Movement Study

Viewpoints is a centering mechanism used as a theater convention when engaging in ensemble and group performances. Viewpoints is an improvisational exercise that generates a non- hierarchical space of bodily interaction with architecture time, shape, movement, emotion, and story. As a starting point for my thesis research in fall 2016, I enrolled in an advanced certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts in order to understand the medium of performance and how I could incorporate active embodiment into my work. In the past, I only worked with still and time-based imaging. As an artist that engages with self-portraiture, I feel it is important to understand the operation of gesture and the bodily creation of space. This video is a collaborative performance using props, lighting, and sounds curated by myself and Dan Foley. The creation of a non- hierarchical space that is inherent in the Viewpoints exercise manifests in “Can’t be Titled” my interactive thesis project.

Experimental Poem - The Space Between - (2017)

Experimental Poem - The Space Between - (2017) 360 video project – View in Google Chrome Browser for the 360 view

I often research and experiment with technology before implementing it to a project. Materials aren’t just about illustrations of conceptual approaches, they are about complicating the competencies of their inherent meaning and subversively turning their modality against itself. For this experiential poem, I am interested in language and text and how words can operate in other spaces. I chose to use the medium of 360 video or Virtual Reality because I am interested in using the nature of VR that is mostly stabilized in genre of gaming and documentary to create a space that resonates with the romantic and the poetic as it relates to the imposed confines physical and otherwise of the technology. 

Identity of the Air Heads

Collaborative Alienation is a visual project that explores the theories of social technology and how it has altered the activity of communication and the notion of community in contemporary society. Social technology allows virtual environments to lend themselves to discursive narratives and global discourse. By transforming communication and cultural nuances into universally recognized iconography, social technology is the catalyst for virtual communities that have created an anthropological evolution in a global conversation. This is an ongoing project that exist in 5 short experimental videos.

 

Ride of Icons

Collaborative Alienation is a visual project that explores the theories of social technology and how it has altered the activity of communication and the notion of community in contemporary society. Social technology allows virtual environments to lend themselves to discursive narratives and global discourse. By transforming communication and cultural nuances into universally recognized iconography, social technology is the catalyst for virtual communities that have created an anthropological evolution in a global conversation. This is an ongoing project that exist in 5 short experimental videos.

Find Me Loose We

Collaborative Alienation is a visual project that explores the theories of social technology and how it has altered the activity of communication and the notion of community in contemporary society. Social technology allows virtual environments to lend themselves to discursive narratives and global discourse. By transforming communication and cultural nuances into universally recognized iconography, social technology is the catalyst for virtual communities that have created an anthropological evolution in a global conversation. This is an ongoing project that exist in 3 short experimental videos.

Puzzle on my Ceiling

Collaborative Alienation is a visual project that explores the theories of social technology and how it has altered the activity of communication and the notion of community in contemporary society. Social technology allows virtual environments to lend themselves to discursive narratives and global discourse. By transforming communication and cultural nuances into universally recognized iconography, social technology is the catalyst for virtual communities that have created an anthropological evolution in a global conversation. This is an ongoing project that exist in 5 short experimental videos.

Nested Narratives

Collaborative Alienation is a visual project that explores the theories of social technology and how it has altered the activity of communication and the notion of community in contemporary society. Social technology allows virtual environments to lend themselves to discursive narratives and global discourse. By transforming communication and cultural nuances into universally recognized iconography, social technology is the catalyst for virtual communities that have created an anthropological evolution in a global conversation. This is an ongoing project that exist in 5 short experimental videos.

Landscape of Legacy

Landscape of legacy is a journey of immigration, blood memory, and the complexities of socially inflicted trauma on people of color. I used footage and audio from the Library of Congress.