H = A (Hesitation = Annihilation)

Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition

Zoller Gallery, State College, PA. 

August, 2013

The Laboratory at H = A
The Laboratory at H = A

View of the back 2/3 of the gallery, an installation titled "The Laboratory" The Laboratory was used as both an immersive installation space for the public to enter and interact with and also a setting in which I performed skits, presentations and performances under specific characters (ie. personae)

The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room

A view of the front third of the gallery at H = A, an installation titled "The Waiting Room." Much more conventional in style, the front of the gallery served as a calm space to be explored before entering the sensory overload found within "The Laboratory." All of the pieces found in "The Waiting Room" were made prior to "The Laboratory" and helped inspire the complete installation. Includes (from left to right): Persona Reel, Persona Catalog, Seating Area, Miracle Machine, Scale Model

Catalog Expo
Catalog Expo

Wall mounted swinging poster display. Each photograph is 22" x 48" Eleven total personae including: Billy Bum Bum, Panama Fred, Captain America, The CEO, Fabian, Terry Tough Ass, Day Tripper, The Prophet, Johnny Applestomper, O-G, The Star

Catalog Expo
Catalog Expo

Wall mounted swinging poster display. Each photograph is 22" x 48" Eleven total personae including: Billy Bum Bum, Panama Fred, Captain America, The CEO, Fabian, Terry Tough Ass, Day Tripper, The Prophet, Johnny Applestomper, O-G, The Star

Photograph from a presentation on opening night titled "Message from a Messenger." Performed under Prophet alias

A shot looking inside of "The Command Center" found on the left side of "The Laboratory" installation Includes: The Podium, The Exposure Unit, The Soundboard, The Organ, The Microfilm Projector

A shot of "The Game-board," located between "The Waiting Room" and "The Laboratory." "The Game-board" served as not only an interactive stage for public performances, but also a threshold to cross between "The Waiting Room" and "The Laboratory"

A detailed shot of one of the two podiums found on "The Game-board."

A shot of the right side of "The Laboratory" Includes: Draft Desk, Color Desk, Art Cart, Wall Mappings

A view of the Draft Table found on the right side of "The Laboratory"