Wednesday, April 23, 2014


DOEprojekts performed "Backbone" at CENTRAL BOOKING Gallery, NYC, USA on April 17 and 19, 2014. We thank all our willing participants. Questions and comments on the photos may be sent to We look forward to offering the Backbone experience in many other locations. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Upcoming: "Backbone" at CENTRAL BOOKING Gallery

DOEprojekts will perform "Backbone" at CENTRAL BOOKING gallery, NYC, USA on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm, and again on Saturday, April 19, from 2-6 pm. The gallery is located at 21 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. "Backbone" is part of "EVOLUTION," the gallery's upcoming exhibition series, curated by Maddy Rosenberg. More information about the gallery may be found at 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Absence/Presence Series: Backbone

DOEprojekts performed "Backbone" at Finestra Art Space, Chicago, IL, USA on February 14, 2014. Over 25 people engaged the Backbone artifact. We thank all our willing participants and look forward to offering the Backbone experience in many other locations. Read more about the performance/exhibition at:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Absence/Presence Series: Backbone

DOEprojekts will host "Backbone" at Finestra Art Space, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, on Friday, Feb 14, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

We invite individuals to come and put on Backbone!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pow(d)er (S)now — We Move Forward Towards 2014

DOEprojekts sends everyone in our circle and beyond -- friends, family, acquaintances, fellow artists, and those we have yet to meet -- holiday greetings and sincere wishes for a Creative, Happy and Healthy New Year!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Pow(d)er — Community Art II

DOEprojekts  introduced "Pow(d)er" to the Chicago creative community this weekend. Over 50 tins of our limited edition, custom-curated spice-herb mix with 'art action' inside were adopted for creative reuse. A resounding success! We thank all who participated in community art by supporting "Pow(d)er." 

We invite photos of individual creative applications of "Pow(d)er." 
Email, phone, or text us: or 1-847-977-0526.

Be Part of Community Art. Create with Pow(d)er.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

KAP + DOE at Kalkbay Modern Gallery in Cape Town, SA

We are pleased to announce the debut of the Keiskamma Art Project (KAP) and DOEprojekts' (DOE) collaborative work at Kalkbay Modern Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.  Contact:

Purchase of these works will support the Keiskamma Art Project's ongoing "Social Practice" art collaborative. Please view other works by KAP artists at the URL below. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Pow(d)er — Community Art

DOEprojekts' specially curated "Pow(d)er" (Powder Power) is a spice-herb blend with art-action inside! We invite you to participate — and make your next meal a work of art. Our limited-edition "Pow(d)er" includes:
garlic powder • nutmeg powder • onion powder • paprika powder • tomato powder • basil and oregano • 
two recipes and a stencil for you to cut and use with Pow(d)er (or any other art material of your choice). 

Each limited edition tin retails for $7.50 each. Purchase two for $13 and three for just $18. Cash or credit cards accepted. Visit Studio 516 on Dec 13, 5 to 10 pm, Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, OR email, phone, or text us: or 1-847-977-0526.

Be Part of Community Art. Make and Support Local Culture. Collect Pow(d)er!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Workbook: Teaching Artist Collaborations at the Graham School, University of Chicago

DOE Projekts (Glenn Doering, Deborah Adams Doering) spent time in September and October investigating teaching artist collaborations as part of our "Workbook" series.

What did we discover?

1. Good communication is required amongst the collaborators.
2. Planning is essential.
3. Group synergy is helpful.
4. We can encourage each other to exceed ourselves.
5. Collaborations can be a lot of fun!

We thank the Graham School, University of Chicago, and also Hilesh Patel, group facilitator. We thank the participants and also Golden Acrylics for donating supplies for our last project.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Workbook: Luftwerk on Collaboration

Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier, Sean Gallero) hosted DOE Projekts (Deborah Adams Doering, Glenn N Doering) in Luftwerk's Chicago studio.  

We asked them “What makes a great collaborative art work?”

Both Petra and Sean agreed that a great collaborative work involves mutual aesthetic sensibility and intuition -- it as if one person completes the sentence of another person, and the collaborative sentence makes a beautiful and significant new meaning.

In terms of their own work, the duo strive to create a direct sensory response, especially in relationship to the architecture of space and light. They want to heighten viewers’ response to the space, and show visitors new ways to interact and participate. They have created work at several historical sites in the US and abroad.

“Space expands and goes beyond itself” said Petra, and noted that she had been reading about “volume over mass” as she and Sean are preparing for upcoming exhibitions. One current prototype includes red gas tanks as transmitters of sound.

Sound is a significant component of many of Luftwerk’s works -- they have often collaborated with composer Owen Clayton Condon (

Petra and Sean began to collaborate after meeting each other at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1990s, when both were students.

One of Luftwerk’s newest installations is titled “Shift” and is currently exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center:

We asked Luftwerk to choose keywords related to the coreforms in their work:

Petra: Experience, Place, Space
Sean: Discourse, Nature, Technology

We thank Luftwerk for their hospitality and look forward to continuing our conversation.