Babel of Roselawn & Reading

By Ryan Davis on Apr 14, 2014

Babel of Roselawn & Reading is my second video of the Babel series. My agenda with these videos is to create a space visually and sonically that breaks down the social constructs of identity built around what is exceptional and what is not as well to establish the notion that exceptionality is based in the basic nature of existing.

8080 – BFA Thesis Exhibition

By Drew Michael on Apr 1, 2014

“The first video games consisted of a joystick and one or two buttons. They created a competitive frenzy to achieve the highest score, and immersed the player in a virtual world filled with colored pixels. The games emerged from huge machines in local arcades and had no 3-Dimensional graphics. Now these games that are more complex and colorful, can fit into our pockets traveling wherever we go.” This piece was created to show the evolution in technology. I reanimated old video games and projected them over wood burnings of abstract circuit boards. These burnings were cut to match the screen sizes of modern portable devices, i.e. phones, tablets, and laptops. The video games were animated so they seem like they are playing by themselves and do not make mistakes. I feel that this gives the viewer a strange feeling because they might want to be able to control them and make different...


By Carlos Pacheco on Mar 13, 2014

Carlos Pacheco, graduate student in Photography + Integrated Media at Ohio University, will exhibit his work titled Collective at the Ohio University. The exhibition is a new media installation that invites the viewer to witness the formation of a single, collective memory. Pacheco makes books and videos using images made from live webcams overlooking culturally significant locations around the world, like Times Square, Dealey Plaza, and Abbey Road. This narrative investigates our use of photography in an increasingly digital and interconnected world, at the same time bridging the gap between the seemingly unrelated events that unfold at these sites. The show opens Tuesday March 11th and closes March 14th with a reception Friday March 14th from 6pm – 8pm. Can’t be there in-person? View the live stream at carlosrenepacheco.com Carlos Pacheco is an artist and photographer from...

Black Bodies

By Jacob Koestler on Feb 24, 2014

Over the last two years, I have been working on a collection of videos and photographs called Black Bodies. Since the work has culminated in several different installations, CREATE_space has supplied a variety of tools ranging from field recorders, video cameras and projectors. This equipment is imperative in every step, as each finished piece is comprised of multiple digital and analog processes, distortions and re-recordings. Recently, I was able to show five new photographs and videos at this year’s Image OHIO at the Shot Tower Gallery in Columbus, OH. The annual exhibition is hosted by ROY G BIV Gallery, also in Columbus. CREATE_space’s short-throw projector allowed for a full-wall sized viewing of Black Body (single-channel video projection, 7m 19s,...


By on Oct 24, 2013

Hello! I am an OU senior studying sculpture. Currently, I am working on stop motion animation & performance video art. My thesis show is in the spring, so I am in much need of technological guidance. I am grateful to Nathan Berger, for lending me camera equipment and a projector. I have started to explore a sort of personal narrative style of filming, one I hope to refine for my thesis show. In Bravery/Hero, my most recent piece, I am breaking down formal associations within Western culture by montaging together stop motion animation, found footage, and personal footage. In my work, a frequent theme is the exploring the female experience. The installation, Bravery/Hero, was located in Seigfred Hall, room 123. Objects that appeared in the video were featured alongside the projection,casting shadow onto the moving image. Thus oscillating between the virtual in the real and the real...

Exploration in Isadora

By on May 8, 2013

In the Special Topics in Theater class offered this past Spring semester, we were assigned a final capstone project with a very open-ended format. My partner (Julian Stapleton) and I decided to use this opportunity to explore a piece of software called Isadora (developed by Troikatronix). The ultimate goal of our work was to develop a functional understanding of both live video editing and show control for theatrical applications, as the School of Theater plans to run projections for future shows via the program. We began by simply watching numerous tutorials and reading the user manual cover to cover, and then completing a LOT of experimental programming (coupled with dozens of screenshots, as the demo version of Isadora does not allow for saving files). Some examples of these screenshots can be seen below. For my own purposes, I decided to focus on mapping parameter control of images...

