Trip the Lights Fantastic! at The Highline Loft Gallery (NYC)

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I’m in the group show TRIP THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC at Highline Loft Gallery in NYC from May 29th-June 1st, curated by Natalie Kates.

“Object Orientated LARPing (The Return of the Monolith Monsters)” is a new light sculpture I created specifically for the show. LARP is an acronym for Live Action Role Playing…a game in which participants physically act out their character’s behaviors, choices, and actions in a real world setting. The success of a live action role playing game relies heavily on the commitment to character and authenticity players create through their costuming, makeup, and performance during game play.

Real world physical objects often stand in for imaginary game-based ones (a cardboard tube as a stand in for “The Sword of Destiny,” for example). This sculpture is the object-equivalent to participant/performance LARPing, creating a sense of authenticity with common materials (paper, foam, paint) and a performative element (fading light).

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Trip the Lights Fantastic!

I’m in a group show coming up in NYC titled TRIP THE LIGHTS FANTASTIC at Highline Loft Gallery from May 29th-June 1st, curated by Natalie Kates

“Object Orientated LARPing (The Return of the Monolith Monsters)” is a new light sculpture I created specifically for the show.  LARP is an acronym for Live Action Role Playing…a game in which participants physically act out their character’s behaviors, choices, and actions in a real world setting. The success of a live action role playing game relies heavily on the commitment to character and authenticity players create through their costuming, makeup, and performance during game play.

Real world physical objects often stand in for imaginary game-based ones (a cardboard tube as a stand in for “The Sword of Destiny,” for example). This sculpture is the object-equivalent to participant/performance LARPing, creating a sense of authenticity with common materials (paper, foam, paint) and a performative element (fading light).

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Art2Make at Columbia College (Chicago, IL)

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A 3D print of my WoW performance avatar Kryzzik has been included in the group exhibition Art2Make, featuring works by new media artists that you can print for yourself!

Art2Make is an exhibition of sculptural objects presented as digital files that can be freely printed using 3-D printing technology. The first editions of all the works in Art2Make will be exhibited at the Center for Book and Paper Gallery at Columbia College, located at 1104 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago, from February 10 through April 15, 2014.

Art2Make was organized by Conrad Gleber, Mat Rappaport, Gail Rubini, and Chris Manzione, in collaboration with the media artists collective v1b3.

 

You can yarnbomb a place….

…can you yarnbomb a person?

This Valentine’s Day,  I wanted to do something ambitious for my “life-increase-by-one-heart” yarnbombing project.  Instead of yarnbombing a place, I decided to knit a “Legend of Zelda”-inspired kids sweater…for charity!

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Lion Brand Yarn’s website has a great search tool for finding charities in your area that accept knitted & crocheted items…everything from hats, scarves, blankets, sweaters, toys…whatever you can think of!  Spread some love this Valentine’s Day!

http://www.lionbrand.com/charityConnection.html

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Art2Make…3D Print Exhibition & Project!

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Now you can print your own sculpture of my WoW ‘toon, Kryzzik…featured in my ongoing installation series RESPAWN!

Kryzzik has been included in the exhibition/project Art2Make…a project of CAA’s Services to Artists Committee in conjunction with ARTspace at the 2014 Annual Conference, being held in Chicago, February 12 through 15, 2014.

Art2Make is an exhibition of sculptural objects presented as digital files that can be freely printed using 3-D printing technology. The first editions of all the works in Art2Make will be exhibited at the Center for Book and Paper Gallery at Columbia College, located at 1104 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago, from February 10 through April 15, 2014.

Art2Make was organized by Conrad Gleber, Mat Rappaport, Gail Rubini, and Chris Manzione, in collaboration with the media artists collective v1b3.

Leveling up on gratitude!

This was a busy week despite being the Thanksgiving holiday!  Jason Lahr & I had a nice review of our show “Jason Lahr vs. Krista Hoefle Krista Hoefle vs. Jason Lahr” at Goshen College in the South Bend Tribune on Sunday, Dec. 1st.

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I also yarnbombed a forest location on a well-known college campus this week as a part of my ongoing “life increase by one heart” site specific project.  This one was special….a Legend of Zelda-like heart with an LED that beat like…a heartbeat! Powered by Lilypad Arduino.  Find out more on lifeincreasebyoneheart.tumblr.com!

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My yarnbombing/site-specific installation project, titled “life-increase-by-one-heart” is progressing and evolving.  I’m creating Legend of Zelda-style maps of the site locations, including the GPS coordinates, so you can find the heart containers!!

I’ll be yarnbombing other towns and cities soon…Miami in early December, Texas in mid-to-late-December. For more info, check out the tumblr site dedicated to the ongoing project:  http://lifeincreasebyoneheart.tumblr.com/

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Jason Lahr vs. Krista Hoefle, Krista Hoefle vs. Jason Lahr

I’m thrilled to have a two-person show with my partner Jason Lahr at the Hershberger Art Gallery at Goshen College (Goshen, IN) from November 10-December 29, 2013.

During the reception and our gallery talk, I started my new Legend of Zelda-inspired yarnbombing project, titled life-increase-by-one-hearttossing knitted/felted Zelda heart containers to the audience!

More images of the exhibition coming soon….

Google ChromeScreenSnapz004Foreground:  “A winner is you (What a mob would say if it could series: Infected CEDA from L4D2)”  by Krista Hoefle (silkscreen on paper, 2013).

Background: “This Time” by Jason Lahr (oil and acrylic on panel, 2013).

 

Above:  Knitted/felted Legend-of-Zelda heart container.  Below:  Art student & Zelda fan at Goshen College received a heart container!