Much of my work is intended as an attack on, or at least a dissection of, “common sense” in its most literal forms. I seek structures within commonly understood myths, events and scientific ideas, both historical and in the present, that point to something larger than themselves. Usually this means breathing new life and meaning into the forgotten or “taken for granted.”
My work incorporates many mediums, usually at the same time, resulting in co-existing video installations, sound pieces, performances, objects, photography and films. These are often shown interdependently, in the interest of creating a larger show or experience and are rarely produced in a series.
I often abstract things from their original context, using them as a springboard to create projects such as: a song to transport the Bermuda Triangle to the American midwest derived from triangulating domestic airline flight paths; a piece for a string quartet based on topological models for quantum physics and string theory; or the reactivation of the found audio-taped sessions of a late 1970s psychic healer.
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