Video imbedded into Sculpture and Installation
Videos are placed on small screens or projected into sculpture and installation. Video serves an important role in the 3D work - adding context and serving as the 'voice' of the work.

Below are a few examples.

Sculpture, Installation, and Video
Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
After Lebbeus: A Model For Drawing
2014
Salvaged material, duct tape, latex paint, DVD player, iPod Touch, animated video shown as a loop
52" x 50" x 75"

After Lebbeus: A Model for Drawing was built in response to paper architect Lebbeus Woods' posthumous 2013 exhibition at the Drawing Center. My aim is to underscore Woods' exploration of ethics, human psychology, and the built form. The animated video, "Getting Large Eye" was placed at different vantage points in the installation.


Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video
After Lebbeus: A model for Drawing, detail

The video was intended to highlight the form's connection to the human body.

Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video
After Lebbeus, A Model for Drawing, detail

The video was placed on small screens viewable from different angles in the gallery. This work is designed to take advantage of the aesthetics of working technology, including the line quality of wires.
Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video Hand drawn stop motion animation
Getting Large eye
2014
Hand drawn stop motion animation
12 sec, shown as a loop

This animation was imbedded into the structure at various points and at different sizes. Responding to the emphasis on visuality, as well as the bodily qualities of Woods' drawings, this animation, based on what can be seen through closed eyes during meditation, explores the relationship between human physiology and spiritual 'visions'.


Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video Oil on canvas, salvaged material, cardboard, latex paint, wood, clamps, cardboard, metal saw horses, extension cords, video equipment, speakers, earbuds, and animated video
How to Stay Alive in the Woods
2013
Oil on canvas, salvaged material, cardboard, latex paint, wood, clamps, cardboard, metal saw horses, extension cords, video equipment, speakers, earbuds, and animated video

This exhibition of sculpture and painting included several videos installed at various points in gallery, imbedded into sculptural objects

Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video Cardboard, wood, putty, paint, duct tape, dedicated Ipod Nanos and speakers
Worktable (A Plea for Better Leaders in the Form of Automatic Sculpture)
2013
Cardboard, wood, putty, paint, duct tape, dedicated Ipod Nanos and speakers
2.5 x 5 x 4 feet

This central piece of the exhibition could be seen as a wish, or a plea to the "universe". The videos were not obvious to the casual viewer, here one is located at the top of this structure, and attached to white earbuds, which were broadcasting the video's audio. The viewer might encounter the videos initially as a strange whispering or murmuring, then see movement. Ultimately the goal is for the viewer to be drawn in to the deeper content of the work around ethics, leadership, and survival.

Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video
Gilles
2013

Here, the video "Gilles" is imbedded in a larger sculptural work.

Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video
Gilles, detail

Videos are shown on small, outdated and salvaged digital products, such as IPod Nanos and Touches.
Gilles
2011
Hand drawn stop motion animation
22 sec, shown as a loop

Hand drawn animation based on Gilles Deleuze lecture, Deleuze's voice has been replaced by humpback whale song

Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video
Worktable detail
2013
Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video
Detail showing the animation "Susan" imbedded in the larger piece, "Worktable"

Susan
2012
Hand drawn sharpie stop motion animation
22 sec, shown as a loop

One of the videos imbedded:

Video based on Susan Sontag in conversation with students. The audio is hard to decipher: "A good life includes, now and then, as often as you can, stepping out of your own life and your concerns and doing something for other people. A selfish life isn't a very good life."

The work is shown on an ipod nano with speakers imbedded into a larger sculpture.
Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video cardboard, ipod nano, speaker, animated video
Susan
2012
cardboard, ipod nano, speaker, animated video

Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video Putty, carboard, salvaged material, matte board, tape, wood, CD player, IPod Nano, speaker, animated video
Installation shot of "Untitled (Picasso Mask)", "Susan", and "Gilles" at LMCC Building 110 on Governor's Island.
2012
Putty, carboard, salvaged material, matte board, tape, wood, CD player, IPod Nano, speaker, animated video
Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video
LMCC Installation View Detail

Patte Loper Sculpture, Installation, and Video

Tween
2004
Latex on wall, animated video
12' x 15'

My first foray into site-specific, large scale video installation, this was created onsite at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2004. It was a meditation on the destruction wrought by 9/11, and on the interplay of painting, sound, movement, and architecture.