Excerpted from an article
by Liz Kotz from "The Museum of California", a publication
of the Oakland Museum, May/June 1990.
photo: Harro Bode
his live performances, Haynes has played with the range of sensual
effects he can create, incorporating smell, touch and physical vibration
as well as images and sound. Walking around with a portable camera
mounted on his shoulder, Haynes tinkers with and explores the scavenged
materials, contraptions, and devices assembled in his installations.
Pre-recorded video images are combined with live footage as different
layers of experience are presented simultaneously.
At one of Haynes' performances, you can smell the meat sizzle and
the bourbon dribble onto the burner, or walk on bedsprings miked for
sound that musically reproduce your movements. these two rapidly cut
and rhythmically edited videos offer a more linear journey through
his industrial landscape, a fantasy territory of basement science
experiments and late-night escapes, where mechanical tinkering becomes
a pleasure in itself."
here for entire article
Festival," Arnhem, Netherlands, 1988.
Spectacle," Artspace Annex, San Francisco, California, 1989.
"Video Refuses Festival," Life on the Water, San Francisco,
"Hot Box Series," Artist's Television Access, San Francisco,