innate confluences is a critical exploration of human impact on the environment. Through a series of data-driven visualizations, live-video experiments, 3-dimensional reconstructions, and audience-responsive interactive pieces, innate confluences reflects, through many sizes, shapes and media, what Western North America looked like prior to and after humans appeared on the natural landscape, nearly 12,000-years-ago. innate confluences is predicated on evidence that human presence has altered the natural landscape and the species that are a part of it, through questions: how has the presence of humans altered the natural world, and how has the natural world influenced human culture?
Schedule: MARCH-APRIL 2018 @ LOVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, LOVELAND, CO JUNE-AUGUST 2018 @ CENTER THEATER GALLERY AT THE JACKSON CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, JACKSON, WY OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2018 @ TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, KIRKSVILLE, MO SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2019 @ THE NICOLAYSEN ART MUSEUM, CASPER, WY
NATURE & SPIRIT: A DIGITAL LENS OF GAY-MALE CULTURE
Hinterland Art Space, Denver, CO [May-June, 2015] URBNMEDIA @ The Temple Art Space, Denver, CO [April 2015]
Nature & Spirit explores how the culture-at-large (the mainstream culture) has specifically suppressed gay-male behavior, simultaneously fueling the formation of support networks and popular gay characteristics (e.g. lingo & speak, art, camp and drag). Revisiting 20th century expressions of gay-male culture through 21st century new media practices, Nature & Spirit decodes and interprets the interplay of identity politics and biological politics in dialogue with biomimetic creative practices. More...
Translocation explores moments experienced and captured on the natural landscape through high-resolution UAV (drone) cameras. Images and video are re-imagined through video sound design, creative coding, sculpture, and augmented and mixed reality. I am interpreting the human experience as it relates to, influences and occurs in the natural world. The act of digitally-manipulating moments in time and place augment and ensure temporality of the documented natural world, altering its existence without recognition of its original natural state. Each frame, sequence, interaction and image is a window into our witnessing and perception of the natural world – its origin, its story, and its future – creating a blur across time, person and place. More…