Projection Piano

By on Apr 30, 2013

Recently I have had the opportunity to be involved in courses and work that allow me to use new technologies to create new and exciting things. The beginning of the projections class was no different. From day one, we began talking about how people have started using projections, how they can be involved in theater, and how they can be used in new ways even outside of theater. I immediately started thinking of ways that I wanted to use projections in the future and began exploring different videos online or reading about different projects people had put together. Once I began starting to look for ideas for my final project, I began to think more about what I actually wanted to accomplish. I have always thought of myself as more of a technical person than an artist when it comes to these topics that can blur the line and so for this project I wanted to challenge myself to try to stay...

Three Documents

By Jacob Koestler on Nov 9, 2012

A document on screen is always fiction: Bigfoot is found to be a more dedicated journalist disguised as the crytid and seen first-person through the amateur lens. The projection screen (within the screen) catches fire and one myth is set ablaze. The camera pulls focus to a television screen littered with Appalachian detritus set against a foggy mystic sunrise along a gravel road. The tracking is adjusted, and the landscape disappears into the static void.    


By Suits Artist Group on Oct 6, 2012

It didn’t go off without a hitch, but our tight group managed to pull together and overcome the obstacles in our way. The end result? A solid performance that 50+ unsuspecting Faire-goers of all ages got to experience, each leaving with their own unique reaction to what we created. One nervous participant, unaware of what to expect, was affected so greatly by the atmosphere of our performance that he asked, with a scared crack in his voice, to leave in the middle of it. Suits is the collaborative effort of Sculpture and Expanded Practices MFA candidates, Basil Masri Zada and Kathleen Williams, and Photography and Integrated Media MFA candidate, Carlos Pacheco. A Syrian Fulbright recipient, an Ohio-based mixed media artist, and an Arizona-born photographer- Masri Zada, Williams, and Pacheco utilize their collective and varied experiences to create conceptually-based, interactive...


By Todd Irwin on Sep 28, 2012

This work is an exploration of re-appropriated video in terms of form and color projected in a three dimensional space, also referencing the urban environment and elements of nostalgia.


By Stephanie St.Aubin on Aug 27, 2012

In an effort to explore the notions of privacy that are embedded in domestic space, I would like to make a project that will undermine the utility of an exterior wall in my single apartment. In this ‘efficiency style’ room, I have two windows, which face towards a sidewalk just outside of the wall. I often think about how many people pass by each day, and how they cannot peer in at me although I can see them on their daily journey. By inviting the viewer into a reproduction of my private space, I am simultaneously exposing myself and creating a false personal structure. Thanks goes to Nathan for loaning me a projector for this experiment.  ...

eastern sky

By on Feb 2, 2012

“eastern sky” is an in progress piece that I am currently working on for my thesis show. These images are documentation of multiple videos I have been projecting on a gel medium surface. This will serve as my projection screen for the final installation.


By on Dec 6, 2011

An installation that plays with light and shadows and the interaction with the viewer by changing the lights on the motion of the viewer him/her self so each viewer will have different experience in each time.

Filtration Station

By Natalie Preston on Mar 16, 2011

Using projection through a series of curtains, participants are invited to enter this artificial space that act as filters for the projection. The bodies interaction with the space erases their surroundings, further disrupting the already deconstructed text. The text is removed from the curtains and reproduced on their bodies, implicating the body in the space. The text has already been put through a series of processes. It’s collected and partially written by me, then re-written and reconstructed in a new arrangement of illegible text in the video. It is then filtered even further through the projection, and through the curtains acting as additional filters. The goal of the project is to present a completely phenomenological and fluid experience of language.  

Action Vs Reaction

By Natalie Preston on Nov 9, 2010

No matter how small, every action has weight in the world. My most recent project is an investigation of how to get people to reflect on the complex ways in which our actions effect each other. As a society our interactions are becoming more and more mediated through technologies like the internet. The public is placed in a position to make a mark (or to take an action), but not told what mark to make. Many of the participants make crude, inappropriate or childish marks, only to go into the next room to see their marks projected onto my body. There is an enlightening moment when it becomes revealed to them that they were being watched, resulting in a sense of vulnerability that perhaps causes the participants to consider what they would have done differently had they known about the implications of their actions.