Recent performance at The Diogenes Club in Los Angeles CA for the exhibition '...feel it...feel it...' on January 6th, 2018
Recent performance at HILDE in Los Angeles, CA for the exhibition 'Virago' December 16th, 2017. Live audio over still images.
A poetic piece that takes rhetoric around the idea of revolution as its inspiration, especially of a personal, spiritual or emotional sort. The audio plays over images of planets revolving, stars collapsing, and general space phenomena.
2:01 clip of a 19:26 piece. Index A: PowerTrouble is the first in a series of videos revolving around letters, primarily from the narrator to a deceased loved one, Ty. It is revealed that he is an old love interest and his loss is counterposed with events in a current fling she is having. The emotions and nuances expressed in the piece are visually displayed through film images, referencing everything from underground experimental art films to Hollywood blockbusters, including but not limited to Pier Paolo Pasolini, Paul Thomas Anderson, Andy Warhol, Carolee Schneeman, and Hito Steyerl.
This piece takes as its starting point a group of books, primarily memoirs, primarily American (though not always) and primarily published in the last century. I then changed the titles slightly to create a poem that outlines, literally, why I got into art. The imagery is the photoshopped book covers of the literature referenced.
2:34 clip of a 17:48 video. Hard to See follows a dream sequence wherein the narrator visits four art exhibitions with a partner, a space-time-traveling-ghost-boy who is both a generalized other and a vague reference to Ty, the character discussed in Index A, PowerTrouble. The images are taken from the exhibitions and artworks referenced.
1:44 clip of a 4:58 piece. GROW is a piece about emotional confusion. The language is sourced from self-help books and re-mixes their rhetoric around the topic of personal growth to form a melodic improvisational poem. The poem is set to time-lapsed images of flowers blooming.
A 1:01 clip from a 17:15 piece about a drunk young-girl, an older man, and a lot of memories at an art opening in Chelsea.
You Are The Spectacle was inspired by the Instagram account RenoirSucksAtPainting and the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
This piece grapples with the concept of truth and freedom of the press in a "post-truth" world of "fake" news. I used imagery from printing press factories since the beginning of the twentieth century and overlaid that with a fractured poem. The poem contains a lot of terminology from Soviet-era politics like newspeak and group think, but also intertwines that with the current terminology being used today, drawing a line of comparison between the two.
1:34 of a 17:48 video about a Ukrainian ancestral adventure, television, America, family, and time.
much more soon to come :)