Incidental Words

Jon Sands and Chris Jordan have brought together a group of artists, collaborating on creating an evening of animated mixed media poetry performance for Boston’s first Nuit Blanch, Illuminus. The project, titled, “Incidental Words”, is a roving performance of poetry by three of the East Coasts most relevant spoken word artists: Jon Sands, José Olivarez,…

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The Best of Words on Walls

This was our final Words on Walls event, which I was a part of for over two years. The program involved leading workshops with youth poets, projection mapping their words to site-specific walls through the city; then performing the poetry in time with the projections. This was our “best of” celebration, wrapping up this amazingly…

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The Light from Below

THE LIGHT FROM BELOW is a site-specific interactive light and sound environment in the cavernous Fort Jay munition magazines addresses our collective culpability in fueling the military industrial complex. The works present phases of a cannon’s ‘life-cycle’ – sale, manufacturing, deployment, firing, and consequence. Visitors interacting with elements are exposed to the corporeality of war…

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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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Tower Epoch

I have a light sculpture in this group show at Central Booking on Ludlow, opening Feb. 6 2014. The piece, titled, “Tower Epoch”, is composed of timelapse footage projected, reflected, off mirrors. The footage was captured in 2013 from the Queens Plaza Clock Tower. I’ll also be on a panel discussion Art & Science Panel:…

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This is a new site specific installation that captures the movement of a swing and creates an immersive visual experience. Momentum amplifies the sense of weightlessness experienced at the apex of change. This was part of the Monitor Digital festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. This whole project is a collaboration between many people, without who’s support…

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Glory Road

Showing September 18 – 21, 2013 12 – 1:30pm & 4 – 6pm (20-minute performances) Grace Plaza 1114 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd Street) An Arts Brookfield Commission The Nerve Tank, a world-class theater innovator, brings the woeful myth of Sisyphus to the Grace Building Plaza. Sisyphus, a daring and clever king who outwitted…

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Silo Swing

Revitalizing a disused pair of silos in Flint Michigan, Silo Swing encourages visitors to take a ride on the seven-story kinetic light installation. The installation incorporates reflective wind-catching materials that create a light display on the two large silos both during the daytime and at night. This interplay of scale and weight, through light and…

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The Museum of the Transition from the Unreal to the Real

Written, conceived, and directed by Liron Dan, Kelvin Daly, and the Ensemble Movement: Fibi Jane, Jacqueline Ha, Craig Whitehouse, Madi McKay, Emily Rubin, Noa Lembersky, Liron Dan Music: Zemi 17, Dok Gregory, Shamos Dan, Kelvin Daly Real time Light Sculpture by Chris Jordan At THE HIVE, 20 Cook St., Brooklyn, ( near the JMZ at…

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Locost Queue

The installation projects silhouettes of people photographed in Queens, in a queue, moving across the four faces of the clock tower. The rate of movement correlates to the population growth for the city of New York. A light flashes in the tower at the approximate rate of species extinction on the planet. Ie: its estimated…

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BucketCraft is an installation on Governors Island, part of the FIGMENT Season Long Sculpture Park. The installation is located at the south end of the Parade Ground. A camera affixed atop a 14′ pole records the movement and construction of buckets and people within its frame. Through the course of the summer, the buckets will…

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AVWAVE part 2

Two evenings of audio video performances at The Firehouse Space, curated by Chris Jordan AVWave The Firehouse Space May 18th, 8pm $10 246 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 This is the second night of the two part series I’m organizing, bringing amazing artists in diverse media together. Justin Riley Sima VisualhornHonking + The War…

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AVWAVE part 1

Two evenings of audio video performances at The Firehouse Space, curated by Chris Jordan AVWave (part 1) The Firehouse Space May 11th, 8pm $10 246 Frost Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 Link + Merche Blasco Josh Ott + Ezekiel Honig Dok Gregory, Masha Gitin, Jeremy Slater

Slanted Walk

Slanted Walk Chris Jordan, 2012 The Front Room 147 roebling street williamsburg, brooklyn Front Room Gallery [media id=33] This interactive projection installation examines public space through the use of light and movement. The installation combines live camera of passerbys to create an inverted shadow. By highlighting the individual in the urban landscape, Slanted Walk attempts…

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Rafmögnuð Náttúra

Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2012 Hallgrimskirkja Church, Reykjavik, Iceland Feb. 9-12, 2012 Four day timelapse, shot from Cafe Loki[media id=32] Festival sponsor documentation of the installation Celebrating the darkest of days in Reykjavik with the Winter Lights Festival 2012, Chris Jordan brings Iceland’s most recognizable building, Hallgrimskirkja church, to life with light and movement as…

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Bradford Reed, Front Room

Bradford Reed and Chris Jordan the Front Room gallery in Williamsburg FRIDAY THE 13th: SOUND/VIDEO/LIGHT/MOVEMENT PERFORMANCES, 7-10pm FREE 7pm: Tom Swirly 8pm: Bradford Reed and Chris Jordan 9pm: Rubaiyats Of The Cicadas (ROTC) with Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica of LEIMAY Front Room Gallery 147 Roebling Street Brooklyn

Chrono Giants

Josh Goldberg and I created this interactive projection installation, Chrono Giants installation at the 2nd annual Bring to Light festival in NYC. October 2nd, near the waterfront in Greenpoint.

