michael rees
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Clown Town Title Wall

Clown Town Title Wall

Title with tech instructions.

Installation View 1

Installation View 1

Installation of Clown Town at Bravin Lee Programs.

Installation View 2

Installation View 2

Installation at Bravin Lee Programs.

Installation View 3

Installation View 3

Installation view at Bravin Lee Programs.

Long Stom Recursive

Long Stom Recursive

Long Stom Recursive (vintage clown pair1 on long stom), 16x16x28”, plexiglass, glass, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016 1 Big Bare Feet Vintage Clown Shoes from http://bit.ly/2dhtuFH

Long Stom Recursive

Long Stom Recursive

Long Stom Recursive (vintage clown pair1 on long stom), 16x16x28”, plexiglass, glass, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016 1 Big Bare Feet Vintage Clown Shoes from http://bit.ly/2dhtuFH

​Vanitas: Transmission

​Vanitas: Transmission

Vanitas: Transmission (mountain scene, constructed matrix willie*), Steel, ABS plastic, archival inkjet print. augmented reality, 2016 *photo texture from Weary Willie the clown character performed by Emmet Kelly photograph “The Circus Comes Home” by Joseph Janney Steinmetz March 21, 1947.

​Vanitas: Transmission

​Vanitas: Transmission

Vanitas: Transmission (mountain scene, constructed matrix willie*), Steel, ABS plastic, archival inkjet print. augmented reality, 2016 *photo texture from Weary Willie the clown character performed by Emmet Kelly photograph “The Circus Comes Home” by Joseph Janney Steinmetz March 21, 1947. Detail with Augmented Reality

Vanitas: Transmission

Vanitas: Transmission

Vanitas: Transmission (mountain scene, constructed matrix willie*), Steel, ABS plastic, archival inkjet print. augmented reality, 2016 *photo texture from Weary Willie the clown character performed by Emmet Kelly photograph “The Circus Comes Home” by Joseph Janney Steinmetz March 21, 1947. Detail with Augmented Reality.

Bitter Pill and Landscape Cube

Bitter Pill and Landscape Cube

Bitter Pill and Landscape Cube, Wrestlers1, Mathematical Pony2. 12x12x33”, plastic, glass, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1 Hercules and Antaneus, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1530. 2 the photo texture of the pony is a sculpture made by Michelle Ray. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Vanitias: Matrix

Vanitias: Matrix

Vanitas: Matrix (barrel suit1, multicolor boot2), 18x18x72”, steel, abs plastic, wire, archival inket print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Unknown photograph of man in a barell suit, internet download. 2texture map is from Michaela Eichwald, Ministering to the Alien, 2013.

​Vanitas: Matrix

​Vanitas: Matrix

Vanitas: Matrix (barrel suit1, multicolor boot2), 18x18x72”, steel, abs plastic, wire, archival inket print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Unknown photograph of man in a barell suit, internet download. 2texture map is from Michaela Eichwald, Ministering to the Alien, 2013. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Preservation of Finitude

Preservation of Finitude

Preservation of Finitude (clown1 triggers jackass2), 30x20x65”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Clown Torture, by Bruce Nauman, 1987. 2 internet photograph from google image search “jackass” or “stubborn pony”.

​Preservation of Finitude

​Preservation of Finitude

Preservation of Finitude (clown1 triggers jackass2), 30x20x65”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Clown Torture, by Bruce Nauman, 1987. 2 internet photograph from google image search “jackass” or “stubborn pony”. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

​Abject Weather with Clown House

​Abject Weather with Clown House

Abject Weather with Clown House and Kitty Ball, 38x38x72”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application, 2016. 

​Abject Weather with Clown House

​Abject Weather with Clown House

Abject Weather with Clown House and Kitty Ball, 38x38x72”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application, 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Installation view with Shooting Gallery

Installation view with Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery: Clown, Pony, Fly.

Abject Weather plus Um and Ah

Abject Weather plus Um and Ah

Abject Weather, Um and Ah, clown’s mouth, winner/loser. 12x12x33”, plastic, glass, aluminum, augmented reality application. 2016.

Abject Weather plus Um and Ah

Abject Weather plus Um and Ah

Abject Weather, Um and Ah, clown’s mouth, winner/loser. 12x12x33”, plastic, glass, aluminum, augmented reality application. 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

​Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown

​Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown

Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown (thought bubble, speech bubble), 30x30x41.5”, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016

Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown

Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown

Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown (thought bubble, speech bubble), 30x30x41.5”, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Steppes of Shoe

Steppes of Shoe

Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe (false eyelashes and yes / no), 18x28x70”, foam, aqua resin, wood, formica, archival inkjet print, augmented reality app. 2016. 

​Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe

​Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe

Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe (false eyelashes and yes / no), 18x28x70”, foam, aqua resin, wood, formica, archival inkjet print, augmented reality app. 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Image Legend

Image Legend

Simulations showing sculpture and augment simultaneously.

Clown Town Title Wall

Title with tech instructions.

Installation View 1

Installation of Clown Town at Bravin Lee Programs.

