Charles Woodman is the son of the renowned ceramist Betty Woodman and artist George Woodman. Charles is a US-based electronic artist working in media and expanded media. His recent projects have concentrated on the creation of multi-image video installations for museums and galleries including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Block Museum of Art in Chicago.
Charles’ Pulse Generator Pastry was his first collaboration with his mother Betty Woodman. Betty created the shapes which contain the patterns in the video, based on the forms she uses in her work. Charles used those shapes as stencils into which both the positive and negative spaces were filled with textures, created using a piece of electronic test equipment called a pulse generator. The video was shown in the window at Salon 94 Gallery during Betty’s show there in spring 2016. Pulse Generator Pastry also featured in rapper ASAP Ferg’s music video for Let It Bang standing in front of the work.
Here it is shown playing at Nasty Women Exhibition: London, the video art is also played in silence, reinforcing the irony of it being International Peace Day.