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The Whitney Houston Biennial: The All Women Biennial

 

March 19-29, 2017

325 West Broadway, NY

 

Opening:

March 19 from 4-8 PM

https://www.whitneyhoustonbiennial.com/

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Vectors

Speak. Act./utterances (slideshow)

User's Manual Series: OBJECTS 1-5

repeat.tense.think.                            1

enter and spread throughout the external, protective layer.
take in and excrete the changing, pulpy substance.
pass through and absorb the fleshy, porous membrane.
discover and fill up the calm, cavernous space.
infiltrate and explore the leaky, dense surface.
see and assemble the inflated, vast segments.
seal and hide the resilient, growing solid.
gather and create the flexible, impervious coating.
renew and close up the supple, confined gap.
reiterate and comprehend the tough, altered significance.
compel and generate the unoccupied, impenetrable time.
pierce and examine the inner, present moment.
diffuse and collect the passing, thick mass.
break through and nurture the pure, underlying structure.
uncover and preserve the untouched, unseen extraordinary.
invade and feel the visible, unadulterated present.
camouflage and replicate the pliable, essential barrier.
filter and suck up the indistinguishable, other whole.
transform and define the tender, fluid shape.
empty and replenish the complete, bountiful vessel.

tactile.stenches.none.                            2

trace and process the unquantifiable, substantial subtlety.
excite and continue the vague, lingering illusion.
express and receive the small, difficult many.
perceive and interpret the indefinable, palpable blandness.
reveal and drain the lasting, pungent bit.
stimulate and exhaust the physical, pleasing simplicity.
open and smell the solid, persisting sensation.
make sense of and apply the indescribable, tangible nothing.
eradicate and observe the polluted, concrete description.
acquire and define the elusive, intriguing part.
add meaning to and satisfy the vulnerable, material imprint.
grasp and rejuvenate the fatigued, depleted matter.
unearth and obtain the minor, audible inside.
handle and describe the warm, discernible occurrence.
bring to awareness and identify the extreme, sharp possibility.
detect and form the numb, unaffected capacity.
notice and expand the vacant, unlimited outer space.
stroke and impress the distinguished, superfluous ether.
revive and cultivate the outrageous, supple feeling.
vacate and explore the slight, sensitive object.   

begat.hence.hover.                            3

cause and detect the fleeting interaction.
produce and modify the brief interface.
lead and revolutionize the passing communication.
bring about and alter the short-lived memory.
create and transform the transient thought.
discover and correct the nearby contact.
examine and change the drifting message.
watch and duplicate the menacing idea.
integrate and recover the temporary assertion.
manipulate and fix the momentary point.
observe and stay close to the evanescent impression.
unite and amend the lingering statement.
merge and rebuild the remaining worth.
sense and contemplate the persistent proclamation.
repair and rejoin the enduring implication.
reinstate and reshape the fading meaning.
re-establish and recondition the underlying intention.
replicate and restore the drifting purpose.
copy and return the rising representation.
replace and imitate the enduring motivation.


banging.entities.hole.                                4

isolate the expansive, concentrated mound.
hollow out the shallow, magnetic crack.
bash the propelling, evolving elements.
stab the quick, minuscule unit.
puncture the static, unified fragment.
exhume the expanding, infinite fracture.
pulverize the inert, burdensome last.
heave the combustible, invisible thing.
carve out the endless, globular shape.
soak up the distant, limitless light.
escape the impassable, linear fissure.
break up the effectual, accelerated beginning.
divide the disappearing, last nook.
split the parting, individual pieces.
encounter the remaining, extended medium.
initiate the entire, disintegrating group.
find the beating, unearthly organism.
bury the remote, inevitable fact.
establish the growing, reflective force.


barehanded.increments.gut.                        5

hold and fondle the swelling, exposed inside.
measure and subtract the working, additional components.
take down and multiply the unprotected, outer walls.
pick-up and connect the increasing, central parts.
grip and trigger the internal, moist canal.
retain and suspend the distended, tender appendage.
embrace and nourish the bulging, fit viscera.
take-in and improve the diminishing, ineffectual strength.
clench and resuscitate the inflamed, throbbing muscle.
adjust and activate the exhausted, callused machine.
treat and bind the lifeless, burning site.
conceal and dissect the torpid, benign specimen.
aid and mend the blistering, agitated organ.
circulate and sample the energetic, diminutive amount.
clear and anesthetize the sinuous, congested entrails.
separate and destroy the malignant, contrived symptom.
prop up and condition the strained, limp tendon.
expire and distribute the overflowing, active vapor.
clutch and extract the useless, tense system.
seize and stabilize the failing, vital pump.

