Occupational Realism
The Flawed Homestead
SubHerban Roots

Public
13-Present EcoScience+Art w/Dr. Changwoo Ahn
09-Present SoA Green Studio
12 Urban Forest DC - participant
12 TY10 - participant
11 zea mays
11 ecoCultures
00- american dreams
09 agriART
08- PS4
07 (d)3
07-08 FineArtOfWar
07 calling america
07 dear Internet
07 Field Museum of Art
06 spacer.gif{ART}
04 e Pluribus Unum
04 molotov remix
02-04  war-product-war
02-03 Contextin' Art
02-04 Indymedia Film Series

Gallery
13 matter / antimatter
13 dangerous ideas
11 ashes to ashes
11 En plein air: No Man's Land
11 Color Fields
10 may we never forget (who we're working for)
08 Untitled
05 white flag
05 Untitled '83
04 54321
04 CO.dependency
04 Uconnect  
03 enduring freedom v.3
02 enduring freedom v.1
01 bad dreams
01 security guards 
01 savings and values
00 reality tv
00 communications
00 surrounded by friends
00 a mythology of boys and girls

Screen
12 safe a flawed homestead project
11 condolences
11 waiting for godot
11 purevil
10 LIVEoil
10 had a dream
08 candidate(1)
08 candidate(2)
06 oneSmallStep
06 BHM@WM

Recording
14 untitled on steel
13 zone system
11 re·me·di·a·tion Lux Eterna Records
09 District of Noise Vol.2
08 SEAMUS National 2008 Concert
08 WITCHin Flux
06-07 gutHead
07 betweenStations
07 oneNightWithYou
04 electroacoustic Music. Vol. IX

02-04 frameworks for how

Performance
13 Noise Awareness, GMU
12 Sonic Circuits Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC
12 Red Palace, DC
10-11 Noise Awareness, GMU 1 & 2
09 Sonic Circuits: Festival of Experimental Music
08 SEAMUS National Conference Concert, Salt Lake City
02 NWEAMO Electronic Arts and Music Festival, San Diego
04 dissension convention, NYC

Pro_formance
National Portrait Gallery
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Publication
13 “New Maternalisms: The Materialities of Art-Making and Becoming-Mother” by Petra Hroch. Museum and Curatorial Studies Review.
13 "Form Follows Function: Eco-Art and Its Place in the Sustainability Movement" Sustainability: The Journal of Record
12 "Visions From Solitary: Prisoners’ Imaginations Made Real By Activists’ Photographs" Pete Brook. PrisonPhotography.org.
12 "Agri-Art..." Green Acres by Sue Spaid
12 PS4. Issue 6: Fetish. Katalog
11 PS4. Media Fields Journal
09 agriART. Media-N
09 Thou God Seest Me: Some Gathered Thoughts for A Short Film About War. Furtherfield.org
08 state of art - a conversation with G.H. Hovagimyan. Furtherfield.org
06 the presence of absence: a conversation with Charles Cohen. NewMediaFix.net
04 some thoughts on computer security and the living dead. Rhizome.org
03 the art of making protest art. The World Socialist Website
03 mediations. GetUnderground
03 warProductWar. Furtherfield.org
03 stock questions. Rhizome.org
01 american dreams.
New Art Examiner (.pdf)

Proposal
09 DYRS youth center (.doc)
08 The Peace Lily Project (.doc)
07 the People's Tours
07 50 Years Later
06 NMCIA
05 reWater
04 peace of mind: 3 person getaway
04 the free market survival kit
04 how america changed the world

Teaching
flawedart.net/courses

contact
flawedart{at}yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

50 Years Later
2007


Rejected proposal for 2008 Folly project grant - Folly is a "leading digital arts organisation. Working in Cumbria, Lancashire (UK) and online, folly is committed to enabling new audiences to explore art through technology."

Project Summary
The public relations victory that has finally brought mainstream acceptance of the facts of global warming and that has lead to widespread debate concerning fossil fuels and the future of the earth’s life systems has also tragically and ironically laid the groundwork for a more successful nuclear energy lobby and the expansion of nuclear power facilities around the world. Strangely and disturbingly, these new moves by nuclear industries are often said to be initiatives toward saving the planet from environmental destruction, thus contributing to a developing historical amnesia concerning the devastating potential of nuclear energy and weapons production. In this context the nightmarish realities of Chernobyl or Three Mile Island or Windscale or the many other accidental and intentional releases of radioactivity into the environment throughout the history of nuclear industries have seemingly faded into the background of popular concern – paving the way for the acceptance of the idea that nuclear energy is a reliable “clean energy” resource.  Meanwhile, ramped up rhetoric in the west concerning the spread of nuclear weaponry to oppositional regimes works to legitimize continued nuclear weapon research and development despite the end of the cold war decades ago.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Windscale reactor fire in the English county of Cumbria. The anniversary can serve as an important expressive and teachable moment for an international public largely unaware of the revitalization of nuclear industries now taking place throughout the world. This project will be an internet-based oral histories project that will attempt to recount the history of the nuclear industry in Cumbria through the voices of the people impacted by its effects beginning with the testimonies of those who remember the Windscale fire in 1957 and moving through the decades to the voices of those concerned with the activities more recently carried out at the Sellafield site.  The project will take the form of an audio blog, which will allow project contributors from Cambria and surrounding territories to post their stories, reports and commentary and communicate with one another concerning the nuclear question at this urgent time in history.  The audio blog will develop over the course of one year as a public art project on the web that will investigate both the specific subject of nuclear technologies as well as the possibilities for collectively generated documentary and participatory journalism using the participatory audio blog form (blogumentary).  This strategy and architecture is also the basis of a recently initiated oral histories, participatory journalism project entitled Calling America which has received some noteworthy attention since my conception and development of it in the spring of 2007. See the Calling America website @
http://www.flawedart.net/callingamerica

Technical and Procedural Notes 
The project will be begin with a series public announcements and calls for participation from individuals and groups interested in the nuclear question from a variety of angles (pro, anti, and more nuanced positions concerning the economy, labor etc.) in Cambria and surrounding territories.  Participants will receive a telephone number, which they will call and record their stories and commentary.  All audio recordings that consider seriously the project parameters will be published on the 50 Years Later blog to which others may post in response. The project will then develop over the course of one year to be a deep reflection of the contested ground of nuclear research and development in the form of oral testimonies and responses.  It is intended that the project become a platform for local debate with global consequences while using the public’s diverse knowledge and commentary from one small part of the world to teach and express to the rest of the world how communities are affected by and respond to nuclear research and development.