I regularly collaborate (as "Kyle
Sliv") with MARC
HOROWITZ (as "Burt Dulet") on various projects such as SLIV
& DULET and public
projects featured in our 2002
REEL and the Sliv and Dulet office project at NEW
LANGTON ARTS featured on a segmet on KQED's SPARK.
Also look for our C.A.R.E.
video performed, shot, and edited in scenic and fabulous Detroit Michigan during
a prestigious 24 hour residency we were awarded by Peggy DeFanta of the Community
Arts Residency Experiment in 2004. We were once featured in the SF Weekly for
IDIOTS , as well
as featured on the Discovery Channel's travel show ... SIX DEGREES ... scary!!
Sliv & Dulet Present - The
Summer Line (2003)
we took over New Langton Arts and installed our office for the summer of 2003 to present the most cutting edge products and services, invited 23 other artists to join us for week-long residencies to create or present their finest wares and deeds, and held 'product launch' parties every wednesday night five weeks in a row .... !
participating artists were kate
pocrass, j otto siebold, sarah wagner, tanya hastings, tao urban, katy bell,
joe reihsen, dave black, jon ralston, darren jenkins, jon rubin, eddy sykes,
kimrick smythe, helene renard, jennifer gwirtz, donna ozawa, cory bernat, ian
treasure, lance winn, joshua g churchill, kenneth hung, sean fletcher, and lee
montgomery ... with much assistance from james bewley and susan miller at langton,
paul fresina and the sanitary fill company, g & h office furniture, glen
helfand for all the floppies and supplies used in the piñatas (and a
great review in artforum.com!), and kqed's 'spark' episode covering the event
- which turned out to be the best document of the project ... and a huge thanks
and high five at the water cooler to all the incredible artists, designers,
and performers in the show ... THANKS!!!! we couldn't have and wouldn't have
done it without any of you!!
here are some photos, captions and links soon!
pre show preparations in our south sf warehouse, checking servers, storage, and inventory
the welcome center - featuring rolodex sign in center and research & video lounge / waiting room ...
our downstairs lobby, of course there is never enough coffee ...
our business card free lunch jar (3 foot tall guinness glass) and our secretary hard at work day 1 (of 2 total !!!) during our stay ....
look who loves us! ...
sarah wagner's custom camoflage demonstration by tracy waugh, one of the many samples of the custom camoflage method ...
ocd exercise sessions and wallpaper design workshops, lee montgomery does hyper-local radio broadcasts ...
eddy sykes' bic razor / lemon pledge weedwacker and carved bowling balls, and 2 satisfied clients!
photo of the 'floppy frenzy' fest (post - piñata) and our office lifestyle center ...
the much anticipated award for our 'smoothie for the afterlife' product came in the mail just before our grand opening!!
kenneth hung (hungway) in the haus, and helene renard with her fantastic felt furnishings ...
joe reihsen's live 'JAM' (joe's art method!) demo, jen gwirtz' work ergonomics dance orchid fusion therapy ...
kate pocrass demonstrates the importance of really thinking about working, j otto's workstation ...
joshua churchill's surveilance station, katy bell's stunning offer for an hour of creative counseling, and our weekly 'staff's picks' product display
tanya hastings - gill presents paper versions of architectural details from the neighborhood, dave black offers portraiture for less!
some of our many company awards ...
some of the items featured in our office supply catalog for use in the project ...
links and more soon! CALL FOR A DEMONSTRATION IN YOUR HOME !!
SIXTY SECOND SYMPHONIES
Here are video clips for the two pieces presented at the opening, Prelude, and Introductions from our sneak preview on October 22nd, 2004 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St. @ 3rd, SF
Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 9:00 PM
Come celebrate YBCA's fall exhibitions: Soy y Que: New Chicano / Latino Representations, Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge, and I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time: Recent Work by Erwin Wurm.
Join Sliv and Dulet's performance art en masse, their Sixty Second Symphonies have been inspired by the One Minute Sculptures of Erwin Wurm.
Marc Horowitz and I will conduct a large ad-hoc ensemble of volunteer audience members to create sixty second sound pieces. The actions volunteers will be asked to perform include eating bags of chips, shredding paper, rustling beverages in coolers of ice, opening up garbage bags, slurping coffee, using their cell phones, and scraping forks and knives on plates, all on cue, as Marc and I conduct up to 80 people at once.
On December 2nd we will perform as
many Sixty Second Symphonies as time and audience participation permit.
Marc Horowitz and I are underway
with our Signature Series project. Here you see a photo of a typical freeway
cloverleaf that very closely resembles the way I sign my initials, JB, in cursive.
While in Tennessee this fall I will document my journey while driving this exact
freeway interchange in Chattanooga, but adding the top part of the "B"
by taking a detour around the major portion of the city. Our project entails
overlaying people's signatures on roadmaps and then driving this course, taking
photos and interacting with people as much as possible. We have a very enthusiastic
professional driver that is willing to drive us in his car across the U.S. according
to his signature, during which we will pick up strangers in cities along the
way and drive a localized version of the stranger's signature.
??? ROAD TRIP ???
Marc Horowitz and I will continue to investigate possibilities related to our National Signature project, which involves riding in a taxi across the country following a course determined by overlapping the driver's signature on a road map of the U.S.