User's Manual Series: OBJECTS 6-10

enzymatic.unhitches.emotions.                    6

uncouple and mix the stiff anxiety.
unbolt and blend the adaptable surprise.
fasten and activate the sturdy trust.
unharness and combine the unyielding joy.
nail together and unify the durable torment.
screw into place and convert the reliable sadness.
unlock and speed up the malleable interest.
dislodge and catalyze the fluid lust.
meld and consume the rigid remorse.
take apart and transform the concrete fear.
unyoke and compound the pure rage.
split and produce the built-up anticipation.
tie up and change the dismal optimism.
let go and unite the tender disgust.
detach and collect the flowing ecstasy.
pull apart and reduce the terrific terror.
affix and increase the constant awe.
undo and fuse the gentle longing.
link and coalesce the limp boredom.
disengage and adhere the adaptable annoyance.

gathered.doubled.inert.                    7

pull together and duplicate the rigid periphery.
summon and fold the lifeless gap.
scatter and multiply the declining fringe.
obtain and bend the fixed border.
conjure and unshackle the waning rim.
amass and replicate the unfettered side.
congregate and imitate the dormant outside.
herd and liberate the motionless margin.
accumulate and cut in half the unchanging boundary.
assemble and layer the static division.
split into two and distribute the deteriorating edge.
harvest and dispense the stagnant perimeter.
group and divide into equal segments the dull frame.
flock together and let loose the latent area.
disband and compile the dilapidated threshold.
invoke and free the immovable mark.
accrue and release the sluggish verge.
reproduce and disperse the unvaried surface.
bring together and relieve the constrained opposition.
draw in closely and confine the inactive limit.


esthetic.ripens.quiet.                    8

inspect the deafening, mounting sublime.
review the absolute, hidden beauty.
study the precious, misplaced noise.
feel the uplifting, necessary disturbance.
analyze the complete, calm inspiration.
critique the violent, indispensable wonder.
infiltrate the ensuing, attractive icon.
hide the relentless, transcending stillness.
hear the repressed, poignant silence.
develop the painful, essential pleasure.
redesign the repulsive, susceptible interpretation.
observe the consuming, clamoring condition.
become the piercing, abstract reason.
invade the brilliant, sanctimonious sound.
sense the meaningful, escalating tumult.
infect the evolving, powerful composition.
take over the expressive, unpleasant pigment.
decipher the pleasing, reflective representation.
experience the unsettling, radiant entity.
dispose of the sacred, overpowering subject.

out.sifted.chaotic                        9

filter and polish off the confused, distant components.
slice and piece together the hectic, vague method.
strain and recollect the imprecise, internal particles.
select and preserve the structured, shifting core.
pick through and ignore the orderly, obvious move.
pass over and choose the surrounding, intended pandemonium.
extract and stow away the banal, ambiguous sections.
diminish and reserve the out of control, formless space.
concentrate on and regulate the collapsed, undetermined distance.
isolate and put to use the unpredictable, inherent being.
cultivate and store the unruly, anticipated state.
organize and classify the complex, prearranged strategy.
force apart and send away the uncertain, muddled cause.
hone in on and save the volatile, unequal length.
prepare for and bring into focus the blurred, targeted source.
confine and expose the decided, outward purpose.
sort out and measure the far off, accidental origin.
obfuscate and end the vast, colliding commotion.
monitor and stabilize the boundless, unstable root.
take away and procure the excessive, difficult circumstances.


