for those of u who don’t know, I lived in Kona, Hawaii for most of the last year. over the months, I built a Floating Platform.. which I planned to augment with green screens, projection and sound. I only managed to record 3 vlog-y videos before moving back to the mainland. I always feared the vlog (lol) self-conscious about imprecision.. but Hawaii helped me to loosen this resistance

folks in Hawaii say that time works differently there: when I lived there, it felt like I had always been there. but now it feels like a dream. these videos are a way of proving to myself (and maybe 2 u) that it did.. gonna periodically release 10-minute segments of these vids on my website

Reflections include….. the Big Island, changes in my psychology, the Holualoa art community, the “critical architecture research scene”, portable projection techniques, Hawaii’s postcolonial milieu, Asian belonging, sacred space, & insight into my video works over the years

note i: a suggested low-volume music pairing for these videos is Steve Hauschildt, who i often listened to on the platform.
note ii: i plan to post transcriptions of these videos at some point, so they can be read as plain text.

Platform Transmissions [Trailer]
subtitles: hard-coded

subtitles for videos below: toggle on-off in video player (not the “auto-generated” one)

Platform Transmissions 1.1: “Political consciousness with punk ethos”

Platform Transmissions 1.2: “Brochure for a luxury home”

Platform Transmissions 1.3: “Hermit capacity”

Platform Transmissions 2.1: “Funhouse Incorporated”

Platform Transmissions 2.2: “Glacial Pace”

Platform Transmissions 2.3: “Clean slack line and a clean key line”

Platform Transmissions 3.1: “Action painter of the moving image”

Platform Transmissions 3.2: “Physics of Love”

Platform Transmissions 3.3: “Google Maps on my body warped outside”

Platform Transmissions 3.4: “Virtual worship space”