I am a choreographer and video artist jumping between New York and California.
My process is largely just the solving of puzzles about space and time, done from a specific aesthetic viewpoint. I create minimal video scapes of texture and color, and form based experimental dance works.
I have a desire to morph choreographic thinking into video art and create installational spaces that complicate that desire.
To that end, I have recently been working in a layered video process that mirrors the layers involved in a physical choreographic process. Starting with images I have filmed, which are more likely than not blurred, extremely close up, or captured in some way that alters the objects original identity, I then process them through a digital editing phase, where that original object becomes even more obscured, by time, size, color, placement in the frame, or even by cropping most of the image and using only a tiny piece of the original shape. It is all found within the process, none of it pre-conceptualized. Then I will project that second edited iteration, often layering in a second or third projection, sometimes a live feed camera, sometimes an external light source. And anything captured there, will again become distorted, altered, and new, in a second digital editing phase. The result determines how many phases, how many layers. Sometimes this results in complex images, and sometimes in only a simple line.
After getting out of school - The University of North Carolina School of the Arts for High School and the Ohio State University for College - I moved to New York. Since here, Kathryn Logan and I started Logan Company, working in live dance-ish performance and movement on camera. In San Diego, I work as a camera op, colorist, and editor, as well as on my own video installation work, and with a group of dance artists cultivating a new practice in ensemble improvisation.
I have lots of schemes for the kind of art I would create if I had money, but find it hard to start at the beginning. I have all these ideas for impossible, large scale projects, such as a many sided building where each audience member could have their own private entrance to the performance. Once inside their private door, they would walk down a private hallway, with private music, and stand in a private viewing platform, allowing a completely isolated and individual experience of a show. A show designed and created for that type of experience.
I have a desire to see dance analyzed in new ways that are not attached to the presence of dance "moves", or the need for it to fit a recognizable mold of what dance has been historically.
I am currently creating an installational video accompaniment to a new work by composer Anthony Vine.
I am currently creating a new piece of work with co-director/choreographer Kathryn Logan.