https://www.patreon.com/turtlebear A series of virtual reality guided meditations available on Patreon. At its broadest level this is an exploration of the variety of platforms currently available to communicate spatial content. Stereo equirectangular panoramas on youTube which are visible on all … Continue reading
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Two sculptures in downtown LA, in construction now! Follow construction progress on Aperiodic Industries page. Los Angeles, CA Pedestrians traversing the 101 on their way to or from Union Station or the El Pueblo Historical Monument and world famous Olvera … Continue reading
Oliver gave a presentation about the maintenance procedures for the Wilmington Waves project. It was a technical audience, they appreciated the information. Perhaps the best comments were: “why no unicorns?” and “are you a wizard?” Thanks to Karen Marcelo for … Continue reading
Both a concept and a construction this is a billboard constructed in the desert to advertise a future construction project on the site. Click to see full size to learn about the modern and historic amenities to be included at the … Continue reading
This permanent artwork conceptualized with I was part of the design partnership of Didier Hess is for the Wilmington Waterfront Development as part of their Buffer Park project. This piece will illuminate the pedestrian bridges that run along the buffer … Continue reading
As part of Spectacular Subdivisions (curated by Jay Lizo of Monte Vista projects in collaboration with High Desert Test Sites) Oliver will show a new piece about construction fantasies. More info here.
I will be speaking October 7th at the Media Art and Technology department of UC Santa Barbara. If you are in the neighborhood drop in. More info below… http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/595M/?p=1228 /// summary of talk /// Developing myths, how building permanent public … Continue reading
Learning The Ropes… Please come help design and create a new rope installation or the Ovation awards* stage! This project, like many installations we have built in the past, will start with a series of workshops. First we will learn about rigging for stage, rope handling, and knots. Then we will build models … Continue reading
Please join us for MatterApp:Pyramidial public workshops at the Long Beach EXPO Art Center on October 3, 10, and 17 — sign up for free on Eventbrite. Get on it! 40 people per workshop. you don’t have to come to all 3.
I’m speaking at Cal State University Long Beach on September 5th, if you are in the area, drop by. I will make it interesting. I will bring the noise. More info here: http://idsala.wordpress.com/
http://scvnews.com/2013/07/18/rammed-earth-artwork-at-vasquez-rocks-makes-list-of-nations-50-best-public-art-projects/ This article from the Santa Clarita Valley News indicates that they are happy about the public art project Orit Haj. It won an award from the Public Art Network Year in review from Americans for the Arts.
Doing presentation at Pecha Kucha going to talk about tool use and the aperiodic industries concept proposal form… http://designeastoflabrea.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-26-pecha-kucha-x-ping-pong-dtla.html
Made a gizmo for this show: A Point of View of a Cat Dates: May 25 – June 22, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25, 7-11pm Special musical performance by Jeff Levitz & guest at 10pm Animatron 176-B Barranca St … Continue reading
Currently building Project S’More at Aperiodic Industries, join in the action… here.
NV88 is a temporary airport that is pulled from 2 shipping containers, assembled, used for a month and then packed back up for the rest of the year. It sits in an incredibly extreme environment and must also be fun. … Continue reading
Artwork for the Vasquez Rocks visitor center in Agua Dulce California. Constructed through a series of workshops, designed in collaboration with Jenna Didier and executed with the help of dozens of volunteers interested in the larger issues surrounding the project … Continue reading
Survival Research Labs, Mark Pauline’s studio was my first experience interning in the arts in the 90s. I worked with him early in 2012 on his piece in a MOCA show and I had a great time reflecting on … Continue reading
Oliver launches Aperiodic Industries by beginning to host public events. A studio for collaborative experimental art fabrication. Please consider joining in the fun.
Oliver designed and programmed interactive projections for new wave opera, Get To Nomi,at Lamama theater in East Village only blocks from where Klaus Nomi lived! Directed by Jason Trucco, the project was a dynamic collaboration of artists, actors and writers.
An entertaining presentation at a park in santa monica, the wind was blowing the freshly deposited mulch and we all discussed the creative relationships we have with the earth. More info here.
Contact me if you are interested in joining the finishing crew as we remove the formwork and enjoy the fruits of the last workshops as we complete the artwork and hand it over to the public. Official unveiling later in … Continue reading
Should be fun, talk at 6pm followed by a movie about Fishbone. http://www.artslant.com/la/events/show/240537-panel-discussion-with-artists-from-the-subterraneans
Oliver’s toolbox (“dream cabinet”) is on display at the Torrance Art Museum 9.22.12 until 11.3.12, the curators will open different drawers every day.
