I make robots that are fragile, dangerous, confusing, and designed to fail. Please see the link in this submission for more details. I live in Greenpoint, but my studio is in Bushwick.
For GOS I propose to construct a tower of rabbits in my front yard on Noble Street. For the past 10 years I have been constructing front yard displays for various holidays using a combination of classic blow mold decorations, plastic flowers, and a wide variety of other objects. Central to the presentations are a cohort of plastic rabbits which have become well known characters in the neighborhood. My displays are an attempt to create an unknown character for passersby - to force them to stop and wonder about whoever sits inside and their motivations. This character usually floats somewhere in the space between an elderly person with mild dementia, a confused patriot, and a small child who has insisted on incomprehensible design choices. The displays are consistently popular with dozens stopping to take photos on busy warm weekend days. One recent visitor was overheard wondering aloud “but why?” after snapping a photo.
For GOS, I will attempt my most complex yard display, combining rabbits, penguins, ducks, a goose, and a large Santa into an ersatz tower adorned with plastic flowers and surrounded by reflective mylar balloons.
133 Noble St