defecate.confirm.sphere.                   10

ooze and validate the identical, spiky hemispheres.
strengthen and eliminate the uneven, fragmented circle.
digest and show the isolated, rotating center.
exorcise and contrast the slight, opposing poles.
measure and take in the marked, indefinite  circumference.
dispute and push out the similar, interlocking parts.
sanction and absorb the thick, concentrated volume.
calculate and leave the precise, penetrating diameter.
contest and drive out the seditious, shrinking radius.
excrete and assess the slippery, metallic arc.
emit and empower the narrow, magnetic equator.
associate and lay to waste the twisted, defining meridian.
estimate and discard the continuous, intersecting latitude.
compare and banish the irregular, rusty contours.
ratify and remove the rising, sharp planes.
expel and evaluate the expanding, hollow interior.
spill and balance the strenuous, parallel line.
corroborate and dismiss the convex, refracted exterior.
segregate and disprove the distinguished, perpendicular angle.
verify and cleanse the contaminated, opaque surface area.

Reflection: 2008

It is my belief that we begin every creative discourse with what we know, and through the investigation of methods and materials we arrive at what we desire- the unknown.

 

Infrastructure is derived from the Latin prefix “infra” meaning “below” and “structure”. Liminality means “below the threshold”. A combination of the two might mean below the threshold of the structure or below the structure of the threshold. Threshold is the point where a new experience begins and structure is a bridge, framework or other object that has been put together from many different parts. It is the point where a object brings forth a new experience and the pivotal moment when there is a transformation into the new. Infrastructure is generally used to describe a series of systems that provide communication between communities or transportation between two geographically defined points. These works are a conduit between the periphery and core, the subjective and objective, the tangible and intangible. They are essential.

 

Nothing is real until it is observed.”

This statement is fundamentally connected to creating or experiencing a work of art. It is when we expand our field of vision to consider the periphery that we completely form the background of detailed visual perception. It is also the moment when we enter awareness of the present to reflect on the past and imagine the future. It is when we dare to conceive of the potential for ourselves and the world around us. Are we in opposition or are we open? Are we on the periphery or are we centered? Working between the objective real world and the subliminal there exists an exchange of energy. Like a pendulum swinging in equal measure back-and-forth, one brings about the other. Abstract thought juxtaposed with the organic molding and manipulation of materials also fosters this exchange.

 

Snow Angel was taken from an actual snow impression. Other examples of experimental processes include casting small iron forms in a magnetic field and developing a method for casting flexible concrete strips for weaving. Oxymoron is derived from the Greek “oxy” meaning pointed and “moron” meaning dull. It is used to deliberately call attention to a contradiction. Snow Angel is symbolic time, a temporary boundary, and weightless mass. It is insignificant gravity, permanent ephemera, and tangible atmosphere. To imagine the possibilities of materials and processes presents opportunities for the in-depth investigation of the nature of these materials. I am driven to examine what I know- to challenge the tangible, earth bound, here and now; compose energy and refine matter; dissolve the boundaries, measure the distance, and eclipse the divide.

SUR/RENDER

1.

 

I

to give up possession of or power over. to yield to another on demand. Or. the compulsion to give up claim to. to give over. yield. as in a favor. relinquish, resign, sacrifice. to give up or abandon. to yield or resign oneself to. to emotion. yield. or influence. as a prisoner. giving up, over, or into. free of liability. giving up of something after. striving, struggling, attempting to. to keep it. to relinquish. abandon, give up, let go of something held. in one's grasp. yield. to concede, submit, waive, abdicate. to a superior force. resign. to, to passive. acceptance. to, to passive. acceptance. to give, hand over, deliver, present, submit. become, make, perform, offer. to submit to. to consider. approve. to give in return or requital. to restore. to represent or depict. to make a drawing of. perspective. to draw from perspective. recite, play, treat, act out. to pronounce or declare. a declaration. translate. decipher. decode. explain. solve. interpret.

II

over, upon, above, beyond.

