SUBTLE REALITY TECHNOLOGIES
HEADGEAR FOR A RANGE OF PURPOSES
Test Tube Hat (Wearable Laboratory Equipment for Field Biology), Papier-mache, glass test tubes, 2017
Bark Hat. Frottage (rubbing) of Ponderosa Pine Bark on Nepalese Lokta Paper, Papier-mache, 2016
Seed Hat. Nepalese Lokta Papier-Mache, Homegrown Giant Speckled Lima Beans, 2016
Urchin Spine Hat, Straight Pin Hat, Feather Hat, Lead Helmet, Listening Pillow, Satellite Dish Hat
Copper Listening Pillow. Copper mesh. 2010
Feather Headdress. Feathers, Glassine papier-mache. 2001
Sea Urchin Spine Hat. Glassine papier-mache, spines from a Pencil Urchin. 2001
Still from a performance on the coast of Rhode Island circa 2001 to illustrate a quote by Joseph Campbell: "The Shaman swims in the same water the psychotic drowns in."
The Satellite Dish Hat (made from found objects including a metal strainer, lampshade, and souvenir Eiffel Tower) and the following text were created for a performance at the 1998 Goldstar Invitational at AS220 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Every Brain is like a Satellite Dish
each one attuned to a Unique Frequency
emitted by the Cosmic Infinity
where all that Is to Be Created
All that Can Be Created
woven into the Energy Particles of the Universe
ready to be Absorbed, Translated, Assimilated, Manfested
by Bodies that Hear
the Harmony of the Speres
Be Tuned In.
Reality is Your Oyster.
"My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists." — Nikola Tesla