Family Maker
macOS application

The work will not be performed by the artist. It is not a representation of the artist’s family. It should function as a puzzle box and poetic support for the user. When ready for release, the program will be made available to download and use. New versions may also be released.

Tables of Content
HTML tables, iframe

These tables render the content of “In Submission”, an essay about internet content, white space, and whiteness.

This is the second entry in a series for Art Journal Open and comprises a branching sequence of 92 HTML tables. To the left is the complete work, which is navigated by clicking the italics.

Further notes are provided in "Building a Table".

An article is often bolstered by a table, which places words into more analytical and arbitrary configurations. A table can contain feelings, intimations, and digressions that are necessarily flattened by a linear sequence of text.


This play happens because it can. But what is really absurd is a table that makes sense, an abstraction that reads as a figure. This figure claims that the world is an exchange and things are its tokens. A claim resting on a contradiction might as well crumble when we touch it. The language of the web offers evidence of the many convolutions that go into putting a thought in a hole: in this case, a word in a cell in a table in a frame in an article on a page of a site.

Game application, projection screen

This is a software work built using a game engine. It contains a site that cycles through night and day as the computer directs and edits the scene in real time. The work has an infinite duration and assembles a new sequence each time it is run. It will softly unravel over time a central mystery that prompts questions such as:

* What secret is hiding here?
* What can we piece together?
* What is the trouble with nouns?

This could take 20 minutes or 20 days to solve.

The piece was originally commissioned for the storefront gallery at Front/Space. The above video presents an excerpt of one running instance.

Hypertext, file system, file actions, files

The File is an ongoing process work inspired by agile process management and other forms of contemporary work. The work is the technical documentation of the work. This documentation in part concerns the contingency of digital files, which are freely copied, overwritten, deleted, etc. A cipher for the artist-worker, the File is continually defined and modified by anticipation and expectation. 

The File invites a user to file the file in the file. It was commissioned by Nora N. Khan for Left Gallery, which distributes online access to the File. Become a File user and prepare for the Big Day!