III

beyond claim in one's grasp. to resign oneself. to sacrifice. upon. deliver. make emotion. demand above. as a let go. in return. passive into free. keep it. beyond perspective. in. held in. hand over or to abdicate. possession. restore, attempt, waive. over or onto. draw compulsion upon. make abandon. make. make beyond. restore. play. yield. act out. force. decipher. acceptance. upon. to. or present. struggle into. to. to influence in. or declare it an over. to give or to treat. on the draw. grasp. offer. in another. yield or attempt deliver. up, upon. be, beyond. become, represent, make. or consider. to draw from. to translate or to put together. as in to pronounce over, upon, above, beyond.

 

2.

I

beyond claim in one's grasp. to resign oneself. to sacrifice. upon. deliver. make emotion. demand above. as a let go. in return. passive into free. keep it. beyond perspective. in. held in. hand over or to abdicate. possession. restore, attempt, waive. over or onto. draw compulsion upon. make abandon. make. make beyond. restore. play. yield. act out. force. decipher. acceptance. upon. to. or present. struggle into. to. to influence in. or declare it an over. to give or to treat. on the draw. grasp. offer. in another. yield or attempt deliver. up, upon. be, beyond. become, represent, make. or consider. to draw from. to translate or to put together. as in to pronounce over, upon, above, beyond.

II

to give up possession of or power over. to yield to another on demand. Or. the compulsion to give up claim to. to give over. yield. as in a favor. relinquish, resign, sacrifice. to give up or abandon. to yield or resign oneself to. to emotion. yield. or influence. as a prisoner. giving up, over, or into. free of liability. giving up of something after. striving, struggling, attempting to. to keep it. to relinquish. abandon, give up, let go of something held. in one's grasp. yield. to concede, submit, waive, abdicate. to a superior force. resign. to, to passive. acceptance. to give, hand over, deliver, present, submit. become, make, perform, offer. to submit to. to consider. approve. to give in return or requital. to restore. to represent or depict. to make a drawing of. perspective. to draw from perspective. recite, play, treat, act out. to pronounce or declare. a declaration. translate. decipher. decode. explain. solve. interpret.


III

over, upon, above, beyond.

3.

I

over, upon, above, beyond.

II

beyond claim in one's grasp. to resign oneself. to sacrifice. upon. deliver. make emotion. demand above. as a let go. in return. passive into free. keep it. beyond perspective. in. held in. hand over or to abdicate. possession. restore, attempt, waive. over or onto. draw compulsion upon. make abandon. make. make beyond. restore. play. yield. act out. force. decipher. acceptance. upon. to. or present. struggle into. to. to influence in. or declare it an over. to give or to treat. on the draw. grasp. offer. in another. yield or attempt deliver. up, upon. be, beyond. become, represent, make. or consider. to draw from. to translate or to put together. as in to pronounce over, upon, above, beyond.

III

to give up possession of or power over. to yield to another on demand. Or. the compulsion to give up claim to. to give over. yield. as in a favor. relinquish, resign, sacrifice. to give up or abandon. to yield or resign oneself to. to emotion. yield. or influence. as a prisoner. giving up, over, or into. free of liability. giving up of something after. striving, struggling, attempting to. to keep it. to relinquish. abandon, give up, let go of something held. in one's grasp. yield. to concede, submit, waive, abdicate. to a superior force. resign. to, to passive. acceptance. to give, hand over, deliver, present, submit. become, make, perform, offer. to submit to. to consider. approve. to give in return or requital. to restore. to represent or depict. to make a drawing of. perspective. to draw from perspective. recite, play, treat, act out. to pronounce or declare. a declaration. translate. decipher. decode. explain. solve. interpret.

Sound Recording05 #4: The Definition of a Word

https://soundcloud.com/hapowell/recording05-4

a list of fifty possible objectives (artist book)

