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The Ski Club,Milwaukee
23 April - 27 June 2017

Chance, random and pseudo-random numbers, taste, and how they relate to modernist indeterminacy, casino aesthetics, luck, bootstrap meritocracy,
the Californian Ideology, and social (rock) climbing.

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Bootstraps. Custom embroidered Prince Albert style slippers overseen from London, and hand-made
by Spanish shoemakers, pulled by their bootstraps with climbing rope.


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Bootstrapping. Bone throws, watercolor drips and Wisconsin lottery tickets scratched aesthetically, on painting of Baron Von Munchausen extracting  himself
and his horse out of a bog by pulling his own hair. Framed ink-jet photo, lottery tickets, wood, shells and paint.



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Lucky Star. Constellations of the zodiac made with roll-playing dice on stretched raw linen, framed with climbing rope aesthetically sprayed.

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Casino Carpet. Handpainted “casino carpet” random pattern generated by tossed coins, on industrial carpet remnant.


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Poor Tax. Stretched gentleman’s suit linen with lottery tickets scratched aesthetically, and paint transferred
from flipped coins, framed with camouflage gun barrel gauze.



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From Whole Earth to Google Earth. Google PR photo taken from its “press corner” archive. Industrial plexi-print.


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0 - 100. True random number generator. Programmed Arduino microchip and Adafruit display embedded in a rock climbing hold. A true
random number is generated every 5 seconds based on fluxuations of magnetic fields.



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