billy ocallaghan

birds of america 2010 supplementbirds_supp1.html
birds of america redactedbirds_redact1.html
the gods sure are queer vol.1queer_gods_1.html

perv (local, organic) pt.1

this study may be not safe for workperv_lo_1.html
this project has its own website - (

staring at our Sun (twister) cascading accordion

lucky (2016)
cmyk offset edition of 1069 lucky.html
stupid hair: 28 page cmyk offset pocket edition with
hair line: 7 page studio mate in an edition of 769stupid_hair.htmlhairline.htmlhair.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0shapeimage_11_link_1
staring at our Sun
cmyk pocket edition of 1069
(collected by MoMA Library)Sun_pocket.html

cmyk offset edition of 1069

(with work by 16 contemporary

artists and an essay by my co-curator Amy Cancelmo)

inverted rainbow (hue variations) cascading accordionaccordions_2.html
staring at our Sun (transit of Mercury) cascading accordiontransit_of_Mercury.html
a million miles (EPIC 2016 photobomb & twirl) cascading accordiona_million_miles.html
Andromeda Galaxy (nwstnd subedition) 
(cascading accordion)Andromeda_2.html

LAABF 2017 - improper printing (z42)

Printed Matter’s Los Angeles Art Book Fair

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA

feb.23 (opening 6-9pm), feb.24 (1-7pm), feb.25 (11a-7pm) & feb.26 (11a-6p), 2017

a million miles (EPIC 2015 photobomb) 
cascading accordiona_million_miles.html
staring at our Sun (transit of Mercury) 
(NASA Mercury subedition) cascading accordiontransit_of_Mercury.htmltransit_of_Mercury.htmlshapeimage_18_link_0

on may 9, 2016, Mercury passed between the Sun and Earth (& NASA’s SDO satellite) for seven and a half hours. NASA captured this in 15 minute increments (as they do everyday here) - recording a tiny (Mercury-sized) dark spot crossing from left to right in front of our giant Sun. i chose 38 images - nine and a half hours - which also includes Mercury’s approach toward, and departure away from, our Sun.

showing the full Sun on a 3.5 inch high print (a good size for cascading accordion flow) makes Mercury too small to see.

i enlarged the NASA images to 100 inches square, resulting in a half-inch Mercury. i copied a small rectangle (3.5 inch height by 4.75” wide) with Mercury at its center from each enlarged Sun, stitched all 38 resulting images into a 3.5 inch high by 180.5 inch wide print, & folded that into a 76 page accordion book. when played as a cascading accordion, this book animates, providing a zoomed in view of Mercury’s transit across our enormous Sun.

i also made a fantastic (e.g., impossible, but satisfying) subedition by resizing a NASA image of Mercury

(source: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab/Carnegie Institute of Washington, published june 14, 2014)

and pasting it on top of the Mercury dark spot in each image in the accordion at 69% opacity

(impossible because Mercury could not be lit by the Sun while also blocking the Sun from a single vantage point)

on february 24, 2015, NASA launched the DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) spacecraft to the neutral gravity Lagrange point 1 (L1) between the Earth and the Sun. the spacecraft reached its orbit - about a million miles from Earth - on June 8, 2015. administered by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to observe and provide advanced warning of solar wind activity, the spacecraft also has a camera, NASA’s EPIC (Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera) camera and telescope, pointed back at Earth. EPIC takes images with 10 different filters (from ultraviolet, through the visible spectrum, to near infrared), and it generates “natural color” images of Earth by combining red, green & blue channel images.

EPIC captured a lunar transit of Earth - our Moon crossing in front of Earth while both are illuminated by the Sun (from the perspective of the spacecraft) - on July 16, 2015 between 3:50pm and 8:45pm. our Moon is tidally locked to Earth (so observers on Earth always see the same side of the Moon). EPIC shows the far side of the Moon (visible only from space).  NASA released the images (here) and i am making a new subedition of this open edition work for LAABF2017.

EPIC captured a second lunar transit of Earth on July 5, 2016, and released 15 images of the transit. NASA now has a searchable database of EPIC images and i used this to put together a rough approximation of the 2016 lunar transit in the context of 24 hours (one full rotation of Earth).

i am making a new subedition of Andromeda Galaxy, based on 3.5 inch high by 4.75 inch wide panels, resulting in a 3.5” high x 256.5” wide print, folded into a 108 page accordion book, that animates a journey across Andromeda when played as a cascading accordion.

i am making a new full frame rainbow hue variation cascading accordion. i started with a photo i took of a rainbow (cropped full frame at a point where the rainbow is mostly horizontal), inverted this rainbow, and stitched together a series of 30 hue variations of that inverted rainbow (every 12 degrees of the 360 degree hue circle), creating a 3 inch high by 120 inch wide print, folded into a 60 page accordion book, that animates the inverted rainbow bleeding into a rainbow and then back to itself.

new works - to be release at february 23, 2017 opening (improper printing *z42)

new work - to be release on saturday, february 25, 2017, at 1pm (improper printing *z42)

also featuring recent offset works

12-page zine/42-inch wide accordion print

in an edition of 69 (improper printing 2017)

Craig will be signing - (& imagine 3” Jackie buttons)

1pm on saturday, february 25, 2017 (table z42)

and recent cascading accordions

and a selection of early works

collection of Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), Yale University (Center for British Arts), University of Virginia, and Queens College (NY)

collection of Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK)

collection of Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK)

& New York Public Library