Art & Experiences

Art installations and experiences created by Daedalus Howell and company.

  • Daedalus Howell wrote here.

    Daedalus Howell wrote here.

    “Daedalus Howell wrote here.” Installation. Engraved, 1″ x 3″ silver-colored, self-adhesive plastic nameplate, installed June 14, 2023, at La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge, Petaluma, California. 1 of 2. As part of my nascent “Places of Future Historic Relevance Project,” I commemorate places of significant personal inspiration and productivity with placards. The effort underscores the importance…

  • Le Drama Clüb

    Le Drama Clüb

    An Immersive Narrative Experience by Kary Hess and Daedalus Howell It’s a story of love, loss, leather and so many clove cigarettes against a backdrop of Reaganomics,  the Berlin Wall, and the burgeoning AIDS epidemic. Into this tumult, Le Drama Clüb formed — or would’ve if it were real. Instead, its members, songs, images, and…

  • Blank Book

    Blank Book

    Like many creative people, I’m attracted to the possibilities and promise of a handsome new notebook. I’ll scribble a few pages of the next Great American Novel then abandon the notebook, leaving the pages containing little more than writerly shame. What’s worse, is I’ll repeat the process the next time I wander into the blank…

  • Lost and Found Pages

    Lost and Found Pages

    When I lived in Los Angeles, I would frequently discover stray screenplay pages littering the streets. I saved them all and with my ArtsID co-host Gretchen Giles, am pleased to present a staged reading of these pages, complete with cast and soundtrack provided by the fine folks of KRCB 91 FM, Cotati, CA. Since I…

  • Meditation for Commuters

    Meditation for Commuters

    “I am Clover, that is my vision name. My totem animal is the skink. This is my podcast for mindful driving, ‘Meditation for Commuters.’ Episode One: Traffic. Take a few minutes of bliss to teach yourself how to meditate while driving. Note: Please KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. DO NOT ATTEMPT ON THE 405.”

  • Write or Drink

    Write or Drink

    An Interactive Fiction Experiment. I built this game (really more of a brief experimental, interactive fiction of the choose-your-own-adventure variety) using Twine, which bills itself as an “open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.” The interface was intuitive and the execution was quick. You can download the results, Write or Drink? at interactive game hosting platform…

  • Airport Bar

    Airport Bar

    Daedalus Howell & Kary Hess | Multimedia Installation & Performance | 2017 ‘Airport Bar’ Conceptual Art Experience Flouted Trump’s Travel Ban with Drinks & Drollity “Airport Bar invites the public to ‘acknowledge what it means to be trapped in the bureaucratic purgatory of international travel in the only place where humanity still feels as one when…

  • Haunted Orthodontic Retainer

    Haunted Orthodontic Retainer

    Inspired by The Significant Objects project and “Etsy witch” Malibu Ron, I attempt to create my own significant, if haunted, object via the power of story.

  • Stairwell Video

    Stairwell Video

    Daedalus Howell & Kary Hess | Multimedia Installation & Performance | 2016 Stairwell Video recreated an 80s-era, VHS-only video store and invited participants to “rent” a video for the night – but the video can never be returned (the video store vanished in the night, erased like magnetic media and the dreams of a generation).…

  • Lost Roomba

    Lost Roomba

    It’s fun to play on contemporary anxieties regarding artificial intelligence. Where better to start than with the concept of a lost Roomba? It must happen, right? This experiment was conceived with Kary Hess after half a bottle of wine as a means of professing my love for my Roomba. We used the Burner app for iPhone to…