release potential energy
break the silence
reincarnate the suffocating senses
destroy the ball and chain
penetrate the skin, release the nectar
indulge the wild untamed spirit
free the tongue
awaken consciousness
unearth the subconscious
behead the enemy
reveal the light
unleash the whole
become the uncivilized unstoppable savage
empower the psychotic
break the ties
exhaust the anguish
exploit the truth
challenge the tangible, earth bound, here and now
taste the fluid, every last breath, breathe life into
preserve the heart
initiate the intuitive
liberate the underdog
encompass the object, surround the figure
revolve the fundamental inherent core
orbit the line, focus the distance
recognize the limits, beyond understanding
sight the perfect indispensable fortuitous chance
compose energy, refine matter
imply the external, connect the essential
form the periphery, focus the boundary
leap the boundless, complete the space
separate the substance
inspect the requisite
become the form of truth
dissolve the boundaries
measure the distance
eclipse the divide
link the masses
reconcile the differences
target the zone
put the best foot forward
hear the suggestion
neutralize the crack
observe the change
structure the cycle
decode the translation
synthesize the communication
take the fix
reverse the motion
isolate the beginning

deceive.hide.split. (a list of 100 observations)

It is complete and divided.
It is complete and in-between.
It is complete and not true.
It is complete and buried.
It is complete and ambiguous.
It is complete and vague.
It is complete and separate.
It is complete and invisible.
It is complete and systematic.
It is complete and unsighted.
It is complete and stellated.
It is complete and convincing.
It is complete and calculated.
It is complete and seductive.
It is complete and condensed.
It is complete and understood.
It is complete and equal.
It is complete and solitary.
It is complete and weak.
It is complete and broken down.
It is complete and opposite.
It is complete and annular.
It is complete and combustible.
It is complete and exposed.
It is complete and unearthly.
It is complete and rotund.
It is complete and moving backwards.
It is complete and wild.
It is complete and impenetrable.
It is complete and distant.
It is complete and ominous.
It is complete and solid.
It is complete and recurring.
It is complete and warped.
It is complete and contradicting.
It is complete and heavy.
It is complete and hidden.
It is complete and indefinite.
It is complete and remote.
It is complete and changing.
It is complete and isolated.
It is complete and corrosive.
It is complete and smashed.
It is complete and determined.
It is complete and distinct.
It is complete and dense.
It is complete and obvious.
It is complete and free.
It is complete and forceful.
It is complete and sultry.
It is complete and expansive.
It is complete and explosive.
It is complete and unconditional.
It is complete and deluded.
It is complete and broken.
It is complete and dark.
It is complete and open.
It is complete and defined.
It is complete and disguised.
It is complete and found.
It is complete and persuasive.
It is complete and diminished.
It is complete and structured.
It is complete and balanced.
It is complete and circuitous.
It is complete and excavated.
It is complete and astray.
It is complete and revolving.
It is complete and resistant.
It is complete and refracted.
It is complete and massive.
It is complete and boundless.
It is complete and ripped apart.
It is complete and revealed.
It is complete and joined.
It is complete and opposing.
It is complete and removed.
It is complete and abandoned.
It is complete and driven.
It is complete and illuminated.
It is complete and physical.
It is complete and fixed.
It is complete and articulated.
It is complete and blocked.
It is complete and passing through.
It is complete and located.
It is complete and compressed.
It is complete and empty.
It is complete and composed.
It is complete and detailed.
It is complete and uncontrollable.
It is complete and transparent.
It is complete and reflective.
It is complete and necessary.
It is complete and precise.
It is complete and misleading.
It is complete and obscured.
It is complete and pulling.
It is complete and arranged.
It is complete and formed.

Possible objectives:

1. conceal the changing divide
2. separate the systematic truth
3. locate the solitary, isolate the equal
4. join the wild, warp the balance
5. reflect the obscured, distance the understanding
6. excavate the dark, combustible mass
7. unearth the heavy, corrosive physical
8. calculate the precise in-between
9. change the obvious composition
10. rip apart the necessary arrangement
11. break down the exposed, impenetrable form
12. refract the ominous detail
13. drive the opposition, compress the circuitous
14. bury the dense recurring
15. free the seductive force, illuminate the indistinct

