scrotal curtsy

scrotal curtsy is a poem by Montreal-based musician Steve Howe.
I created art to correspond with the text, then crafted these tiny books.

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Mustard-In-Law
film & performance


At 6pm on August 16, 2016, we hit record on the video camera and proceeded to film a battery of prepared visual stations without stopping the recording until the 30 minute mark. At 9pm, we arrived at the Governor’s Mansion and set up our sound equipment facing a blank wall. Using the projector on the camera, we splashed the recording from earlier onto the wall. All of the sound was improvised live while watching the film. The audience gathered behind us, able to see both the projection and what we were doing with our hands.

Pfff! Monument to The Noise

Mustard-In-Law “Grey Poupon for Bing Bong” appears on the compilation “Pfff! Monument to The Noise” from Italian web-label, MAV Records.  Besides being full of genuinely profound vaporized audio, the cool thing about this release is that it does have a special physical edition.  There is a USB dead drop in Collegno, Italy, which houses the files, free to access by any passer-by.

The compilation can be heard and downloaded at:
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Mustard-In-Law at
Breast Imaging Center

Played at BIC & made a tape.

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Ylang Ylang & Cosí e Cosí
“The Science of Separation”

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I designed the art for this tape “The Science of Separation” by Ylang Ylang & Cosí e Cosí. Released in an edition of 70 cassettes from Moldy Pizza Records, and digital version from Ailanthus.

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The busiest day of my life.

Three exhibits featuring my work all occurred at the same time within a block of each other, coincidentally during both the Iowa Arts Festival and the Iowa City First Friday Gallery Walk.
• Textiles women’s clothing store is showing a full array of my paintings and collages for 3 months.
• Iowa Artisans Gallery has a postcard-sized exhibit with a few of my pieces included.
• Blick Art Materials had an employee show, with even more creations from my hands.

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Mustard-In-Law tape/shirt/show

Mustard-In-Law is Jay Schleidt &  Tyler “Watermellon Man” Luetkehans.
We performed at Governor’s Mansion. The shirts are printed with mustard.
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Each tape contains 30 minutes of sound, starting at a random spot within a playlist of these five improvised recordings:
That’s A-mustard (052316)
Mustard Under the Bridge (052416-1)
The Mustard With No Name Brand (052416-2)
Mustard at Midnight (052416-3)
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Art for Access

A watercolor piece I contributed to the third annual Art for Access event, hosted by the Iowa Abortion Access Fund.  Proceeds help provide access to women’s health services.

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SPACE JAM

SPACE JAM was a 4-day event during Mission Creek, occupying the area above the Deadwood bar in Iowa City.  Included was a family portrait studio, zine-making supplies and a copy machine, and a zine-reading lounge accompanying the exhibit of zines by many artists (including tons contributed by me from our Zine A Day project).  Check out pics of all the zines at instagram.com/s_p_a_c_e_j_a_m/

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BBJr at F∆UST
Mission Creek

Bob Bucko asked me to provide visual accompaniment to his audio performance at Gabe’s, opening for F∆UST (yes, that says F∆UST!) during Mission Creek (officially it was the first show in the week’s events), in Iowa City.

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This is the aftermath of FAUST’s set.  On the ground next to the cement mixer, you can see the jackhammer that shook the ground beneath us as the acid took hold. I witnessed a billion boiling births, and the secret sleep cycle of every plant and insect was revealed to me, foisted (Fausted?!) upon my weary mind in a ritual of spiritual elopement.

박성연 BFA
“Intimate Anonymity”

Seongyun Park invited me to perform as the house DJ for her BFA painting exhibit reception at the University of Iowa Studio Arts Building.  See more of her paintings at seongyunpark.com

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GRAIN magazine

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Transition Squared

My mother needed a logo for her website, Transition Squared.

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Avant-garde Explosion @ Governor’s Mansion

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Flyer by Yobleart. At the event, I provided colored pencils and copies of the flyer for attendees to color for a souvenir.

Verdant Fog “POSTCARD”

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Open House Art Show 2

Open House Art Show, hosted by Phoebe Martin, from Skogman Realty, featuring four local artists.  With my art, I filled a space that was once a little boy’s bedroom.

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Paper & Tapes at Governor’s Mansion

Governor’s Mansion asked me to display some art for a few weeks in the room where many events are hosted.  In addition to showing all kinds of random creations on paper, I provided a tape player and 40 cassettes with album covers and / or sounds made by me.

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DJ Rescue projections

FilmScene asked me to provide projections during DJ Recue’s dance party after a Dandy Warhols performance.  DJ Rescue is Zia McCabe, who plays bass, keyboards, and percussion in Dandy Warhols.  Here are some shots from the event, and screen captures of my visuals.

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Dark Slide III
skateboard art show

For the third annual Dark Slide skateboard art show, I painted a deck with Pebeo solvent-based effect paint.  The exhibit featured loads of great Iowa artists, and was up for a month at the Dubuque Area Arts Collective gallery.

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Inktober 2015

#inktober is a month-long creative exercise encouraging people to produce art using ink, and post the results to social media.  My daily October output in ink is as follows:

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Power of the Purse

Here are some bags I dyed and printed for the United Way of Johnson County Women’s Leadership Circle’s Power of the Purse silent auction.  All money went to Iowa City’s first Summership program, which gives money to kids so they can attend summer programs they would otherwise be unable to afford.

 

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Terry Gilliam “Cinema Savant” award

FilmScene asked me to create an award that would be presented to Terry Gilliam, a life-long influence on my creative mindset.

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experimental sounds night at PS1

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Salon

The Dubuque Area Arts Collective invited me to do “something interactive” at the reception for their annual 60-artist exhibition, SALON.  What I came up with was “video portraits” – instant manipulations of a live camera feed showing reception attendees.  Here are some screenshots..

NOISE @ GABES

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Noise show at Gabe’s, Iowa City.  Blue/Movies with Sino Thraw Mash, Joe Grove, and BOAR.  I performed as Verdant Fog.  The day of the show I recorded and constructed these two-minute tapes.

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