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  • Reese Bowes presents Reliqs and Friends

    Reese Bowes presents Reliqs and Friends

    I was asked a few months ago to be a guest curator for this year's Portland International Film Festival. And, in addition to bringing some very talented film makers some exposure, I've also been asked to speak on a panel to discuss mixed reality and it's implications for the future on March 14th. Just before then, on March 12th, Coast2C, Wallfacer, Reliqs (me), and Omari Jazz will be performing from 8:00 - 10:30p at the Fred and Suzanne Fields ballroom at the Portland Art Museum.

    Head here for tickets and event info.

  • "Simulacra"

    Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory – procession of simulacra – that engenders the territory, and if one must return to the fable, today it is the territory whose shreds slowly rot across the extent of the map. It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges persist here and there in the deserts that are no longer those of the Empire, but ours. The desert of the real itself.” Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard

    From mustardcuffins

  • Korgy & Bass w/Reese Bowes @ KEX Portland

    Another show I performed with Korgy & Bass, and again on visuals. This was the second larger event KEX has had in it's main dining hall. It was an honor to perform there.

  • Reliqs and Omari Jazz @ Holocene

    This is my full set from my performance the other night at Holocene

    Omari Jazz and I performed an impromptu back-to-back set and I also VJ'd for all the performers that night. This is the first time that Holocene has had their main dance hall projection mapped since their opening something like 16 years ago, and I was happy to oblige. 

    You'll be able to find the rest of the performance recordings (Just Pretend and Brown Calculus) at vimeo.com/reliqs

  • Button Tree

    This "button tree" was a collaborative effort between Clamber and Reese Bowes for University of Oregon's What is Technology? Conference on April 9-11th. The exhibition consists of two headphone sets and nine interactive buttons. Participants are invited to wear headphones and press the buttons. Each button is connected to a different sound, allowing users to collaboratively play an experimental piece with each other. The piece was composed by Clamber clamber.org using a sound collage method of altering found sounds in the environment. The concept was programmed by Reese Bowes reesebowes.com/ of PNCA and Intel. The exhibit was curated by Jeremy Swartz and Dean Walton.

    PATTERNS
    APRIL 11—MAY 9, 2019
    LIGHT COURT COMMONS
    UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PORTLAND

    #patterns2019 features art-science works—patterns/systems—across architecture, astronomy, biology, chemistry, communication, materials science, media, physics and nanomicroscopy. It draws on prints, sculptures, and time-based, multi-sensory installation art, as well as juxtapositions of material and representational works.

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    What is Technology? (2019) examined interactions and transactions among practical arts and tools, techniques and processes, moral knowledge and imagination, to navigate our ever-changing world. In a broad sense, technology can be understood as methods of intelligent inquiry and problem-solving into all domains of life. The conference-experience enacted a collaborative network of transdisciplinary research by cultivating information and communication as the heart of science, technology, engineering, art, medicine, and environments (STEAM+).

    2019 marked the ten-year anniversary and ninth annual What is…?, bringing together natural and social scientists, scholars, government officials, industry professionals, artists and designers, as well as alumni, students, community organizations, and the public.

  • Sculpting in CAD @ PNCA's M+T+C Lab

    Sculpting in CAD @ PNCA's M+T+C Lab

    I'm going to be teaching a workshop this Sunday at the M+T+C Lab at PNCA downtown Portland this weekend. You can sign up for the workshop here

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  • Superpositions

    A live production and DJ set I performed in Portland, November and December of 2018.

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  • Disparities is a piece I had on view this past weekend at Disjecta in Portland as a presentation during their annual art auction. It was a pleasure to be included among the many artists that were chosen in and around Portland to represent and raise funds for the arts in Oregon. 

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    Ashes, ashes. 

    Ashes. Dust. 

    Eden.