Friday, December 22, 2006

open studio

all are invited to an open studio at 400 north state st, fort davis, texas on saturday jan 6th from 3 to 5pm. the sundance channel will be here filming for a series called "big ideas for a small planet" about artists who use recycled materials in their work. hope you can come.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

upcoming shows: east, west, middle

zero one san jose: a global festival of art on the edge
seven days of art and interconnectivity
aug 7 through aug 13
san jose, california
sonic fabric on display at the san jose
museum of quilts and textiles

sartorial flux
A&D gallery, columbia college
chicago, illinois
sept 7 through oct 21, 2006
opening reception: sept 7, 5-8pm

lang college, new school university
installation and lecture
new york, ny
week of sept 19th
(exact date to be announced)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

risd biennial

the risd biennial (curated by robert storr of the venice biennale) opens this thursday night, from 6 to 9 pm, at exit art. exit art is located on 10th avenue near 36th st in manhattan. included in the show will be a sonic dress with shamanic pancho (constructed by my mom, jeannette santoro), a sonic parasol, and a freshly-made string of flags with orange doughnut appliques. i daresay, it's my best shaman-superhero ensemble yet...

Sunday, March 12, 2006

make & vela creations

my good friends josie moores and abe connally wrote an article about sonic fabric, which was published in the latest issue of MAKE magazine (vol. 5) on page 23. what i'm even more excited about, however, is the article that abe and josie wrote about their own project, which appears on page 90. these two are a couple of my heroes...they build windmills from recycled materials, and teach others how to do the same. then they bring their work into communities in northern mexico and set folks up with extremely inexpensive off-the-grid power.

funny how the sonic fabric stuff relies on wind and "puro yonke" (pure junk) too...i can only hope that what i'm doin' brings even a fraction of the good into the world that abe and josie's stuff does.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

boston & san fran

the following three shows, two in the east and one in the west, include sonic shaman-superhero suits and accompanying ecoutrements:

one-night-only techno-fashion show at the boston museum of science
with designs in sonic fabric by boring inc. and jeannette santoro (my mom!)
seamless: computational couture
boston, mass. wednesday, feb 1, 2006
get advance tickets here.

thread counts, gallery artists studio projects
brookline, mass. jan 27 thru march 11

installation/innovation, san francisco museum of craft and design
san francisco, california. feb 16 thru may 29

Thursday, January 19, 2006

radical act of counter-consumerism

my friend wendy started a large-scale clothing swap called swap-o-rama-rama. i gave a talk about sonic fabric at the first-ever swap-o-rama-rama last fall. it was an ASTOUNDING event, one of the most effective radical subversive acts i've ever witnessed, never mind been a part of. 500 people brought clothes to exchange, revamp, and donate, and 500 people went home content, with new threads and new friends, having barely spent a dime. it was a peaceful, cheerful act of radical anti-consumerism. come to the next one on feb 12 and see for yourself. meanwhile, there's a nice article about the last one here in plenty magazine.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


it's astounding, really. what the internet can do. cybertendrils reaching out and connecting people all over the planet, instantaneously. it's my belief that technology (telephone, television, telecommunication...) is a metaphor for the expression of an inner human (universal?) urge to link up, overarching tendency toward if the universe's goal is to become one giant glowing, humming organism. and the internet helps us get a sense of that feeling.

but ultimately, i think these crazymysterious convoluted organs in our heads could do it (and better...) without the external hardware. we just haven't quite figured out how yet. there are still some pieces of the puzzle missing.

been gathering clues for quite some time now. atlantis, ayhuasca, the beatles, beethoven, cusco peru, the desert, the incas, the mayan calendar, the ocean, orange doughnuts, the pyramids, quantum physics, tibet, the year 2012. to name a few.

as a result of all the press the sonic fabric's been getting, i've had the opportunity to connect with people from argentina, england, india, brazil. yesterday i met jean poole, in australia.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

science times

tuesday has always been my favorite day for the ny times, 'cause it's got the science section in it. guess when i was a kid i woulda thought maybe someday i'd be in there for making some discovery about whales or something...
"when art and science collide, a dorkbot meeting begins"

Sunday, January 15, 2006

apron by cozbi

my new friend cozbi made this amazing apron from sonic fabric. she even incorporated one of my upsidedown LIFE prints on muslin into the design (more on the upsidedown LIFE story here).

science & the city

there's a lovely interview here at the webzine of the ny academy of sciences about sonic fabric and my other work.

there's also a podcast of the lecture i gave last week for dorkbot.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


melissa over at technomodia interviewed me about sonic fabric for her new tech/fashion blog.

Friday, January 06, 2006


flavorpill arrived the other day, and way down at the bottom, mention of the WOEBOT top 100 albums of all time list caught my eye. i beamed over, and sure enough...a kindred spirit. the list is a work of art. so i dropped master woebot a line to express my appreciation for his meticulously-crafted labor of love, and in return, he called me plucky. i couldn't be more flattered.