A multisensory meditation on human disruption of pollinator ecology that includes sculpture, immersive sound, and video. A central tapestry of wall-mounted steel plates forms a rough map of US states that are recording bee populations. Eight fragrant beeswax speakers emit the spatialized sound of burning honey – each sizzling sound that emerges, played at a volume that at times teeters on the edge of audibility, links to one of the steel plates which bears the charred honey remains. A peculiar box, lined with orange acoustic foam is, in fact, the small sound stage where the honey was burned and recorded. Finally, in a large video projection, bees crawling across the surface of a hive are reduced to wisps of smoke. The Archive includes comfortable lounging platforms that invite visitors to linger and listen.
COLONY is an immersive sound installation that probes the complex relationship between bees and humans. It weaves together recordings of bees with interviews that explore our co-existence with these insects as well as our compulsion to understand them through a human lens. Voices include a blind beekeeper; a social practice artist who created an installation of hives in the shape of the notorious Pruitt Igoe housing complex; an architect designing a bee sanctuary in Tanzania; an author of a book about being raised among bees; and a Michigan beekeeper working in the field. All reverb applied in the work was recorded live in the cold war era surveillance radar station in Port Austin Michigan.
I am one of five artists selected for the Uncommon Art Residency in Jackson Wyoming. I will be working with local artists to enact a series of sound interventions that explore Charles Babbage's notion that sounds, once uttered, circle the globe for eternity.
I am one of three individuals selected to be an artist in residence at the Zion National Park in 2022. I will be in living in the park for the month of February recording, interviewing and seeing where the location takes me. I am the first sound artist to be selected for the program which has existed since 2010.
This audio work was created for the project "The Dream Had Me" for Earlid, Curated by Joan Schuman. It recontextualizes unearthed minidisc recordings I created between 1999 and 2007. A revised audio biography and sonic reverie.
Audio work created for Project Inferno, a celebration of the 700th Anniversary of Dante's Inferno presented at Cities & Memory. It explores the idea of gravity and as Dante and Virgil get close to Lucifer at the center of the planet, strange things begin to happen.
4-channel live sound performance at Ground Floor Gallery. A collaboration with the artist Sandra Lapage and a conversation with her installation Warp & Weft.