BTL: Bob and Irene

Columbia architecture student Jocelyn Oppenheim worked on the creation of an inflatable called, “BOB“. I’ll be projecting footage of hurricane Irene inside this for the event.

Bring to Light 2011

I was a Technical Advisor for this illumination festival in Greenpoint. I also taught a workshop with youth poets on projection mapping, Urban Word and City Lore sponsored the poetry workshop.  

Let Us Make Cake

I was one of 40 artists in this group video looped on the New Museum during the Festival of Ideas.Timelapse of one loop of the compiled movie (includes poetry piece from Bowery Poetry Club)

Chrono Beam

[media id=27] Chrono-Beam is a time-based installation, engaging the realms of memory and space to remap participants’ images onto a public wall in the form of a queue. Participants are recorded and added to the queue of projected people, forming a video-line of people that moves over time. Chrono-Beam converts the sidewalk from a mere…

OptoSonic Tea with Bradford Reed

Live sets by: – Alex Carpenter (live visuals and sound) with James Ross (live sound)– Chris Jordan (live visuals) with Bradford Reed (live sound) Invited respondent/moderator: – Andrea Monti Suggested donation:$ 7 Diapason882 Third Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, 10th floorBROOKLYN (Sunset Park)(718) 499-5070directions: D, N or R train to 36th Street in Brooklyn…

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A-Spline at Bring to Light

Projection mapping on the last warehouse standing from the 2006 10 alarm fire in Greenpoint. The installation, titled A-Spline, uses 24,000 lumens to bring the shell of a building to life with light and color. Part of the Bring to Light event, the first “Nuit Blanch” in NYC. 7pm – 12am, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Special thanks…

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The Temple of Infinite Light

[media id=17 width=500 height=400] Temple of Infinite Light (TOIL) TOIL is an installation using very simple materials that create a dynamic environment of light beams. TOIL was created for The Forbidden City – Stranded III, in Brooklyn, organized by Winkel and Balktick. Special thanks to Eric Drasin, Yukiko, Sean McIntyre, and Reid Bingham for toiling…

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“Cue-10” is part of the one year anniversary party/benefit for DEVOTION gallery and 319 Scholes performance and gallery space: two wonderful galleries in Brooklyn NY. “Cue-10” uses found-objects and digital projection to create a sculpture that blurs the line of projection and object through geometry. The installation uses ceramic reflective micro beads that reinforce the…

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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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Opto V

Opto V, part of FIGMENT’s sculpture park, is an interactive optical environment on Governors Island. The installation will be accessible from early June through October 2010, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The installation is made of vinyl and mesh material, mounted on a frame that creates optical interference from the sun. Numerous optical building blocks encourage participants…

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Qu Yuan Goes West

“Qu Yuan Goes West” (Chris Jordan, 2010) is an interactive light installation, allowing multiple participants to control light and movement using the iPhone’s interface. The installation utilizes computer, projector, mirrors, and motors. “Qu Yuan Goes West” examines the US/Chinese relationship; and how individual identity and capital (yuan) are transferred between nations. The title refers to…

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AMNH with Glowing Pictures

Back at the AMNH with Glowing Pictures. A geodesic mirror ball, and other moving mirror effects, were used through the night. [media id=10]


Synapsis is part of a small group show at the LEO KUELBS Collection gallery opening Friday. The show is titled POP: Crackle & Snap. SynapsisChris Jordan, 2010Projector, mirror, metal, concrete. Synapsis connects the physicality of neurons and the pharmaceutical drug industry through an interactive immersive light installation. POP: Crackle & Snap Video and Light Installations…

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3d VU at Unsound

3d VU installation, part of the Unsound festival. Audio reactive video installation in the back room of Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Friday and Saturday evening. More info at:

Ghost Chandelier

Working with the Rockwell Group, I designed, “Ghost Chandelier” for the 12 floors of the Ames Hotel in Boston. This optical illusion, called a “Pepper’s Ghost“,  and gives the impression that a chandelier is floating in the elevator lobby; as seen reflected in a mirror. This is achieved by ensconcing a physical chandelier inside the…

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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  

New Island Festival with FIGMENT

Governor’s Island is going out with a bang this season, staying open until 11pm Thursday through Sunday; with FIGMENT contributing a full line up of artists, installations, and dj’s on Saturday from 11AM – 11PM. [media id=1] I’ve thrown myself into the fray with numerous installations, including a 3d stage (thanks Noise), with 3d glasses…

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Fab Faux plays REVOLVER

Projections for The Fab Faux, at The Beacon. These guys recreate The Beatles sound with amazing detail and accuracy. I’ll be creating a visual accompaniment that draws from the visual history of the band, while bringing it to the modern day. Timelapse of the entire day (40 megs)

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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Temple of Ephemeral Light Creatures on the Island of the Gamelatron

Presented at STRANDED! Organized by Winkel & Balktick. With Zemi-17 and the Gamelatron Timelapse of the installation (23 megs) (Photo courtesy Eric Brown) Background Through Millions of orbits of the cradle planet Earth around the Sun, life spontaneously emerged and evolved from a mixture of cosmic gases to amoeba and paramecium; from tad pole to…

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