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Terror in Reproduction

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This project focuses on the role of terror in reproduction and the phantasmic illusion of communication  and the media, citing Jean Baudrillard’s The Spirit of Terrorism in comparison to the duality of representation in Jasper John's Corpse & Mirror and the silent exasperation of restrained communication in Jim Dine’s Car Crash( 1960).             What is the commonality between the spectrum of America (which maybe by itself the epicenter but not the embodiment of globalization) and the spectrum of Islam (which is conversely not the embodiment of terrorism)? I hope to create work that attempts to help all of us to come to terms with this now-current recent history.            The realisation of this project is achieved through the use of silk screen prints and digital reproductions of John’s Corpse & Mirror in relation to video work of news footage from 911. By comparing Johns’ work to footage of the 911 attacks, I intend to draw a parallel to two seemingly ide

We Have Run Out of Moons (collaboration w/ Leo Koivistoinen)

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This collaborative work between Leo Koivistoinen and JoshuaY'Barbo attempts to address the transition from childhood aspirations to more grown up concerns. The objects that once filled us with joy and wonder become nothing more than common place reminders of this transition. The room once ignited by a child’s wonder becomes the lonely streets after a parade. The festive debris washed down the drain. The outer space we once fantasized about is replaced by the solitary awareness of inner space. We have exhausted the possibilities of fictions only to face the emptiness behind the things that once excited our imaginations. "We have run out of moons" -Wernher von Braun (head architect of the American space program ).

Soap Oil and Water Installation

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Chelsea College Summer Show: MA Final Exhibition  Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK. Sept 2010

Speaker Experiment

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Prophylactic Phantasmic

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Fantastic Prophylactic (Fairy in a Condom) , 7m56sec, Still Shot, 2010  http://vimeo.com/21256942 Fantastic Prophylactic (Fairy in a Condom) , 7m56sec, Installation Shot, 2010  http://vimeo.com/21256942 Globes , Glass, Oil, Water, Polystyrene, 2010 Cleaning Oil & Water with Soap Screen Shots of Video, 2010 http://vimeo.com/21747895