Video mapped projection on the exterior of MAM Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011)
ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS
ROLE: VIDEO, MOTION GRAPHICS
In 2002, Eli Sudbrack established assume vivid astro focus, an art collective with a rotating roster of collaborators and contributors. He invited me to join him as his first collaborator to make an animated video to an endless loop of the "Freeboard" guitar solo which was exhibited at Peres Projects.
"Live Through This" Deitch Projects (2005)
From that point on, we worked together frequently, creating videos to be incorporated into installations and performances.
In 2003, we shot a video to Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice", which was featured in avaf's first exhibit at Deitch Projects. A screenshot of that video later was used as the cover image for Deitch Projects' book "Live Through This".
Whitney Biennial (2004), installation detail
In 2004, The Whitney Biennial invited avaf to participate in the show and gave us our own room. We teamed up with Los Super Elegantes to create an installation that had breathing walls, activated by LED lights, and a video that was mapped into the wallpaper. In the center of the room, there was a spiral staircase, where I performed live VJ mixing on the night of the opening.
We've continued to collaborate on video projects that become incorporated into large avaf installations
2005 Moca Ecstasy, Los Angeles
2006 Casa Triangulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2005 Liverpool Tate, Liverpool, UK
2007 Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
2008 Deitch Projects LIC, NYC
2011 Galeria Melissa, Soho NYC
2011 MAM, Rio, Brazil