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骨蘋果茶 (Bone Apple Tea), 2016
Wood, hardware, vinyl stickers, milk tea, custom welcome mat.
骨蘋果茶 (Bone Apple Tea) At Holy Motors Project (Hong Kong)

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Thirst is the Mother of Corvid Ingenuity (Perry Index of Aesopica #390), 2016
Punitive boot, rocks engraved with names of rocks on Mars,
Erector set, clock movements, ribbon, water, bucket.
From Shriek Wildly and Throw Yourself Into Whatever Bottomless Gulf May Yawn at Roberta Pelan (Toronto)

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Untitled, 2016
Granola mix made with studio-raised waxworms
Fed to children as a Sculpture Center LIC Block Party snack activity booth

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Untitled, 2016
Tote bag, photographs, deli cups formerly containing beetle and moth larvae, bat skeleton
Shown as a part of Blue Plate Special at Dead Horse Bay (New York)

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Untitled, 2016
Plunger, Swarovski crystals
Shown as a part of Blue Plate Special at Dead Horse Bay (New York)

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Drainage for Angels, 2016
Plunger cup, candle
Shown as a part of Closing Time with Weekends hosted by New Galerie (Paris)

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They Bore Holes, 2016
Porcelain egg crate, cicada wings, lacquer
Shown as a part of Closing Time with Weekends hosted by New Galerie (Paris)

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Red Planet, 2016
French press, miniature plastic Stonehenge model, red tea
From Hard to Be a God at Weekends (London)

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Signs of a Struggle, 2016
Glass, clock movements, tapeworm specimen, water, alcohol
From Shriek Wildly and Throw Yourself Into Whatever Bottomless Gulf May Yawn at Roberta Pelan (Toronto)

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Carrying Case Great for Storing Real Human Skull, 2016
Glass, clock movements, fungus, water, engraved pocketwatch
Shown as a part of Welcome to Earth: The Story So Far at High Tide (Philadelphia)

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Here Comes The Last of the Great Romantics, 2016
Petite baby grand piano prepared with rehydrated Tremella fuciformis. Blood (pig, artist’s own) and drawing ink on handmade paper (cellulose, Tremella fuciformis, Agrocybe aegerita, Nostoc flagelliforme, vermin remains harvested from owl pellets, ground human bone).

Master’s Chambers, 2016
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Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Keep Dreaming Serfs, 2016
Paper, chrysanthemum, rocks, silk ribbon, donkey hide glue

Master’s Chambers, 2016
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Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Complete waste of my time, you didn’t even get eaten alive (Garbage Woman), 2016
Boom mic stand, sheet music grip, eagle catcher, PVC tubing, leather cord, rubber cord, velvet ribbon, steel chain, garbage bags, tape, IV drip, Erlenmeyer flask, rocks, broken lighter, torn receipt, raccoon penis bones, watch movements, magnets, rust, water. Blood (pig, artist’s own) on handmade paper (cellulose, Tremella fuciformis, Agrocybe aegerita, Nostoc flagelliforme, vermin remains harvested from owl pellets, ground human bone).

Master’s Chambers, 2016
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Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Master’s Chambers, 2016
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And yes, the skulls spin and slide, side to side (Garbage Man), 2016
IV stand, sheet music grip, IV bag, PVC tubing, leather cord, rubber cord, ribbon, steel chain, garbage bags, tape, IV drip, rocks, miniature plastic Stonehenge, clock movements, watch movements, raccoon penis bone, magnets, rust, water. Blood (pig, artist’s own) on handmade paper (cellulose, Tremella fuciformis, Agrocybe aegerita, Nostoc flagelliforme, vermin remains harvested from owl pellets, ground human bone)

Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Expenditure of the Gods
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Through Practice it is Possible to Perceive Every Object as an Enemy,
 2016
Rodent breeding cages, lucky bamboo, snake handling hooks, cardboard, hardware, dried chrysanthemum, pendant.

Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Untitled, 2016
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Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Untitled (Roses) [partial installation view], 2016
Toilet paper, ash made from a dozen red roses 

Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Untitled [sink and bathroom installation view], 2016
Mirror, sinks, dandelions, resin, bathroom stalls, vinyl stickers, toilets

Master’s Chambers [monitor in bathroom stall], 2016
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I Enjoyed The Hell Out of It, 2016
Plunger, scorched baby’s breath

Master’s Chambers, 2016
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Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Master’s Chambers, 2016
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Master’s Chambers at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn)
Master’s Chambers the video game

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Please Don’t Eat Me, 2015
Dustpan, scorpion specimens, hand broom
Shown as a part of hTERT at Hester (New York)

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Alain’s Document, 2014
Digital c-print, nylon webbing, diamond-tread aluminum, rubber, wood, hardware
Shown as a part of hTERT at Hester (New York)

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Alain’s Document II (Lucifer Pastel Super Soul Sucker), 2015
Digital c-print, printed nylon webbing, diamond-tread aluminum, rubber, wood, hardware
Shown as a part of hTERT at Hester (New York)

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Avicularia avicularia, 2015
Toy piano, manila rope, clocks, polyester rope, candles, vinyl, hardware
Shown as a part of hTERT at Hester (New York)

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Lament Config. (Inceptis, Jouhetis), 2015
Metronome, 3d-printed nylon, revolving mirrored base, wood, steel
Shown as a part of Watching Things Burn at Springsteen (Baltimore)

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Moonlight Sonata (Woman in the Dunes), 2015
Digital print on aluminum, steel, hardware
Shown as a part of Looking At Myself at American Medium (Brooklyn)

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Ophelia (Woman in the Water), 2015
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Shown as a part of Looking At Myself at American Medium (Brooklyn)

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Perfume Area, 2015
Prose co-authored with Laurel Schwulst. 84 pages, perfect bound, gatefold map, bookmark.
Published by Ambient Works.

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Air Dried in Standing Position, 2015
acid-etched Brannock device, rubber, polyester resin, bandage, preserved raven claw
Shown as a part of [Aubergine] at Et Al (San Francisco)

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F-Hole (Dirty Couch, Dirty Lamp), 2015
digital print, sueded matboard, frame
Shown as a part of Against Automatism at Fused Space (San Francisco)

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At Dawn a Donkey Sobbing, 2015
abandoned hornet nest
Shown as a part of A Rare Earth Magnet at Derek Eller (New York)

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b. 1989, based in New York.

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Master’s Chambers

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