I am based in Brooklyn, NY. My work has been exhibited internationally.
In my narrative video work, I translate the language of cinema through "minor" play, using consumer technologies and non-actors to sculpt vernacular stories from archival documentary source materials. The economy of the narratives deliberately exploit the signification gap between stratified media conventions to illuminate the delicate entanglements of power between the social and the psyche.
More recently, I have focused my more narrative interests on writing essays and stories. I am currently writing my first novel.
Since 2008, a significant part of my practice has been creating projections for collaborative multimedia projects. My recent work for the St. Ann’s Warehouse and Tony Award Winning Broadway productions of Oklahoma! were recognized with an Obie Award and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Projection Design and my work at the Young Vic in London was honored with a Whats On Stage Award for Best Video Design in 2023.
I received a 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 dissertation topic was about post-conceptual narrative video art.
I am an Associate Professor of Fine Art Photography 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. In 2020, I received the Richard & Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching.
*photo by Clay Patrick McBride