date: 2017 media: web-based installation size: size + duration varies with browser, device, and client history: exhibited fringe festival philadelphia pa
Weight of Water constitutes a series of artworks made over the course of two years by TangenT in partnership with community organizations, activists, and representatives from the EPA and CDC. No. One in the series is a digital artwork comprised of archival footage, digital object renderings, portraits, interviews, site photographs and Google Earth Street View video. It is a collaged meditation on impact, suffering, responsibility and governance inspired by well poisonings in the Philadelphia metropolitan region. It premiered at the Philadelphia Fringe Fest as part of their Digital Fringe Programming.
date: 2018 media: unglazed ceramic molecules (benzene, chromic acid, naphthalene, PCE, PFA, PFOS, TCE, toluene) cast from laser sintered 3D prints (produced from original 3D digital models), projection mapped video of modeled and scripted animation blood flow in artery (80s loop, 1920 X 1080p) size: size varies with installation history: work in progress
weight of water no. one
test footage: weight of water no. two
animation still: weight of water no. two
pfos 3d model
weight of water no. two
benzene 3d model
weight of water no. two
The d1ASp0RA Series
date: 2016 media: web-based installation size: size + duration varies with browser, device, and client history: exhibited cruxspace fringe festival philadelphia pa
diASp0RA is a multi-media meditation on global population displacement. Originating with singular stories of refugees, diASp0RA explores the ideological, economic + environmental causalities of world scale disruptions.
date: 2016 media: orange gold leaf on hydrocal plaster cast from 3D print size: 13.5 h x 11 w x 11 d history: exhibited cruxspace philadelphia pa
The work is a spoof on Bertelli’s famous Profilo Continuo (Testa di Mussolini) of 1933. It replaces the fascist dictator with an open-mouthed profile of a certain President of the United States, and changes the material from a burnished black terra-cotta to a polished orange-gold leaf. The work is produced, not by a manipulation on a potter’s wheel, but rather by rotating a bezier curve about an origin axis.
These changes of content, material, and technique shift the metaphor from an all-knowing, all-seeing superman-machine in the Italian Futurist mode, to an all-consuming, idiocentric blowhard screaming at everything, seeing nothing.
high resolution rendering
date: 2014 media: video loop, glassine envelopes, vinyl, fasteners, qr code, crowdsourced drawings and photos on delrin size: size varies with installation, 6m video loop duration history: exhibited olde city publishing philadelphia pa
A crowdsourced exercise in drawing and erasure. Put the post back in posting, while only using up 30 seconds of your allotted 15 minutes of fame. How does it work? TangenT will put YOUR drawing in the wall! Make a blackgraywhite drawing related to the terms BROKEN and/or SPOKEN.
date: 2013 media: video size: 1080x1920px 10s loop duration, projection size varies with installation history: exhibition at LUMEN festival, new york ny
A second iteration was exhibited with the two halves on separate screens a the MaThematic exhibition, Esther Klein Gallery, part of DesignPhiladelphia 2015
airwater | earthfire
date: 2013 media: airwater: video loop, teacup media: earthfire: video loop, plexiglas, vintage irons size: varies with installation, teacup 3.5x4.5x4.5, irons approximately 12x6x6, plexiglas elements average 36x8x0.375 history: exhibited HACK 2.0 philadelphia pa, in association with philly tech week
a TangenT Art Collaborative joint
date: 2012 media: wood, ink, wax size: fit to installation, here shown ~120hx2x2 per each unit history: shown seton hall university art gallery newark nj
date: 2011 media: audio/video loops, astroturf, topsoil, mobile-scannable images, website size: varies with installation, ground projected loop 31m44s, mobile-access loops average 5m history: exhibited international house philadelphia pa
709b is a polyptych, a multi-media cloud-based project taking the viewer on a virtual video voyeur voyage. 709b explores current states of identity, place, private and public expressions of daily life, untangling our culture's conflation of the mask with the map and, in turn, the map with the thing mapped.
Originally created as two synchronized loops, the footage has been de-concatenated into a multiple, asynchrous experience. In installation form, this occurs with a mobile device, the viewer scanning images bridged to cloud-based videos seen in any desired order alongside mesmerizing, looping video projected on a ground-based model of Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. On the website, the spirit of the installation is invoked by simultaneously autorunning embeds... intended strictly for desktop viewing. For mobile access, the original synched diptych is available.
709b features hypnotic guitar loops by Philly's Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner, public domain found sound and recordings of so-called "number stations" purportedly used by state-based intelligence organizations for one-way, coded communication.