American Sabi Vol. I || Sound Walk || Maxon Mill, The Wassaic Project, NY || June to August 2014
Presented in a seven story feed elevator built in 1954, American Sabi Vol. I was a sound trip and installation that started in a cactus field and ended in a powerless electrical room. It asks: if we treated dominant American myths as objects, what imperfections or markers of age would be revealed? Instead of continuing to obfuscate American history, could we treat these cracks as an opportunity to celebrate multiplicity? Is American sabi the art of manufactured imperfection? Rooted in the Japanese word for "rust", sabi refers to a withered aesthetic that finds beauty in marks of aging. Sabi is the inseparable half of wabi-sabi.
SENDNA'S FINGERS || New Bedford Whaling Museum, MA || April 2013
In collaboration with Drew Denny and Caitlin Craggs, Sedna's Fingers featured a live documentary soundtrack accompanying stories and sculptures of mythical underlords, expedition, planetary discoveries, and severed fingers.
RITE ETERNAL HOTLINE || The Wassaic Project || August 2013
"I am desperately lonely. You all know that don't you? I am lonely. And if you love me -- and i want you to love me for god sake. And you don't, you turn away from me. I've reduced all my life, which is such an extraordinary thing, to a small affair. That you love me. If you really listen, with your heart with your mind with all your being, then you understand: love is not something to be asked for." - J. Krishnamurti
Mill Valley Film Festival || Interactive soundscape || October 2012