bonsai pots

the seams were licked and whacked together with a thin
stick of ivory plastic maybe meant to mimic the curves
of a rib bone-surface modeling training at work


pushed these out with the green screw machine

i pushed it into the cardboard to make it ring. they didn’t fire so hard and break when you take them off. some of them i dipped in black glaze some were dipped in brick slip from Williamsburg


“There is no easy explanation of NGHBRS. Geographically, it is a meteoric hospitality center that caters to intergalactic miners. Materially, it is a constellation of videos, animations, 3D renderings, physical models, props, scripts, and a radio play. Part anthropological study, part repository of tall tales, it is the result of many years of collaboration between two friends. NGHBRS is a Sci-Fi sitcom that bypasses the Utopian (dys- or otherwise) and presents a profoundly mundane future where science no longer functions in the service of progress, but rather in perpetuating a comfortable status quo. Temporally, NGHBRS never ends.”

NGHBRS is an ongoing project between Trey Burns and Taylor Shields

The Exhibition “What’s Inside?,” was held at The Hand Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

TS: The NGHBRS station is dysfunctional due to an outside force, and lack of care.
So you have this bonky world. Systems generally work fine. The company that runs it is The THE. T-h-e T-H-E.
Like if Tesla and Apple merged with Google as their backbone. I guess it probably follows Asimov’s laws.
TB: It’s beyond a monopoly. It’s a technopoly.
TS: I think that the AI became engaged in when the solar blast hit.
But somehow it grew into this thing that manages this region of space. Beyond neighbors.
TS: So some people are like: “Oh, I hate The THE system. Candy-goody. I wanna go to the “Ruckus Quadrant”. I just wanna like…”
TB: “Where I can get laid.”
TS: “Where I can get laid. Where I can get yelled at!”
MM: And the AI made the neighbors station?
TS: Yeah. It established the workflow.
TB: The open secret is that nobody knows how anything works.