Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma
Exhibition by Dan Senn
University of Puget Sound, March 1994
front: The Trampoline Family
Consists of 32 photo
scans of my face pressed against glass hung beneath the suspended
frame shown in the photo.
back: Out to Dry.
Out to Dry
Two video run continuously behind the
hanging photos: a color video of a mapping of inner-city weeds
downtown Tacoma in the spring of 1993 and the other,
an percussive animation of my face as seen in the photo
and played back over an old b/w television. The sound track for
one video machine consists of the
text called Appealaspeile,
an account of the bureaucratic ousting of a committed artist from
company position written and read in a style reminiscent of
The stereo sound track for the other video is a real-time
feedback improvisation from
#7 made for "No Art Arts Day" in New York City
The Trampoline Family
Consists of three "trampolines"
each featuring the crushed face of three children
held in a transparency
stretched within a pine dowel frame. The rusted mesh on each
acts as a Theremin which senses view proximity (closeness) with
the resulting tone transmitted over piezo speakers attached to
of the scanned photographs (the photo act redundantly
as a speaker diaphram).