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  • 2002 - PRESENT: media-driven installations
  • In 2002 Nord left his established career in Manhattan and returned to Los Angeles to develop experimental artwork that integrates mass media and sculpture.
  • 16. Still from 'No Exit' (2013), architecture/cinema hybrid. Suspended structure illuminated with LEDs, driven by light and sound from apocalypse-themed blockbuster films.
  • 15. Studio still: 'Power Unit' (2014), shopping cart outfitted with police lights, siren, and PA system. A mobile platform for LA's homeless, developed in conjunction with LAMP Community, Skid Row.
  • 14. Animation stills from 'Free' (2007). Emailed SPAM texts containing the word 'free' are whispered by computer-synthesized voices that generate audio-driven animated graphics. Part of site-specific installation 'Welcome Home.'


















  • 2001 - 2002: experimental video:
  • After 9/11, Nord was invited to a residency for impacted artists from Lower Manhattan at the Santa Fe Art Institute. There he met media/electronic art pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka, who invited him to use their facilities to develop experimental projects. During his residency at SFAI, Nord created and exhibited several site-specific video installations, opening a new chapter in his creative life.
  • 13. Nord and his work on the cover of the Albuquerque Journal.
  • 12. Still from site-specific video 'Stains,' part of 'Room #7' installation (2002), Santa Fe, New Mexico.














  • MID 90's - EARLY 00's: mass media design, animation, content development:
  • Beginning in the mid 90's, Nord designed, animated, and art directed for media giants including Time Warner, HBO, CBS, Grey Advertising, and Viacom. He developed original content for MTV, and edgy motion graphics for broadcast and film. His collaborative work won numerous awards including Daytime Emmy, Peabody, Television Critics' Association, and Art Director's Club honors.
  • 11. Still from 'Magazine' (1997), animated series developed for MTV. Cutout/collage style animation that exploited print and online media as fodder for a quirky cultural free-for-all.
  • 10. Still from interstitial broadcast campaign (1998), created and animated in 3D for MTV.















  • MID 80's - MID 90's: fashion design:
  • From the mid 80's through the mid 90's, Nord designed several fashion lines in Manhattan, partnering with manufacturers in the US, Italy, Hong Kong, and China. His innovative designs were widely used by stylists, lauded in the press, and were sold to top stores in the US, Europe, and Asia. In 1994, media mogul Barry Diller asked Nord and other young NY designers to create and sell lines for an upscale fashion-based TV channel. On the heels of these broadcasts, Nord sold his label to his business partners and segued back to media and entertainment.
  • 9. Fashion spread in 'Interview' (1994) featuring Nord's embroidered shirts.
  • 8. Cover of 'IN Fashion' (1991) featuring Nord's design.
  • 7. New York Times article (1989) featuring Nord's work in the context of East Village avant-garde fashion.














  • EARLY - MID 80's: TV and film production:
  • Beginning in 1983, Nord worked as a scenic, prop, and costume designer on diverse film and television productions in Los Angeles. Concurrently, he created a line of surfwear that he sold to weekend crowds at Venice Beach, the popularity of which fueled his decision to move to New York City and dive into the fashion business.
  • 6. Still from NBC's sci-fi series 'V' (1984-5). Nord designed sets, props, and costumes.
  • 5. Still from 'V' television series (1984-5). Nord fabricated these edible rats for the aliens' to consume.













  • EARLY - MID 80's: experimental video: In the early 80's, Nord began to work in video, using compositing and collage techniques to combine his own film/videography with appropriated imagery from magazines and television.
  • 4. Still from 'I wish I was...' (1983), color Betamax video combining live and collage elements.
  • 3. Still from 'Stuck in the Middle' (1982), color Betamax video. Multiple film/video sources are collaged together using optical printing techniques.














  • LATE 70'S - EARLY 80's: film, performance, sculpture: In the late '70's and early 80's, Nord worked across a variety of media including painting, sculpture, performance, photography, and filmmaking, often creating interdisciplinary projects.
  • 2. 'No Frills God' (1982), mixed materials. One of a series of sculptures-as-products that were photographed and then left in retail stores. 'No Frills God' kits included parts and instructions.
  • 1. Still from 'Gourmet' (1981), 16 mm black + white film with sound. Nord's early experimental films often used optical printing as a means to break traditional formats.













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