Flawed Homestead

Occupational Realism
SubHerban Roots

09-Present SoA Green Studio
13-Present EcoScience+Art w/Dr. Changwoo Ahn
12 Urban Forest DC - participant
12 TY10 - participant
11 zea mays
11 ecoCultures
00- american dreams
09 agriART
08- PS4
07 (d)3
07-08 FineArtOfWar
07 calling america
04 e Pluribus Unum
02-04 Indymedia Film Series

13 matter / antimatter
13 dangerous ideas
11 ashes to ashes
11 En plein air: No Man's Land
11 Color Fields
10 may we never forget (who we're working for)
08 Untitled
07 dear Internet
05 white flag
05 Untitled '83
04 54321
04 CO.dependency
04 Uconnect  
03 enduring freedom v.3
02 enduring freedom v.1
01 bad dreams
01 security guards 
01 savings and values
00 reality tv
00 communications
00 surrounded by friends
00 a mythology of boys and girls

12 safe
11 condolences
11 waiting for godot
11 purevil
10 LIVEoil
10 had a dream
08 candidate(1)
08 candidate(2)
07 Field Museum of Art
06 oneSmallStep
06 spacer.gif{ART}
04 molotov remix
02-04  war-product-war

13 Noise Awareness, GMU
12 Sonic Circuits Festival, Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC
12 Red Palace, DC
10-11 Noise Awareness, GMU 1 & 2
09 Sonic Circuits: Festival of Experimental Music
08 SEAMUS National Conference Concert, Salt Lake City
02 NWEAMO Electronic Arts and Music Festival, San Diego
04 dissension convention, NYC

National Portrait Gallery
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

13 “New Maternalisms: The Materialities of Art-Making and Becoming-Mother” by Petra Hroch. Museum and Curatorial Studies Review.
13 "Form Follows Function: Eco-Art and Its Place in the Sustainability Movement", Sustainability: The Journal of Record
12 "Visions From Solitary: Prisoners’ Imaginations Made Real By Activists’ Photographs" Pete Brook. PrisonPhotography.org.
12 "Agri-Art..." Green Acres by Sue Spaid
12 PS4. Issue 6: Fetish. Katalog
11 PS4. Media Fields Journal
09 agriART. Media-N
09 Thou God Seest Me: Some Gathered Thoughts for A Short Film About War. Furtherfield.org
08 state of art - a conversation with G.H. Hovagimyan. Furtherfield.org
06 the presence of absence: a conversation with Charles Cohen. NewMediaFix.net
04 some thoughts on computer security and the living dead. Rhizome.org
03 the art of making protest art. The World Socialist Website
03 mediations. GetUnderground
03 warProductWar. Furtherfield.org
03 stock questions. Rhizome.org
01 american dreams.
New Art Examiner (.pdf)

09 DYRS youth center (.doc)
08 The Peace Lily Project (.doc)
07 the People's Tours
07 50 Years Later
05 reWater
04 peace of mind: 3 person getaway
04 the free market survival kit
04 how america changed the world








ReWater: a study in Perverse Osmosis

Rejected proposal for The Drop @ Exit Art by Ryan Griffis and Mark Cooley


Approximately 280 1/2 Liter bottles of Dasani™ drinking water bottles
filled with urine and relabeled, retail shelving, map and data chart.


Bottled water companies are becoming notorious for siphoning off public ground and tap water supplies and offering it back to the public at a huge profit.  Bottled water companies have also become incredibly savvy at convincing the public that their products are cleaner, fresher and healthier than water from the tap even though federal regulation of bottled water falls under the Food and Drug Administration which has much looser regulation over contaminants than the EPA (which overlooks tap water sources) and provides no specific requirements-such as proximity to industrial facilities, underground storage tanks or dumps-for bottled water sources.

Dasani™ bottled drinking water, a Coca-Cola™ product, is bottled from municipal tap sources in the location of its bottling plants, "enhanced with minerals for a pure, fresh taste,"  transported great distances and sold back to the public at three times the cost of gasoline, or about one thousand times what the public pays for tap water.

Using the "replacement approach" to body hydration, the artists ryan griffis and mark cooley will replenish lost precious bodily fluids by drinking 2.5 liters of Dasani™ bottled drinking water per day of the exhibition The Drop at Exit Art. The artists will consume all of their fluid supply (setting aside the 20% average fluid intake from food) by consuming only Dasani™.  The 2.5 liters will replace the estimated 1.5 liters of water loss from urine and an additional liter of water loss a day through breathing, sweating and bowel movements.

On a daily basis the artists will collect their urine, minus 20% gained from food intake, in previously consumed Dasani™ bottles, seal them, alter the label, and mail them to Exit Art, NY, where they will be displayed in a fashion reminiscent of supermarket product display, warholian nightmare and conceptual art.  Bottles will arrive (approximately 8 per day) at the gallery throughout the course of the exhibition and be added to the display. Accompanying the bottles will be a digital map (either projected or displayed on a wall mounted monitor) tracing the shipping route from Dasani™ bottling plants (like the one in Queens, NY) to the points of purchase in Illinois and Virginia, and from the artist's homes to Exit Art. A mix of real-time and pre-constructed data will accent the map, visualizing the mundane movement of the water (and its byproduct), the inflated cost of bodily secretions, global corporate maneuvers, and the developing crisis of sustainable water sources.

The piece will tell a story of appropriated resources, bodily functions, pursuit of profit, dehydration and rehydration (of machines and bodies), daily routine, and interstate commerce.


Ryan Griffis - http://www.yougenics.net/griffis
Mark Cooley - http://www.flawedart.net