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This section will include all extant installation images, some related drawings, models and computer-generated proposals, that have been exhibited, principally since the late 1960's, concentrating on my obsession with the Phenomena-of-the-LINE (back to the mid 1950's).


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INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Fiberboard, wood pedestal, chrome/leather chair, chrome & painted cigarette ash tray, photographs of Scatter Shot Performance and descriptive text for the performance
Scatter Shot (Documented Stage 1)
1974 ©
Fiberboard, wood pedestal, chrome/leather chair, chrome & painted cigarette ash tray, photographs of Scatter Shot Performance and descriptive text for the performance
Variable, as visuals indicate

First DoV System Concepts performance illustrating the dynamics of the tiling system discovery and its inherent diversity of repetition by observing the
phenomena of lines, specifically circle/ square confrontations; to wit, a curve always in opposition to a straight line.
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Art gallery invitations for a ten year span, staples, restroom fixtures, basic cleaning supplies
The Pooka's Masterpiece
1985 - 1995 ©
Art gallery invitations for a ten year span, staples, restroom fixtures, basic cleaning supplies
7 1/2 x 4 x 5' and a basic door

photo: David Gray ©
David titled his JPEG:
"Harvey's Masterpiece"

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Nylon cord, assorted hardware, plyboard
DoV Source Line II
1-20-1976 © gallery opening
Nylon cord, assorted hardware, plyboard
14' x 33' 6" x 20'

Source Line Transformation Series
in situ, Loft-on Stand Gallery, Galveston, Texas. Shown here in the Bienville Gallery ARTFORUM ad, October 1978.
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn, matt black tape, matt acrylic enamels, plyboard panels, hardware
J.R. SOTO Tribute Wall, in situ
2001 ©
yarn, matt black tape, matt acrylic enamels, plyboard panels, hardware
8.5' x 18' x 4.75"

Project Row Houses, West wall installation in tribute to Jesus Raphael Soto for having provided inspiration to stay with the on-going resolution of aesthetic issues in the Phenomena-of-the-LINE.

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn, tape, plyboard, enamel,hardware
J.R.SOTO Tribute, detail 1, in situ
2001 ©
yarn, tape, plyboard, enamel,hardware
detail: 52 x 52"

Left panel detail of Project Row Houses, installation in tribute to J.R. Soto; layout assistance: Marc Fite, Houston, TX.
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn, tape, plyboard, enamels,hardware
J.R.SOTO Tribute detail 2, in situ
2001 ©
yarn, tape, plyboard, enamels,hardware
detail: 36 x 48" panel

Right panel detail of project Row Houses installation in tribute to J.R. Soto,layout assistance: collectors, Dr John and Irma Hickman, Tula, OK.

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Black walls, floor,ceiling; yarn, brass screws and black lites
Mindscape I, in situ
2001 ©
Black walls, floor,ceiling; yarn, brass screws and black lites
8.5' x 13' x 16'

Project Row Houses Installation for opening day, demonstrates 2-D illusion of 3-D brought back into 3-D, using basic one, two and three point perspective drawing. Thus it is 3-D drawing in "deep-space." The Mindscape Series of installations continue dealing with my obsession of the phenomena of LINE. Installation assistance: artist, Doug Romans, Houston, TX
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and black lites, here with mylar
Mindscape I, in situ
2001 ©
yarn and black lites, here with mylar
8.5' x 13' x 16'

Project Row Houses 2nd day of opening week-end. Mylar added to one wall. This view exposes all three viewing windows, looking down from the top edge of the center window area. Unfortunately the Mindscape I installation was destroyed the last hour of the Project Row Houses weekend Opening.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Mylar, fans, yarn, balsa, El luminescent cable for the box, florescent acrylics and ultra violet light
Mindscape II, in situ
2001 ©
Mylar, fans, yarn, balsa, El luminescent cable for the box, florescent acrylics and ultra violet light
8.5' x 13' x 16' interior

Full, three window view with right side being enhanced with a basic cube in 2-point perspective. This was for a scheduled PRH MOMA visit. Mindscape II was a full blown one & two-point presentation, emphasizing the Phenomena-of-LINE, and what the Cone-of-Vision means in the illusion created in 2-D of 3-D objects, herein in "deep space."
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Mylar walls, black ceiling and floor, yarn and black lites with fan
Mindscape II, in situ
2001 ©
Mylar walls, black ceiling and floor, yarn and black lites with fan
8.5' x 13 x 16'

