SMELL MUSEUM (2017)

a participatory exhibit showcasing over 60+ smells each with their own notes and description written by yours truly, a scratch n' sniff film, interactive smell maps + logs, and the debut of the second edition value criterion. probably the biggest representation of my heart.

ONE NIGHT RELIGION (2017)

in partnership with Nia Zekan

an exhibit/performance based around devotion, wholesomeness, and living forever in paradise. 

MOCKTAILS, MUSIC, AND THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE (2018)

a music/art show collaborative i designed and curated for WUVT 90.7 and for the resistance efforts against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. there were custom mocktails chosen by the WUVT 90.7 events team, a room where you could speed date cyborgs, and ~ romance in the air ~

ROOT BEER TASTING (2018)

a sommelier exercise for the most coveted and secretly complex of all beverages. over twenty different types of root beer provided, alongside palette pairings. proceeds benefitted resistance against the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

EXPLODE A VOLCANO (2018)

in collaboration with Nia Zekan

a fundraising effort for resistance against the mountain valley pipeline -- for each $5 donated, a custom paper mache volcano was created. on a livestream, all of the volcanoes were detonated at the same time. the police tried to show up and my landlord searched my backyard. detonated with an homage to the classic early youtube relic, mentos and diet coke. 

FLEA MARKET (2018)

a community flea market, with proceeds supporting resistance efforts against the mountain valley pipeline.

SATAN'S FINGERPIANO (2017-2018)

in early 2017 i was in a tiny bookstore in the middle of rural southwest virginia and i found a children's book outlining how they can live forever in paradise on earth. reading that book sparked a semi-perody semi-tru doom music group known as satan's fingerpiano, giving way to an eventual two person rock opera, a set devoted to finding love on early colonialist mars, and the existential pain of being a robot programmed for devotion.

GARBAGE GOLF (2017)

a performance piece where you play mini golf on a course made out of trash. in the early summer i would go dumpster diving and this exhibit was a result of some dang good finds. winner is the person that cries the easiest. 

POETIQUE DISCOTHEQUE (2017)

a night of poetry, beats, with a lil mini zine fair all wrapped up inside. i had this event in the basement of a local house venue, the litterbox, and tried to make everyone feel like they were in a spaceship wrapped up like a giant burrito.

QUILT CONGREGATION (2017)

in may i ended up booking a show with the band fleece (fleecemusic.bandcamp.com) and thought it would be ~hilarious~ to do an event involving fabric. around the same time i got really into the idea of "quilt culture", and felt a community quilting session was in order.

TINFOIL HAT TUESDAY (2017)

one tuesday all of my roommates left town, so i hosted an open mic in my living room. to enter the open mic you have to make a tinfoil hat, and people made some real good stuff. there was also a running projector in the bathroom that played a slideshow of local poetry to keep you company as you pooped. 

JACKSON POTLUCK (2015, 2017)

a play on the work of jackson pollock, jackson potluck is a communal art project where people can use old or unwanted food in order to create a piece of abstract work. i first created a "jackson potluck" in september 2015 in my friend's yard, and once again on a larger scale in late june of 2017.

ONE DAY BAND (2014-PRESENT)

an ongoing project based around unedited recordings of bands forming for one day only, giving in to the value of ugly impulse in both thought and process, alongside the prospect of having no future.

the only requirement for a one day band is that the songs must be fully improvised, and in the rare case that a member wants to try a song again, both versions must be uploaded. one time i told jad abumrad about this project, and he definitely will not remember the conversation, but at least it was sitting in his subconcious for a brief moment.

this bandcamp is my public collection of one day bands-- some of them were never uploaded, others were hidden because they were either too horrible or too sentimental.

NEWMAN

SIKES

KEON

PAPERHAUS

THE TILLS

THE DUE DILIGENCE

SOLO BASURA

MARBLEBERRY SEEDS

DAEVA

WAIF
BENNY OKOTO

NNAMDI OGBONNAYA
T-REXTASY
TERROR PIGEON
REAL DOM
NATHAN K
DENZELL
BUSTER
RARELUTH

MOSS KINGDOM

BLOOD MOON RITUAL

S'IL VOUS PLATH
 

JEMEAUX
ELECTROBRO

ROTHSCHILD

FLEECE

BOYSCOTT

BREAD PILOT

THE GEEBIES

SONIC EDDY

WHATS YER SIGN
CALEB FLOOD
+ more -------

 

MUSIC SHOWS (2015 - PRESENT)

a play on the work of jackson pollock, jackson potluck is a communal art project where people can use old or unwanted food in order to create a piece of abstract work. i first created a "jackson potluck" in september 2015 in my friend's yard, and once again on a larger scale in late june of 2017.