THEN, WHAT IF?, 2019

presented by New Media New Music New England

Curated by Gene Gort and Ken Steen


THEN, WHAT IF? is a collection of 60 video clips and 60 sound compositions that are 60 seconds in duration each, and are paired randomly using a Cageian model of indeterminacy with 3600 potential variations.

The project has three iterations; a video screening event, an installation for gallery presentation and this website.

For the screening event, to engage in the random activity, audience members select one number each from a video- and audio-designated list as they enter the venue. These numbers determine the evening's program of 60 works resulting in a 60-minute screening.

For the gallery installation, a computer with media projection and stereo sound is loaded with all the files and users select random or specific pairings for playback.

The website, designed and programmed by Tim Lawless, similarly has a random generator scripted into the site and visitors can randomize the pairings or determine the pairings specifically as well.

(best performance with safari or chrome)


60 videos and 60 sound pieces representing The United States of America, Germany, Israel, Japan, France, Brazil, Scotland, Sweden, South Korea, England and Ireland.


Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn 
Braxton Hood 
Noah Marconi 
Kyle Grimm 
Paul Turano 
Kofi Oduro aka Illest PREACHA 
Aric Attas 
Daniel Maldonado 
Lys Guillorn 
Aaron Wyanski 
Ben Stevenson 
Landing Collective 
Joshua Hummel 
Penumbra Carter 
Nir Jacob Younessi 
David Borawski 
Alan Taylor 
Gabrielle Zimmermann 
Mike Lunoe 
Caleb Portfolio 
Joungbum Lee 
Ben Skea 
Catherine Vanaria 
George Hakkila 
Erika Suderburg 
Joshua Gates 

Robert Scheuering 
Raza Kazmi 

Joe Saphire 
Jason Livingston 
Ted Efremoff 
Joseph Hayes 
Adam Lenz 
Terrance Regan 
Claire Barwell 
Mark Saunders 
Moran Been-noon 
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster 
Lief Ellis 
James Scaramuzzino 
Michael Scaramuzzino 
Chatori Shimizu 
Caleb Hammond 
Jake Bell 
Bob Chaplin 
Nebulosus Severine 
Hildegard von Bangin 
Patrick Kennedy 
Jamie Wolf 
Pedro Latas 
Maria Mykolenko 
Katt Hernandez 
Lindsay McIntyre 
Sarah Rushford 

Sue Berg 
Cyril Sancereau 
Brian Heller 
Jean-Marie Guyaux 
Ying Ye 
Kristoffer Raasted 
Rodrigo Guinski 
Daryl Jamieson 
Neely Bruce 
Jeremy J. Quinn 
Gaylen Kozikis 
John Knecht 
Gregg Biermann
Charles Woodman
Carmel Barnea Brezner Jonas 
Nate Schoettle Greene 
Crawl Space 
Maximilien Luc Proctor 
Su Friedrich 
Sarah Winterbottom 
Derek Taylor 
Michele Jaquis 
Tim Wolf 
Ron Crowcroft 
Mark Savoia 
Laurel Beckman 
Dani ReStack
Sheila ReStack



The first exhibition of Then, What If? took place at Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, USA in November 2019


set for surgery scene in "the straw that broke", 2018

Got casted for the movie "The Straw that broke" by Valentin Henning, based on the novel by Tom Whalen.

The both created the role of "Doctor Zimmermann" especially for me, inspired by my artwork - I am very honoured.

The set for the surgery scene was an installation of Valentin Henning and myself.

And I took care of my costume as well.

o.T. (1/2 Stock), 2014

o.T. (1/2 Stock), 2014

Installation in Kooperation mit Oliver Herrmann
Beamer, Laptop, Webcam, Aktivboxen, Nylonfaden

1/2 Stock, Stuttgart


Die Installation wird durch das Publikum aktiviert: Auf dem Weg zum blau strahlenden Licht aus dem Versorgungsschacht

unter der Treppe im Ausstellungsraum wird durch das Passieren einer Webcam das Video ausgelöst.


The installation is activated by the spectator: On the way to the blue shining light in the supply shaft under the stairs, passing a webcam initiates the video.

GZ VS. LES OS DESSÉCHÉS (elektro-kartell, ffm)


"rêves obscurs - aux pays des poupées - alienvisit"

24.03.2006 live at the "Immodestiale '06", Karlskaserne Ludwigsburg

Fotos: Alexander Sterzel

11.11.2005 live at Galerie Zero Arts, Stuttgart

Fotos: Eduardo Perez