Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
       
     
LVL-UP! at Mini Maker Faire 2018
       
     
       
     
  Transmogrification Station , 2017.  Table, speakers, Arduino microcontroller, 40 RFID cards, RFID trigger, audio mixer, quilted game board.
       
     
       
     
   The Charming Object (Object Oriented Fortune Telling)  , 2017.  Screenprint on fabric, denim, and muslin.  Machine-quilting and reverse applique.  36 in. x 36 in.  For this series, I used improv. quilting techniques (having no pre-plan as to the composition, but working in the moment).  I then used Lenormand Cartomancy (a card-based fortune telling game) to reveal each object's "hidden nature."  OOFortune Telling sessions were documented as a   YouTube video series  .
       
     
       
     
   This is a Wondrous Item  , hand and machine-quilted cotton, vinyl & paper d20 (2015).
       
     
   Game without words  , an interactive sound sculpture for a collaborative presentation with   Prof. Phyllis Kaminski   (Religious Studies, Saint Mary's College), the   Irigaray Circle Conference  , RMIT (Melbourne, Australia).  Arduino + LadyAda wave shield sound component, d20, quilted game board.  2014.
       
     
   L4D2 (Empathy for zombies)   for two person exhibition  Jason Lahr vs. Krista Hoefle, Krista Hoefle vs. Jason Lahr  at Goshen College (Goshen, IN). Hazmat zombies extracted from the videogame  Left 4 Dead 2 , rebuilt out of paper.  Screenprint on paper, expanding foam, gloss medium.  Each approximately 6ft. 4 inches tall.  2013.  Check out the fantastic paintings by   Jason Lahr  :)
       
     
       
     
   Continue?   Four color screenprint series of quasi-endscreens from the videogame Mega Man. 2013.
       
     
   Continue?   Four color screenprint series of quasi-endscreens from the videogame Mega Man. 2013.
       
     
   Otherkin: Kryzzik   for Art2Make exhibition at Center for Book and Paper, Columbia College (Chicago, IL). 2014.    Download and print your very own Kryzzik   on the Art2Make exhibition website.  Kryzzik is my World of Warcraft goblin mage who is featured prominently in my machinima videos, in-game performances, and installations!
       
     
   DunnMe,   a feministing World of Warcraft Add-On.  Tired of misogynistic trash talk during game play? Zing ‘em with this! A feministing add-on for WoW called “DunnMe.”  Using the /dunn1 slash command, WoW users can quickly respond to trash talk in feminist-speak. Users can retort with “A woman needs a man like a murloc needs a goblin turbo trike ___(insert name of offender here),” a quote by Irina Dunn made famous by Gloria Steinem.    Download the zip for the DunnMe WoW Add On!   Its free!
       
     
   Incidentalomas   for group exhibition  Paper City  (Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC).  Paper mache heart covered in thousands of dots punched from original digital print, twine. 2008.   
       
     
 Detail of   Incidentalomas   for group exhibition  Paper City  (Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC).  Paper mache heart covered in thousands of dots punched from original digital print, twine. 2008.
       
     
 Installation view of   Paper City   at Mixed Greens Gallery (2008).
       
     
   The girl who stopped being human!    series , Cyanotype on watercolor paper, acrylic, digital transfer. 18 in. x 24 in., 2009.
       
     
 Detail of   The girl who stopped being human!    series , Cyanotype on watercolor paper, acrylic, digital transfer. 18 in. x 24 in., 2009.
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS

WE BUILD WORLDS is a site-specific installation project for the Birdsell Residency Project with musician Eli Kahn. The installation is comprised of immersive wall and floor video projections, sound, and sculptural objects in "The EndCap" space at the Vested Interest industrial building (South Bend, IN).

WE BUILD WORLDS reflects an isolation and artifice that comes with our technological experiences.

For more information, visit strtslct.com

Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS

WE BUILD WORLDS creates an environment that juxtaposes the seductive imagery of videogame play (from No Man’s Sky by Hello Games) with an unattainable rewards system (out of reach papercraft gems).

Visit strtslct.com for more images and media related to this project with Eli Kahn.

Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
Installation view, WE BUILD WORLDS
       
     
LVL-UP! at Mini Maker Faire, 2018

LVL-UP! recreates videogame level-grinding in physical space and engages an all-ages public audience. During a LVL-UP! session, participants and I construct and decorate paper craft gem tokens. For the SB Mini Maker Faire, I also had an interactive video that played a level-up video when you stepped on a sensor underneath the floor quilt! We earned +1 spirit in our creative labor

Videography by Elise DeSomer

Music by Eli Kahn

LVL-UP! at Mini Maker Faire 2018
       
     
LVL-UP! at Mini Maker Faire 2018

LVL-UP! recreates videogame level-grinding in physical space and engages an all-ages public audience. During a LVL-UP! session, participants and I construct and decorate paper craft gem tokens. For the South Bend Mini Maker Faire at Success Academy, I also had an interactive video that played a level-up video when you stepped on a sensor underneath the floor quilt! We earned +1 spirit in our creative labor

       
     
LVL_UP! Looping Video

LVL-UP! recreates videogame level-grinding in physical space and engages an all-ages public audience. During a LVL-UP! session, participants and I construct and decorate paper craft gem tokens. For the SB Mini Maker Faire, I also had an interactive video that played a level-up video when you stepped on a sensor underneath the floor quilt! We earned +1 spirit in our creative labor

Music by Eli Kahn

  Transmogrification Station , 2017.  Table, speakers, Arduino microcontroller, 40 RFID cards, RFID trigger, audio mixer, quilted game board.
       
     

Transmogrification Station, 2017.  Table, speakers, Arduino microcontroller, 40 RFID cards, RFID trigger, audio mixer, quilted game board.

       
     

An inside peek of the tech behind Transmogrification Station sound sculpture.

   The Charming Object (Object Oriented Fortune Telling)  , 2017.  Screenprint on fabric, denim, and muslin.  Machine-quilting and reverse applique.  36 in. x 36 in.  For this series, I used improv. quilting techniques (having no pre-plan as to the composition, but working in the moment).  I then used Lenormand Cartomancy (a card-based fortune telling game) to reveal each object's "hidden nature."  OOFortune Telling sessions were documented as a   YouTube video series  .
       
     

The Charming Object (Object Oriented Fortune Telling), 2017.  Screenprint on fabric, denim, and muslin.  Machine-quilting and reverse applique.  36 in. x 36 in.

For this series, I used improv. quilting techniques (having no pre-plan as to the composition, but working in the moment).  I then used Lenormand Cartomancy (a card-based fortune telling game) to reveal each object's "hidden nature."  OOFortune Telling sessions were documented as a YouTube video series.

       
     

The Charming Object (Object Oriented Fortune Telling), video reading, 2017.

   This is a Wondrous Item  , hand and machine-quilted cotton, vinyl & paper d20 (2015).
       
     

This is a Wondrous Item, hand and machine-quilted cotton, vinyl & paper d20 (2015).

   Game without words  , an interactive sound sculpture for a collaborative presentation with   Prof. Phyllis Kaminski   (Religious Studies, Saint Mary's College), the   Irigaray Circle Conference  , RMIT (Melbourne, Australia).  Arduino + LadyAda wave shield sound component, d20, quilted game board.  2014.
       
     

Game without words, an interactive sound sculpture for a collaborative presentation with Prof. Phyllis Kaminski (Religious Studies, Saint Mary's College), the Irigaray Circle Conference, RMIT (Melbourne, Australia).  Arduino + LadyAda wave shield sound component, d20, quilted game board.  2014.

   L4D2 (Empathy for zombies)   for two person exhibition  Jason Lahr vs. Krista Hoefle, Krista Hoefle vs. Jason Lahr  at Goshen College (Goshen, IN). Hazmat zombies extracted from the videogame  Left 4 Dead 2 , rebuilt out of paper.  Screenprint on paper, expanding foam, gloss medium.  Each approximately 6ft. 4 inches tall.  2013.  Check out the fantastic paintings by   Jason Lahr  :)
       
     

L4D2 (Empathy for zombies) for two person exhibition Jason Lahr vs. Krista Hoefle, Krista Hoefle vs. Jason Lahr at Goshen College (Goshen, IN). Hazmat zombies extracted from the videogame Left 4 Dead 2, rebuilt out of paper.  Screenprint on paper, expanding foam, gloss medium.  Each approximately 6ft. 4 inches tall.  2013.

