Work

Julia Schwadron and I were asked to do a show of our signs at U.Turn Art Space in Ohio. We couldn’t make it, so we sent them instructions on how we do the project. Ohioans there completed the project for us. This is their work:

 

I'm Not Ready, Steve Lambert

I’m Not Ready
3′x30″ banner, sumi ink on paper

This was set up in my studio at the Headlands Center for the Arts during my 2010 Bridge Residency.

 

While this video only takes three and a half minutes, the actual sign took several days to make. Victoria Estok and Kyle Hittmeier helped along the way – Kyle can be seen painting, Victoria is more elusive. The soundtrack is from some old friends from California, specifically: The Steady Ups and Doctor Echo’s Dub Disaster album, which is one of my favorites. Worth every penny and more.

 

Do It sign by Steve Lambert

Part sculpture, part productivity tool. Letters are frosted acrylic which luminesce from the two 11 watt bulbs inside. Letters also stand 1/8th inch out from the sign surface.

DO IT
2010
laser cut acrylic, wood, and electrical
7 inches tall, 11 inches wide, 5 inches deep
Edition of 10

(Hello fellow Friends of Tom)

 

Unstoppable

wood, laser cut acrylic, electrical

 

INVISIBLE

78 inches long, 22 inches tall, 5 inches deep

wood, electrical

invisible sign

 

Uncommon Ground from Steve Lambert on Vimeo. Also on YouTube

Uncommon Ground is a sound installation created by Victoria Estok and Steve Lambert – but mostly Victoria. Using stethoscopes against a 5×5 foot planter box, people can hear the plants commentary, discussions, and inner thoughts – which are normally inaudible to human beings.

 

Where Lives Come to Die
Video, 3′31
San Francisco, 2009

This piece is based on a poem by Scott V. from Oakland. Scott and I have been friends and collaborators for a long time. I saw him perform this piece live and people were laughing, confused, and depressed all at once. It was amazing. After collaborating on a long-form experimental video, we decided why not keep the momentum going and turn the poem into a video?

 
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