Jim Haynes about himself:
I rust things. Specifically, I focus on how decay parallels and relates to the perception of time when cycles of activity collapse into stasis. Sound and more recently video have emerged as central media for my current installations and performances. Drawing from shortwave radio static, electric field disturbances, surveillance camera observations, controlled feedback oscillations, and numerous textural scrapings, I manifest a broken minimalism through magnetic drones, caustic noise, and ghostly projections. This engineering of disparate materials and media seeks to evince the unpredictability of decay and to bare witness to its inevitability.
Currently, Jim Haynes resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and have exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Electric Works, The Exploratorium, Westspace (Australia), Diapason, etc. He has participated in residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, MoKS (Estonia), and Jack Straw Productions; and his recordings has been published by Editions Mego, Ghostly International, Semperflorens, Intransitive Recordings, Hooker Vision, 23five Incorporated, and the Helen Scarsdale Agency.