With a tangible desire for the arrival of an idyllic "time during which" everything will be attended to and understood, the elsewhen of atemporality displaces the "no where" of utopia. In these tone poems, the vectors of landscape are used to convey the affective dimensions of technological experience.
Tunnel/Lake Effect, 2018
Music by Padna, visual content derived from images processed at Signal Culture w/ Nat Hawks, 2015
Little Rose City, 2017. Tremors of agitation and anxiety following the 2016 election results are expressed in a landscape study of Portland. Images of city life were abstracted, animated and paired with original electronic synthesis. Text from a speculative fiction about Portland post-earthquake frames this video that was originally produced for A Tale of Two Cities: Portland & Seattle, commissioned by ExCinema.
w/Padna, 2015. the graphical textures, staccato and discoloration of electronic glitches are recombined with archival images of the Great Plains. An audiovisual caricatures of isolation and harsh winters associated with the prairie is extended to the psychosocial environment of the always-on media consumer. This is a a tone poem for lonely cyborgs..
Here Is Elsewhere 2015
Evocative sound design, salvaged views from Google maps and cryptic observations route around a puzzle of place. The central visual riddle is achieved through aerial videography of Portland’s North Williams neighborhood subjected to extensive digital compositing. Derived from materials researched and produced for The Hidden Dimension installation
The Hidden Dimension, multi-channel, Installation, 2015. The contours of a quintessential image of Mt. Hood are pronounced and undone by conflicts perceived in the passage of time.