ROBOTIC PERFORMANCES & GALLERY INSTALLATIONS

³Art in Motion Biennale 2003,²
art installation, Leeuwarden, Netherlands, Spring 2003.

³Drama in the Desert,²
installation, Abundant Sugar book signing, Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2003.

³¡Los Mascaras de Muerte Mecanico!²
solo show, Edge FX, Burbank, CA, December 14, 2002.

³AdverShow,²
solo performance, Metropolis, 3Com Stadium, San Francisco, CA, August 20, 2002.

³Manipulatrix in a China Shop,²
solo performance, Great Bulls of Fire, Hollywood, CA, May 4, 2002.

³Sunday Servicing,²
solo performance, Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, Indio, CA, April 27, 2002.

³The Reality Show You Never Asked For,²
solo performance, BotBash 2001, Phoenix, AZ, October 6, 2001.

³Debacle in the Desert,²
solo performance, Burning Man 2001, Black Rock City, NV, August 31, 2001.

³I Am Metal,²
solo performance in collaboration with Traumatic Stress Discipline, Los Angeles, CA, June 2, 2001.

³The Dissonance of Reanimation,²
solo performance, Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, Indio, CA, April 2001.

³Robot Love Gone Wrong,²
solo performance, North Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2001.

³Audience Endangerment: Case Study 5,²
solo performance, The Brewery Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA, May 7, 2000.

³The Sweet Music of Annihilation,²
solo performance, Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, Indio, CA, October 9-10, 1999.

³Money: The Wound That Never Heals,²
solo performance, L.A. Edge Festival opening night, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, September 23, 1999.

³The Unfortunate and Unforeseen Demise of the Human Race,²
solo performance, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV, September 3, 1999.

³Disturbingly Pleasurable Scenarios of Sex and Death Faithfully Recounted by Emissaries of the Machine Age,²
solo performance, Los Angeles, CA, July 3, 1999.

³Seven Violent Experiments in Creative Disobedience,²
solo performance, Los Angeles, CA, November 7, 1999.

³Audience Endangerment: Case Studies 3 & 4,²
solo performances, The Brewery Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA, April 24-25, 1999.

³Audience Endangerment: Case Studies 1 & 2,²
solo performances, The Brewery Artwalk, Los Angeles, CA, October 25-26, 1998.

³Interactive Mutual Exploitation,²
collaboration with The Seemen, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV, August 30, 1998.

³What is Real?²,
collaboration with Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, June 25, 1998.

³View to Destruction,²
collaboration with PeopleHater, San Francisco, CA, June 30, 1997.

³The Unexpected Destruction of Elaborately Engineered Artifacts,²
collaboration with Survival Research Laboratories, Austin, TX, March 28, 1997.

³Bedtime for Bonzo,²
collaboration with PeopleHater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, February 2, 1997.

³Halloween Trick,²
collaboration with Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, October 31, 1996.

³Hellco,²
collaboration with The Seemen, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV, August 31, 1996.

³A Million Inconsiderate Experiments,²
collaboration with Survival Research Laboratories, Phoenix, AZ, January 27, 1996.

³Coaster to Hell,²
collaboration with PeopleHater, Phoenix, AZ, January 26, 1996.

³Crime Wave,²
collaboration with Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, November 26, 1995.

³Devil¹s Night,²
collaboration with The Seemen in association with Woodpussy, Los Angeles, CA, October 28, 1995.

³Kinetic Alchemy,²
performance with butoh dancer, San Francisco, CA, September 30, 1995.

³Terrorism 101,²
collaboration with The Seemen, The Trocadero, San Francisco, CA, August 11, 1995.

³In (No Sense) Defense,²
group show, Blasthaus Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June 1995.

³10 Reasons to Riot,²
collaboration with The Seemen, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, April 23, 1995.

³Birth of a New God,²
collaboration with The Seemen, Crash Palace, San Francisco, CA, January 26, 1995.

³The Death of Rush Limbaugh,²
collaboration with The Seemen, San Francisco, CA, October 14, 1994.

³A Calculated Forecast of Ultimate Doom,²
collaboration with Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, May 28, 1994.

³States of Mind,²
group show, Under Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, March 1992.


TELEVISION & RADIO APPEARANCES

³Bzots,²
interview and artist profile, robot video for children, Eat Your Lunch LLC Productions, Los Angeles, CA, January, 2003.

³Battlebots,²
interview and artist profile, Comedy Central, Los Angeles, CA, November 6, 2002.

³Next TV,²
interview and artist profile, CityTV, Toronto, Canada, March 21, 2002.

³The 10 O¹clock News,²
interview and artist profile, KCOP, Los Angeles, CA, October 10, 2001.

³The Screen Savers,²
interview and artist profile, TechTV, August 2001.

³Junkyard Wars: Off-Road Vehicles,²
competitor and team captain, TLC, England & US, May 10, 2001.

³Drastic Radio,²
interviewed by Mark Ebner, Comedyworld Radio, February 25, 2001.

³Up For Air,²
interviewed by Marcos Frommer, 90.7 KPFK, Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 1999.

³Robots Rising,²
robots featured in Discovery Channel documentary, March 15, 1998.

