Am I Really All the Things That Are Outside Of Me?, 2009 (video)

Am I Really All the Things That Are Outside Of Me? (time lapse), 2009

Approximate Size:
7′ x 3′ x 3′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, wood & steel

Description:
A portrait of Joaquin Trujiilo, comprised of carefully folded and stacked second-hand clothing. Each garment is categorized by hue and crisscrossed around a central spine. The order is chosen at random.

This piece was created for the show “Homesick” at the Carnegie Art Museum. All the clothing was provided by Joaquin Trujiilo (half of the curatorial team Trujillo/Paumier) and his family. Collecting 900 lbs of clothing is a heroic effort, not to mention that both of them also folded with me for several days! Joaquin even recruited his sisters Margo and Gloria to help which is significant because they are tireless and super detail oriented. Much thanks to the museum staff as well.

Into the Fold, Brooklyn, 2009 (video)

Into The Fold, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 2009 (video)

Working with over 20 volunteers, I created a monumental sculpture from 3,615 pounds of second hand clothing. The resulting piece was a 5 x 6 foot cube made in 4 sections.

Why 3,615 pounds? That’s the amount of textile waste created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes.

This event, hosted by the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education, was part of the 5th Annual Green Brooklyn…Green City Fair and Symposium at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbus Park. Clothing for the event was loaned by the textile recycling company, Wearable Collections.

Video by Adam Kaufman

Nomad, 2007 (video)

Nomad, 2007 (video)

Originally a site specific piece for the Red Dot Art Fair, This video was filmed in the hotel room the night before the opening. After an early morning edit, we installed a mini DVD player in the closet along with all the clothing from the poem.

Dreams Divided The Natural Uniti
One Free Voice Above The Crowd
R Nomad Identity InStride

Spellbound Acrobat S Bridge The Gap
A Tightrope Outline Barely There

I’m Absolutely Pale
Solitude S Rare Essence
U Breakaway Speechless 2xist