/Title of Work/ "Figures of Speech"
/Medium/ Video Installation
"Figures of Speech", through an exploration of performed gestures, looks at the potential of attempting communication, and its possible futility. Gestures are performed, fragmented, pulled from their cultural context, repeated, extended in time, choreographed and combined in unaccustomed patterns. They are pushed past simple representations of their supposed meanings. In the absence of a mutually agreed upon meaning, and any sort of cultural constants, what do these gestures become? What might be communication and a means of connection, could potentially become something different, something less, something more.
Video Still - "Sacred & Profane" Channel
Video Still - "Ten Gestures Repeated" Channel
Video Still - "Common Gestures" Channel
2005 - Dis/Connect - South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA
2005 - CalArts MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition - California Insitute of the Arts, Valencia, CA