A new development by the American Laboratory.*

First developed and mounted at the Soapbox Gallery ( under the direction and guidance of gallery director, Jimmy Greenfield and curator, Marine Cornuet.

This footage was taken by Pedro Feria Pino (


B.D. asks from Houston, TX on December 20, 2010 I'm having a really hard time reining in the rough-housing, [horse play], and wrestling that's going on. Now it is an issue at home. I've only been told that they would rough-house with each other when they were combined in the same room in the late afternoon. I've tried talking to them about it, but they're boys...they don't listen and when I try to separate them, they just try to get back to one another. I'm at my wit's end as to what to do here.




A new development by the American Laboratory.*

Gutting the prose of fourteen novels on the American High School Reading List, a dialogic, pastiche of literature contextualizes the return of two youths to their childhood home of Rockport, Massachusetts. In this athletic shedding of memory, two American Laboratory interpreters pedal out of a receding suburban scene accompanied by the found sounds and footage of a forgotten New England landscape. Within this work, nostalgia is made digital and memory is made tactile in a space where the real and the unreal coexist.
(Project Coordinators, Michael Stablein, Jr. & Kirin McCrory)

*This first phase of Rockport Public Library was developed at 168 Powers in Brooklyn, NY. With the generosity and commitment of space founder, Jesse Kane-Hartnett, we were provided with a temporary home to break ground on this newest work. The installation was made possible through the financial support of friends, family, colleagues, and the Kickstarter community.

(The on-site footage from Rockport, Mass. was captured by Pedro Feria Pino. The performance footage was documented by Ian Wexler. Edited by Michael Stablein, Jr. with assistance of Benjamin Peterson.)