"Golden Oldies - "Spinning Wheel" (Blood Sweat and Tears, 1969), video still

"Golden Oldies" is a response to media overload and "group" orchestrated experience. In 2006 the iPOD was the only "personal medium" in use, young people particularly, used the iPOD to separate themselves, becoming one with their universe by plugging in to their iPOD, and plugging everything else out. Music is generally considered the most powerful conduit for movement and emotional suggestion. In “Golden Oldies”, light and movement are used to create visual scores. I wanted to create a visual counterpart to music, which would operate much like music on an iPOD. The installation includes 5 iPODs; each iPOD plays a silent video inspired by a pop hit from the sixties: "Tiny Bubbles" (Don Ho, 1966), "Under the Boardwalk" (Drifters, 1964), "Spinning Wheel" (Blood Sweat and Tears, 1969), "Starry Starry Night" (Don McLean, 1971), and "Sailing" (Christopher Cross, 1980). The pieces are the length of their title song and loop like a repeat setting on the iPOD.

Golden Oldies has exhibited and screened in multiple configurations, at:
The Merwin Gallery Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, 2011
Eye-Kea Project, Basement - Project Space, Cork, Ireland, 2010
KY7 Biennial, Lexington, KY, 2008
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 2007
Schmack Gallery, Umeå, Sweden, 2007
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA, 2006
Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 2006
The Projection Gallery, Liverpool, England, 2006