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Turbine Descending A Staircase

  • May 17, 2016
Turbine Descending A Staircase

Decided to do a radical freestanding remix of the sculpture Acceleration Still. Completely spontaneous, no pre-planning and/or fabricating of interior armature, similar to how I approach my outdoor works (ya work with what ya got.) All part of my recombinant painting, sculpture, installation series, where the work is remixable, intermixable, and infinitely unfinished. The original A/S painting (original flat arrangement of the sculpture, and which will never be seen) is 27 x 16', 300 aluminum panels. This iteration actually references the interior content, which is a butterfly wing composed...

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My Anjat Anjan

  • June 1, 2010
My Anjat Anjan

“My Anjat Anjan” by K.I.A., 2010, 60” x 40”. C-Print on metallic photopaper, backmounted on aluminum, facemounted on clear acrylic. 1/5. A jet engine blueprint referencing Palenque. Part of a series exploring ancient/traditional art forms paired with current technology; and broadly, the transtemporal nature of the soul... See also: injunjetenjun kabukijetenjin (Turboaragato)

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injunjetenjun

  • November 22, 2009
injunjetenjun

“injunjetenjun” by K.I.A. 2009, 60” x 40”, C-print on metallic photo paper. This series evolved while researching the “Acceleration / Still...” sculpture. Looking over hundreds of aviation blueprints and schematics, I kept seeing tribal masks. (And feel it was a glimpse of a metempsychosis -- the experience of my own past, or perhaps even future, lives.) Once again, my multi-temporal/cross-cultural/machine v. handmade themes arise... So this piece is described as a jet engine totem pole, or a Haida space shuttle. It is a blueprint of a jet engine, done in the manner of west-coast...

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Acceleration Still

  • November 6, 2009
Acceleration Still

“Acceleration still; Cocooned escapes, you, me; X-1 Papillons” Mixed media on aluminum; dimensions variable. A 2D-3D-4D Painting>Sculpture>Installation  A two-dimensional painting, hung three-dimensionally, to be reconfigured over time. The initial image is a lepidoptera wing containing a collage of hundreds of aircraft blueprints. The initial sculptural configuration is a form suggestive of a cocoon, an airplane cockpit, an aircraft engine. The  27'x16' flat painting (on 288 aluminium panels) are hung three-dimensionally  over, through, and around a metal infrastructure....

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For the Record

  • March 4, 1990
For the Record

For the record (pun intended), below is a re-re-post of earlier musings -- not theory, but experiential -- from daze of yore. Pre-web ideas behind the remix/sample/collage/recombiant art. (Later posted on my first clunky website, mid 1990's):   "I paint information. This is 'stored' within a unifying shape--for example, mathematical equations contained inside the form of an African shield." K.I.A is very interested in having the viewer participate in his work--to not only think about the particular placement of words or pictorial elements and how they relate to the overall...

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