Super 8  2001, Storage Gallery Santa Monica

"Projector", Tent poles and coated fabric.

I had a show in 2001 at Storage Gallery in Santa Monica, which I titled “Super 8.” I’d been teaching Super 8 filmmaking as well as sculpture for several years and decided that I wanted to make a sculpture that was as portable as my films were, without the storage issues of sculpture.

The object above is titled "Projector” and it’s made of tent poles and coated fabric. It’s the approximate size and shape of a Super 8 projector with the cone of projection and the screen. I constructed it out of old tent parts, which I altered, and sewed the projection from reflective cloth. The whole thing breaks down and fits into a supermarket bag. Completely portable sculpture.

Drawings below appeared in the Super 8 show along with the “projector.”

A few months earlier I had been invited to a bullfight in Mexico and I brought my Super 8 and video cameras. I’d never seen a bullfight and found it unbearable, so I kept the camera between my face and the spectacle at all times. Once home, I couldn’t bring myself to project the film, so I painted a few of the frames in which nothing is happening.

"S-8 Bullfight x 302" watercolor, 11" x 16"

"S-8 Bullfight x 666" watercolor, 20" x 30"

"S-8 Bullfight x 122" watercolor, 8" x 10"

"S-8-Otto x 53"pencil, 20" x 30"

"S-8 Otto" pencil, 20" x 30"

"S-8 Puppet Hand"pencil, 20" x 30"

Drawings of photographs of Michael Asher's Installation (1970) at Pomona College, 2001, 20" x 30" watercolor and charcoal on paper