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MaxMachina Work Sample

Stretch the Grid Over My Skin – Performance
From a 40-minute performance set of in virtual reality and live streamed for the FUBAR Glitch Art Festival in 2022. Improvised noise and poetry with 3D modeled and live motion captured virtual avatar on the social media platform VRChat.

Stretch the Grid Over My Skin – Poem
From a series of poems and essays about virtual reality called I Don’t Want a Body Anymore. Source text for improvising live performance.

I Don’t Want a Body Anymore – Zine Launch
Launch reading for my zine I Don’t Want a Body Anymore. Performing with Joey De Jesus at Bullet Space for the Crush reading series.

Stop on the Object / Move on the Image – Performance
Set in the chapel-like room of the Brancusi gallery in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I created a sound and audio environment to hold a 40-minute, improvised performance of myself and four collaborators: poets Laura Neuman and Sekai’afua Zankel and dancers Vitche-Boul Ra and Meg Foley. The audience and performers are illuminated by the flickering of a video projection distorted across the arched ceiling. For the projection I filmed the stark edges of Brancusi’s sculptures and lines of museum interpretation. Turning the recessed sculptures into distorted, moving images I broke open the haunting power of figure and body in Brancusi’s works and disoriented their arrangement in space. For the live sound, I played and then sampled a large scientific tuning fork through a guitar amp, distorting the tone into body rumbling noise. I then read two of my poems about death and the Garden of Eden into the reverberant space. This is the opening segment of the performance.