³The 10 O¹clock News,²
interviewed and robots featured, KTVU, San Francisco, May 9, 1997.


NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE PROFILES & MENTIONS

³A Weekend of Rock,² The New York Times, by Neil Strauss, April 30, 2002.

³The Hundred Gears War,² Los Angeles Magazine, by Al Ridenour, October 2001.

³Happening in the Desert,² Grands Reportages, by Marc Lathuilliere, September 2001.

³Snap,² LA Weekly, by Mark Lipson, June 2001.

³Robot Shop,² Real Edge, by Christine Ryan, March 2000.

³The Dark Comedy of Machine Theater,² Gadfly, by Andrew Marcus, July 2000.

³Giant Robot Armageddon,² Bizarre, by Jack Walton, November 2000.

³Killer Apps,² SPIN, by Chris Norris, August 1999.

³The Man Machine,² Raygun, by Richard Thomas, August 1999.

³Survival Research Labs,² ICON, by Robert Anasi, February 1999.

³Robot Revolution,² National Geographic, by Curt Suplee, July 1997.

³Mechanical Beasts,² City Culture, by Meg Grey, October 1996.

³Is Phoenix Burning?², Wired, by Bruce Sterling, July 1996.

³Survival Research Underpass,² Juxtapoz, by Becky Wilson, Spring 1996.

³In (No Sense) Defense,² San Francisco Bay Guardian, by Harry Roche, June 1995.


BOOK PROFILES

Mechanic Artz, by William Gurstelle, Random House, 2004.

Building Bots, by William Gurstelle, Chicago Review Press, 2003.

Robo Sapiens, by Peter Menzel, MIT Press, 2000.

Body Probe, by David Wood, Creation Books, 1999.

Burning Man, by Brad Wieners, HardWired Books, 1997.


DOCUMENTARIES AND VIDEO SHORTS

³Robochrist Superstar,² by Cris Wagganer, ³Attack of the 50ft. Reels,² Flicker Film Festival, Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, October 30, 2001.

³The Machines of Sex and Death: The Art of Christian Ristow,² by Erik Von Wodtke, Vonant Films, Laemmle Theaters, Sunset 5, December 3 & 4, 1999.


LECTURES AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

³The Art of Extreme Robotics,² in association with Rhizome L.A., Rocco Café, Los Angeles, CA, February 24, 2002.

³Emerging Modes of Robotic Interaction in Performance,² in association with Stelarc, Cell Space, San Francisco, CA, March 17, 1996.


OPEN STUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS

Brewery Art Walk, in-studio demonstrations, Los Angeles, CA, October 12, 2002.

LACMA Muse Art Walk, in-studio demonstrations, Los Angeles, CA, June 29, 2002.

SPECIAL EFFECTS ROBOTICS

    Animatronics design/construction and on-set puppeteering/operation


FEATURE FILMS

³The Amazing Spider-Man,² Sony film starring Tobey Maguire, 2004.

³Willard,² Disney film starring Crispin Glover, 2002.

³A.I. Artificial Intelligence,² DreamWorks film starring Haley Joel Osment, 2001.

³Stuart Little 2,² Disney film starring Michael J. Fox, 2001.

³Cats & Dogs,² Disney film, 2001.

³Snow Dogs,² Disney film starring Cuba Gooding Jr., 2001.

³Bicentennial Man,² Disney film starring Robin Williams, 1999.

³Red Planet,² Paramount film starring Val Kilmer, 1999.

³Jack Frost,² Warner Brothers film starring Michael Keaton, 1998.

³Flubber,² Disney film starring Robin Williams, 1996.


COMMERCIALS, TELEVISION SHOWS, MUSIC VIDEOS & AMUSEMENT PARKS

Headstrong, ³Adriana² music video, 2002.

Ripley¹s Believe It Or Not, ³The Human Pyramid² suspension apparatus, 2002.

Terminix, ³Term-a-geddon² spot, 2002.

Sleep Inn, ³Watch Out For Our Signs!² spot, 2002.

Sony Walkman, ³Plato² spot, 2001.

Busch Gardens, ³Leapin¹ Leprechauns,² 2000.

Discovery Cove, ³Dolphins,² 2000.

Coors Lite, ³Snakes² spot featuring Howie Long, 1999.

Charles Gatewood, ³Badlands² rotating suspension apparatus, 1999.

Budweiser, ³Lobster² spots, 1999.

Pepto-Bismol, ³Nutcracker² spots, 1998.

Texaco, ³Fish² spot, 1998.

³Brats of the Lost Nebula,² WB children¹s show, Jim Henson Productions, 1998.

Nike, ³Lil¹ Penny² spots, 1995-1996.


DESIGN

Cantilevered Window Shades, Ayzenberg Design Group, Pasadena, CA, August 2002.

Roof Top Shade Structure, Ayzenberg Design Group, Pasadena, CA, June 2002.

Flesh Hook Suspension Rig #4, Traumatic Stress Discipline, Los Angeles Fetish Ball, June 2002.


EDUCATION

Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco, CA, January 1993-February 1994.

B.A. in Architecture, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1992.