I am an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, NY and Rochester, NY.
In my 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 recent work, I shift away from narrative, using observation and translation to explore the border between language and abstraction.
In my projection design for live theater and music, I like to think of the video as another actor rather than as scenery.
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. I also have an MFA in Film/Video from Bard College, and a BA in Film Studies and Cultural Studies from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. 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