Click link for more info, this will be a weekend long opportunity to learn about rammed earth and embed an object into our new public artwork designed to erode for the rest of our lives, revealing its contents and creating … Continue reading
“A project examining the art of interactive neuro science.” Went great, picture soon.
A proposal for the the Rowland Heights Community Center which Didier Hess was short listed to create a proposal for in 2012 create 5 telescopes similar to those found at landmarks and national parks, but when you look through them … Continue reading
They made and served one of my favorite dishes poblano nogales, as well as some pulled pork sliders. We were exposed to the work of Danielle Rago and A-S-A-P then I talked about urban farming and food security which I projected into the … Continue reading
The Gun Has No Trigger is a beautiful song, and the video is going to live up to that. I was excited to to work on the project and will link to the final product when it is released.
Link here, audio player under the picture.
The 100th annual College Art Association conference is happening in Los Angeles in February and I will speak on a panel as part of the ARTspace track called Art in the Public Realm (the Global Environment) Saturday, February 25, 1:00 … Continue reading
Collaborated on design of installation for Jason Trucco’s show Exhibit A at Annie Wharton Gallery in the Pacific Design Center has an opening on January 26th which features numerous interactive artworks and intriguing artworks related to Los Angeles popular culture and the gulf between … Continue reading
After a year of development, on thursday January 19th from 10am until 6pm I will be collaborating on the the dry ice installation “Disappearing Environment” with Judy Chicago and Materials & Applications. At sunset we will light of flares and … Continue reading
After several years of design, the LA Pergola’s are finally in construction. The LA St. bridge sidewalk is closed as the construction company begins preparing footings below the sidewalk to receive the cable net support posts. Just 23 months left … Continue reading
Jenna and Oliver pictured in article by Mimi Ziegler about emerging talent.
A parametric project development course at materials & applications on August 7th and 8th. This will be part of the ongoing workshop series I have been hosting and organizing all year at Materials & Applications. This is one of the … Continue reading
In 2011 I created a concept upon being short listed to design an artwork for a parking structure. The piece was designed to take light from the sun as it set and direct it through solar tubes to the other … Continue reading
For Firestation 94 in the Baldwin Park area of Los Angeles 2011 Our work always tries to respond to a local need. Live Forever is designed to monitor fire danger levels in the vicinity of Fire Station 94 in Los … Continue reading
Food Pyramid for LACMA, Los Angeles CA 2010 Taking cues from its symbolic predecessor and the material and natural ecologies of Los Angeles, Food Pyramid is a vertical development of the Fish Taco Garden prototyped last summer at Materials & … Continue reading
A permanent land art installation for the city of Denver with Jenna Didier that incorporates fog and compressed air to play with one’s perception of space and emphasize the sky and its ever-varying qualities of light. The piece is a … Continue reading
December 2009 proposal for gateway to the libbey bowl outdoor theater in ojai ca. The name is derived from the catalog of cut glass products made by the libbey glass company. The idea was to create a gateway which appears … Continue reading
Produced for an invitation to design sculptures for 2 round-abouts in Santa Cruz. The idea of this project was to move these pots in relationship to climate changes, the trees would then grow to record trends in the climate
Instant Herlev Institute, Denmark 2009 Ukendt Beach is an inclined roof tile deck that descends into a rainwater “ocean” in the front yard of a home in suburban Copenhagen. The fabricated synthetic beach uses the roof construction materials and technologies … Continue reading
Pomona College, Commencement structure. 2008, 2009, 2010 Public interaction is a crucial component of our work and is exemplified in our project”Pomona String Theory”. The shade canopy, designed alongside architect Emily White, was constructued to shelter the Pomona College audience in … Continue reading
This concept for the Hacienda Heights community center was based on Oliver being struck upon exploring the site and seeing nearly a dozen plastic playground sets which were all apparently slated to be destroyed when the site was upgraded. He … Continue reading
There are about 2 linear blocks of pergola structure on the west side of the san diego union station. Beside that another smaller pergola welcomes people who want to cut through from the tracks to the coast. Passing through a … Continue reading
Art Center College of Design Wind Tunnel Pasadena CA 2008 A site-specific installation which operates both as a complex light pattern that greets visitors and as an environment-sensing device. Commissioned for the Art Center presentation of the exhibition “Open House,” … Continue reading
On a bamboo bridge above a pond, human and monster meet through a gestural interface. This installation explores the challenges of synchronizing the aesthetics and intrinsic characteristics of natural materials into a built environment, mediated with the latest computer aided … Continue reading
The Redondo Steam Plant’s interior far wall was illuminated with the rippling reflective surface of a vertical expanse of simulated water. The ocean just several yards away was invited into the plant – to join with electricity in the form … Continue reading