THE MAW OF by Rachel Rossin (*1987, US) is a transmedia story — a narrative unfolding across multiple platforms and formats about the coming together of flesh, machine, cognition, and code provoked by current research into brain-computer interfaces.
Music and sound design by Aaron David Ross featuring music by Debussy
GENRE NON CONFORMING
The DIS Edutainment Network
Presented by the New York-based collective DIS, Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network, (“The DIS Network”) is the first exhibition coinciding with the launch of dis.art, a new streaming platform for entertainment and education. The DIS Network reveals a “DIS-topian” take on the future of education—decentralized and open-access, yet communal and physically connected, inviting visitors to experience a twisted hybrid of entertainment and education. Played on a continuous loop on 36 large LED screens in the de Young’s atrium, the work is the result of collaboration with a group of international theorists, writers, and artists including Korakrit Arunanondchai, Darren Bader, Will Benedict and Steffen Jørgensen, CUSS Group, Aria Dean, Casey Jane Ellison, Ilana Harris-Babou, Ada O’Higgins, Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman and Daniel Keller, Ian Isiah, Chus Martinez, Babak Radboy, Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann, Ryan Trecartin, Amalia Ulman, McKenzie Wark, and Women’s History Museum with Jack Scanlan. Many of the videos feature music and sound design created by Dis-affiliated composer Aaron David Ross.
Dis.art exhibition at the DeYoung Art Museum in San Fransisco, CA.
YOU WASTED A GOOD CRISIS
A Good Crisis features the Night King from HBO’s Game of Thrones discussing the missed opportunity for economic revolution following the mid-2000s global financial crisis. He explains how financiers and CEOs now revel in the feudal frenzy of the “new rentership society,” a term propagated by private equity firms to explain the economic shift that has seen the renter population of the United States soar in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crash.
Created by Dis
Written in collaboration with Moritz Schularick and Drew Zeiba
Directors of Photography Alex Gvojic and Rory Muhlere
Edited by Anthony Valdez
Score by Aaron David Ross
Collected by New Museum New York and Baltimore Museum of Art
A new video work commissioned by MOCA Cleveland and Frieze Projects that captures seven actors as they battle conflicting emotions. Extremes of rage, glee, confusion, and terror appear like foreign agents attempting hijack the actors’ faces and bodies. Inspired by sci-fi and horror films, the spare set design, minimal costumes, and dynamic camera work add to the unsettling tone of the work.
Conceived & Directed by Xavier Cha
Sound Design by Aaron David Ross
The Island (KEN) is a hybrid of the (social) kitchen and the (private) bath, a complex network of resources (water, food, energy, data), and a reflection on how we process resources and turn them into aesthetic ideology. It's a smart island, but it also teaches. Aside from shower demos, The Island (KEN) holds talks on digital consciousness, renovation, procrastination, data obscurity, Pinterest, and more.
The Island (KEN)
Created by DIS
Music Composed by Aaron David Ross
Installed at the New Museum, New York 2014