Installations & Performances

Storybook Apocalypse

A work-in-progress version of a live toy theater/animation developed during my residency at Automata LA in March 2021.

The Early Museum
Gallery installation of 60 color slide photographs and found object displays.

Exhibit of several small installations with embedded miniature video screens and slide projections. The show closed each night with a live performance of Blaxton’s Point, a 35mm slideshow, and Hinterland, a 16mm film/35mm slide double projection piece accompanied by Beaux Mingus on the singing saw.

Blaxton’s Point
Reconstruction of a live 35mm slideshow, first presented in November 2015 at Automata in Los Angeles. Musical instruments performed by Beaux Mingus and Cosmo Segurson. Sound editing by Beaux Mingus and Gina Napolitan.

Angelus Novus
A dream-like hopscotch through our historical, geographical, and cultural memory: Los Angeles as a place of wilderness up-ended by human settlement, and subsequently, a place of human settlement up-ended by nature time and again. “This storm is what we call progress.”

Originally presented as 16mm film loop with 35mm slides and digital audio track; the order, timing, and orientation of the piece changes with each screening. This is the first iteration, presented at Echo Park Film Center’s “A Day in the Sun” screening, supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation.

Selected Images from Unhistoric Acts
A dual-projection 35mm slideshow installed for Automata’s Imaginary Real group exhibit, curated by Laurie O’Brien of Peephole Cinema.

Unpacking My Library