Heartbeat and Other Involuntary Functions
These texts originally appeared in Ryan Wade Ruehlen's Jack Angel (The Lune, 2016)
Ryan Wade Ruehlen is originally from Hays, Kansas. He has exhibited his work internationally, esp. with Flinching Eye Collective (recipients of the 2014 Idea Fund Grant, a re-granting program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts). Ryan has worked as a gallery and independent curator, performer, organizer, sound designer, university lecturer, and currently co-operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio art cassette label in Boulder CO. Much of his work is collaborative and exists at the intersection of sound, media, and performance. He holds a BFA in studio arts from Fort Hays State University, an MFA in studio arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is currently a candidate for a PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder.