My work is a confrontation with tangible truths and their contradictions. For myself, these works find me as a pupil of a piece’s intended lesson more often than an author its message. What is revealed to me at each step of the process is a new possibility, which in turn becomes the catalyst for my inspiration.
The series is an exploration of normative truths and the contradictions they present. Each of the works combine found objects accompanied by video and sound; used to parallel the technologies many have made familiar as a daily staple of information sources. My interest is to share the moments in which these truths reveal their disorder, inviting the viewer to become an ideological element of cohesion. In other words the viewer acts as the vessel that reveals these contradictions and applies them to a world outside of the gallery.
My mediums I use in my work intend to parallel modern mass information mediums and technologies television, film, or web media, and other high tech information sources.
The information age is defined by the vast availability of informative resources and the unprecedented speed at which we are required to absorb it. The use of film, video and sound as mediums allows my work to flow at the speed of information at present.
The central piece in this series, The Bay Bridge, takes the bridge, a material symbol of unification and poses a possible contradiction.
Using two large projection surfaces side by side, footage of crossing over the bridge to San Francisco, and crossing under the bridge to Oakland are played simultaneously. Within the space between the two screens the viewer may walk through to see these images projected on the inner surface as well.
The space between personifies a middle ground where these two moving images meet and create cohesion within an otherwise possible scenario.
In the background, audio streams singular words, synonymous with the theme of connection vs. separation. These two cities, politicized for two very different reasons and two very different socio-economical types remain today—separated. The Bay Bridge invites the viewer to take part in recognizing the existing disorder and the provocative issue of segregation.