Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PAINTINGS

If you know me then you know I've recently become obsessed with painting, drawing, building computers, collage, photography, video, painting.
Trust... they all conceptually intersect, it may just take me the next 30 years to prove it.  (and it is my life's work to follow through on that.)  In fact it really took all those steps to get to this point, and I'm really excited about it.  Working intensely these days - and really enjoying where this is going. 







Saturday, March 15, 2014

SXSW Interactive 2014 - Not Dead Yet: How Technology is Saving Poetry

Hi friends,

Here's the video of our panel discussion at SXSW Interactive 2014.
Mandy Kahn and I presented several projects combining poetry and technology into 3D built spaces you can enter like rooms.
David Shook presents the Poetry Drone - a proposal for a re-purposed military drone to drop poems instead of bombs.
Watch the talk and let us know what you think!
DOB

direct link to vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/channels/poetech

SXSW 2014 - Not Dead Yet: How Technology is Saving Poetry from David O'Brien on Vimeo.
Poets Mandy Kahn and David Shook and artist David O'Brien collaborate to present projects that combine technology and poetry.

Monday, February 03, 2014

SXSW Interactive - March 8th



Big news friends - - I will speaking on a panel at South by Southwest Interactive this March. The panel is about poetry. Yes, poetry! Writer and poet Mandy Kahn and I have been collaborating for months on schematics for some large scale, acoustically driven art installations involving recorded poetry. We will be presenting these and other projects at SXSW. In case you didn't know, SXSW in addition to being a huge music festival also has a massive film and technology component from March 7-11. Here's the page for our thing - - if you are going to be there be sure to add our event to your schedule! Ours is on March 8th at 9:30am sharp. Very excited!


!http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP26608

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Return

Hello Everyone - here's an update.  I returned from Iceland at the beginning of October.  Thanks to everyone at the SIM Residency.  It was a transformative experience to say the least.  There are many new photo and video works to show you on my website HERE.
ALSO - thanks to the Torrance Art Museum for having me in their recent group show Mas Attack 2.  I will be participating in another event at TAM, their open video art night Nov. 16th from 6-9pm. Link to the FB Event page HERE

Here's a short 3 minute excerpt of a recently completed piece from Iceland.  (full length of video is 26 min.)
Order in the Mind, Order in the Hand





Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Solar Series (For Trouvelot)

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Summer Summer Work Work Work


This summer you can visit me in Oakland @ Johansson Projects.  They are keeping a little mini show of my work in the back room gallery.
Otherwise - work work work work - - hard at work on several new video projects.  I'll show you soon!

This Fall: ***September artist residency in Reykjavik, Iceland**** very excited.
(also, in case you didn't know, I am getting marrrrried in August :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

UPCOMING STUFF:::



UPCOMING STUFF::: This Spring: May 2nd, Wider Than a Postcard, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, Oregon ****May 21st - 7-10PM****, HAPPENING - group show and benefit at LACE, (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) This Fall: September artist residency in Reykjavik, Iceland

Monday, March 25, 2013

Upcoming Shows


"Wider Than a Postcard" at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon. May 2nd.

and

"Happening" at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) May 22nd.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Show

On View Now thru March 16th - Pixilated Drift @ Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA

Monday, January 07, 2013

OAKLAND


Upcoming SHOW::::: 3-person show @ Johansson Projects, Oakland CA January 24 thru March 16th. OPENING RECEPTION FEB. 1st. 6-8pm. COME VISIT!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the latest latest



Thanks to everyone who came out to install WeHo in September.  It was unreal.  I am working hard on processing all of the videos - check back soon.
MORPHEME MAGAZINE - My work is on the cover! Click HERE to buy a copy. It is filled with lots of amazing work by writers and artists. Support an awesome, homegrown, upstart art and literary magazine.
MASH STUDIOS - I have 3 new pieces installed long term at Mash Studios - designers of beautiful, minimal wooden furniture. Stop by anytime and check them out (they make amazing stuff too). Best time to visit is on a Saturday - they’re on Venice Blvd. just a bit east of Lincoln.
I have another show coming up soon - more details as the time approaches... All the best, DOB

Tuesday, August 21, 2012