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Transmissions

Socially engaged project and installation with four radio transmitters, 2017

A four-channel sound installation for car radios, commissioned by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs for the Edgewood, NM Town Park and Pavilion. The audio featured a conversation among three of the town’s residents. Each voice in the conversation was recorded individually and then broadcast on a separate radio frequency. Thus, multiple cars and viewers will had to be present to hear the entire conversation. A fourth radio transmitter broadcast a field recording of wind blowing at the site, a prominent and persistent environmental feature in Edgewood.

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Recording session for  Transmissions

Recording session for Transmissions

 

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Performance and sound installation with furniture, plant, water, and speakers, 2017

A performance in which viewers were asked to stay in the gallery only for as long as they could hold their breath. Upon entering, they encountered a sound installation playing the “Schumann Resonance” (a tone that is thought to resonate with the human body) and a performer reading interview transcripts about the way individuals perceive their physical limits. The performer occasionally paused to water a plant and drink from the same jug of water. The piece’s title refers to the number of number of human breaths it would take to fill the gallery space where the performance took place.

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Xeriscapes

Digitally altered photos, 2016- 2018

Altered photos documenting xeriscaping, a form of low water-usage landscaping common in yards in the southwestern US. Each piece is titled after the street number of the house where the photo was taken.

“9801”

“9801”

 
“4245”

“4245”

 
“4309”

“4309”

 
“1731”

“1731”

 

It’s Like Most Things

Installation with speakers, audio, and plywood, 2016

An installation consisting of a cubicle that had been emptied and fitted with an elevated floor. The floor was raised such that the average viewer’s line of sight was at the top of a partial wall separating the space from other cubicles. This allowed them to see just above the wall, revealing a new and open view of the building’s architecture without revealing the cubicle next door. Speakers in the space played an audio track that was created by playing the inverse frequencies of the hum generated by the building’s HVAC unit, and thus creating the conditions for potential noise cancellation. The speakers were housed in custom-made covers that duplicated the view of the office behind them. 

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Liquid State

Installation with found objects and text guide, 2018

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Detail showing “Open the blinds and lie down From 12:53-1:06 p.m., open the blinds and lie down in the place where the sunlight hits the floor. Think of what you were doing between 12:45-12:58 p.m. when this light was leaving the sun.”

Detail showing “Open the blinds and lie down From 12:53-1:06 p.m., open the blinds and lie down in the place where the sunlight hits the floor. Think of what you were doing between 12:45-12:58 p.m. when this light was leaving the sun.”

 
Detail showing ”Stand here and look up at the mirror in front of you.”

Detail showing ”Stand here and look up at the mirror in front of you.”

 
Detail showing “The evaporating water you’ve been inhaling since you walked in.”

Detail showing “The evaporating water you’ve been inhaling since you walked in.”