Timothy Rollin Pickerill   THE OMEN PROJECT   CV
 

The Beings who inhabit the 5th Dimension are not happy with humanity, I can tell you that, and frankly who can blame them? Enrico Fermi - commenting on the conjecture that the universe being so old, and galaxies filled with billions of stars, should be teaming with life - once famously asked, “Where is everyone?“ Well, would you want to talk to a bunch of murderous, crazed animals like humanity? Donald Rumsfeld, spoke of ‘War Without End’ as if we hadn’t already been at War without end, when have we not been at war? Empire building - Slavery and Jim Crow, the Native Genocide, Nuclear War - the great American Trinity. SETI scientist’s have tried to send a message to alien civilizations and would like to do so again but personally I would send an S.O.S. or a Warning; however, most likely we are under quarantine, lest we infect the universe with our plague of insanity. These are conflicting notions of humanity, one searching for life, the other self-destructive. A schizophrenic civilization - brother, fighting brother, oppressing and abusing women, mothers, wives - destroying the Earth while looking for life elsewhere. Obsessing over the love lives of others. Loosing ones own love and life with fear, hate and greed for the ‘other,’ recapitulating the story of Odysseus again and again.

YouTube Video Art (35) Vimeo
Sound Cloud Sound Art (10 albums) Bandcamp
Painting (8 series) Photography (30 series) Synchronicity Mappings

 

   
The Omen Project, begun 20 years ago, is an incantation, a constellation of works, and a puzzle connecting these two worlds (Love & Horror) not in despair but in rebellion. It consists of multiple series of mix-media, paintings, photography, video and audio as well as installation work, objects and performance. The video series Nerve Scales and Person are experiments with the body, and psychology, running the body and the mind through a type of scales, Scales of the Nerves. Screams, is a photographic series of digital self-portraits expressing the rage with the destructiveness of this world. While Person, Nerve Scales, and Screams are focused on the immediate physicality, noise and horror of our world, the How To Stop Time paintings are of the past. Connecting the past and the present is the Nuclear Shadows Installation and Dark Clouds Polaroid series; Dark Clouds exhibiting a failure to protect. The remaining panels and objects are shamanistic incantations and transmissions to the beloved, communications with the dead, and omens of the future past. These all act together in resonance and give narrative to the Mysterious Deep Black installation work – at once a raft adrift in the world and a cave of cyclopean dreams; resonators activating the void between the heart and the mind. The entirety of the works are further activated and charged by performance actions and text. Person, has been in hiding for many lifetimes but it is now time to come forward and wake the dead; The Trinity, Hiroshima and Nagasaki explosions can be seen as either a warning or a death knell, this depends upon humanity waking up before the Earth cleanses her self of this vile infection. Wake Up.
Transmission (performance proposal, ongoing)
The Mysterious Deep Black (art project & proposal, 2014-2017)
How To Stop Time (performance proposal, ongoing)
How To Stop Time (art project & proposal, 2014-2017)
Nerve Scales (performance proposal, 2015)
Nerve Scales (art project & proposal, 2014-2016)
The Poet Assassin (on Kindle, booklet of poetry)
Dream Of Her (art project & proposal, 2010-2016)
The Lost Shore (installation proposal, 2010-2016)
Cesura (on Kindle, one act play, 2010)
Odyseus In Space (treatise, 2010)
Scratch (on Kindle, opera libretto, 2009)
Hazards Of The Moon (art project & proposal, 2005-2008)
Deep Black Incantation (videos and loops 2001-2014)
The Body Of Light (art project & proposal, 1997-2001)
The Omen Project (art project & proposals, 1997-20__)
Nemo's Cave
 
 
 
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