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Black Friday: Parking Lot Dance II

Video commission for the Conduit Dance+ Festival in Portland Oregon.



Parking Lot Dance

Parking Lot Dance is a 4 minute, panoramic, 4-channel video loop. Filling a strip mall parking lot, thousands of duplicated dancers march, shoot guns, wave flags and writhe to a dark marching beat.



Leda and the Swan

Fully interactive video interpretation of the classic "Leda and the Swan" story. Patient viewers will discover that faster, more violent movements will cause the feathers to fall off to reveal the figure of a woman (Leda). If the participant then returns to slower movements Leda will once again grow new feathers and transform back into the swan.

Leda and the Swan - Interactive video installation by Paul Clay from Paul Clay on Vimeo.



Construction Site

Construction Site is a single-channel video loop generated from live video and 3D image renders. Footage of hired day laborers was pieced together and programmatically choreographed within a digitally modeled construction site.

Sailor Mirror

Installation at the CAP Art Auction 2013. Interactive single-channel video depicting a group of digitally animated 3D sailors. The sailors mimic the upper body movements of viewers as they parade through an infinite strip mall. Tools: Unity and Kinect.

Transmission

Transmission is a work-in-progress collaboration with University of Washington professor of Sociology and Statistics, Martina Morris. Based on real statistical models from Morris' research,Transmission visualizes the spread of HIV in sexual networks as a series of 3D animated dances. Using crowd simulation with generative and traditional animation techniques, "Transmission" is a beautiful visual representation of an unseen epidemiological phenomenon.

La Llorona makes guest appearance at candlelit vigil

Video work as part of group show, Inappropriate Appropriation, Littman Gallery, October 2012. Dual channel 8-minute music video exploring violence and mourning in modern America. The various sequences fuse tradition folk myths and modern pop music culture.
Video available upon request.





How to Immigrate to the United States of America

Surreal video works exploring latino-anglo relations in the USA. Recess Gallery, June 2012.



Untitled Dance with a New Pair of Legs

A proof of concept dance sequence to see if I could give myself a new pair of legs using Kinect and Maya.

Bear Crosses Territory

"Bear Crosses Territory" is a interactive video game loop. The player controls an injured grizzly bear as it travels through a desert, a beach, and a night club. Viewers were able to press two different buttons, one that made the bear slowly trudge forward, and another that caused the bear to vomit blood onto the ground. It's a dream sequence, a response to border conflicts and travel culture, and an experiment in self-expression through video games. It is presented as a 10'x4' projection. In the press


A Sense of Place

As someone who grew up on and amongst mountains, rivers, and lakes, I use these geographic features as a frame of reference. A snowy peak on the horizon grounds me physically and mentally. I sleep soundly near the rush and hush of a river. A Sense of Place engages with a specific place, the lake district of Southern Chile, to create a surreal sequence of new and remixed landscapes.

The video piece was created October 2011 during an artist residency at Casa Ko in Puerto Varas, Chile. High quality version available upon request.

Reed College Senior Thesis: Latin Pop Music Video Games!

My Senior Thesis at Reed College, entitled Solamente Una Vez: Playing with Identity through Interactive Music Video was a experiment in genre-bending and an extensive mix of multimedia elements. Through a combination of music production and recording, video editing, 3D modeling, game and graphics programming, and language study, I made two different music video games: Solamente Una Vez and Cuanto Vales. For the senior show, I projected the games on the wall and players used a wiimote gun to interact.