Undercover is a 5 minute, autobiographical performance that weaves vignettes of memories, music, and pop culture imagery into a narrative that explores misogyny, gender, and identity from a unique perspective.
Graduate Thesis Project, ITP, 2019
ITP Spring Show 2019
“You know how every once in a while something will happen to you or you'll see or read a thing that makes you feel the emotion in your body? Undercover impacted me on that kind of body-level.” - Allison B.
“Elegant setup, well executed, and an all around affecting experience. I was so impressed by the quality of the storytelling - which felt radically honest and specific, but also welcoming…” - Sarah R.
“The fact that this was a two sided show, that every iteration was fresh for the participant and for you, was incredibly innovative, and so true to what I believe to be one of the most powerful aspects of performance art, that the artist can become a mirror through which the participant sees something true about themselves.” - August L.
Sound is important so make sure you’re listening with headphones or speakers!!
The space during my thesis show.
The space on day 1 of the ITP Spring Show 2019.
Similarity Jukebox - Musical Installation
A musical installation that demonstrates how derivative songs can be.
Users are encouraged to put on the headphones, press play, and cycle through sets of songs in pairs, sliding the fader back and forth to hear how similar two different clips of songs are. Made using an old iphone running p5.js, connected serially to a Macbook Pro. The sliding potentiometer (fader) is plugged into an Arduino Uno. Fabricated from lasercut wood fit into a cigar box with a piece of leather to allow easy access underneath the panel.
An interactive window display that makes you question what is real and what is fake. Using a widely recognized cultural symbol for lying, my team of four created a marionette similar to Pinocchio as a news anchor with animated eyes, moving arms and head and a growing nose. Fabricated from pvc pipes, CNC milled wood, canvas, string, foam board, foam core, velcro, and lots of paint. Eyes were animated using a Raspberry Pi and two small lcd’s. Arduino used for arms motor, led lights on logo, lazy susan motor (for head movement) and stepper motor (the nose).