Installation View 2

Installation at Bravin Lee Programs.

Installation View 3

Installation view at Bravin Lee Programs.

Long Stom Recursive

Long Stom Recursive (vintage clown pair1 on long stom), 16x16x28”, plexiglass, glass, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016 1 Big Bare Feet Vintage Clown Shoes from http://bit.ly/2dhtuFH

Long Stom Recursive

Long Stom Recursive (vintage clown pair1 on long stom), 16x16x28”, plexiglass, glass, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016 1 Big Bare Feet Vintage Clown Shoes from http://bit.ly/2dhtuFH

​Vanitas: Transmission

Vanitas: Transmission (mountain scene, constructed matrix willie*), Steel, ABS plastic, archival inkjet print. augmented reality, 2016 *photo texture from Weary Willie the clown character performed by Emmet Kelly photograph “The Circus Comes Home” by Joseph Janney Steinmetz March 21, 1947.

​Vanitas: Transmission

Vanitas: Transmission (mountain scene, constructed matrix willie*), Steel, ABS plastic, archival inkjet print. augmented reality, 2016 *photo texture from Weary Willie the clown character performed by Emmet Kelly photograph “The Circus Comes Home” by Joseph Janney Steinmetz March 21, 1947. Detail with Augmented Reality

Vanitas: Transmission

Vanitas: Transmission (mountain scene, constructed matrix willie*), Steel, ABS plastic, archival inkjet print. augmented reality, 2016 *photo texture from Weary Willie the clown character performed by Emmet Kelly photograph “The Circus Comes Home” by Joseph Janney Steinmetz March 21, 1947. Detail with Augmented Reality.

Bitter Pill and Landscape Cube

Bitter Pill and Landscape Cube, Wrestlers1, Mathematical Pony2. 12x12x33”, plastic, glass, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1 Hercules and Antaneus, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1530. 2 the photo texture of the pony is a sculpture made by Michelle Ray. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Vanitias: Matrix

Vanitas: Matrix (barrel suit1, multicolor boot2), 18x18x72”, steel, abs plastic, wire, archival inket print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Unknown photograph of man in a barell suit, internet download. 2texture map is from Michaela Eichwald, Ministering to the Alien, 2013.

​Vanitas: Matrix

Vanitas: Matrix (barrel suit1, multicolor boot2), 18x18x72”, steel, abs plastic, wire, archival inket print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Unknown photograph of man in a barell suit, internet download. 2texture map is from Michaela Eichwald, Ministering to the Alien, 2013. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Preservation of Finitude

Preservation of Finitude (clown1 triggers jackass2), 30x20x65”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Clown Torture, by Bruce Nauman, 1987. 2 internet photograph from google image search “jackass” or “stubborn pony”.

​Preservation of Finitude

Preservation of Finitude (clown1 triggers jackass2), 30x20x65”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. 1Clown Torture, by Bruce Nauman, 1987. 2 internet photograph from google image search “jackass” or “stubborn pony”. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

​Abject Weather with Clown House

Abject Weather with Clown House and Kitty Ball, 38x38x72”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application, 2016. 

​Abject Weather with Clown House

Abject Weather with Clown House and Kitty Ball, 38x38x72”, steel, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application, 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Installation view with Shooting Gallery

Shooting Gallery: Clown, Pony, Fly.

Abject Weather plus Um and Ah

Abject Weather, Um and Ah, clown’s mouth, winner/loser. 12x12x33”, plastic, glass, aluminum, augmented reality application. 2016.

Abject Weather plus Um and Ah

Abject Weather, Um and Ah, clown’s mouth, winner/loser. 12x12x33”, plastic, glass, aluminum, augmented reality application. 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

​Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown

Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown (thought bubble, speech bubble), 30x30x41.5”, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016

Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown

Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown (thought bubble, speech bubble), 30x30x41.5”, marble, archival inkjet print, augmented reality application. 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Steppes of Shoe

Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe (false eyelashes and yes / no), 18x28x70”, foam, aqua resin, wood, formica, archival inkjet print, augmented reality app. 2016. 

​Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe

Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe (false eyelashes and yes / no), 18x28x70”, foam, aqua resin, wood, formica, archival inkjet print, augmented reality app. 2016. With augmented reality and tablet stand.

Image Legend

Simulations showing sculpture and augment simultaneously.

Clown Town Title Wall
Installation View 1
Installation View 2
Installation View 3
Long Stom Recursive
Long Stom Recursive
​Vanitas: Transmission
​Vanitas: Transmission
Vanitas: Transmission
Bitter Pill and Landscape Cube
Vanitias: Matrix
​Vanitas: Matrix
Preservation of Finitude
​Preservation of Finitude
​Abject Weather with Clown House
​Abject Weather with Clown House
Installation view with Shooting Gallery
Abject Weather plus Um and Ah
Abject Weather plus Um and Ah
​Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown
Slappy Pappy: sleeping clown
Steppes of Shoe
​Vanitas: Steppes of Shoe
Image Legend