Wil Lindsay - Selected Works


This is a catalog of installations, videos and photographic image sets that I've exhibited, performed or consider significant since 1996.
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Game Space I Series
2010
Public space exhibition shown through the Billboard Arts Project

Images processed through custom software, designed to simulate various older video game video specifications through a live camera
Components: processed digital images





VBLANK Graffiti
2010
iPhone based Augmented Reality Virtual Exhibit

Virtual Exhibition using GPS based Layar application on iPhone. Virtual objects placed throught Philadelphia, PA. Application layer publicly released October, 2010
Components: software based 3D renderings, Layar iPhone application.





Art in the Air Inaugural Exhibition
2010
Large Scale Alternative Format Video
Youtube Link
Public Space Exhibition via Philadelphia's PECO Crown Lights display
Exhibited at:
Welcome America Celebration - Philadelphia, PA - 2010
Components: Generated video from electronic circuit.




BreathPrints
2006-2010
Digital Images with Electronics

Interactive photography: The viewer's breath controls the image's coherence
Exhibited at:
"Spectacle Obscura" - Bambi Project, Philadelphia, PA - 2010
"Re-generate, Re-image, Re-focus: New Directions in Photography" - Payne Gallery, Moravian College - Bethlehem, PA - 2009
"Empty-Set-Go!" - Troy, NY - 2006
"Unification Show" - Albany, NY - 2006
Components: one-way glass, digital photographic transparency, LED circuit, breath sensor circuit, pic processor, C control program, 9V suppy


Breadboard Video Chip-Synth
2008-2010
"VBLANK" Live Electronic Media Performances
Additional Documantation
Breadboard based realtime graphics generation circuits for live performance
Exhibited at:
Collaborative Video Installation "Cadê o Pescador?" - Festival Multiplicidade 2009 - Rio De Janeiro - 2009
Performed at:
Visual Performance at The Next Hope Conference 2010 - New York, NY - 2010
Visual Performance at VGXPO Video Game Expo - Philadelphia, PA - 2009
Visual Performance at Blip Festival 2008 - New York, NY - 2008
Visual Performance at Eyewash *Lens*, Monkeytown - New York, NY - 2008
Multiple Live Visual Performances at Pulsewave-NYC - New York, NY - 2008-2009
Visual Performance at Less than Three, the Tank - New York, NY - 2008
Multiple Visual Performance at 8Static, Studio 34 - Philadelphia, PA - 2008-2010
Visual Performance at 08.08.08, LibertyLands - Philadelphia, PA - 2008
Components:2-Channel Breadboard Circuit, N64 Controllers, Video Mixer


Pocket VBlank
2009
D.I.Y. Miniature Video Synthesizer

Hardware circuit design for musicians to create there own audio-driven visuals
Produced for low volume sale
Components: Circuitboard, power supply, pre-programmed flash memory.





memscr.xex
2009
Interactive Installation

Software based installation with antiquated computer installation
Exhibited at:
"Ready>Run" at Esther M. Klein Gallery, Science Center of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - 2009
Components: Atari XEGS system, 5-1/4" Floppy drive, Self-booting Floopy, RF Circuit, television


VBLANK on DOS
2009-2010
Ascii Based Live Video Performances

Live video performance on antiquated computer hardware
Performed at:
Multiple Performances at Pulsewave-NYC - New York, NY - 2008-2009
Multiple Performance at 8Static, Studio 34 - Philadelphia, PA - 2008-2010
Components: DOS based performance software on early Single Board Computer



Chip8 on Cosmac Emulation
2009
Chip Based Programming Platform

Emulation of 1970's era DIY computer system to facilitate an early "consumer" programming platform
Performed at:
"8Static 1 Year Anniversary" Design Philadelphia 2009 - Philadelphia, PA - 2009
8Static, Studio 34 - Philadelphia, PA - 2008-2010
Components: Single chip emulation platform and PC based software system


XPL0 on the 8086
2009
Live Performance System

Software based performance tool written for early1980s era hardware
Performed at:
Vintage Computer Festival East 2009 : Wall NJ - 2009
Components: Toshiba 8086 "Portable" lunchbox computer, custom XPL0 based software



Locating Memory
2008
Interactive Installation with Community Workshop

Mapping based interactive installation based on an open source DIY GPS device built at a two-part community workshop
Exhibited and Created for:
Solo Exhibition at the Esther M. Klein Gallery, Science Center of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA - 2008
Components: Mounted Circuits, Audio, Camera Detection/PC, Video, Prints, found objects, GPS-A-Sketch Handheld Device


Digital Tintypes
2007-2008
Digital Images on Metal Plates

Hand Transfered Photographic Images: Part II to a Photographic History to the Digital Domain
Exhibited at:
"Kolok Gallery International Juried Exhibition" - North Adams, MA - 2007
"Digital Artist's Space Highlights Exhibition" - Troy NY - 2007
"29th Photo Regional of the Capital Region" - Albany, NY - 2007
"TimeWorks" Solo Exhibition - EBA Gallery, Albany, NY - 2007
Components: Metal Plate, Hand transfered Toner, Beeswax, Shadowbox


