Drawing Installations, 2012-20013 Feather Infirmary, Installation-Performance Reliquary Vestuary Operatics Deerwood and the Coral Cavern Riverbird Serenade Photo New York C.E.S.T.A. Artist Residency, Czech Republic Phantom View Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Installation, various works
Installation

Drawing Installations, 2012-20013

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Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
Rewilderment
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA
KMOCA

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Lavender Door-solo exhibit-2013
Lavender Door-solo exhibit-2013
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door
Lavender Door

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Spirit World 509-Cultural Center-2012
Spirit World 509-Cultural Center-2012
Spirit World
Spirit World
Spirit World
Spirit World
Spirit World
Spirit World
Spirit World aerial performance
Spirit World aerial performance
Spirit World-Streetopia-exterior
Spirit World-Streetopia-exterior

Feather Infirmary, Installation-Performance

Mixed-media installation with drawings, objects, garments, props, sound and video responding to the military history of Governors Island in the New York Harbor. Suggestions of post-military violence and flight filled two stories of this family home on Colonels Row. Open birdcages exhibited throughout the house echoed the military prisons once located on the now public island. Recorded names of women and children from cemetary records resonated through the bedrooms, along with other recorded texts. 7 days of duration performances were staged amidst the installation, wherein 32 goose feathers were stitched into my skin. The final performance occurred in a tree, located in front of the house

Curated by the Robert Wilson Watermill Center for the New Island Festival, Governors Island, NYC. 2009. For additional images see: http://carolynrydercooley.org/performance.html, or http://todseelie.com/rydergovernorsisland/index.html

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Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary
Feather Infirmary

Reliquary

Mixed media drawings mounted on found wood with teabags, video, sound and other objects. Installed at Pan American Art Projects, Miami FL. 2008, Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA 2006 & SUNY Art Museum, Albany NY 2006.

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Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary
Reliquary

Vestuary Operatics

Site specific installation with murals and rose window alteration at historic St. Anthony's Church, Albany, NY. Installed in conjunction with a 3 hour performance suspended in the church bell tower (see performance page)
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Deer Mural
Deer Mural
Window Alteration
Window Alteration
Window Alteration
Window Alteration
Deer Mural
Deer Mural
Deer Mural
Deer Mural
mural
mural

Deerwood and the Coral Cavern

Installation and performance with Jessi Rose Vala at Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose CA.

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Installation exterior
Installation exterior
drawings
drawings
Installation with mural
Installation with mural
mural backdrop
mural backdrop
mural detail
mural detail

Riverbird Serenade

Riverbird Serenade, installation performance. Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. 2005 A carved wooden chair was suspended from a metal bridge above an industrially distressed river. Musical serenades were performed in the chair 10 ft. above a river with cars driving overhead and birds flying by. Suspended chair could be viewed through the gallery windows, located in a former garment factory. Concurrently, an indoor installation consisted of four chairs suspended in 4 window wells. Beneath each chair was a nest of rocks collected from the river. One empty window invited viewing the external chair. During non-performance hours, video of the serenades could be watched on monitor with performance garments hung alongside.

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day performance
day performance
oudoor installation
oudoor installation
indoor Installation
indoor Installation

Photo New York

Deliverance, video installation with sound, drawings, medical gown & architectural objects. Installed at Photo New York, NYC.

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Deliverance
Deliverance
Deliverace
Deliverace
Deliverance
Deliverance

C.E.S.T.A. Artist Residency, Czech Republic

Domes and Steeples, site specific installation performance. Cesta Artist Center, Czech Republic Using a screw driver and a nail, drawings from local architecture were carved into the walls of a 10 by 11ft room revealing layers of paint dating through the Nazi and Communist occupations. Installation included on-site field recordings and a musical performance. Created during an artists residency.

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right room
right room
right corner
right corner
left wall
left wall
detail
detail
musical performance
musical performance

Phantom View

Phantom View of the Mancuso Furniture Showroom, site-specific installation performance created at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco CA. July 2005. A wooden chair was suspended in a stairwell where the original floor used to be when the building was a furniture shop. To the right of the chair a mattress was suspended referring to the mattress storage area that once occupied that space. Video of the San Francisco earthquake superimposed with brances and crows was projected behind the chair. A six hour performance occured in the chair, dangling over a 10 ft, two storey stairwell. Viewers entered the stairwell through an installation of architectural windows, wood and hand carved signs.

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 Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View
Phantom View

Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena

Memory Parlour, mixed media installation. 12ft. by 11ft. by 10ft. cabin, filled with drawings and architectural objects, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bay Area Now 3, San Francisco, CA. 2002/2003

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Memory Parlour
Memory Parlour
Memory Parlour
Memory Parlour
Memory Parlour
Memory Parlour

Installation, various works

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River Exhibit
River Exhibit
River Exhibit
River Exhibit
River Exhibit
River Exhibit
Apparitions Residue
Apparitions Residue
Surgical Props
Surgical Props
Wayward Museum
Wayward Museum
Dewetttes and Silowettes
Dewetttes and Silowettes
Blood Shed
Blood Shed
Sorrow
Sorrow
Hati Together
Hati Together

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