Thankful to Sabine Gruffat for including my animation Séance for Dead Horse Bay in the Digital Wilds exhibition which was a sidebar of the Cosmic Rays 2023 film festival that she co-produces with Bill Brown in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Other artists in the exhibition include Jessye McDowell, Patricia Dominguez, eteam, and Kristin Lucas. The terrific music for my animation was created by Andrea Williams. See more about Digital Wilds here: https://cosmicraysfilmfest.com/2023-digital/
I am thankful to Eva Davidova for including my animation Séance for Dead Horse Bay in the program she curated, Light Year 92: If all bodies attract each other, how is it possible the Universe is expanding? The program screened on the Manhattan bridge December 1, 2022 projected from Dumbo as part of this monthly screening series produced by Leo Kuelbs in collaboration with NYC’s Department of Transportation. On the same day the screening was also projected outside in Berlin by Scope BLN gallery and in Toronto by The Drey gallery. Other artists in the show: Janet Biggs, Dakota Gearhart and Faith Holland. More here:https://www.leokuelbscollection.com/light-year-92
My video sculpture, Monuments Dissected, will be part of the InLight festival in Bryan Park Richmond, Virginia, November 18-19, 2022. InLight 2022, an outdoor, cinematic festival, was curated by Tiffany Barber and Wesley Taylor. My video sculpture, which features a powerful musical collage created by Grisha Coleman, is part of my larger installation Monuments Dissected: Engaging Public Art and Contested Spaces. Other artists in the show include: Dream Hampton, Zalika Azim, Stephanie Dinkins, Nathaniel Donnett, Gene Felice, Masa Lemu, and Luis Vasquez La Rouche. For more: https://www.1708inlight.org/artists
Very happy to be included in Albena Baeva’s wonderful Solidarity Machine exhibition at Projektraum Galerie M, Marzahn, Berlin between Sept 3 – Oct 29, 2022. Séance for Dead Horse Bay is the result of an unbridled mashup of impulses, affinities, and collaborations. First it is a tribute to the non-human ghosts living across New York City’s industrial waterways and specifically references the history of Brooklyn’s Dead Horse Bay. Through the 19th century and into the early 20th, the bay was a dumping ground for bodies from neighboring horse rendering plants that manufactured glue and fertilizer. Second the animation is a tribute to Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion studies from the 1880s and the development of cinema out of the love of horses, money, and the science of vision in relation to the American imaginary of limitless resources. Third it showers love on Shirley Clarke’s Bridges-Go-Round. Forth it is a product of Albena Baeva’s Solidarity Machine, an AI instruction device that builds on Fluxus scores that question received notions of belonging, order and hierarchy. Finally, Séance for Dead Horse Bay is a collaboration with composer Andrea Williams, whose score invites all the witches. Web: https://www.nki-berlin.de/ </p)
Excited to be working on a monuments project in Sofia all of July with Maria Vassileva and Structura Gallery for my CEC ArtsLink Arts Prospect Residency. Very honored to have been selected for this opportunity.
Thanks to Kat Griefen for inviting me to be a part of this tribute to the legendary and amazing Mary Beth Edelson; the tribute was hosted by the Brooklyn Rail online May 3, 2022. For my contribution I showed a short edit of a video interview that Kat and I did with Mary Beth in 2008.