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Architecture Embodies – The Meet and Greet

By on Mar 26, 2014

The environment around us shapes us, just as we shape it. We are not given a blank slate on which to build our houses, cities, and communities. Much is beyond our control. Often our own needs and desires conflict with those of other people and compete with one another. This constitutes an imperfect landscape on which to build, a foundation to which we adapt in order to build off of. When I first arrived in Athens, I was struck by the cobbled together aesthetic of much of its architecture. These structures and the necessities that shaped them express a kind of poetry, for if you take the time to read them, buildings tell stories. I am particularly interested in the ways in which the built environment reflects those moments where needs, resources, and circumstances merge into tactics. The traces left by these moments are inscribed on the physical landscape as well as our individual and...

eastern sky

By on Feb 2, 2012

“eastern sky” is an in progress piece that I am currently working on for my thesis show. These images are documentation of multiple videos I have been projecting on a gel medium surface. This will serve as my projection screen for the final installation.

re-membering

By on Feb 17, 2011

“re-membering” is a short film in which I used After Effects, Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack Pro to construct a composite film out of found footage, imagery, and audio. The found materials were then put in dialogue with a short personal narrative in order to question the porous state of memory in relation to the digital age of globalization. Specifically this short film focuses on the the absence and potential to address humanitarian crises that have occurred or are occurring in other parts of the world. This film is directly pointed toward Africa’s Great Lake region which includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, but opens up many different questions concerning the political and social boundaries which hold the personal and the global.