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For Family Portrait, my mother, father, and I located the earliest digital traces of ourselves that we could find. The texts found ranged from a Live Journal entry about raves and a first gay experience, to an email with a childhood friend, to a conversation about renting a cabin for a yearly fishing trip. Each […]
The technology and social effects of typography incline us to abstain from noting interplay and, as it were, “formal” causality, both in our inner and external lives. … the visual homogenizing of experience of print culture, and the relegation of auditory and other sensuous complexity to the background. [...] – Marshall Mchulan In Aural Fixation, […]
Plato warned of the dangers of the written word, as books would implant forgetfulness and strip man of memory. No longer would remembrances come from within but rather from external sources. If books stripped us of memory, what remains in this digital age where all things are written and recorded? I propose we are left with our internal voice, a […]
Spatial Empathy diagrams the interaction of people through time in a specific space. It pays particular close attention to personal spaces of all individual involved, and how the people function with in them. As individuals get close in proximity they will start to activate one of the fiver personal spaces. These include public, social, personal, […]
Some relativists claim that humans can understand and evaluate beliefs and behaviors only in terms of their historical or cultural context. We can never separate ourselves from our history but the proximity to our own history and how we engage with it is ever changing. “Reverberation” is an installation that takes place in an abandoned […]
“Re-Presented Narratives” is made up of four chairs that face four large screens on four walls of a room. Small speakers dangle from cord at ear height by each chair. The chord runs from the speaker to the seat of the chair. Each screen shows individuals who experienced the performance from nearly a year ago, telling their own remembrances.
Phase Shifts was an exhibition where Ben Moren and I were invited to create a set of works that revolved around They Wont Find Us Here gallery’s unique attributes. We chose the lack of heat in the gallery. We used this unique setting to address the change in seasons from winter to spring.
Two Side of The Same
“Two Sides of the same” presents a paradoxical situation that perverts our reality and expectations; it disjoints us from the present. By constructing this apparent “out of body” experience it allows us to re-consider our perception and understanding of ourselves.
Re-presented home videos
In this project I sit down with individual viewers, one at a time, and recall memories of growing up in northern Minnesota. At the same time, five super 8 projectors show short film clips illustrating my stories. In actuality these films are re-recordings from other peoples home movies found on the Internet.
Interconnect explores the prosthesis of personal space and consists of two devices. Each device is worn by a separate person, One device consists of cassette player with a speaker the other device consists of a guide to maneuver the tape from the cassette.
This work confronts the apparent pervasiveness of pop culture in our everyday lives, politics, economics, aesthetics, morality, ethics. Our inability to escape exposure to the media leaves no part of us untouched, unaffected, unaltered.
This project was conceived as part of MCAD’s first all school exhibition “Dear President ________” in which all projects had the opportunity to be mailed to the president elect in 2009.
De – Reconstruction
Deconstruction Reconstruction is a performance that tries to better understand the death and rebirth of cells in the body.
Auditory Equity Interpreter
The Auditory Equity Interpreter is a fully functional vintage Oscilloscope that takes the seemingly abstract numbers of the Stock Market, and translates them in real time into a perceptual sound experience.