PRH funded this new installation for the MOMA visit. Fan-blown Mylar walls and the addition of "eye-ball" perspective measurement techniques added for MOMA collector/director viewing. This is the left viewing window only.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn ,Mylar, fans and ultra violet light
Mindscape III, in situ, full view
2001 ©
yarn ,Mylar, fans and ultra violet light
8.5' x 13' x 16' interior

"artlies" magazine cover (Issue 29, Winter 2000-2001). This is an all windows opened photo. The artlies Cover was a DETAIL of the left central area interior. This is the structuring of 2-D perspective illusion back into 3-D reality, emphasizing Phenomena-of-LINE issues.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods fans, yarn, Mylar and ultra violet light
Mindscape III (detail)
2001 ©
fans, yarn, Mylar and ultra violet light
8.5' x 13' x 16' interior

Interior DETAIL
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn, EL luminescent cable, fiber optics, balsa strips, florescent acrylic and ultra-violet light, prussian blue felt
Mindscape IV, in situ, full bright
2001 ©
yarn, EL luminescent cable, fiber optics, balsa strips, florescent acrylic and ultra-violet light, prussian blue felt
8.5' x 13' x 16' interior

Exhibition Closing Party. Final tweeking of all principle perspective drawing-in-space (2-D illusion of 3-D back into 3-D reality). Mylar, fans and many lines eliminated. Double yarn over painted balsa strips, EL cable & heavy ultra-violet lighting. Photo with all windows open.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Matt black enamel and Reflective tape on plybrd, prefab doors, hardware, black felt interior, plexi windowss
Mindscape Chamber, portable
2001-2002 ©
Matt black enamel and Reflective tape on plybrd, prefab doors, hardware, black felt interior, plexi windowss
8.5 x 13 x 12 '

A portable enclosure designed to break-down in approx. 4' x 8' sections, including floor and roof. Slight exterior AND interior modifications per site. Funding for this Chamber from Project CACHH grant AND many private donors.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultra-violet lights in chamber
Northline Mindscape V, in situ
2002 ©
yarn and ultra-violet lights in chamber
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

LIQUID ARCHITECTURE, a collaborative exhibition for FotoFest 2002 with Hans Staartjes (showing his monumental abstracted architectonic-nature photos on canvas); January thru May, Northline Center Art Gallery, Houston Community College - Northeast, Houston, TX. This installation is Mindscape V. Funding for this installation from a Project CACHH grant AND many private donors.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultraviolet light
Mindscape V, in situ, close-up, full bright
2002 ©
yarn and ultraviolet light
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

Full brightness, detailing close-up, Left window. FotoFest 2002 catalogue featured essays by Catherine Anspone and Rainey Knudson for this collaborative exhibition at Northline Art Gallery, Houston. The object being placed into perspective, in deep space, is a close-up view of the cap on the San Jacinto Monument, TX.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultraviolet light
Mindscape V, in situ
2002 ©
yarn and ultraviolet light
8 x 12 x 12 " interior

Seemingly low level light. A distant shot of the Central Window showing some of Chamber framing.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultraviolet light
Mindscape V, in situ, center view
2002 ©
yarn and ultraviolet light
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

Central Window, closer view at the FotoFest 2002, Northline Art Gallery installation
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultraviolet light
Mindscape V, in situ, right view
2002 ©
yarn and ultraviolet light
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

Right Window view, and Chamber framing, Black & White photo, FotoFest 2002, Northline Art Gallery, Houston, Community College, Northeast, Houston, TX installation, depicting a two-point perspective layout of the cap on the San Jacinto Monument, TX . Funding from a Project CACHH grant AND numerous private donors.
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultraviolet light
Liquid Architecture Tear-Down, in situ
2002 ©
yarn and ultraviolet light
8' x 12' x 12 ' interior

DETAIL tear-down of Mindscape V, Liquid Architecture, FotoFest 2002, Northline Art Gallery, Houston Community College- NorthEast, Houston, TX. 8 x 10" prints of this slide were used as holiday gifts to various collectors having donated/visited this Liquid Architecture FotoFest 2002 exhibition/installation.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultra violet light
Mindscape VI, in situ, left view
2002 ©
yarn and ultra violet light
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

