Tra Bouscaren

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My work engages American spectacle at the crossroads of waste culture and the surveillance state. Site-responsively, my installation process begins with salvaging local materials that bear symbolic or indexical resonance with toxic American culture. Aggregating these waste materials into networks of sculpture, I install surveillance equipment in the sculpture such that it looks out at people who approach the work. Those video feeds are combined algorithmically and re-deployed through a multichannel projector array, submerging the sculpture in a distorted vision of surveillance. By illuminating the salvaged material with surveillance, the exhibition serves to implicate spectators into what they have arrived to judge.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

psyrchus bharptar, installed at the ExCineLab, TCC Center for Innovation (2020-present). Made in collaboration with John Schlesinger, Richard Thompson, Alex Miadzel + performance by Panayotis League. Materials: salvage styrofoam, billboards, bouzouki, epoxy, scrap metal neon, car door, electric guitar/bass hardware, amp, surveillance cameras, computers, tone sensitive interactive projection-mapped video.

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