Check out the fantastic paintings by Jason Lahr:)

       
     

Intelligent Agent, performance video (2m 33 sec).  A bitcrusher comes to terms with who she really is. 2013.  Included in the anthology, Disruptive Film: Everyday Resistance to Power edited by Sherry Milner, Ernie Larson and Jill Godmilow.

   Continue?   Four color screenprint series of quasi-endscreens from the videogame Mega Man. 2013.
       
     

Continue? Four color screenprint series of quasi-endscreens from the videogame Mega Man. 2013.

   Continue?   Four color screenprint series of quasi-endscreens from the videogame Mega Man. 2013.
       
     

Continue? Four color screenprint series of quasi-endscreens from the videogame Mega Man. 2013.

   Otherkin: Kryzzik   for Art2Make exhibition at Center for Book and Paper, Columbia College (Chicago, IL). 2014.    Download and print your very own Kryzzik   on the Art2Make exhibition website.  Kryzzik is my World of Warcraft goblin mage who is featured prominently in my machinima videos, in-game performances, and installations!
       
     

Otherkin: Kryzzik for Art2Make exhibition at Center for Book and Paper, Columbia College (Chicago, IL). 2014.

Download and print your very own Kryzzik on the Art2Make exhibition website.  Kryzzik is my World of Warcraft goblin mage who is featured prominently in my machinima videos, in-game performances, and installations!

   DunnMe,   a feministing World of Warcraft Add-On.  Tired of misogynistic trash talk during game play? Zing ‘em with this! A feministing add-on for WoW called “DunnMe.”  Using the /dunn1 slash command, WoW users can quickly respond to trash talk in feminist-speak. Users can retort with “A woman needs a man like a murloc needs a goblin turbo trike ___(insert name of offender here),” a quote by Irina Dunn made famous by Gloria Steinem.    Download the zip for the DunnMe WoW Add On!   Its free!
       
     

DunnMe, a feministing World of Warcraft Add-On.  Tired of misogynistic trash talk during game play? Zing ‘em with this! A feministing add-on for WoW called “DunnMe.”

Using the /dunn1 slash command, WoW users can quickly respond to trash talk in feminist-speak. Users can retort with “A woman needs a man like a murloc needs a goblin turbo trike ___(insert name of offender here),” a quote by Irina Dunn made famous by Gloria Steinem.

Download the zip for the DunnMe WoW Add On! Its free!

   Incidentalomas   for group exhibition  Paper City  (Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC).  Paper mache heart covered in thousands of dots punched from original digital print, twine. 2008.   
       
     

Incidentalomas for group exhibition Paper City (Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC).  Paper mache heart covered in thousands of dots punched from original digital print, twine. 2008.

 

 Detail of   Incidentalomas   for group exhibition  Paper City  (Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC).  Paper mache heart covered in thousands of dots punched from original digital print, twine. 2008.
       
     

Detail of Incidentalomas for group exhibition Paper City (Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC).  Paper mache heart covered in thousands of dots punched from original digital print, twine. 2008.

 Installation view of   Paper City   at Mixed Greens Gallery (2008).
       
     

Installation view of Paper City at Mixed Greens Gallery (2008).

   The girl who stopped being human!    series , Cyanotype on watercolor paper, acrylic, digital transfer. 18 in. x 24 in., 2009.
       
     

The girl who stopped being human! series, Cyanotype on watercolor paper, acrylic, digital transfer. 18 in. x 24 in., 2009.

 Detail of   The girl who stopped being human!    series , Cyanotype on watercolor paper, acrylic, digital transfer. 18 in. x 24 in., 2009.
       
     

Detail of The girl who stopped being human! series, Cyanotype on watercolor paper, acrylic, digital transfer. 18 in. x 24 in., 2009.