Live Visuals Series of live visuals developed in Adobe After Effects, Premiere, and performed using custom Pd/GEM patches tailored to accompany performances by specific producers, beatmakers, and musicians. I combine the various urban party sounds with a sublime awareness of the universe and humanity’s place within it. Unique live visuals created for Toy Selectah, Onra, Poirier, Girl Unit, El-G/Zizek Club, Dominique Young Unique, Golden Ages, Lizards & Frogs, and more.
Oracle. Installation and sound performance. 2008. Oracle is a collaborative installation and three-hour performance with R.J. Tripodi at Unsmoke Systems in Braddock, PA. An armored figure slowly leads the blind oracle, who holds a fluorescent light, outside and around the Unsmoke Systems building. The light is attached to an extension cord, which the armored figure gathers every few steps. The light occasionally flickers. Eventually, the oracle and armored figure step into and through the building, up a ramp, and into a dark room. The oracle steps up onto a circular platform, puts her hands into a box of light, and creates an overwhelming drone. Several lights placed around the room flicker on and off. For three hours, the armored figure and the oracle interact with the environment around them.
Cardio. For the month of January 2009, I created one minute-long video per day. The resulting videos contain both abstracted and referential images and sound, and are driven largely by tone and image-sound relationships.
See Eye See Eye. Video. Addressing both the human eye’s experience with recording media and technology, as well as the technology’s experience with the human eye, “See Eye See Eye” communicates the tendencies of both eye and technology to deteriorate and construct reality.
Beginning. Video. A dreamlike interpretation of the beginning of time & life using found footage from educational documentaries of life in the ocean, the germination of seeds, images taken from space, and animations of prehistoric creatures. A use of cultural representations of things that are not in our everyday lives to communicate a primordial connectedness.