CONSTRUCT/DESTRUCT

tectonic plates thrust.  pull, stretch, and reach.  push out, force, drive, and collide.  compete from the inside out.  who/what is thrust? and pull? what is being pushed? tectonic plates.  of the earth.  surface.  contour/boundary/line.  between here and there.  what is the time that it takes to get from here to there? stagnant, calm, sporadic spores breaking the surface.  crooked, bent, and serrated.  worn down.  blunt from friction.  resist, caress, penetrate, and puncture.  to pass through.  to pass through that which can not be contained.  the unknowable.  to contain, is to embrace, is to repress, is to restrain.  that which can not be contained is discharge.  of the body.  by-product.  sludge.  shit.  me/you.  it wants to take form.  the impulse to.  pulse.  alive.  me/you live.  a sphere.  what is this fucking thing? forcing me/you out of my/your space.  grease, mucus, sludge.  round, dense shit.  mucilage, adhesive, glue.  the by-product.  the fertilizer.  to germinate.  the semen and the egg.  from the gut, through the bowels and out the body.  shit.  organic waste/industrial waste.  machine.  a by-product of the machine.  motor, mechanism, device, contrived.  the machinist, engineer, and creator.  industry.  to be industrious: to work diligently at to create/destroy.  form, generate, cause, construct/kill, annihilate, extinguish, obliterate.  waste the waste.   you/I.  life/death.  to form death.  to generate life.  reveal/conceal;revolve/conceal;evolve/conceal.  what does it mean to conceal? to concede, conceive, or to consent to.  concentric.  spiraling.  I/you.  caress, beat, and obfuscate the bigness of the wetness.  touch,touch,touch.  electrical cables harness, restrict, and anchor.  ball and chain.  drag me/you through toxic shit.  electric life.  a premonition.  the permission.   the idea, image, blueprint of in the head.  rotund. obese.  the weight of the head, here comes the head.  head in the muck.  my/your spine should grow longer, more potent.  what the fuck is this greasy toxic shit?  gut/bowel/earth in my/your hand.  from where? the unknown.  from the unknown through the bowels to the hand.  from the head through the heart out the mouth.  touch,touch,touch.  me/you.  pushing it/me/you through the sludge and shit.  or (me)mory.  me/you.  the memory.  wet. wet. wet.  sloppy, sludgy shit.  toil through the wet shit.  push through the by-product/remains/remedy.  a 600lb. ball of shit.  a 600lb. ball of sludge.  a 600lb. ball of wet.  a 600lb. ball of  touch, touch, touch.  
on top of.  surmount, surpass, grind, crush, and pulverize.  break through the core.  stand up.  on the edge.  up, up, up.  I'm on the edge, next to, beside, in-between, and underneath.  the opposition.  optimism.  unmovable.  obstacle.  suppress/repress.  release, unleash, and lift the core.  mount the cultural remains.  bludgeon, beat, exhaust, and fatigue.  one more blow.  muscles contract.  muster up the strength.  every last breath.  release the energy.  don't stop, don't stop, don't stop.  weary and wavering.  exploit/explore/explode.  I've exploded.  the untamed and  furious.  out of control.  energy.  swing the hammer.  blunt resonance.  sabotage.  a million blows to the head.  desecrate the memorial.  the relic.  statue/status/statute.  deflate.  collapse.  I'm going to collapse.  breathe, swallow, breathe, breathe, breathe.  comatose but moving.  take in.  abandon.  abort.  persevere/preserve.  indulge.  breath life into.  empower.  emancipate.  free,free,free.  awaken, unearth, and liberate.  fight to go on.   excavate.   bring into consciousness.  the mystery.  the obfuscation.  the resistance.  to be.  become.  the form of truth.     

Possible Objectives:

1.  release potential energy
2.   break the silence
3.  destroy the ball and chain
4.  penetrate the skin, discharge the nectar
5.  indulge the wild
6.  free the tongue, breath life into
7.  awaken consciousness
8.  unearth the subconscious
9.  behead the enemy
10.  reveal the light
11.  unleash the whole
12.  become the uncivilized and unstoppable savage
13.  empower the psychotic
14.  emancipate the matriarch and break the ties
15.  exhaust the anguish
16.  exploit the truth
17.  challenge the tangible, earth bound, here and now
18.  taste the fluid, every last breath
19.  reincarnate the suffocating senses
20.  preserve the heart, initiate the intuitive, and liberate the underdog

Sound Recording02 #3: Construct/Desruct

https://soundcloud.com/hapowell/recording02-3