The Chinese Community Center, Houston,TX, hosted this exhibition/installation. The principal objective of Mindscape VI was to demonstrate the various Cone-of-Vision distortions as the viewer's position changes in seeing a CUBE in 2-point perspective, the 2-D illusion of 3-D. The polygon presented is an actual 3-D CUBE, regardless what the camera view "records" or viewers "see". Funding was from a Project CACHH grant AND numerous private donors.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultraviolet light
Mindscape VI, in situ, left view
2002 ©
yarn and ultraviolet light
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

Left Chamber Window, leaning far to the left for this slide to exagerate the distortion as ones' view falls outside the Cone-of-Vision in 2 point perspective of the 2-D illusion of a 3-D cube now back in the reality of deep 3-D space. This was an actual CUBE.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultra-violet light
Mindscape VI, in situ, cntr view
2002 ©
yarn and ultra-violet light
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

View from the Center Chamber Window, CCC, Houston, TX, exhibition/installation further illustrating the variances of the Cone-of-Vision. Remember this is an actual 3-d CUBE outline in perspective.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn and ultra-violet light
Mindscape VI, in situ, Rt view
2002 ©
yarn and ultra-violet light
8 x 12 x 12 ' interior

Right Chamber Window view of this first CCC exhibition/ installation. Note, again the Cone-of-Vision distortion of an actual 3-d CUBE outline.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn, spider wire, balsa, florescent acrylic and ultra-violet light
Mindscape VII, in situ
2002 ©
yarn, spider wire, balsa, florescent acrylic and ultra-violet light
8.25 X 12 x 12 ' interior

After the first month of the CCC exhibition/installation, more two-point perspective drawing lines were introduced with Mindscape VII, answering numerous requests by Chinese H.S. seniors and College students studying architecture, math and art. ONLY the Central Chamber Window was made available for viewing to enhance the 2-D illusion of a 3-D CUBE in 3-D deep space reality. Cone-of Vision distortion was thus minimized in the set-up of the 2-point perspective CUBE, and how it can be multiplied.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Florescent crossbars, EL luminesent cables for the DoV module, fiber optic horizon line , yarn and ultraviolet light
Mindscape VIII, in situ, center view
2002 ©
Florescent crossbars, EL luminesent cables for the DoV module, fiber optic horizon line , yarn and ultraviolet light
8 x 12.75 x 12.5 ' interior

The last scheduled week at CCC, curves were attempted in a very unstable installation; therein, introducing the DoV module back into installation works, concentrating on the phenomena of LINE. This could be viewed only from the Center Chamber Window.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn, balsa strips, wire, fiber optic bent horizon, EL luminescent cables, florescent vinyls and ultra-violet light
Mindscape IX, in situ, right view
2002 ©
yarn, balsa strips, wire, fiber optic bent horizon, EL luminescent cables, florescent vinyls and ultra-violet light
8 x 10 x 10' interior

A very unstable, temporary two-point perspective presentation for the Jewish Community Center, Houston, TX, Events Program Director. Erected at the Chinese Community Center, viewing restricted for this brief presentation to the Right Chamber Window. Other elements dealing with the phenomena-of-LINE introduced. The scheduled JCC exhibition was canceled due to massive building renovation during 2002-03. Funding would have been partially from a Project CACHH grant. Moved to Mother Dog Studios for a week-end Art Crawl installation to satisfy the grant AND private donors.
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods yarn from slide projections of Chamber images
CCC afternoon close-out
2002 ©
yarn from slide projections of Chamber images
variable in situ event

Final day with staff, children and artist visitors; Chinese Community Center, Houston, TX, after dismantling of Chamber interior Lines-of Light.

