Propositional Workshop #1

Installation view of Propositional Workshop #1 © 2011 Nina Horisaki-Christens

  Propositional Workshop #1, 2011 Wood, paint, drywall, rubber, vinyl, video projection, video monitor, surveying tape, photographs, acrylic, mirror 15ft x 17ft x 8ft Centering on an investigation of abstractions of movement, Propositional Workshop #1 combines elements from performance traditions … Continue reading

Maintenance and Dependency

yve_laris_cohen-performance-web-L © 2013 Nina H-C. All rights reserved.

Originally Published in Maintenance Required, Whitney Independent Study Program Curatorial Exhibition Catalogue, 2013   During the 2012 presidential campaign, a heated debate broke out between Republicans and Democrats around the terms by which President Obama qualified the achievements of entrepreneurs … Continue reading

Performing Between Action and Script

Propositional Workshop #1 (2011). Performed by Elaine Angelopolous. ©Nina Horisaki-Christens Performed by Elaine Angelopolous. © 2011 Nina Horisaki-Christens

Originally published in Dispatch, the online journal published by Independent Curators International In his recent musings in Artforum on the future of Trisha Brown’s work, Douglas Crimp posits that her signature solo Watermotor, as performed by Brown, is a masterpiece. … Continue reading


suspension_video_screen © 2010 Nina Horisaki-Christens

  Suspension, 2010 Video, monitor, plastic bag, water, aquarium, pedestal 10in x 20in x 63in  

Empire Power Authority

IMG_7018 ©2007 Nina Horisaki-Christens

  Empire Power Authority, 2007 Plastic, acrylic tubing, resin Dimensions variable, each switch-box is 4.75 x 2.25 x 2.5 inches   Installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. Transparent replicas of electrical switchboxes, with movable parts, run along the fence overlooking the … Continue reading

Falling (into the gaps between words) 

Falling_Reflection ©2007 Nina Horisaki-Christens

    Falling (into the gaps between words), 2007 Video, plants, motorized terrarium cars, plastic, resin Dimensions variable, installation includes objects, photographs and video Featuring: Jennifer L. Lopez, Butch Merigoni, Soneela Nankani, Kathleen Wilce, Satoko Yoshikane, and Takashi Horisaki A … Continue reading

No Place Like Home

Detail of model house, melted on one corner from heat of lamps © 2005 Nina Horisaki-Christens

  No Place Like Home, 2004-05 Plexiglas, 4 motion sensors, dirt, rocks, wood, wire Dimensions Variable, house approx. 27in x 20in x 20in A plexiglas replica of my childhood home is lit by different banks of heat lamps according to … Continue reading


Detail view of installation © 2004 Nina Horisaki-Christens

Reflexive, 2004 Plexiglas, blue lights, 3 motion sensors Each mask is 9in x 6.5in x 6in, installed in 10ft diameter circle, 5ft 5in from ground 16 identical clear plastic masks are hung in a circle in a dark room. Three … Continue reading


View of main room of installation © 2004 Nina Horisaki-Christens

Vernacular, 2004 Wax, cheesecloth, pigment each door frame 8ft x 3ft x 2in