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Unfocused

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Still from a three-part series of videos shown at a solo show. Each video is shot deliberately unfocused, creating a constant and unresolved tension when viewing.
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Concatenation

A work from the group Concatenation Project. Each work built off of the themes and aesthetics of the previous works.
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Gross Density Parcel

From the Agent C Gallery site: Gross Density Parcel is inspired by a vacant lot in South Surrey.  Many years ago, the landowner, upon leaving it, left many of his possessions there to decay.  The assorted detritus — consisting of items such as athletic equipment, children’s toys, tools, photographs, building supplies and much, much more — came to decompose alongside natural and foreign plant species.  These artifacts prompted a creative investigation into the history of the property and those who lived there.  The exhibition featured original artworks created by ten professional Surrey and Vancouver based artists who came to the property to gather materials, images or video footage to assist in the making of their work. … Paul Bucci’s installation Peek evokes the experience of walking past a family living room at night-time while a television set murmurs behind closed curtains. Much like memory itself, such an experience can only ever be sensory in nature – we cannot develop a detailed knowledge of the lives led within this space. Instead, we are left only with an alienated, emotive spectre. Although the window in Peek was found at 136th Avenue, it has become a universal window, suggestive of the veiled possibility of historical […]
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Going Forward/Moving Backward

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An installation that’s part of the Canada Line public art program. The piece is composed of a generated maze and overlaid text. Here’s the artist statement: There exists a certain kind of poetry in code for those with the right kind of eyes.  The algorithm that built this maze takes three lines to define, but it produces a structure so complex that it is nearly unfathomable for a traveler tasked with solving it.  A move’s meaning is hidden from both the builder and the traveler who know only the next step, but the traveler carries with them the pretension that every step is a step closer to some inevitable goal.  From the traveler’s vantage point there is only a tautological metric for certainty: they’ll know they’re on the right track if, and only if, they get where they’re going.
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Proposal for a new letter

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This piece is a tongue-in-cheek proposal for a new letter to replace the suffix -ing.
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Marionette

A performance developed in collaboration with Kathy Yan Li in which my body is rigged like a marionette. Audience members were asked to control my body by pulling on ropes. Marionette is the second instalment of the Manipulated Bodies series. The first can be seen here, and further instalments are currently being developed.
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Retouch

A performance developed in collaboration with Kathy Yan Li in which I paint her white, project a Photoshop interface onto her body, and invite audience members to use the interface. This is the first instalment of Manipulated Bodies, a series in which Kathy and I render control of our bodies to the public. The next in the series can be found here, and future instalments are currently being developed. The performance has been staged two times. During the first performance, Kathy was joined by an audience member.
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Douglas Coupland Works Harder Than You

Douglas Coupland Works Harder Than You (2014) is a tongue-in-cheek postering project by the members of The Shifting collective. Posters were distributed around downtown Vancouver in anticipation of Douglas Coupland’s 2014 exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Confessions

Confessions (2012) is a study in public catharsis. Participants were asked to record and upload confessions through a website. Each confession was then played through a speaker on repeat for the duration of the show. Viewers could walk up to each speaker and listen to an individual confession. Shown as part of the 2012 BA/BFA graduation exhibition at UBC.
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Study for an Ethereal Delight

Study for an Ethereal Delight (2012) was an interactive multimedia installation hung in the atrium of the ICICS Building at UBC. Three LED matrices were constructed out of plastic rods, wood, and zinc tubing, and controlled by an Arduino-Processing-MAX/MSP interface. As viewers travelled underneath each matrix, they would scatter “birds” represented by the LEDs. This was the second of two installations developed as part of the AVAST project. The first can be seen here.
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