Fuse 1 (Last Chance)

Single-channel stop motion animation video, color, silent, 14 sec. looped

Animation piece based on a succession of small fires, a reaction rising to the top. Each phosphorus head ignites the next as it burns, and twist upward one after another. Left behind is a trail of burned traces.

Installation at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York, 2008 One iPad 4-inch display in steel frame and hanging from cable
Installation at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, ICP, New York, 2008
One iPad 4-inch display in steel frame hanging from cable

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Editing the News — OCT 25

Installation at FotoMuseum, Antwerp, 2013

Editing the News

The exhibiition opens on October 25, 2013 — February 2, 2014 at the FoMu (FotoMuseum), Antwerp, Belgium

The news that ends up in the newspapers at our breakfast tables has been subjected to endless filters. Every day, thousands of photographs are posted to editorials offices, while only a few make it to the finish. With, this exhibition FoMu questions these selection rounds. Why is one image chosen above another? Through whole s lenses are we looking anyway? With work from Hans Aarsman, Alfredo Jaar, Martijin Kleppe, Paul Qaysi and Frank Schallmaier.

Curator & Editor by Joachim Naudts
200 Days
Single-channel video, color, silent, 10 min. looped. Free-standing rear-projection screen.

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A Sea of Patterns — OCT 3


Installation view of Drawdown at Pegasus Gallery, Middletown, 2012


Online video view of Actual Dots, 2011

Installation of Actual Dots at The Niche, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, 2012

A Sea of Patterns
October 3 – November 1, 2012

Pegasus Gallery in Chapman Hall and The Niche in Founders Hall
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457

2-channel video projection installation on 4 suspended screens, 60 x 42 in. ea. (color, silent) looped, 7 min. 6 sec.

Actual Dots
2011-In Progress
Five-channel video installation, color, silent, 15 sec. each, looped

Video Titles:
Actual Dots (Saleh)
Actual Dots (al-Assad)
Actual Dots (Mubarak)
Actual Dots (al-Qaddafi)
Actual Dots (Ben Ali)

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Strike Anywhere — SEP 8

Operation Odyssey Dawn

Operation Odyssey Dawn Archive

Installation at ICP, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, New York, 2012

Strike Anywhere
September 8–November 25

Opening Reception
Friday, September 7, 6:00-10:00 pm

International Center of Photography
Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Strike Anywhere Press Release

Operation Odyssey Dawn
Single-channel time-lapse photography video, color, silent, 1 min. 51 sec. looped
5 archival inkjet prints, inserted in acetate holder, 9 x 12 inches each

Strike Anywhere / Drawdown
First Edition Matchbox-Flipbook: Storage clamshell box; 4 3/4 x 5 3/4” x 1 inches. Strike Anywhere laser engraved balsa wood matchbox, phosphorus paper, archival inkjet print; 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 7/8 inches. Drawdown flipbook, 100 pages; 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 inches

Strike Anywhere, manufactured by Paul Qaysi Art Studio Construction Corps 68 Jay on a drizzly, cloudy day. Matchbox-Flipbook, first edition, 12 copies made in Brooklyn, NY, 2012.

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RAY 2012 / Making History — APR 20

Installation at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2012

20 April­–8 July 2012

19 April 2012, 7 pm

Exhibition Sites
MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and MMK Zollamt
Domstraße 10, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44, 60311 Frankfurt am Main


Taysir Batniji, Nina Berman, Viktoria Binschtok, Robert Boyd, Black.Light Project, Luc Delahaye, Thomas Demand, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Samuel Fosso, Kathrin Günter, Hofmann&Lindholm, James Howard, Alfredo Jaar, Sven Johne, William E. Jones, Barbara Klemm, Petra Köhle and Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin, David LaChapelle, Eva Leitolf, Armin Linke, Gustav Metzger, James Mollison, Simon Norfolk, Peter Piller, Elodie Pong, Paul Qaysi, The Atlas Group/Walid Raad, Jo Ractliffe, Doug Rickard, Martha Rosler, Michael Schmidt, Frank Schramm, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Hank Willis Thomas, Oliviero Toscani, Jeff Wall, Michael Wolf.

Anne-Marie Beckmann (Art Collection Deutsche Börse), Lilian Engelmann (Frankfurter Kunstverein), Peter Gorschlüter (MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main), Dr. Holger Kube Ventura (Frankfurter Kunstverein), Alexandra Lechner (Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie) and Celina Lunsford (Fotografie Forum Frankfurt).

RAY2012 Making History Press Kit
Making History. RAY 2012 Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/RheinMain. Ostfildern: Hatje/Cantz, 2012

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Actual Dots

Actual Dots

Launch Date: March 28, 2011
Actual Dots (Qaddafi)

Launch Date: September 2, 2012
Actual Dots (Saleh)
Actual Dots (Assad)
Actual Dots (Mubarak)
Actual Dots (Ben Ali)

Web Project URL: http://paulqaysi.com/actualdots/
Screensaver download, color, silent, 15 sec. looped

Source images are from YouTube video footage of Middle East leaders speaking on national television during the Arab Revolutions of 2011. One hundred and fifty pictures digitally processed to generate a sequence of halftone dots.

Mac OSX 10.4 — 10.8
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200 Days

200 Days Launch Date: January 14, 2004 Web Project URL: www.200-days.com 200 photographs made for web viewing, color, silent

Screenshot from 200 Days, 2004

200 Days
Launch Date: January 14, 2004
Web Project URL: www.200-days.com
200 photographs made for web viewing, color, silent

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On each day from March 16 to October 1, 2003 one copy of the New York Times was purchased at various locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. A total of 200 newspapers were collected.

The photographs were made by fixing the camera/lens on the first newspaper (March 16th). The distance between the first newspaper and the lens was more or less 12 feet.

Each photograph was exposed at the same exposure value as the first exposure. After each exposure the following day’s newspaper was placed on top of the previous edition and another exposure was made.

Two hundred photographs and this statement constitute the piece.

January 1, 2004
Paul Qaysi