Tracing the citations in patent applications enables me to unearth some of the patterns of technological innovation and how they intersect with economics and biological evolution. Most inventions are re-inventions; they spin from developments in prior innovations. In my works I explore unintended consequences of technology and include (re) drafted plans of some of the patented inventions that cause them (e.g., steam engines leading to cumulative carbon dioxide emissions). Some of the patents propose remedies resulting from yet other (patented) technologies (e.g., protection from nuclear radiation).

Many of the animations explore the detrimental effects of unbridled capitalism, asking "who owns space?" While the works on paper form portraits of capitalism, many of the artworks use AR (augmented reality) to portray what is unseen in the patent applications, namely personal reflection and political and environmental questioning that contrast with the factual market-oriented data.

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Self-Portrait as an Astronaut


Marina Gisich Gallelry
St. Petersburg, Russia

Mock-Up of Levy Installation
Kunsthalle Exnergasse
Vienna, Austria






Post-Earth Engineering

Workforce in Space

Cadmium and Cobalt 2 Extraction
Safe in Space

Cry in Space: Docking

Mining_ A Brief History Conversations
at a Nuclear Plant


Colonization of Space

Portrait as an Astronaut


2020 Vision




Messenger 1

Orientor 1 Orientor 2 Transmission
Speak to Me 1

Speak to Me 2

Untitled (NASA) Crying Astronaut VAB