3,178 minus 366 is a pedal-operated machine that churns butter and generates electricity to power a toaster. Viewers participate in the butter production while on display. 3,178 is the number of calories in one pound of butter and 366 is the number of calories burned during 30 minutes of pedaling an exercise bike. 3,178 minus 366, 2010, 96″ x 36″ x 48″, found exercise bike, paint, wood, butter churn, 1922 single slice toaster, batteries, motor, wiring, blocking diode, charge controller, screen printed fabric, lights. The piece was funded by the Weston A. Price Foundation and Kickstarter where it was featured on the blog. After receiving funding and being built it was a part of a solo show called A Legitimate Waste of Time at FluxSpace Gallery in Philadelphia. Download a copy of the catalog. Read the press about the project and work below: Four Pounds Flour, Sarah Lohman, December 2, 2010 Churn baby churn, Philadelphia Weekly, by Roberta Fallon, May 13, 2010 Butter churn bicycle thank you, Food in the Library, by Jason, June 26, 2010 The Crowd’s Capital, Calcalist, by Assaf Gilad, August 8, 2010 Hartke is Online, Kimberly Hartke, November 30, 2009 Tasting Table, November 20, 2009 Video of the butter machine in action:
An interactive installation where the viewer pumps one of two bike pumps in the room. After twenty pumps, hospital the air travels through 400 feet of air hose and blows a small pinwheel.
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Twenty, 2009, 168″ x 192″ x 96″ (size varies), Wood, Two blue 55-gallon drums, two bike pumps, 100’ red air hose, 25’ orange air hose, 15’ blue air hose, 50’ yellow pipe, PVC pipe (painted “sumptuous purple”), yellow teflon, pink teflon, galvanized steel pipe with various couplings and connections, 50’ red extension cord, 25’ red and black extension cord with three outlets, 25’ neon pink extension cord, 25’ neon purple extension cord, Two 20’ pink household extension cords, 6’ blue household extension cord, Three 6’ red household extension cords, found wooden structure (altered and painted pink), ceramic orange pastel light bulb, Two ceramic pink bulbs, ceramic yellow pastel light bulb, Two transparent amber light bulbs, a lot of clamp lights, pieces of found wood painted various colors, hooks and strapping dipped in custom tool dip colors, I-beam clamp that can hold 1,500 lbs, painted shims, silver duct tape, orange, brown, and red vinyl tape, blue paint (fresh basin), magenta paint (plumberry), hand-screen printed pinwheel, windmill tower (poplar dowels, epoxy, plywood), red spring clamp, yellow fiberglass tape, etc.
Video of the installation at UD @ Crane Gallery:
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all images copyright 2010 Carlos Avendaño.
Husband vs. Wife
Exhibition statement: After years of domestic bliss they are putting it all on the line in the name of art.Better than a boring reality show, this will involve actual marital strife as well as the heartbreak of poor lighting choices.
Concept: For the opening the gallery was split in half. Tim and Tiernan stayed within the bounds of their half. Over the course of the month they invaded each other’s installation. At the closing reception the result was open to the public.
Vegas, 2011, 180″ x 180″ x 120″, Found mannequin stand, pipe, paint, Tidy Cats bucket, found wooden structure, fluorescent orange acrylic rod coins.
The work was included in a show at the Old School Studios in Philadelphia. Read a review of the show here:
Chickens, sirens, at new Old School Studios, theartblog.com, by Catherine Fox, February 3, 2011
Video of the Vegas at the Old School Studios
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Painting contraptions, check 2010 at Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia.
Read press about the show here:
First Friday three-ring circus at Jolie Laide, The Art Blog, by Libby Rosof, September 7, 2010
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