" Rocket is an artist over the age of thirty with a deflated knee and an inflated ego. This blog is an exercise to remind him that he can be productive.

If you want just a quick overview of Joey's work and credentials, click this link to his quick page.

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