I am an artist and writer based in Brooklyn and Rochester, NY. My work has been exhibited internationally.
In my past video work, I translate the language of cinema through "minor" play, using consumer technologies to sculpt narratives from documentary source materials. The economy of the narratives are deliberate and use the perceptual gap between stratified media conventions to illuminate the entanglement of power and the imagination. In my current work, I shift away from narrative and instead use observation and translation to explore the border between language and abstraction. I am focusing my narrative interests on writing a creative non-fiction memoir about my adolescence.
In my projection design for live theater and music, I prefer to treat video as another actor rather than as scenery. My recent work for the St. Ann’s Warehouse and Broadway productions of Oklahoma! was recognized with an Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Projection Design.
I received my BA in Cultural Studies and Film Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities in 2001 and an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College in 2006. In 2009, I was awarded a fellowship from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to pursue a Ph.D. in Electronic Art, which I completed in 2013. My academic research interests have included narrative video art, narrativity in storytelling and representation, the intersection of documentary and fiction practices, and the empirical subject.
I am an Assistant Professor of Fine Art in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, where I teach concepts, theories, and practices of video, photography, and related media.
*photo by Lloyd McCullough