Born in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, in the shadow of Charlie Chaplain’s house, House Pencil Green is the multivalent, multimedia, multi-platform collaboration between interdisciplinary artist/designers Amy Ruddick and Joseph Herring.
HAIR CITY FAIR:
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Part design troupe and part performance art company, House Pencil Green was formed to explore relationships between design and performance art, between program and movement, between low and high, between the vernacular and the absurd, between color and memory.
House Pencil Green sits at the intersection of sculpture and post-dramatic theatre, on the corner of time-based media and installation, just a block north of video and performance. At House Pencil Green, pre-recorded and live-produced video elements interact with built and modified objects, environments, and live performance. Events further the evolution of the space that contains them.
INFERNAL CAKES/ADJACENT MANIAS:
With House Pencil Green, demonstrably harebrained and visibly skewed investigations into the nature of media are juxtaposed in the delineated space of performance, installation, and exhibition, all in an attempt to understand our contemporary sublime, to reconcile our past, our future, and our present.
EPIC ZOOM INTERIORS:
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Through the development of interactions among objects, environments, and technologies, House Pencil Green simultaneously courts and resists a relationship with narrative inquiry, creating projects equally influenced by vernacular performing traditions, the history of children’s television, and sculpture in the expanded field.
Feast of Flowers:
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Palm State Champs:
The Exploding Box:
Lightning Fish / Lightning Bug: