• Epidemagogue

    Epidemagogue (2016) Ceramics, Video Projection, Touch sensors A field of ceramic bones, rest atop a low pedestal (6’ x 8’). When users touch one of the sculptures it begins to change. Change is transmitted,based on a disease model, to neighboring objects. There are 5 access points where users are invited to touch the ceramics. By …

  • Vigilants

    Vigilants (2016) Ceramics, Video Motion Tracker, 8′ x 4’ (wall) Computer-controlled video projections of human eyes on ceramic hands track motion in front of the installation. This work was inspired by ancient charms meant to ward off the evil eye. The image of an eye in the palm of a hand can be traced back …

  • SleepCycle

    SleepCycle (2014) Ceramics, Sand, Cement, Video, Motion Sensor, 4’ x 6’ x 6” (floor) Seven slip-cast porcelain pillows lie in a bed of black stand. Each pillow is covered with an image of human skin. The skin texture on each pillow slowly progress from youth to old age, each at it’s own rate. The piece …

  • Team

    This collaboration brings together makers from three different realms of expertise: video, ceramics, and neuroscience: Dave Ryan is a media artist who works with interactive video installation. Mika Negishi Laidlaw is a ceramic artist who works with slip-cast porcelain and hand-built earthenware. Steve Ryan is a neuroscientist specializing in sensor design. We believe that the …