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods EL cables & EL strips, yarn, balsa strips, ceiling tile rods, mini spheres, florescent vinyls, fiber optics for pulsation, black velvet, fans and hardware
Spacescape I, in situ, right window
2002 ©
EL cables & EL strips, yarn, balsa strips, ceiling tile rods, mini spheres, florescent vinyls, fiber optics for pulsation, black velvet, fans and hardware
8 x 8 x 4 ' interior

First Mother Dog Studios deep space installation for the Art Crawl 2002 weekend. This view from Right Chamber Window with slight but perceptible movements from fans. This space dust effect, creating an Aurora Borealis of shifting colors in a very deep space event. Funding by a Project CACHH grant and numerous private donors.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods multi media, see preceeding view
Spacescape I, in situ, right window second view
2002 ©
multi media, see preceeding view
8 x 8 x 4 ' interior

Second view, showing the sense of a DEEP PERSPECTIVE PROBE through the Aurora Borealis.
photo: Hans Staartges ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods EL cable, yarn, black velvet, scrim, ultra-violet light, fans, photo flash, refracting tape and hardware
Spacescape II, in situ, center window, view 1
2002 ©
EL cable, yarn, black velvet, scrim, ultra-violet light, fans, photo flash, refracting tape and hardware
8 x 8 x 4 ' interior

Second Mother Dog Studios deep space Chamber installation for Art Crawl 2002. This is from the Center Chamber Window, separating the view from the Right window with a double layer of scrim. Photo flash on fan driven refracting tape for star-flare images. Two more images to follow. This installation ran simultaneously with the deep space probe, Aurora Borealis view in Right Chamber Window.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Mixed media as noted on preceding, principally EL cables and fans
Spacescape II, in situ, center window, view 2
2002 ©
Mixed media as noted on preceding, principally EL cables and fans
8 x 8 x 4 ' interior

Second view of deep space Star Flare. Detailing on preceding slide.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods Mixed media, see details on preceding slides, principally EL cable and fans
Spacescape II, in situ, center window, view 3, looking to the right
2002 ©
Mixed media, see details on preceding slides, principally EL cable and fans
8 x 8 x 4 ' interior

Center Chamber Window with an additional deep space Star Flare view. NOTE: Right Chamber Window, Aurora Borealis installation visible through the double scrim in this slide, including distant star formations.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods black yarn, black velvet, refracting tape, ultra violet light
Spacescape III, in situ, left window view
2002 ©
black yarn, black velvet, refracting tape, ultra violet light
8 x 8 x 4 ' interior

This deep space installation was separated from the other two viewing windows with a black velvet wall, isolating the DoV module in a 2-D Isometric view. The refracting tape module was a flat 2 x 3' free floater. Therewith the Art Crawl weekend, Mother Dog Studios, satisfied the Project CACHH grant.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods EL cables, yarn, oscillating motors, swivel anchors, fans, ultra-violet light, scrim, black velvet, and general hardware
Spacescape IV, in situ, right window
2003 ©
EL cables, yarn, oscillating motors, swivel anchors, fans, ultra-violet light, scrim, black velvet, and general hardware
8 x 11 x 12 ' interior

Further experiments with deep-space- probes to an imagined (and researched) black-hole edge-horizon. This is an extension of my obsession with the Phenomena-of-LINE issues; herein, when such line edges are principally ephemeral, and attempting to adhere to the principals of deep space, 3-D Cone-of-Vision using three-point perspective.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©
HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods mixed media as listed on preceding, principally EL cable and fans slide
Spacescape IV, in situ, left window view
2003 ©
mixed media as listed on preceding, principally EL cable and fans slide
8 x 11 x 12 ' interior

Spacescape IV blocked out the Central Chamber Window, utilizing only left and right viewing windows. An additional viewing opportunity with ephemeral LINES (of light) into deep space at the imagined edge-horizon of a black hole. Small motor oscillating drive shafts created the line-vibrations. A very complexly unstable installation for a very private viewing audience of DoV collector/devotees.
photo: Hans Staartjes ©

HJ BOTT INSTALLATION work, in situ, all periods ICU, Memorial Hermann Southwest ICU, Houston, TX; life-support accessories and the artist
Momentum Interruptus, in lie-to
February 6, 2003 ©
ICU, Memorial Hermann Southwest ICU, Houston, TX; life-support accessories and the artist
more than variable

Following the Mother Dog installations, a pulmonary fibrosis attack (COPD) put an end to the traveling momentum developed with the Mindscape/Spacescape Chamber installation/exhibition arrangements with 46 various institutions and alternative spaces. Never recaptured the momentum. This hospital ICU setting serves as an installation itself, " Looking good, now he can have visitors."
photo: Dick Wray ©
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