Cathexis Report: Nick Rodrigues Graduate Thesis Exhibition

April 2-6 | 2012

California Institute of the Arts

Featured Works

Grand Comfort


steel, foam, vinyl, motor, electronics

60 x 24 x 26 inches

(152 x 61 x 66 cm)

The Sofa is designed to compress when two people sit and expand or remain stable when there is only one person.

Rocking Chairs


found chairs, saltwater, iPhones, motor, mixed media

variable dimensions

this installation: 20 x 3 x 4 feet 

(6 x 1 x 1.2 m)

I'm a Spiller


one paper towel roll, broken treadmill, found online confessions

50 x 10 x 2 feet 

(15 x 3 x 0.6 m)

work exists in multiple states

My Grandfather Used to Pick Me Up By My Belt Loop


Digital Print

20 x 30 inches

(51 x 76.2 cm)

Maintaining Relations


Digital Print

22 x 11 inches

(55 x 28 cm)

document of maitenance performed by artist during run of exhibition

EveryBody Dance Now


HD Digital Video Loop

1:16 mins

dimensions variable

work is shown on 16:9 screen in portrait orientation

Rocker #1Sculpture, furnature

Rock Stool #1Project type

Yoga For TreesPerformance,Sculpture,Interactive


Town Hall 2017Performance,Sculpture,Interactive

Cathexis Report 2012graduate Thesis Exhibition,pressure,testing,performance,sculpture,Interactive

Axe #2Project type

Axe #1Project type

Flip Top RockProject type


Activated Media #1 (Amazon)Installation,Sculpture, Video, Fountain

Auto Umwelt (aka: Car-a-oke)Installation,Sculpture, Video,Performance,Music

Plugin Strip #1Sculpture, furnature, Product Design

Ottoman Rock #1Project type