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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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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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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10% Nation at Dixon Place

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 10 PM DIXON PLACE, LES I’m doing the video design for this play on celebrity culture, with the theater company Nerve Tank “I think all the time now that I’m Cinderella, and the clock’s about to strike midnight, and the coach turns back into a pumpkin.” 10% Nation is a show about…

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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

Unsound Festival

Unsound Festival New York at Warsaw, hosted by The Bunker/Beyond Booking Photo © Seze Devres View more photos from the event shot by Seze I did live visuals for four hours, with the musicians Zemi17, Ital, Laurel Halo, and Hieroglyphic Being. Monolake Live – The Ghosts in Surround (imbalance computer music | Berlin), video by…

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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.

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.  

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…

RedBlueGreen at WestFest dance festival

I’m thrilled to be working with Flexicurve dance company, creating a projection component for six dancers utilizing camera, computer, and a very large piece of black scrim, as part of the WestFest Dance Festival. “RedBlueGreen” involves recording and delaying movement over time, projected to appear, “floating” on the dancers, set to the track, “Videotape” by…

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NYU with Lars Graugaard

8:00 pm at Frederick Lowe Theater, 35 W. 4th St. Playing the players. I’ll be triggering musicians with beams of light. The musicians won’t be actually playing, but their motions and fretting with their instruments recorded and used as variables for the audio which Lars will be composing live. projector tomusicians tocamera and mics tocomputer…

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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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“You play it — then it plays you” at The Tank

I’ll be creating a visual instrument and playing it at The Tank with Use the Other Door, regular Share folks who make soundscapes. 7:30pm $7 about Use Other Door Use Other Door is Veranika Hryn and Dzmitry Zhykh an experimental-electricity duo from Belarus. “You can never step in the same river twice….. but at…

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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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Time Bandits AV night

An evening of extraordinary audio visual performances the secret order of the slippery spiral presents:“TIME BANDITS – another evening of extraordinaryaudio visual performances” – foci + loci (Chris Burke & Tamara Yadao)— 000000Swan (Black Swan)— Richard Garet—-Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System—–Fair Use Duo (Luke Dubois & Matthew Ostrowski)——Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski duet; with…

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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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DROID at New School

New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Spring 2010 Jazz Presents series continues with New School Drum Sets! DROID, featuring Amir Ziv Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:00 p.m. 55 West 13th Street, floor 5 The Performance Space New School Jazz faculty member and alumnus Amir Ziv leads DROID in concert. The ensemble features Amir Ziv…

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Bollywood Disco at SOBs

I’m sitting in for Paul Clay (FICTIVE) tonight for dj Rekha’s Bollywood Disco dance party at SOB’s. Let me know if you want to attend, I’ve got a few comps. Otherwise, its $10. Doors are 11pm, but things won’t really get going until after midnight. Retro film classic eclectic disco grooves DJ Rekha and Rajstar…

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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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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

{R}ake at Monkeytown

{R}ake is a performance series of alternative and collaborative electro-acoustic music and video. Performances range from pure improvisation to more structured pieces, with video-artists and musicians working together in exploratory ways. Monkey Town is closing on January 24. Their curatorial mission and immersive 4-wall video setup made Monkey Town an important advocate of video in…

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Engadget with Bubblyfish

Bubblyfish (Haeyoung) and I did a very short performance for the 10th anniversary and final show of 2009 of Engadget.  More info

Overtone feat Thema with Big Bully, Lenny De La Posso at Sputnik

10pm – 4am at SPUTNIK (262 Taaffe Place Brooklyn) $10 / $5 with rsvp: Fine Diving and Subliminal Broadcast have joined forces to bring a new monthly party to our friends in Brooklyn. After scouting locations in the area we chose Sputnik which is an underused location that has a great sound system, a…

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