The Pencil (1996)

5 minute film shot on 16mm. I took a class at the Midwest Media Artist Access Center in Minneapolis, where I volunteered for a few years in 1996. I think the class was free for volunteers. Shot and edited on 16mm. This was made with Cali and Eric’s help. Many shots from the inside of…

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The Mellish Show

Lovingly crafted projections for Mellish’s band in Philly. 

Optosonic Tea at Pioneer Works

I created an installation for the 10 year anniversary of Optosonic Tea, at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. opto 10 time hd from Chris Jay on Vimeo. Photo Gallery (flickr)

History and Future of Protein event projections

Studio Industries produced this event, where we time-travelled through the past, into the future of protein during an 8 course meal. My role was to create the projections surrounding the attendees, giving the impression of the different periods.   Future Market Dinner Series

Timelapse Workshop at the LES Ecology Center (Gowanus warehouse)

I lead a workshop on recording a timelapse with the Canon Powershot point and shoot. The Gowanus E-waste Warehouse gave out Canon Powershots to everyone that attended. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Gowanus Warehouse 469 President St Brooklyn, NY 11215 FREE

Tower Epoch at STEAM

The installation, Tower Epoch, part of the STEAM (Stem+Arts=Steam) exhibit at ArtsWestchester, is on view from May 20 – August 16, 2014. Artist Reception: May 10, 2-4pm. This exhibition explores the intersections of science, technology, engineering, math and creativity. Inspired by the STEM to STEAM dialogue in education, this exhibition presents artists using the interdisciplinary…

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837 Washington Timelapse

Solar timelapse installation Sean McIntyre and I built, which recorded the construction of 837 Washington in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Images were transmitted over 4G to a server. The client was Taconic Investment, and ran flawlessly for two years off of the sun. Setup

Reflections on Impact

Devotion Gallery 54 MAUJER ST BROOKLYN NY 11206 | 1-718-576-1107 February 1st – February 11, 2013 Reflections on Impact from Chris Jay on Vimeo. Mixed-media installation using reflections and projections that evokes a meditation on the impact of humanity on the environment. Visitors are encouraged to toss a penny into the pond, causing ripples through…

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GO FIGMENT timelapse

Timelapse of the Summer Long sculpture park, where I had an installation up.

Alien Acres Summer Camp

Alien Acres Summer Camp, with 180 people attending this year. The photos and video below represent many many people’s creative work. I was focusing on outdoor projections, including fog and large screens. Jeanne, Sam, Zarah, Sima, Jeremy, and Lukas were also doing projections you see below. The big fire was Jen Upchurch’s FIGMENT temple from…

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Another installment of this continually evolving collaboration with the amazing DROID crew. Doors 8pm SETS 9:30PM & 11PM; $15 email for RSVP I’ll be throwing down with my favorite fusion freaks at the DROID factory in the Lower East Side. Amir Ziv Jordan McLean Adam Holzman Shahzad Ismaily – bass

The Last Masquerade (DANGER)

Lighting for the Gamelatron, rear silhouette camera/projection installation, and refracted mirror projections for the DANGER party’s Halloween party in Bushwick. Read more  

Six Days West

Sept. 10 until Nov. 8 (reception Sept. 17) The time art piece, “Six Days West” is in a group show titled, “Natural Histories” at a new gallery in Dumbo, Central Booking. Curated by Maddy Rosenberg, Central Booking is a new gallery focusing on book arts and mixed-media. Six Days West is a week condensed to…

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T-Minus 2008 at Galapagos

T-Minus 2008 Time-Art Festival Tuesday November 25th, 7pm – 11pm, $7 Galapagos Art Space 16 Main Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn (Map) You’ve probably gotten too many emails from me about this. So I’ll keep it brief. I’ve curated a show of 20 artists working with the medium of time. Its a one night only screening this…

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Fine Diving 004

Grand Ferry Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2PM-10PM Experimentally-minded music and art – exploring the relationships between the concert hall and the dance floor, the austere and the lush, the hypnotic and the startling. I’ll be creating some sun-reflection timelapse recordings, then in the evening, projecting these in incidental spaces in the park. Bryan Teoh Burchan Acar…

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Galapagos Opening (Part 2)

Galapagos Art Space, Dumbo. 8-Late. Free. Come hang out, have a drink, stare at your reflection in the lake and wonder just what is the seating capacity of the space.. is it more or less than the old Williamsburg home? If there was a fire, would you jump in the water, or crush your way…

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Heptagon Heliograph Strategies

(part of EMERGENCE, on Governor’s Island) OPENING SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008 “Heptagon Heliograph Strategies”, on Governor’s Island; summer 2008. May 31st – July 26th Every Saturday and Sunday, 11am-6pm 200 lbs of broken mirror, seven non-broken mirrors, a camera, and a projector. GOVERNORS ISLAND FERRY SCHEDULE EMERGENCE website Gothamist article Map to historic building 14,…

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T-Minus 2007

T-Minus ( is an art festival celebrating time and media work.

Sleep of Reason

Speakeasy Cinema and ZUVUYA COLLECTIVE present THE SLEEP OF REASON Speakeasy Cinema and ZUVUYA COLLECTIVE present THE SLEEP OF REASON Monday September 17, 2007 7:30PM $5 Collective Unconscious 279 Church St. at White St. NYC Based on Goya’s “The Sleep of Reason…” El sueno de la razon produce monstuos (the sleep of reason breeds monsters).…

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Tonic open, Tonic close

Timelapse recording from across the street at Tonic in NYC. The first week is the last week Tonic was open; the second week is the first week Tonic was permanently closed. Full version runs 43 minutes. Below is an excerpt from the full movie.

Winter Romance at LOVE

With Giles Hendrix, Dan Vatsky, Josh Goldberg, and Seej. Live camera/computer silhouette projections and manipulations using home-made rear projection screen.


Burning Man New York’s big annual party. Projections by seej. Using a hand-made rear projection screen and a stage, I projected footage from the playa over dancers in front of the projector. Timelapse from the event:


This two channel piece was shot the entire train route from New York City to Montreal facing East. The return trip from Montreal to New York City was shot facing west. The west view is reversed and aligned to the east shot’s landmarks, creating a texture of the route between the two cities looking east…

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The Largest Snowfall in New York Recorded History

Recorded at E. Broadway and Essex St. This storm dropped 26.9″ of snow on New York City. This is the largest snowfall in the city’s history. February 11, 2006.