Project Type: MOB

Manananggoogle

2013-ongoing
photo, video, performance

Manananggoogle’s mission is to organize the world and make it universally accessible and useful. With offices all around the globe, its headquarters remain in Mountain View, California. For more information, please visit the company website.

Certain circles in Silicon Valley have not taken kindly to this powerful company’s formidable influence, and nervous whispers abound. Manananggoogle’s founders and chief executive officers are sometimes rumored to in fact be the legendary, mythical Philippine manananggal.

Mananangoogle was commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art with support from The James Irvine Foundation and MetLife Foundation.

Mail Order Bride of Frankenstein

2002
video

The world’s first, best, and perhaps only Southern Gothic, neo-noir, pseudo-silent karaoke horror film, Mail Order Bride of Frankenstein is the 3rd film in MOB’s Karaoke Trilogy. It was filmed entirely on location in the new-Romanesque former church now known as the McColl Center for Visual Art, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Set to the classic feel-good sing-along “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” Mail Order Bride of Frankenstein serves as a chilling yet highly melodic parable on why it’s generally unwise to buy love online, some assembly required.

Charlotte

2002
McColl Center for Visual Art

Various activities, performances, screenings and shenanigans while artists-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Home is Where the **Art Is

1999
installation

Prior to the closing of San Francisco’s original DeYoung Museum, curator Glen Helfand invited Bay Area artists to reflect on or “consider” the nature of a museum for a final exhibition entitled “Museum Pieces.”

MOB considered the question “Why are museums so cold, so uninviting and formal?” and endeavored to recreate the institution as a warmer, more hospitable living space. They surveyed visitors, and came up with highly appropriate decorating solutions for a section of the museum.