Diminished Landscapes
2007
Reduced Toy Camera Images on Paper

Multi-generation laquer thinner toner transfers from toy camera images
Exhibited at:
"Photosemasia" Solo Exhibition - PhotoCenter of the Capital Region, Troy, NY - 2007






TimeFrames
2007
Digital Magic Lantern Slides
Additional Documantation
Photographic Images on Glass: Photographic History to the Digital Domain
Exhibited at:
"Re-generate, Re-image, Re-focus: New Directions in Photography" - Payne Gallery, Moravian College - Bethlehem, PA - 2009
"Slow Art" at ACM Siggraph 2008 Art Gallery - Los Angeles, CA - 2008
"Past Time : Photographic Exchange" at The Charles Demuth Museum and Foundation - Lancaster, PA - 2008
"Photosemasia" Solo Exhibition - PhotoCenter of the Capital Region, Troy, NY - 2007
"2007 International Juried Exhibition" - Kolok Gallery, North Adams, MA - 2007
"TimeWorks" Solo Exhibition - EBA Gallery, Albany, NY - 2007
"TimeFrames" MFA Thesis show - RPI Gallery 111, Troy, NY - 2007
Components: Toner on glass, wood, paper, lighting circuit, 5V suppy


Clement Truett's Electrolin
2006
Installation with Music

A fictional historical documentation of a long forgotten technological artifact
Exhibited at:
"Empty-Set-Go!" - Troy, NY - 2006
Components: tube amplifier circuitry, analog string sensor circuit, pre-recorded music (78rpm record w/ CDA output for installation), photographs, ephemeral documents, wood, metal, fiberglass


Galvanic Skin Response Terminal
2005
Interactive Installation

A fictional historical artifact once used in psychological mapping
Exhibited at:
"uNintended uses" NEXUS Foundation for Today's Art - Philadelphia, PA - 2009
"Obsess, Profess, Process" - Troy, NY - 2005
Components: NTSC terminal, laptop (for terminal emulation only), skin-resistance sensors, Basic stamp with Basic processing program, 9 volt, metal, fiberglass, plastic enclosure


Self in Three Packets
2005
Video Installation

A self-portrait in video, parsed by real time Internet packet sniffing to control 3 visual elements (thumbprint, security camera footage, and bank account number parser)
Exhibited at:
"Obsess, Profess, Process" - Troy, NY - 2005
Components: tablet PC server with packet sniffer, network node, data saving and streaming text file display, video parser PC with software written in Lingo (Director), Projector, Custom rear-projection screen


Automata Telegraph Network
2005
Interactive Installation

A generative network of interconnected morse-code appliances
Exhibited at:
"Obsess, Profess, Process" - Troy, NY - 2005
Components: 6 interactive telegraph keys on custom mounts with solenoid actuators, Basic Stamp with generative processing program, 80ft. closed sensor and actuator network, wood enclosure, table, pedestals


Analog of Memories
2002
Analog Video: 7min. 13sec.

An algorithmic narrative told through the lens of forgetting
Exhibited at:
"UA Martini Shorts" - Tucson, AZ - 2002
Components: single channel analog video processed via analog tape machines with sync signal insertion




Digital Decay
2002
Digital Video: 17min. 14sec.

An algorithmic mandala based on the fallacy that digital video can be copied endlessly without loss
Exhibited at:
"UA Martini Shorts" - Tucson, AZ - 2002
Components: 3 part single channel video - parts processed in C and Videoscript with final post in Media-100 and After Effects


Timescapes Series
2006
Archive Quality Digital Prints

Based on early works of Eadweard Muybridge
Exhibited at:
"Exibitol" - Troy, NY - 2006





Timescape Series 2 / DanceScapes
2006
Large Scale Cyanotype Prints

A hand-printed continuation of the "Timescape Series"
Exhibited at:
"Exibitol" - Troy, NY - 2006





Digital Pinhole Photography
2000-Present
Digital Photography

A continuos series of images from prepared digital cameras that end the technology's resolution war






Studies in 3D
2001-Present
Digital and Traditional Photography

A long-term study on the integration of old imaging formats with new technologies: Anaglyph Postcards, Holmes Stereo Cards and Viewmaster Reels






Floral Series
2003
Digital Images

A digital-only image series exploiting flaws in the "Auto Color Correction" technology of digital cameras



Carnival Series
1996-1997
Digital Prints with Ink and Watercolor

My first digital series - mixing traditional mediums with very early digital imaging technology
These works were exhibited at my first solo show - an "Artist Spotlight" at Borders Books and Cafe - Lancaster, PA - 1997


Other Video Works
1999-2002
Video / Various

Still frames from several video works
AMFS shown in "Making Waves Festival" New York, 2001


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