One Spa on a Time

Flux Factory, NYC

One Spa on a Time, a 60-hour spa resort installation built in Flux Factory’s gallery complete with a dry sauna, outdoor shower, tanning bed, and relaxation lounge. Amenities included spa robes, towels, UV-protective eyewear, custom tanning stickers, peppermint salt scrub, cucumber masks, and a menu of refreshments and healthy meals.

Special programming throughout the 60 hours included afternoon yoga with Michael O’Malley, an overnight 6-hour durational audio performance by Man Bartlett, late-night performances by Seth Timothy Larson, Michael O’Malley, and Jaimie Warren, and afternoon cool-down yoga with Emily Melander.

Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder, Kyung jin Kim and Will Owen

Special thanks: Jevijoe Vitug, Wieteke Heldens, Cayla Lockwood, Jonathan Sims, Nat Roe, and Amir Badawi

Documentation: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger and Jonathan Sims

SAD Spa

Practice Gallery, Philadelphia

SAD Spa opened on Groundhog Day, 2018 and offered a month of free light therapy to visitors in the middle of winter. Upon signing a waiver, participants could receive their treatment by doing a full tanning session or sunburning their shadow on the gallery wall.

Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder, Will Owen, Seth Timothy Larson

Special thanks: Peter Morgan, Jerry Kaba and Practice Gallery

Documentation: Jerry Kaba

Limo Cult

Flux Factory, NYC

LIMO CULT featured a handmade 70-ft limousine complete with 50+seats, a dance club, full bar, a 7-channel video installation, and custom on-board navigation system. The limo’s destination was a greasy altarpiece and two deep fryer stations. Participants brought food items for our deep fried potluck at the Culinary Equalizer and were also invited to sacrifice objects to the Concession, our sculptural deep fry. The event program included a champagne brunch, a 12-hr DJ set and audio-scape by DJ Sponsored Lynx (Will Owen), and late-night performances by Eleni Zaharopoulos, Michael O’Malley and Jaimie Warren.

Collaborators: Danny Crump, Sarah Dahlinger, Micah Snyder, Will Owen, Ryan Davis, Todd Irwin, Jonathan Sims, Cayla Lockwood, and Juan TwinMG

Documentation: Danny Crump and Sarah Dahlinger