Power Oxyoke

POWER LOS ANGLES

April / MAY ,  2022

POWER L.A. is installed at 417 East Pico Blvd in the Fashion District of Los Angeles, 1 block north of L.A. DWP.   Currently scheduling studio visits and viewings. 

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POWER OXYOKE

April 14 -21,  2021

 

This is an action work that took place in a house that was built in 1922 in southern Oregon. It would have received a basic single phase electrical service in the 1930s, consisting of two  electrical outlets and a single light bulb and socket.  It was built on  land originally inhabited by Native American Takeelma before the colony, and it operated as an auto camp and Shell gas station until 1934.  

 The work is a physical manifestation consisting of three stages, repeated in a loop.  Charge-Action-Object.  The charge produces an action. This action creates an object that converts electrical charges and returns to the source of the charge in the form of light.  

Forces consideration of the historical intersection between native American and colonizing and western totems of worship as well as questions of domain, ownership, and the public vs private space.  As the work enabled me to physically insulate and separate, it simultaneously represents basic systems, past and present, that have been used in the creation and control of culture and class by those with  the Power.