Author Archives: Chris

Opposable Thumbs Podcast

Interpret the Cosmology of Your Book Collection We talk about the body, synesthesia, photogrammetry the difficulty of trying to re-invent our creative practice while also trying to reinvent ourselves. The hope is that both issues will sort of just fix the other. SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t really work, but it kind of works, or at least helps. And gentrification comes up. Gentrification always comes up… Welcome to late capitalism! Speaking of gentrification, Rob uses an LCD projector as an old school opaque projector and also tries to upcycle your inbox.. so boojie. Chris sets his worries aloft. Will he go full Hindenburg or ride a unicorn off into space? Taylor goes full podcast inception. Stay tuned to see if the universe collapses in on itself! Check out our project photos, videos and more at Thanks to Nik, Adam, Luke and Kelly (! They’re our top Patreon supporters! And props to Mike and Jen as well! Ya’ll are great too! Join ’em at:

Analog Clock/Dreamcatcher

A cyclical video/light/sculpture installation. Read more about the work in Hyperallergic.

33 Year Clock

A software-generated self portrait clock. Read more about the work in Hyperallergic


perception research

Chris Reilly: Body Clock

Chris Reilly Body Clock: Sleep, Synesthesia, Self-Portraits June 24-July 19 CAVE Detroit 1600 Clay St, 3rd Fl Opening reception June 24 6-9pm Closing reception July 15 6-9pm Gallery hours by appt., please email “This is an exhibition of video; live and scripted animation; installation; and interactive artwork. I’m taking the ideas of self portraiture and marking time and running with them. By creating portraits and sequences that range from the literal to the abstract, I’m exploring change, perception, seeing, self-reflection, and biological cycles.” Chris Reilly is a Detroit artist, hacker and teacher. Chris holds a MFA from UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture. Working individually and collaboratively, his artwork explores communication, relationships, perception, participation, and collaboration using media including games, performances, software, installations, and open-source hardware/software projects. Chris has performed and shown artwork in solo and group exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. Recent shows include the Intimate Instruments workshop at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and Music Tech Fest in Ljubljana, Slovenia; a public installation at Zero1 Biennial in San Jose, CA; and collaborative projects in Hong Kong’s Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. Chris is the official Infinity Manager of Detroit’s Picnic Club, an arts collective dedicated to site-specific inquiry, play, and picnics. His works have been profiled in Make Magazine, Wired Magazine, and Punk Planet. Chris has published photo/video essays and art texts in Geez Magazine and Infinite Mile. Chris is Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Art & Design.