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Exhibitions
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This list of exhibitions is incomplete go to the C.V. section to see all events
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Auckland 2000
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Waiheke Island 1999

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Bethnal Green, London 1995

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London, Hackney E8. Rich and Famous Gallery 81 Sandringham Rd

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The seven pointed star was cut from
wood and featured L.E.D. bulbs
at each point.
Two television screens on the altar-piece displayed a selection of snakebeings' films including The Shrine and Cholera Clocks


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The exhibition featured a
museum-style glass topped
cabinet containing notebooks,
dictorphone tapes and sacred
objects of the shrine maker

 

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Brazil cafe k'RD 1999

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Commisions

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Bascilica of the tatooist (1997)
The one metre square glass front contains objects and icons from the tattooists art combined with various saints and goddesses.
On insertion of a coin the 72 neon candles illuminate, the light-bulbs flicker and a telephone hand set plays a tape-loop of eclectic sound effects and chants.
Patent # 3796444-200
Made in E8. Jan '97
Commissioned by 'Sacred Art ' Tattooists and piercers.
On permanent display at 148 Albion Rd. London N16.
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Commissioned by
Sacred arts tattoo parlour
London N16 Albion RD (1998)
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Privately Commissioned
by Carlota, London N16 (1997)

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Tattooist's Electrical Reliquary Spirit Box.
Hand activated coin slot machine shrine containing Random Divinity Selector, Electrical Religious Neons,and Mechanical Deities. Central reliquary contains bone fragments, hair, rusting nails and the body fluids of the saints.
Insertion of a coin activates the numerous clock mechanisms and voice channelling devices in the lower section of the shrine.
The twin hand switches allows the operator to randomly select deities, throw an electronic dice, and manipulate movements of the spinning saints behind the glass.
Patent # 6546733-500
2.5 m x 2 m x 0.5 m
Made in London and Brighton Oct-Nov '98Commissioned by Temple Tattu
( Tattoo and Piercing studio ) On permanent display at 9 Boyces St. Brighton.U.K.

 

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The seven pointed star above
the door is the same from the upper photo

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Alchemical selector wheel - a combination of roulette,
games of chance and fortune telling devices with the
alchemical elements.
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Many of the objects
contained within this shrine
came from the owners

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.... Including personal artefacts, tools of the tattooist's trade and human bones...

Alchemical Kali device.
Coin operated Apparatus and means of unleashing Kali-energy into light-bulbs and alarm clocks using left-hand switching mechanism.
Right hand activates a Random Alchemical Divinity Selector allowing chance events to influence the religico-chemical processes of the operator.
93cm x 49 x 39
Patent # 367524-1500
Made in N.Z. Feb-April '99
Installed at Cafe Brazil ; 256 Karangahape Rd,Auckland. April- July "99
Presently owned by Nathan of Basque Park AK

 

Shrine to the Hindu goddess Kali

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.... again using the hands to activate the electronic circuits contained within
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Shrine to the Dead Light-Bulb
Coin operated Reliquary incorporating objects and sounds found "Without Conscious Effort".
Insert coin and press the red 'play' button to choose from the 93 tracks on the internal C.D. player containing street recordings from seven countries across the world.
Use the white button to Randomly Select your chemical pollutant.
93cm x 39 x 23
Patent # 497004-888.
Made in N.Z. April-June 1999
Currently owned by Adrienne Grant, Waikato, NZ
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Shrine to Carl Jung, Kali, & Dr Faustus.
Commissioned by G. Peterson. Custom-made coin operated Reliquary utilising Roulette Wheel to select Random phrases from G. Peterson's poem "Compromise with Technology"
80 X 44 X 24 CM.
Patent # 45465545-333
Made in N.Z. July-Sept 1999.
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Electrical Spirit Catching Box.
Coin operated for public use. Features several Transistor Radios tuned to different frequencies manipulated by a Random Selector Device, which utilises the 'Cut-up Method' as appliedto Voice Transmissions and Divining the Future using 'Radiomancy' Directions for use: place hand inside lower chamber pressing lightlyto ensure electrical contact, Insert coin to release 'Religious Energy' into hand.
33 X 93 X 23 CM
Patent # 435656213-777
Made in N.Z. July 1999-Feb 0000
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Mechanism for the Transubstantiation of Light-Bulbs
Place the left hand onto the receptor to allow Chaotic human life-force destroy the Light-Bulbsthrough electrical energy transfer.
Patent # 47324826-66
Made in N.Z. Jan-Feb 2000
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Electric Totem pole #1
Flickering Light bulb array of nine bulbs surrounded by a rubber tyre of nails 2 metres high.
Made as a site specific instalation in Gallery St. Agatha's Auckland 6th june 2000
made in Hamilton may - june 2000.
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Monolith #2
second in a series of 3 monoliths for the year 2001 (upgraded in 2010)
"shrine to discarded technology"
2 meter high Burnt fish bone shrine incorporating tape loop device push button activated to start electronic roulette wheel which selects discarded tecknology "standing clock" with central 'eye' piece through which can be seen a rapidly spining electronic clock face.
made in Hamilton june 2000 - March 2001Patent #287328828-3333
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if you want to see more
go to the original
shrine archive web page

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Oscillator 2010
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Multi- variable oscillator built around the
image of the last supper.

Features:
Three oscillator circuits. Switchable Light Dependant Resistor (LDR) used to control pitch of oscillator two. Built-in radio transmitter with a common AM radio used as an amplifier device. Also able to mix in radio sounds with those produced by oscillator (karaoke feature)

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Volume control, modulation level, switchable on/off for each oscillator.
Change-over switch to allow two pitches to be set on different potentiometers

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Built-in speaker and jack plug for amplification.

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Other photos of later modifications (2015):

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Suitcase Sequencer - five channel

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Functions: An internal oscillator controls the tempo of the electronic selector switch which selects and outputs sound from one of five 1/4" jack sockets inputs. As the sequencer operates each input channel is selected one at a time in a looping fashion.




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The sequencer is built into a vintage super 8mm camera case



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The five inputs can be any conventional electric instrument - guitars etc, or tape recorders, dictorfones or radios tuned to spoken-word channels

 

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A red L.E.D. light shows which channel is currently selected
 
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As you can imagine the sequencer produces a 5 beat rhythm rather than a 4/4 - this is one of its signitures
 
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