These paintings were made through a process of pressing the faces of canvases (face-planting) in to my rented studio floor.   Paint was applied to the floorboards.  Pressure was applied to the backs of paintings as they fell forward.  The floor was the stage where wet paint set-up to transfigure image.   Paint dripped through the floor, through the cracks. This was not preferred by the tenant below.  A raised platform had to be constructed, a stage with a tarp underneath to catch the drips.  These canvases capture the trace of performance and transference of studio activity.  I custom-built the canvases to accommodate the wingspan of my body.  Ultimately, at the time I was thinking of each painting as an agent of performativity. 

Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS
image of silkscreened poster with poem
2008

poster was free/distributed at exhibition
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS
"The Fourth Molt" solo show at High Energy Constructs LA, CA
2008

note: micaceous clay tracing & distribution site for silkcreened newsprint poster with accompanying poem by Lucy Raven and Ryan Harden Brown
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
#9
2007
acrylic/canvas
72"x77"
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
#1
2007
acrylic/canvas
72''x77''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
#2
2007
acrylic/canvas
72''x77''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
happy #1
2007
acrylic/canvas
49''x38''

private collection
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
#3
2007
acrylic/canvas
72''x77''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
#4 (hammock)
2007
acrylic/canvas
72''x77''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS
"The Fourth Molt" at the Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, NM
2008
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
#5 (fence)
2007
acrylic/canvas
72''x77''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
happy #2
2007
acrylic/canvas
49''x38''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas

2007
acrylic/canvas
72"x72"
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/wood/canvas
#8 (whistle for the dead)
2008
acrylic/wood/canvas
72''x78''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
happy #3
2007
acrylic/canvas
48''x39''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS
studio floor / pre stage
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic/canvas
#10
2008
acrylic/canvas
96''x54''
Branden Koch Floor Paintings / HI ENERGY CONSTRUCTS acrylic, mica clay, wood, canvas
#7 (dirt)
2007
acrylic, mica clay, wood, canvas
72''x78''

private collection