Libraries, archives, and museums have traditionally preserved and provided
access to many different kinds of physical materials, including books, papers,
theses, faculty research notes, correspondence, and more. These items have been
critical for researchers to have a full understanding of their fields of study as well as
the history and context that surround the work.
Live audio visual improvisation on 06/10/2016 at Modern Makers in Cincinnati, OH.
Ofir Klemperer (electronics), Eddy Kwon (violin), Zach Larabee (percussion), Sayak Shome (images), Charles Woodman (images), Matt Coors (wall treatment), Andy Knolle (projector massage), Harry Sanchez (projector massage), Dan Leonard (live camera), Melissa Godoy (documentation)
As the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County expanded at the beginning of the twentieth century, the library’s trustees turned to Andrew Carnegie to build new branch libraries. The construction of Cincinnati’s Carnegie branches extended access to dedicated library facilities outside of the downtown basin, because the branches were primarily built in the emerging hilltop neighborhoods. The library trustees were largely responsible for location decisions. Community associations saw the construction of a neighborhood branch as a desirable status symbol, and regularly attempted to influence the trustees’ decisions in their favor.
When considering the future of archives, it is essential to consider the role of archivists. Archives have suffered from a multi-decade cycle of poverty that stunts their ability to provide adequate care for records and services for users. The role of archival interventions carried out by archivists is often overlooked and invisible to users and the general public. Well-managed and useful archives require archivists to oversee their care. Archivists play a critical role in responding to concerns about digital cultural heritage loss, but their marginalization from the public sphere remains a significant challenge.
""Pulse Generator Pastry" is my first collaboration with my mother, the ceramic artist Betty Woodman. Betty created the shapes which contain the patterns in the video, based on the forms she uses in her work. I used those shapes as stencils into which both the positive and negative spaces were filled with textures, created using a piece of electronic test equipment called a pulse generator. The video was show in the storefont window at Salon 94 Gallery, during Betty’s show there in spring 2016. on Somehow the rapper ASAP Ferg ended up shooting part of his video for "Let It Bang" standing in front of the work.