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The Artists' Alphabet #1: The Great Recession
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I'm Losing You And It's Effortless
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3 Questions for This Particular Moment
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You Better Watch What You Say
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These Things I Say Out Loud
Speak To Me - Series
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Over My Head
She's A (Pop Song Lyric)
She's My (Pop Song Lyric)
2005:
Figures of Speech
Dis/Connect
Hello
Risk of Exposure
Interchange 3
16-8-1
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Ask Me Anything
Real Love Stories #2
Real Love Stories #1
Write On This
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Wish You Were Here
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Notice
Hopscotch
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Four Letter Words
You Have All The Answers
Sounds
Color & Sound
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buy me
dive/awake
2001:
Container

Figures of Speech // Video Installation

Figures of Speech

/Title of Work/ "Figures of Speech"
/Medium/ Video Installation
/Date/ 2005

"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.


Installation View


Video Still - "Sacred & Profane" Channel


Video Still - "Ten Gestures Repeated" Channel


Video Still - "Common Gestures" Channel

Exhibition History:

2005 - Dis/Connect - South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA
2005 - CalArts MFA Mid-Residency Exhibition - California Insitute of the Arts, Valencia, CA