SELECTED VIDEO WORKS

Besant Tone Poems
Emmerich
Light Tone Poem
Just Intoned Poem
Byzantina

KLANG! Tone Poems
Apollonia

Lovstrom
Garden One
Leaves
Spikes
KTV
Moire One
Power One
Power Two
Room 909, Part 1
Tropicana
Stables
Signs
Tamalpais One
Tamalpais Two
Techno Lights
Pasodoble

LumoReducer Series
D├ętournement
Transmission
Derive

Optics and Repetiton Series
Five Against Three
Post-Panamax
Livermore
Nimitz
Valley, Part 1
Bridge

Parking Lot

Video for Performance
Paved Paradise
From Stone

SOUND WORKS

The Due Return
AVPFE Documentation

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Artist Statement

Through manipulation of video and sound recordings, I am able to transform the ordinary into the phenomenal, creating a comfortable dissonance that allows the viewer to surrender to an experience of otherness. Audio and visual recordings start with real physical objects, and though digital signal processing pulls them away from the source materials, the residue of the original grounds the piece in our experience of the world.

Time and color are the most important elements in the image and sound. I balance acousmatic sound - where the sound comes from a recording and is then manipulated - with electronic sound produced from feedback or signal processing and my color palette makes use of hues that are impossible in pigment and only exist in light. Compositionally, time is treated musically in both the image and sound. Composing video as though it were music gives me the ability to structure shots and sequences using a foundational system that follows a logic without a plot structure. Image and sound are created separately and merged once the parts are complete; each are solid units and not interdependent, but are paired to produce another layer of unexpected content. Something mysterious occurs in the liminal space between image and sound; sound occupies the mind in a way that facilitates a more intense looking.

Though my work is constructed with sound and video, ultimately my medium is time. An interesting phenomenon happens when watching/listening to a piece that has a distorted relationship to time - time starts to feel like it's folding in on itself - both moving and standing still. When suspended time starts overlapping with linear time, the viewer's perceptions are challenged. The experience of time begins to transform, coaxing the viewer into a space where time has become plastic.