Senator CH Barney @ Index Art Center
Filmed at the Index Art Center, Newark NJ on 3/8/19. Thanks to Animals Agains Humans for organizing. Documentation by Ole Lie Vandal of “Love Dimension” and Hannington HD Dia. Senator CH Barney is: Crackhead Barney (@crackheadbarbee), MAKS (@maks_dude83), 185668232 (185668232.bandcamp.com). Heavy steel male/female lightboxes came out to this show. Thanks to Dawson Enterprise for art handling!
Resident Rose Gold
MAKS performing at Rose Gold on 9/11/19. Utilizing Jitter interactive video software, mask with 6×6 LED display (recycled from discarded Samsung flatscreen). Images of New Hampshire childhood home commingled with scenes from Resident Evil Remake. Original musical compositions except for “Safe Room Theme” and “Credits.” Mother Earth staff makes an appearance at the end as a life boat floating performer and audience away from past trauma. Just remember; “Life is survival horror!”
Ridgewood Ritual 2019
Testing out our new GoPro. Without sound, backdrop paintings, or large sculptures it seems people get very uncomfortable, very fast. Hence the 8+ police presence called to “the scene.” Everything worked out, very chill officers.
MAKS @ Gold Sounds
MAKS performing at Gold Sounds on 3/21/2019, a fine venue. This work explores what happens at the busy intersection of popular culture, avant garde tropes (think John Cage), and interpersonal emotional exploration. This is a dangerous intersection, many accidents – please wait for the walk light and always use your blinker. Documentation by 185668232.
Artist Curated Cinema: Maxwell Abeles
Brooklyn’s Paradice Palase gallery hosts a local bi-weekly artist lecture series at Bizarre Bar. Artists give a slide lecture followed by a movie screening of their choice. Our movie selection was “Rubber’s Lover” (Shozin Fukui, 1996). Our talk was on 1/27/19. Check out more of Paradice Palase here: https://www.paradicepalase.com/
MAKS @ Diverse Universe
MAKS performed at Last Frontier in Brooklyn 12/22/18 during Non Grata’s Diverse Universe tour. Documentation / editing by Space776 (Jourdain Jongwon Lee, Patricio Jijon). It was exciting hearing Non Grata’s new ten commandments!
MAKS @ Wild Embeddings
Performance at Wild Embeddings in Bushwick, Brooklyn – 8/18/18. Other performers included “Let’s Disinfect” and “The Emotron.”
“From the woods to the public square” 8″ x 10″ resin, fiberglass, hair, acrylic paint, oil paint, string. 2018.
MAKS @ 59th St. Terminal
Performing in the Subway for the first time. The setup was incredibly light and portable, allowing me to hit multiple locations within a day. Gonna continue in this vain alongside the larger guerrilla installs I’ve been pushing on the public.
MAKS @ TransPecos 6/17/18
Performing at Trans Pecos rock club in Ridgewood, NY. First attempt performing while unmasked. First outing with newly fabricated 7 segment-display mask.