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All Contained in Void (2015)


An homage to the leftover 'dead zones' created by road and freeway infrastructure, All Contained in Void dives into a forgotten world hidden all around us. Crawling over, under, and inside the California road and freeway system, we find an eclectic mix of people who inhabit, explore, and repurpose these liminal spaces, sometimes uncovering a world to call their own.



Being Toward Death (2011)


Reconciling the inevitability of death with an intentional habit they know may kill them, smokers talk about why they do what they do.

Ataraxia is a game framework in which you are given the deck and must invent its rules. A card game of ambiguity and potentiality. You are given the artifacts of play and must uncover their meaning.


Submit your rules and we will publish them so others can play your game. 

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Image by Paweł Czerwiński

Documentiong the abstract, unintentional

traces of human activity on surfaces around the world.


Find your own. Take picture. Add location. Post to Instagram.

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