A Resemblance of Weather
A Resemblance of Weather is a video piece that is controlled by weather data. Disposable consumer goods, such as bags, cups and take away boxes take on a new purpose as they connect with current weather patterns of the selected location, as well as the historic data from ten years previous. Audience members can choose the location of the weather data that is retrieved. A goal of the work is to discuss our relationship with these particular objects and how do they relate to organic structures. But I also want viewers to consider our metaphysical and physical connection with weather and place.
Coming from a place of uncertainty, division, and flux, the photographs and video artworks in this series explore the pauses and connective moments that take place within the motion of any mechanism. In this liminal state, the familiar becomes subtly unfamiliar or inexplicable, as I explore what is real versus imagined, artificial versus natural, and beautiful versus grotesque.
Foil #1-6 is a series of stop-animations that display how light, color and slight adjustments through the photographic process can reinterpret insignificant materials.
For a month documented my daily waste packed in plastic bags, trying to identify our relationship with the beautiful and the repulsive.
2013 - 2014
Many of the materials used in Icescapes are cheap and easily accessible. A variety of textures and colors are produced by the use of cheaply made toys, party items, souvenirs, and decorative goods. Items are placed in molds that are then frozen. The striking features become more apparent as the ice structure begins to disintegrate. Photographs are taken during various melting phases of the ice.
Cycles is a video installation that looks at a new way of identifying our relationship with ideas of the natural and the artificial, the beautiful and the repulsive.