a, dog I'm holding undermy arm with its head pointed behind me
This exhibiton took place at Et Al Gallery in San Francisco, CA in 2015.
In in in preparation for the exhibition James Cordas has spent over 2 or 3 years living inside the notorious Ford Bronco used in the long car chase of 1994. During the residency the artist compiled 17 stories. In a, dog I'm holding undermy arm with its head pointed behind me the artist will rebuild the vehicle inside the gallery to be included along side several other childhood objects. The works will be ok. The artist will remain silent during the run of the exhibition but will be expressing himself through hair color. The gallery will be made wheelchair accessible for opening night only.
WARNING: This exhibition has been identified by Epilepsy Action to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.
Contemplative Cop (8ft. Cop), 2015
Dimensions variable Actor, red tree stump, tactical crowd suppression equipment, mirror
Safe Surrender Site, 2015
Anamorphic painting, house paint 75in x 98in x 235in
Full Spectrum Suburban House Fire, 2015
36 x 30'' Steel, perforated vinyl, mirror
Sharp Park, 2015
30 x 36'' Steel, perforated vinyl, mirror, magnets, laser
Gender Neutral Noise Musician, 2015
66in x 48in Steel, perforated vinyl
Info on light installation: In 8 Poems I used a custom analog circuit to illuminate the show using poems. The circuit accomplishes this by gating (blocking) electricity from the fluorescent lights until sound amplitude is present. You can think of it like a light coming from a mouth every time someone wants to make a sound. I used a dedicated computer and 8ch. audio interface to control each light individually. I programmed an automation of 8 poems, 4 using my voice and 4 using Zoe Brezsny's voice. Zoe is my longterm love currently in the MFA for Poetry at Columbia University. Zoe and I are currently working on a book of poems for Land and Sea Press. I took some verses from the book to orchestrate my chorus of poets and in turn illuminate the show with synthesized language.